To the editor:
U.S. presidents, starting with George Washington, signed many proclamations thanking God for the blessings He had bestowed on this nation. But it was the 16th president who in 1863 set aside the last Thursday in November as an annual day of national thanksgiving. Following is Abraham Lincoln…
Almighty God, we thank thee for the privilege of knowing that thou art the God of the universe and the very cause of fruition therein. Thanks-for-giving us the true joy of the world, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks-for-giving us thine own image within, and may we grasp the awareness…
It’s been nearly two weeks since we set our clocks back an hour for Daylight Saving Time, and many people are still likely recovering from the time change that comes twice a year.
The days and weeks following an election are traditionally a time when bad campaign blood is forgotten, when winners and losers alike extol the value of democracy, when we put down the partisan pitchforks and our newly elected leaders promise to serve everyone, not just those who voted for them.
Many eligible voters and potential voters are disenchanted with the election process because of the constant barrage of ugliness. It often takes the form of name calling, blatant exaggeration and sometimes just plain old misrepresentation.
There is no need to adjust your television set when you start seeing an abundance of pink on the screen over the next three weeks. Everyone from cancer survivors to football players sport the color in October to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.
Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old eno…
When you think of “Kentucky Proud” products, you probably think of things you buy at farmers markets and charming small-town shops. You probably don’t think about airplanes, Toyotas, Corvettes and medicine.
In the 1980s, bullying involved never-ending name-calling, passing mean notes and the occasional de-pantsing of a boy in front of the girls. But back then the public humiliation pretty much ended with the school day, as there was no longer a receptive audience.
Though the temperature may say otherwise and the leaves have yet to turn their autumn hues, it is technically fall in the Bluegrass State. It is also the official start of the flu season and state health officials are urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated.
If you’re reading this, you probably voted in the last election, and you’ll probably vote in the next one, too. Readers of community newspapers are significantly more likely to vote than non-readers, according to the newest annual readership survey from the National Newspaper Association.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign's release from Twitter jail was mostly thanks to a national conservative chorus, but an assist from a liberal comedian didn't hurt.
Historically, the best manuscripts or writings — those we consider classics including The Bible or the works of Shakespeare, Mark Twain and so many others — never seem to age or lose their relevance.
News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between news publishers and tech platforms. But that relationship could be changing thanks to the bipartisa…
In the past week, you’ve probably heard some local news on the radio. You’ve probably seen some breaking news on TV. You’ve probably read some news from a national news source online. What you may not realize is there’s a good chance that much of the information you got from those news sourc…
It happened mere minutes after Rose Lavelle sliced and diced her way through the Netherlands’ defenders and sent a dazzling left kick into the net, cementing the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup final. The crowd of nearly 58,000 began chanting “equal pay,” a two-word phrase me…
Criminal cases in Franklin County Circuit Court – indictments, pleas and sentences – fill the better part of a full page in this newspaper every week, despite Frankfort’s being a mostly tranquil place with little violent crime.
With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July on the horizon, there is one item that should be in every Kentuckian’s pool bag, picnic basket and purse before heading outdoors — sunscreen.
The June 2 arrest of an Elizabethtown father accused of leaving his 7-year-old son inside an unattended parked car in a local shopping plaza parking lot for almost 40 minutes gives reason for a stern reminder to parents and caregivers.
When it comes to children’s well-being, Kentucky has gained ground in health care coverage, parental employment and other measures included in the 2019 Kids Count Data Book.
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.
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…