• Take care of our children

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let's start with some figures:

  • Near death experience - Why they fear the light

    It isn't often that a locally published opinion comes across my plate like a hanging curve ball that didn't curve. Such is the case with Dr. David Whitlock's subtly dismissive summation of the near-death experience published on April 28.

  • It's time to take a stand

    I just read [Editor Rebecca Cassell's] article on "Three things to Consider." Thank you so much. That was a great article and it gives each of us a chance to think of someone else besides oneself.

    Thank you again, keep up the good work. There is so much negativity in this world that your articles can bring us back to where we should be.

  • Mom's apron

    The other day I called on an Amish store that I do business with. I noticed the women were all wearing aprons. The pockets were all filled with various essentials. It echoed through the canyons of my mind like a disappearing dream of yesterday.

  • Help bring awareness to the tragedy of child abuse

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth, it's a time of suffering. In 2009, a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime. No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • It's time for voters to pay attention

    The latest report I've seen from the Labor Department (which is tasked with keeping track of such things) is that the nation's core inflation rate is relatively flat. It told us that consumer prices rose just 0.5 percent for the January-March quarter. This low rate bodes well for the consumer (were it true), despite our sputtering economy and lack of jobs for our millions of unemployed.

  • Girl Scout cookie season comes to a close

    Another Girl Scout cookie season in Kentuckiana has come to a close. This year was our most successful ever, and we thank each and every member of our community for their continued support. Without you, we would not be able to provide outstanding leadership development programs to every girl who wants or needs them in our council.

    Supporters of the Girl Scout cookie program can be proud of their contribution. After all, Girl Scout cookies are MORE than just a cookie. Every Girl Scout cookie has a mission - to help girls do great things.

  • Student asks for Kentuckians' help

    My name is Katy Smith and I am working on a fourth grade state project and I got Kentucky. I was dying to get Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, and I got it. I was so glad to get your state.

    I would appreciate it if you could send me some small things from Kentucky, like postcards or pictures, a list of the horses that won the Kentucky Derby or where it's held (or anything from the Kentucky Derby, really) small souvenirs. Anything is great (but please nothing alive). Maybe you could send me this article.

  • Industrial hemp could be a blessing

    The scientific name is Cannabis Sativa. In modem times, cannabis used for industrial purposes is known as hemp and for medical use it is called marijuana, if a person smoked a truck load of hemp, he/she would only experience a severe headache. The variety referred to as marijuana has a much higher THC (chemical) factor than hemp.

  • Relay for Life planned June 10

    The American Cancer Society works in Kentucky communities to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. The ACS staff, community partners and its legion of dedicated volunteers are all working together - with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

    The ACS signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, helps raise millions of much-needed dollars to make the organization's programs and services a reality.