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My adventures in the world of undeground fishkeeping

I am what is termed an "aquarist."

It's really just another term for someone who takes care of an aquarium. Nothing more.

The hobby started years ago when my father decided to purchase a 30-gallon tank to fit in the fireplace we never used. He figured...

Kentucky’s carbon footprint – where does it lead?

A climate change has been developing over the last few years that could dramatically affect the life of every Kentuckian. The “climate” is not atmospheric, but political and social — growing sentiment toward reducing the role of coal in electric generation....

Posted On 24 Apr 2009
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Beshear: Enjoy the Kentucky Derby online

It’s that time of year again!
As the Run for the Roses draws nearer, Kentucky is gearing up for its most famous of traditions.

Posted On 24 Apr 2009
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Letters to the Editor for 4-22-09

To the Editor:

Punishment for child abusers, whether it is physical or mental abuse, should be increased. I believe child abusers are getting off too easy. Although most child abusers usually only get either therapy or probation, that doesn't mean their going to...

Posted On 22 Apr 2009
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The Arena scores high marks as a perfect place for basketball

Underline the following sentence and send it to all school officials in the 13th Region. THE  ARENA IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE 13TH REGION TOURNAMENT!

Posted On 22 Apr 2009
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Local author’s new play to make world premier Thursday

The result of a decision between my wife and I to “do something cool” last year resulted in a season membership to the Actors Guild of Lexington. We’ve enjoyed each of the productions by AGL immensely, even though neither of us could really be considered...

Letters to the Editor for 4-15-09

To the Editor:
As the Williamsburg Independent School PRIDE Coordinator I would like to thank the following personnel for making 2009 PRIDE Clean-up effort such a HUGE success!

Posted On 15 Apr 2009
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News Journal delivering up-to-the-minute news on our new website

News reported when it happens. Not tomorrow, the next day or next week...but now.  That's what the News Journal is delivering to you on its new Web Site at www.thenewsjournal.net.

Posted On 15 Apr 2009
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With new website, I feel like the Wizard of Oz

I’ve watched The Wizard of Oz, like, a million times. I love the movie. Even read the book. When Dorothy and her dog Toto, the lion, the scarecrow and the tin man reach Oz they finally meet the wizard. Everyone knows what happens then. At first he seems larger than life...

Readers respond with ideas to make The Arena a better place

Last week in this column I heaped praise and compliments on The Arena and deservedly so. I mentioned only one complaint and that was the noise from the concourse area during the Gaither concert.

Posted On 08 Apr 2009
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