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Columns

  • State Senate hard at work

    Floor votes, committee hearings and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.

  • The problem of too-muchness

    If Shakespeare could wonder, “How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea;” if Wordsworth could complain, “The world is too much with us – getting and spending we lay waste our powers,” they should be alive today writing their sonnets – if they had time.  True, we have countless time-saving devices, but we seem to have less and less time to be human.

  • Seeing "Star Wars"

    So, an interesting thing happened on Facebook this week.  I posted a 29 second video of my kid wearing his new Chewbacca mask, and over 350,000 people have viewed it. While it’s nowhere close to viral, it is averaging 50 views per minute which is quite remarkable when you think about it.  

  • Three powerful battlegrounds of faith

     In his book, “Fuzzy Memories,” Jack Handey writes, “There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him.  Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons, but the instructor wanted $5 a lesson. That was a lot of money. I found that it was cheaper to pay the bully, so I gave up karate.”

  • Optimistic for 2016

     I’ve got a feeling that 2016 is going to be a good year.  

    I have no idea where it’s coming from, but it’s there.  This is going to be a good year.  

    Maybe it has something to do with where I am this year in contrast to where I was last year. 

  • New year, old me

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     I’ve been hanging out down in Chattanooga for a couple of days. Meeting with friends I haven’t seen for a quarter of a century, and taking a bit of time for a much needed respite from the craziness that is everyday life.  The holidays pretty much zapped my will to live, but I’m optimistic about the new year, and am trying to start off right.  

  • The war on our Second Amendment

    By Thomas Massie

  • Passing comprehensive budget priority for senate

    By Ernie Harris

     I hope you and your family had a blessed and safe holiday season. 

  • Being considerate of others good for you

    Your life is as big as your capacity to consider others.  Caring about other people is essential to your own happiness.  So is letting other people care about you, and making that easier for them.  Beyond the fleeting happiness that pleasure can bring comes the lasting happiness that caring about others can bring.  The happiest people are always the most altruistic.

  • What is a Good Day?

     So often people will tell me to have a good day. Just what is a good day?  

    To have a good day is to find our pristine momentum while cherishing and balancing each of the elements of our lives. By balancing purposefulness with moderation, people with tasks and discerning our pace of grace, we will achieve this not-so-modest goal.