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Columns

  • 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.

  • Cultivating intimacy: a practical guide

    Love is that grand emotion that makes your life feel full. The reason love works is that it takes your attention off of you and focuses it on someone more important. To love is to wish the other’s highest good.

    Blessed are those who cultivate intimacy which is at the heart of love. I believe that there are five ways to cultivate intimacy. I have watched many loving relationships blossom in these ways.

    Altruism. This means that I care about you and not just about myself. The best way to compliment each other is frequently.

  • Monarch mother reigns in the little troops in Boston

    Last week, I took the little ones on a short trip to visit hubby during a training seminar he was attending. The decision was made on the spur of the moment. When I woke the kids at 7 and told them I had just bought tickets to Boston, and we had to pack and be at the airport in three hours, I was surprised at their enthusiasm.

    “Can we go on the ships where they threw tea overboard?” asked my seven-year-old son.

    “I bet there is a museum about the Boston Tea Party!” exclaimed eight-year-old daughter.

  • Freedom Caucus like Kardashians

    The Tea Party Republicans; a group of Republican members of the US House of Representatives’ has seemingly become too wishy washy and fraught with liberal thoughts for some members of the group.

    A splinter group of these Tea Partiers has established themselves as the Freedom Caucus – apparently because “The Sons of Anarchy” was taken.

  • What do you owe in light of the price Jesus paid?

    Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy is typing a letter on top of his doghouse.

    “Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please take my name off your mailing list.”

    We read in Romans 13:8a, “Let no debt remain outstanding.” We know about money, and way too much about debts. This verse reminds us to pay our bills, as if we need any help remembering that. Most of us will probably agree that not only do we know a lot about money, we probably think too much about money.