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Columns

  • Christian concerts a blessing to community

     

    Entertainment isn't hard to find in most places these days, and I've lived in a few places that had more than their share. But for me, Campbellsville does it as good as any smaller community I've ever lived or worked in, hands down.

  • New truck limits would weigh heavily on state's roads

    On Feb. 4, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill that would allow heavier semi-trailer trucks hauling poultry, livestock and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads, raising the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds.

  • Looking back on the Olympic games

    The curtain has fallen on the games of the 22nd winter Olympiad. The host country, Russia, was the overall winner with 33 total medals, while the United States finished with 28 total medals. But in my opinion, we, the viewers, also came away with a win because we were given a couple of weeks of entertainment like no other on TV.

  • Phones show lack of attention, respect from children

    As I sat in McDonald's last week, in one of the seemingly rare moments I have that's not in full-on rush mode, I noticed an old couple eating lunch with what was presumably their grandson at the next table down from me.

    The kid was maybe 8 or 9 years old, undoubtedly off from yet another day of school.

    This is where I would normally describe him in greater detail, but the only way I would have been of any help in that department was if he had committed a crime and was in a lineup.

  • Slow down to smooth out the wrinkles

    I've been told that it ended with the Reagan administration. It could have been cabin fever or just my horrible habit of leaving clothes in the dryer to re-wrinkle, but this week, I ironed my clothes. And I'm feeling much better because of it.

  • Cities, counties need local control through local option

    Cities and counties, small and large, across Kentucky have big dreams for their communities - ideas that are transformative and can have lasting impact for generations.

    Bardstown wants to build a YMCA to help keep its residents healthy. Eastern Kentucky communities dream of transforming the region into a destination attracting hunters, anglers, campers and adventure tourists. Louisville hopes to build a 100-mile hiking and biking path across the city - the type of amenity that attracts young people and entrepreneurs who start businesses and grow the state's economy.

  • A day in Frankfort

    As a teenager, I never asked for the opportunity. I sure hope others do and are quick to take advantage of it.

    I recently spent a day with our legislators in Frankfort. I learned a lot and can certainly appreciate the hard work that's put into making new laws to help protect Kentucky residents.

  • Evolving the debate toward humanness

    A guest column by Richard Nelson

  • CKNJ rules of politics

    Every game has its rules, and politics are no different.

    Here at the CKNJ, we have our own rules that we follow when it comes to politics and our coverage of political events. They are in place to help us be as fair as possible to each candidate.

    When the political season rolls around, candidates begin by making an announcement of their intention to seek office. We welcome any candidate to do this, and we will publish one notice from each person declaring their candidacy.

  • Keep public notices public

    If one Kentucky legislator has his way, many Kentuckians could lose access to public information related to their local governing bodies.

    State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who represents District 23 covering a portion of Kenton County, filed Senate Bill 101 last Friday seeking to eliminate the requirement of public notices to be published in the newspaper.