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Columns

  • Court of Appeals upholds ethics law

    By John Schaaf

    Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently put its stamp of approval on Kentucky’s legislative ethics law, sending a clear signal for strong public ethics laws across the nation.

    Kentucky’s ethics law was challenged in a lawsuit filed by John Schickel, a state senator from Boone County.

  • Sun, sea, sand, and suds

    By Joberta Wells

    What is more enticing than a combination of sun, sea, sand, and suds? My toes haven’t been kissed by the salty foam of ocean waves for years and years and they are feeling the need.

  • July 4th: A declaration of dependence

    By Jon Edgell

    Last Thursday the country celebrated the 243rd birthday of our nation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was a momentous decision for each one of the men who placed his name upon that Declaration.

  • Miracles and God’s will

    By John Edgell

    Do you believe that God answers prayer? Do you believe that miracles – extraordinary events that are the result of special acts of God – really happen? Most Americans think so.

  • Put it in a jar

    By Joberta Wells

    It’s that time of year when all of us old fogies (and some of the young ones) are dragging out the empty canning jars to be washed and made ready to be filled. There are even some who enjoy filling those empties with the bounty of the season. I’m one of them.

    There is nothing more pleasurable, in my opinion, than getting some of the family together over the hot summer days to can and put goodies in the freezer. It has usually been the female members of my family but occasionally some of the male members pitch in.

  • Keep government out of pioneers’ paths

    By Jim Waters

    Dominick Mellusi, a Florida Gulf Coast University undergraduate, wrote recently in a Students for Liberty publication that “most famous political figures are loved too much, as well as hated too much.”

    It’s reassuring to know that even in the age of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young New York representative and self-proclaimed “Democratic socialist,” we have young people who neither worship nor deride politicians out of hand.

  • A celebration of freedom and unity

    By Sen. Jimmy Higdon

    Since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the Fourth of July has been observed as a day for patriotism and unity. It is on this day that patriots dared to create a new form of government for a new people — a country in which freedom reigned. It is with celebration, reflection, and remembrance that we observe this Independence Day.

  • Life in flow

    Dr. Angelia Bryant

    “We may not know what each day has in store for us. We could be gone tomorrow. Any minute could truly be our goodbye. But we do have this moment. This time. Today. Right now. It takes way more effort to shell out hate then it does to allow love to flow freely in our lives. After all, it’s what we were born to do.” - Grace Gealey

  • The Amish Cook June 26

    By Gloria Yoder

  • Thoughts on growth

    Over the past two years there has been a great deal of discussion on the future of Liberty and Casey County and what improvements should be made in order to preserve what some have said is a dying town.

    The statistics show that Liberty’s and Casey County’s population has declined, but the 2020 census will be the final say. The statistics also show that Liberty’s population is aging. Thirty percent of the people in town are aged 65 and older. Casey County is doing better, with just 15 percent being 65 years of age or older.