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Columns

  • Will Kentucky voters be shut out?

    As I drove down Bardstown Road, a large yard sign caught my eye the other day - "Yes We Can" it touted in big red and blue letters. Beside it another sign - Barack Obama '08.

    It's nice to see folks finding a presidential candidate that they want to support and feeling good enough about it to shout it from their front yard (via signage) to the world.

    The bad thing is that by the time this poor person gets to vote in Kentucky's late May Primary, the decision for the Democratic and Republican party's contenders for the White House will likely already be decided.

  • Enjoy a good book with friends

    Do you enjoy a good book? Would you love to have a chance to talk to others who're reading the same book? Well, you may soon get that chance.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal is interested in sponsoring a community book group. With help from the Taylor County Public Library and the Taylor County Extension Office, the group would meet once every few months.

    There would be no membership or mandatory attendance or even dues. Just a group of people getting together to talk about a great book.

  • The psychology of good behavior

    The other night when I mysteriously picked up a pair of socks and tossed them in the dirty clothes hamper, my wife simultaneously tossed me a sardine from a can she had opened earlier in the day.

    I thought to myself ... is she trying to reinforce good habits? I also thought she should have had crackers and mustard ready as well.

    Just kidding. That didn't actually happen. Everyone knows that I have no bad habits to correct.

  • It's a long wait just to get busy

    One of the best parts of my job is being able to take photographs. The problem is, it's also one of the worst parts too.

    I always take too many photos. That's great when it comes to work. If I take a photo and someone's eyes are closed or they were in the middle of talking, chances are I've got another photo where they're not. It also gives us plenty to choose from when designing newspaper pages.

    However, that habit has spread to my family life as well - and that's why it's one of the worst parts.

  • Beagles rock at Westminster

    I'd been looking for the right time to return to this page, and when my ole buddy Uno carted off the top dog ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club Show last week, I figured the moon and stars were actually aligned.

    Words started flowing off my paws again like campaign promises. I could hardly stifle myself.

    Yes, it's time for change all right. Why can't a canine run for the White House? Lord knows there's been some dogs already on the campaign trail.

  • Some lessons about race do come early in life

    February is Black History Month, probably as good a time as any to let Skip know I'm sorry even if the offense committed against him occurred nearly 50 years ago.

    The memory is as vivid as the permanent stain put on our society by the way black people have been treated for decades.

  • It's time to unearth Lincoln family legends

    Many of us who have lived in LaRue County all our lives are descended from this region's earliest settlers.

    Our ancestors homesteaded in what was then Hardin County in the early 1800s, during the time the Lincoln family toughed it out at Sinking Spring Farm and Knob Creek. That means plenty of family legends, some with substantiation, have resurfaced with the focus on the Lincoln Bicentennial - the 200th celebration of the birth of our most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln.

  • Comment on our stories online

    As many readers already know, the Central Kentucky News-Journal has been in the process of redesigning its Web site since late last year.

    While it's still not all that it will be eventually, it's getting better all the time.

    A few weeks ago, we added an archive search that allows readers to search the past several months' issues. We eventually hope to provide older archives, though that may be some time in reaching our Web site.

  • National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Ending cervical cancer in our lifetime

    In Kentucky and throughout the nation, cervical cancer is a disease that occurs with alarming frequency, harming tens of thousands of women each year. According to the American Cancer Society, about 3,700 women will die nationwide this year from cervical cancer, with more than 11,150 new cases diagnosed.

  • Lewis' antics give him a black eye

    Not many of us get a chance to choose our successor. Most of us wouldn't consider it part of our job.

    That's how it is in the private sector. But politics are different.

    My cynical mind tells me Congressman Ron Lewis was trying to handpick his successor - Daniel London - last week when one filed and the other withdrew all within a few minutes of each other, so close to the filing deadline.