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Columns

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stepping back to the 1950s

     

    "Welcome to the 1950s," he said, as he took my ticket and showed me to my seat.

    For the following two hours, the comedy that was the extremely popular "I Love Lucy" show came alive, complete with actors who were dead ringers for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

    I went with a friend to see "I Love Lucy Live" on Saturday. The theater was set as what I would imagine a television stage looked like in the 1950s.

  • Taking a 'do over' on resolutions

    How are those New Year's resolutions working for you? If you've already reneged on them, don't panic. You aren't alone.

    According to a survey reported in Forbes magazine, 36 percent have broken their resolutions after one month, 54 percent have failed after 6 months and only 8 percent actually reach their New Year's goals.

  • A horse is a horse, of course

    They say those big nostrils can sense the fear in you. Given my fluttery disposition and general wariness of any animal that I have to look up to, I've always kept my distance from horses.

    But take a drive around Taylor County and you are sure to see several breeds and colors of horses living here. Local horse enthusiasts take great pride in their horses' training, bloodlines that go back several decades or more and even the distinctive coloring that sets each one apart.