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OpEd: Ky. General Assembly overrides the governor’s veto

The Kentucky House and Senate returned for part two of the 2021 Legislative Session. There was no shortage of activity, and my colleagues and I have been busy working for the people of the Commonwealth. One of the first tasks before us this week overriding the Governor’s vetoes...
Posted On 10 Feb 2021

Creative solutions needed to help kids catch up

Most school children in Kentucky are learning via virtual instruction this school year. Teachers and educators are doing their best, but virtual instruction isn’t the same as in-person instruction where the teacher can just walk over to a student’s desk and help them with a...
Posted On 09 Feb 2021

Truth or Consequences

This column is a reprint from the Bena Mae archives. From the movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s rant from the witness stand, “The truth? You can’t handle the truth!” was voted the twenty-ninth greatest American movie quote of all time and is near the top of  the poll of one...

Centennial event planned in October for Central Baptist

Planning for the future is very unpredictable because of the pandemic. I met with the Centennial Committee at Central Baptist Church to plan for our 100th year anniversary celebration of the church. The date selected for the occasion is Oct. 23-24 of this year. Of course it all...
Posted On 07 Feb 2021

Canceling in-person class should result in canceled ballgames

Williamsburg Independent Schools canceled in-person classes this week because of a spike in COVID–19. That announcement was made at approximately noon on Monday. Yet Monday night, the Williamsburg Lady Jackets suited up against Whitley County for a basketball game at...

There were some fun times back when Bill Nighbert was mayor of Williamsburg

One of my fondest memories of former Williamsburg Mayor Bill Nighbert was the time we sat out around the pool at the old Williamsburg Motel for about five hours smoking cigars and waiting on a Williamsburg Police Department sting operation to go down. Two drug dealers from...
Posted On 02 Feb 2021

Out & About Ky. Style: Sportscenter

Before Rupp Arena . . . before the Yum Center . . . before Memorial Coliseum . . . before Freedom Hall . . . before Diddle Arena there was the Sportscenter in Owensboro. Basketball for decades has been searching for the ultimate place to play and be watched by thousands of fans....
Posted On 01 Feb 2021

COVID takes life of two-time kidney transplant survivor

We can only hope, when we pass away, that we leave pleasant memories and positive imprints on the lives of our dear family and friends. Occasionally someone touches so many lives in our little community, in such a profound way, that it is overwhelming. Such was the life of...

COVID cancellations raise questions about Sweet 16 tournaments

High school basketball in the era of COVID–19 is driving fans, coaches and players crazy. Whether it is a team like the Whitley County Lady Colonels, who had been on a season-opening winning streak prior to Monday night’s loss to North Laurel, or the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets,...

Eggs are better on my plate, not on my vehicle

I have a real love, hate relationship with eggs these days. When it comes to eating eggs, my preference would generally be scrambled eggs although I do like fried eggs too. Periodically, I enjoy a good ham and cheese omelet. I have never been a big fan of the boiled egg except...
Posted On 26 Jan 2021