By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don't know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America's largest...
If your breakfast this morning came out of a box, odds are that “natural and artificial flavors” were part of the experience.
By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:
In his most recent column appearing here, Dr. Harold Pease again attacked President Barack Obama by offering his Monday-morning-quarterbacking comments about the president's address on the subject of illegal immigrants.
Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.
Actress Mariska Hargitay, who plays a New York City sex-crimes detective on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” got it right when she said prosecutors had shown flagrant disrespect to women by routinely failing to follow through on DNA...
I call to ask who's in charge of the Empty Stocking Fund so I'll know where to send my check this year. Jim “Muggins” Bennett answers the phone. He sounds a little weak, but when he realizes it's me, he perks right...
By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
As open enrollment for kynect gets underway for the second year, this state should be proud of what it has accomplished with the Affordable Care Act under the leadership of Gov. Steve Beshear.
By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's election Thursday as Senate majority leader was a historic moment for Kentucky and the fulfillment of the stalwart politician's longtime ambition.
Imagine your child has asthma or severe allergies. One day, your health insurer informs you that they will no longer cover your child under your plan because they have a preexisting condition.
By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we're entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your...
President Barack Obama acted as though he was unaware of the overwhelming rejection of his policies, which he had insisted were on the ballot this election, in one of the largest mid-term election defeats in the last 100 years. He came out of the gate...
One of the Affordable Care Act's bothersome traits is its reliance on numbers to judge its success — and those numbers vary, depending on who provides them.
By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2014. There are 42 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant.
Surely all of us have something to give thanks for.We all have problems, aches and things that we desire.
It's no small irony that President Barack Obama supported protections for an open Internet on the same day he arrived in China, a nation that notoriously controls and censors Internet communications.
By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2014. There are 43 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
In 1960, I was just seven years old; and, even though there was a great big world out there somewhere, my immediate world really only consisted of the No. 16 Island Creek coal camp at Verdunville where my family existed alongside other coal related...
”Why does she stay?”
Technology has advanced at such a rapid pace that our lives are very different than they were even 10 years ago. Responsible technology usage is now a conversation you must have with your child.
Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in...
By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2014. There are 46 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
One of the handiest devices to come along to enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors is a GPS unit. With one of these you need never lose your way in the woods, always find your way back to your favorite fishing or mushroom hunting spot, or more...
I indicated in my column on Oct. 18, 2014, that I would continue a discussion of Muslims once my students at Edison Community College and I attended a seminar conducted by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner for non-fiction, Karima Bennoune, for...
By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2014. There are 47 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:
This Veteran's Day we honored those who serve and have served our country. Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our independence, our freedom, and all the rights we hold dear. Now is the time to fight for them by ensuring they have...
Some of the best things in life may be free, as the song says, but higher education is not among them.
Last month President Barack Obama designated 646,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, a national monument despite the lack of support for the move in the House of Representatives. Nor were the local communities...
By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2014. There are 48 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:
All investors probably wish they had gotten in on the “ground floor” of Apple or Microsoft or any other big success story. And, in fact, you can indeed “be there from the beginning” by taking part in a company's initial...
If you buy your own health insurance, add this important date to your yearend to-do list: Nov. 15 (Saturday).
While Uncle Sam's attention is being diverted by crises in the Middle East, Asian nations are ramping up their naval forces to face the growing colossus of the seas: China.
By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2014. There are 49 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Americans are spoiled when it comes to space travel. We beat the Soviet Union (now Russia) to the moon. We've sent unmanned crafts to Mars. We've sent craft toward Jupiter. Our satellites roam the nightly skies.
By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2014. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada.
Let me to first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.
Except for a bad rap over Galileo, the Roman Catholic church has a pretty good record on science.
Requirements for good wildlife habitat can be broken down into three basic needs: Reliable water, food and cover. While water and food needs are easy to understand, cover is more dynamic and its need varies from day to day and season to...
In a more innocent time not so long ago, perhaps only a million or so people in this country fell under the government's suspecting glare. Achieving that distinctively fat FBI file might have required marching against a war or traveling to...
We learn as children that we should never discuss two subjects in polite conversation, politics and religion. As I tell my students at Edison Community College, both are fascinating topics.
By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2014. There are 53 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Morehead State University's space science program is once again in the spotlight. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky has named MSU the recipient of the 2014 Kentucky Aerospace Achievement Award for outstanding work in preparing students for the...
By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2014. There are 54 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: