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Columns

  • It's always something

     We are tiny complex humans in a huge complex world and an even bigger universe.  It’s all so unimaginably, fantastically strange that we’ll never be able to understand everything.  And that applies at all levels and in all areas of life.  Once you grasp this rule you’ll sleep easier at night.

  • Financial Advice

     The fiduciary versus suitability standard has been a hot topic in recent months.  I was recently asked when speaking to The Pewee Valley Woman’s Club in April about the Department of Labor’s recent proposal that would require those who provide advice on assets held in retirement accounts to be held to a fiduciary standard.

  • It really is a good world

     It was the beginning of a hectic weekend.  The supermarket had been jammed.  The lines were long, and the girl’s voice was already tired and bored as she mechanically told me, “Thank you.  Have a good day.”

    “Good day?” I thought cynically, remembering all the chores waiting for me when I got home.  “Not a chance in the world.”

  • The Truitt Five

     It has been quite an exciting month around our house.  My oldest daughter, Shelby, graduated from Indiana University, and middle daughter, Abby, graduated from high school.  

    Son, Alex, is heading into his junior year at Purdue, and the babies, Hudson and Phoebe, are going into second and third grades.  

  • Turkey run with Australian Sam

       Last Saturday, my teen daughter and our houseguest, Australian Sam, decided it was time to get outside and explore nature. I’ve recently hit a rough patch in life, and while I was initially uncertain about going along, they convinced me that fresh air and sunshine were exactly what I needed.  

  • Kentucky cuts to higher education place it among worst in country

    By Kenny Colston

    A new report on state trends in funding for higher education places Kentucky at or near the bottom in several categories for its continued cuts to public college and university funding. That disinvestment threatens to limit access to higher education and opportunities for economic growth.

  • A Democrat's view on the Republican debate

    By Jim Ewen
    Oldham County Democratic Party
    After the spectacular national failure and disastrous consequences of 35 years of “Trickle Down” economics for America’s poor and middle class, it is hard to believe that the wealthy Republican businessmen running for governor who debated in La Grange Tuesday seriously believe more “Trickle Down” will bring good paying jobs to Kentucky!

  • A gray and misty spring break

    Last week, my daughter and I, along with one of her friends, went to Ireland for spring break. Every Dubliner who learned we chose Ireland over sunshine and beaches thought we were crazy.
    “Why of all the places in the world, did ya’ choose Ireland?”
    “Ireland is gray and rainy, love. You should have gone to Florida.”
    “Did ya’ lose a bet, did ye?”

  • And yet, it moves

    Regardless of whether the members of this community call themselves pro-choice or pro-life, all women—who face greater risk than ever to their lives during pregnancy—deserve to have immediate access to medically accurate information about their reproductive health.

  • Massie: Innovation Act threatens American inventors

    By Rep. Thomas Massie

    At the Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament last December, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I saw the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.