There is but one God, and it's not me.
Ask anyone today where they get their news, and there’s a very good chance they’ll say either “Facebook” or “Google.” Yet neither of those global corporations are in the reporting business. They are both publishers of other people’s news, not generators of original news content.
In 1958, Dad brought home our little family's first television set. Three channels were available, if you moved the rabbit ears in the right direction. Not long after my early bedtime, the station "signed off" playing the national anthem, just before the "test pattern" appeared on the screen…
Throughout the school year, the National School Lunch Program offers free or reduced breakfasts, lunches and after-school snacks to more than 30.4 million children each day, according to the USDA. In 2016, school cafeterias served more than 5 billion lunches, with nearly 75 percent of those …
Americans need a healthier diet of news. Evidence of our poor news consumption habits is everywhere and it’s making us less and less healthy as a nation and as neighbors.
In this space we have supported our share of national days, weeks and recognition — everything from health warnings to celebrating public servants, teachers, nurses and more.
It’s not a bad time to be a Kentucky sports fan. Kentucky basketball remains a title contender every year, and the football program looks like it’s here to stay. Last season, both were staples in the Top 25 rankings, a pretty good indication of their quality.
Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced he would sponsor legislation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco in every state from 18 to 21 years old — an idea we believe will go up in smoke.
There are more than 5,000 cases of sex crimes in Kentucky annually, including incest, statutory rape and forcible rape, according to the Crime in Kentucky report for 2017, the last year for which data is available.
We in Kentucky may be behind in adopting casino gambling to help pay for needed government services, slow on the uptake when it comes to medical marijuana to treat our ills and behind the eight ball on recreational marijuana to fill our coffers.
FRANKFORT – With almost all its work done, has the current session of the Kentucky General Assembly acted in the public interest?
Each day, journalists throughout the country are working tirelessly to inform their readers what the government is up to. The free press is one of the most important pillars of American democracy. By reporting the truth, reporters allow the citizenry to elect leaders that represent their val…
In the wake of the Marshall County High School shooting that claimed the lives of two 15-year-old students just one year ago, the legislature’s passage of and Gov. Matt Bevin’s pledge to sign a bill allowing Kentuckians to carry a concealed handgun without proper training or a permit is appa…
In the coming days, you’re going to hear a lot about helping students that are poor, and school choice, and scholarships. It’s all going to sound very uplifting, and positive, and why of course we want to help those underprivileged children!
This week marked a milestone for the Kentucky Press Association – 150 years in existence, and residents all across Kentucky should be proud of the organization’s longevity.
Often loquacious and poignant, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham struggled Thursday to find the right words summarizing the coming sunset to his career, emotion seeping through his typically laid-back demeanor.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to send 2018 packing and start fresh in 2019. The Christmas holiday was a good one, and I hope yours was too, but you might say it was a bright spot on the end of a 12-month rollercoaster that somebody built without seatbelts, and too many people have fl…
It was the type of email we receive hundreds of times each day, an attention-seeking blast from a public relations firm hoping for a free plug online and in print.
A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy confirms what we’ve long known: Kentucky’s tax system sucks. And it’s worse now than it was a few years ago.
An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous cor…
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a penchant for the absurd. He is the only politician we can think of who could come up with a policy outrageous enough to persuade the American Civil Liberties Union to come to the defense of the National Rifle Association.