The classic movie “Field of Dreams” popularized the slogan: “If you build it, they will come.” That motto certainly applies to school choice nationwide, which has grown immensely over the past three decades. While Kentucky has yet to enact a…

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Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused a lot of concern.

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A bill that would outlaw female genital mutilation in Kentucky is moving forward speedily during this year’s legislative session. We hope it continues on the fast track and becomes law as quickly as possible.

Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused a lot of concern.

Every year on this weekend I attempt to connect my thoughts here to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is hard because I am the recipient of "white privilege." However I believe that a thing being difficult to write about…

Perhaps as much as anything else in life, extreme nostalgia can be a double-edged sword, cutting sharply as the antithesis of progress.

Last week was the first full week of the 2020 session and the pace of business began to pick up as the first committee hearings were held. It is estimated that one in five Kentucky children don’t know where they…

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In the hours before Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were set to take the final debate stage before the Iowa caucuses in February, what began as a mutual protection pact between the two progressive candidates for president devolved into…

During his political campaign, Daniel Cameron pledged to be a different kind of attorney general. In recent memory, the position has been a tool of opportunism following a path of personal political preference when interpreting its role in regulation and…

In the last few weeks, the culmination of many month’s work came to fruition as our staff packed up the office they had known and come to call home for the last 50 years and moved back to historic downtown…

"Hendricks for South Western Kentucky" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Hendricks for Hoptown," but it is evident that naming Hopkinsville's mayor the new executive director of the regional economic development council could benefit all three counties…

I was having a conversation many years ago with a neighbor in England. At some point he said, "The difference between the English and Americans is that you still believe in your flag and we don't." I was not sure…

On December 21, Cerulean celebrated its 1st Community Christmas Parade with over 70 entries and an estimated 1,100 spectators lining the streets of Cerulean.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger’ because there was no room for them in the inn.

For many Kentuckians, a trip to the pharmacy is a routine part of maintaining good health. But behind the scenes, the process of getting your prescription is proving to be much more complex -- and costly -- than necessary. And…

WASHINGTON -- Americans have a lot to be grateful for on Thanksgiving. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have harried human beings since we dropped down from the trees, but three of the four -- War, Famine and Pestilence --…

On behalf of the Christian County Literacy Council, I would like to thank the many individuals and organizations who helped make our recent Beverly Whitfield Memorial Community Reader Day such a tremendous success. Over 150 individuals took time out of…

To hear many people tell it, rural America is on the decline. Our towns and counties are shrinking as younger generations migrate en masse to urban areas. Big cities are where the future will happen.

Today is Small Business Saturday, when shopping locally and supporting local businesses is promoted nationwide by local business organizations, big cities and small towns across the United States.