Will the health care baby go out with the bath water?
The expression of throwing the baby out with the bath water actually comes from the notion of an entire family using the same washtub of water, starting with the oldest and going down to the youngest.
- Is ‘expanded gaming’ coming back to life? We’ve lost count of the number of times that members of the General Assembly and/or Gov. Steve Beshear have flirted with the idea of using “expanded gaming” to solve Kentucky’s budget woes.
Putting real thanks into Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is Thursday and most of us will heartily embrace that uniquely American tradition by gathering family around us and by eating too much.
Let’s not roll the dice on library support
Two lawsuits now pending in the Kentucky Court of Appeals represent a serious threat to the very existence of 96 public libraries in Kentucky, including Rowan County.
Good folks are still the majority in America
Our readers often tell us how discouraged they get sometimes when we and other news media run stories about crime and corruption and other bad things that happen in our society.
Change the name to General Disassembly?
In our opinion, a good case can be made some days for changing the name of our state legislature to the General Disassembly. It seems they do a better job of taking things apart and wasting time and money bickering than they do trying to build Kentucky’s future.
Hooray for Cave Run Symphony Orchestra!
Diana Ross and The Supremes took the pop music world by storm in 1965 with a song entitled “I Hear A Symphony.”
Where is the alternative to Obamacare?
Dr. Rand Paul is a respected eye surgeon, a medical professional who also happens to be our junior United States senator. To his credit, he is among those who volunteer for “Sunday surgery” stints to help those who cannot afford expensive surgical procedures and to keep his skills up to date. That said, it stands to reason that he would be better informed than his non-medical colleagues in the Senate when it comes to the state of American health care.
2014 to be the year to run for county office
No one went to the polls to vote today because Kentucky had no regularly-scheduled elections in 2013.
More diversity needed at economic summit
We’re giving a hearty shout-out to our colleagues at the Lexington Herald-Leader who published an editorial this week questioning the composition of those invited to an East Kentucky economic summit meeting on Dec. 9 in Pikeville.
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