Opinion
Thanks for the thanks, and two opportunities to lend a helping hand
Over the past couple years, I’ve made a concentrated effort to excercise more and eat less. If I fail at the first, most of the blame falls on me. If I fail the second, a few of you will share the ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speech is speech, full stop
Who here likes a good joke? This one comes from the U.S. Supreme Court! “Spending large sums of money in connection with elections, but not in connection with an effort to control the exercise of a...
Apr 09, 2014 | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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Continuing budget negotiations
This was a critical week as we continued to hash out the Executive, Judicial and Legislative two-year budgets, as well as the state road plan. The budget bills passed both chambers with some differ...
Apr 02, 2014 | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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McConnell column gets some response; let’s take one last look at the situation
Last week’s column generated a bit of response – not unexpected, considering the subject matter. Seriously, how often will I get the chance to write about politics and Kentucky basketball in the sa...
Apr 02, 2014 | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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COACH'S CORNER: Meet Johnny Phelps, an interesting man
Well, let me start with an apology. I have not written my column the last two weeks and I have heard from several of you about that. Even in semi-retirement I have been burning the candle at both e...
Mar 26, 2014 | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could McConnell’s UK/Duke ad gaffe cost him re-election?
Mitch McConnell released a new campaign ad Tuesday, and if this state is as basketball crazy as everyone says it is, it may have lost him the election. The video features the voice of the Senate mi...
Mar 26, 2014 | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
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How do you solve a problem like Crimea?
The title is inspired by the title to the song “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” from “The Sound of Music.” As is almost always the case, we live in interesting and uncertain times. Under Pr...
Mar 19, 2014 | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring a life lost too soon
This week in a committee meeting of the Veterans, Military and Public Protection Committee, I testified for a bill to change the title of a statute addressing campus safety standards to honor the l...
Mar 12, 2014 | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
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A week full of changes
Not too long ago, I was complaining – not audibly, just in my own head – about feeling like I was stuck in a rut. Week after week seemed to pass by with little to no change in my routine. Too late ...
Mar 12, 2014 | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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COACH'S CORNER: Coach’s Corner book review
In my humble opinion, there are not many things more beautiful than falling snow. I like snow. I even like all of the old sayings that come with it such as the following: pure as the driven snow, w...
Mar 05, 2014 | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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