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OpEd: Kentucky students must know the Edison behind the light bulb

(OpEd by Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) It’s as if the creators of...
Posted On 26 Sep 2020

Sadly, suicide is more prevalent than most people realize

September is suicide prevention month, and it is more prevalent than most people probably realize. In Kentucky, one person dies every 11 hours from suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people ages 15-34, and the fourth leading cause of death in people ages...
Posted On 25 Sep 2020

Out & About KY Style… Drive-In Theaters

Back in 2004 I wrote an article for a statewide publication about drive-in theaters in Kentucky and how they had pretty much become a thing of the past. Twelve years later I wrote another one. In the late 50s and into the 60s there were 117, almost one per county, from one end of...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020

Cancellation of W’burg’s Sept. 11 football game was a shame

It was sad to hear about the cancellation of the Williamsburg High School football game on Sept. 11 for multiple reasons. Every year students across the state bust their butts to get ready to play a game they love. As Head Football Coach Jerry Herron noted a few weeks ago, his...
Posted On 22 Sep 2020

Virtual lessons have been fun, but it’s back to school for my son on Sept. 28

I was glad to hear the announcement from Governor Andy Beshear on Monday that his office would not be making any more recommendations on the start of in-person classes at this time. This means that on September 28, parents will definitely have the option to send their kids back...

‘The Power of Words’

(Letter to the Editor by Jack Sellars of Corbin) “The tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness… setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by Hell.” – James 3:6 In Proverbs we are snared by the words of our mouth, and death and life are in the...
Posted On 20 Sep 2020
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OpEd: Mobs have become exactly what they claim to hate

(OpEd by Kelley Paul, wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul) That night in DC a few weeks ago felt like being in a terrifying dystopian novel. The mob swarmed us in a tight circle, screaming expletives, threats and shouting “say her name”. We had rushed  up to two police officers and I...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020
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OpEd: What good is political power if it’s not used for good policy?

(OpEd by Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.) North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature and Democratic governor got together recently, played some good old-fashioned politics and...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020

Historically Speaking: Historical Policing

(OpEd by Dr. James Finck, who is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He is Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog.) One question I like to ask my...
Posted On 19 Sep 2020
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Why does it take court cases so long to get resolved? There are many reasons

A few months ago, I wrote a column explaining what some of the more commonly used court terms that appear in the newspaper mean in layman’s terms, and I mentioned that I might write a second column on the subject. While this column doesn’t involve court terms as such, it does...
Posted On 15 Sep 2020