The politics of vilification

Less than 24-hours after one of the worst mass shootings in our nation’s history, political opportunists fired up rhetoric that grated our alrea...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Preventing tragedy

No one ever went to Disney World expecting to be attacked by an alligator. Little 2-year-old Lane Graves lost his life to an alligator last week while...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Gen Xers must juggle both money and time

If you’re an older member of Generation X – that is, if you were born in the early- to-mid-1960s – you may have a lot of “ball...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


FSA elections coming up

FSA elections coming up

Farmers and ranchers: It’s that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) 2016 County Committee Elections begin soon. Your FSA c...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


How relevant is the Constitution in state, county, city elections?

How relevant is the Constitution in state, county, city elections?

With elections signs all around it might be well to be reminded that it is unrealistic to expect national candidates to follow the Constitution when w...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


I read the bill, and I can’t support it

I read the bill, and I can’t support it

When I ran for office, I made a promise to Kentucky that I would always read the bills. So last week in the Senate when regulation of the chemical ind...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Offering words of comfort

A hospital administrator was once startled to see a patient fleeing down the hall from the operating room. Stopping the patient, he asked what seemed ...

June 19th, 2016 |  


What will change everything?

Every generation goes through events that change everything. I was a kid in the 1960s and a teenager in the 1970s. I vaguely remember President Kenned...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Father’s Day: Trials and triumphs

Father’s Day: Trials and triumphs

For the past two years, each June I have explored the challenges of fatherhood in contemporary times. I return for the third year to report on Dr. Tho...

June 18th, 2016 |  


Fathers make a difference

Fathers make a difference

Fathers play such an important role in the life of their children. They are more than biological donors of genetic material. Although a father’s...

June 17th, 2016 |