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POTUS should veto ‘weak sauce’ fake FISA reform bill

(OpEd by U.S. Senator Rand Paul) In 2015, I filibustered reauthorization of the Patriot Act.  My filibuster was not popular with other senators because it kept them in Washington over a Memorial Day weekend. I still remember one or two hotheads muttering and directing profanity...
Posted On 15 Jun 2020

What’s Happening: Butcher’s Pub grand opening take two, and the return of the Cruise-In

I am very excited about my column this week. For the first time in a while I am actually able to look ahead on my calendar and talk about what WILL BE happening instead of what should have, would have or could have been happening. Rejoice!
Posted On 10 Jun 2020
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To wear a mask, or not to wear a mask

Wearing masks. It has become a hot button topic recently with several people proclaiming that they have a right not to wear a mask and that they simply aren’t going to do it. Here are the reasons why I try to wear a mask when I go out in public settings, particularly large or...
Posted On 09 Jun 2020

‘I was lucky to have known him,’ Remembering the great Rodger Bird

Rodger Bird stood in his own end zone waiting for the Virginia Tech kicker to get the 1963 University of Kentucky football season underway. He was a sophomore playing his first varsity game (freshman were ineligible back then) and a sold out Stoll Field in Lexington was waiting...
Posted On 08 Jun 2020

Get some exercise while helping a great cause

Last week I saw a Facebook post about a virtual run/walk/ride/swim event to help benefit hunger relief efforts in our region. The event is being presented by Together for Hope Appalachia. They are described on their website as a “rural development coalition which follows the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2020
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‘Murder for Hire,’ latest book from author Gary P. West

If you have ever read the book Bloody Harlan and thought it was rough, then wait until you read Gary West’ newest book, Murder on Youngers Creek Road. Murders, bombings, car thieves, gamblers, bootleggers and more are involved in a true story of a murder-for-hire gone wrong that...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020

Real world tips for recent graduates, job seekers

To our recent high school and college graduates, sorry your senior years got cut short, and some of you missed out on prom and a traditional graduation ceremony. It stinks. It really does. As you have probably already figured out though, life isn’t fair. Bad things happen outside...
Posted On 02 Jun 2020

Keep a close eye on your pocket change

Against my better judgement, I am going to let you all in on a little secret – be on the lookout for any 2019 or 2020 quarters that have a little “W” mintmark on the front. They are worth much more than your typical quarter. Now, by telling you this I run the risk of you...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020
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Out and About Kentucky Style: Joel Ray Sprowls

Joel Ray Sprowls Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville is about as old school as it gets. It’s a throwback to days gone by in the entertainment world even in Kentucky. Although it has never attained the global status of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, it has left a deep footprint in the...
Posted On 31 May 2020

OpEd: Don’t stall, answer the call

(OpEd by Mark Carter, an executive policy advisor with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, has most recently served as chief executive officer at Passport Health Plan. For more information about contact tracing and the coronavirus, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.) Don’t...
Posted On 29 May 2020
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