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Columns

  • Holy Week: a spiritually intense time

     If you were in church last Sunday there may have been palm branches. If so, it would have been just like it was about 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, the week before Jesus’ resurrection. 

  • Be kind

     Recently I asked multiple folks what they had learned in their lives.  The best answer I received was from a fellow Rotarian who said: “I’ve learned that the best advice you can give anyone is, ‘Be kind.’”  Love and kindness are essential parts of our being.

  • Generations of national adventures

    By Mark Hoard

    This is the second of a two-part column dedicated to the influence of “America’s Greatest Idea” – the National Parks – on my life.

    I searched far too long for a famous, thought-provoking quote to start off this column; eventually my head was swimming with them before I realized I just need to go ahead and dive into it and see where the keyboard (road) takes me.

  • Right to privacy a key issue

    By Thomas Massie

  • Keep calm and London on

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     I’m sitting here in a Holiday Inn, staring at a blank page, feeling terribly distracted by the fact that London is right outside my window.  I have not explored the city yet because I arrived late last night and immediately fell asleep.  

  • Going to the mountain top to meet Jesus

     It was Aug. 1, 1997, and I had just begun a fast to seek guidance about whether God wanted me to move to a new church. 

    What began as a three-day fast turned into the most spiritually intense 17 days of my life. 

  • State symbols

    By Tom McShane

  • Our right to privacy
  • Senate near budget passage

    By Ernie Harris

     Not only did Friday mark the end to another busy week in the Kentucky Senate, it also was day 46 of our 60-day legislative session. We are now in the proverbial “fourth quarter” when the House and the Senate must come together to get a victory for the state of Kentucky by passing a responsible budget. 

  • Hidden Blessings

    Years ago I went to visit a parishioner at a local hospital.  I will always remember walking down the corridor to a room with the door closed.  15 teenagers stood outside.  One woman in particular seemed to be bent over with grief.  The others were gathered around her to offer comfort and encouragement.  This was an unusual scene along the normally quiet and empty hospital hallways.  I visited with them long enough to understand.