Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were "consumed by (the University of) Louisville," meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season culminating in …

According to a new study, even those who are most social media savvy have a difficult time discerning "fake news" from reliable content.

Whatever plans you may have for Nov. 5, I hope they include a visit to your polling place to cast your ballot in this year's election. Every election is important, but this one is particularly critical as we will be voting for our Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary…

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Opponents of giving Kentucky parents more alternatives when it comes to educating their children want to distract families and taxpayers and the lawmakers who represent them from the true success being achieved by public charter schools and tax-credit scholarships in some of the nation's mos…

Part of my daughter's morning school arrival routine is stopping to say hi to Officer Steve, her school resource officer. And daily, even with all he is managing during morning drop-offs, he never fails to share a smile or a laugh with her.

The second of five gubernatorial campaign debates held recently at the University of Kentucky featured a statement you rarely hear uttered by a politician of either party, but especially one who portrays himself as a progressive with a spending wish list long enough to cover every inch of th…

Is the U.S. on the verge of self-destruction due to worsening division among its people? I hope not. But according to Jesus, "If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." About three years before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln borrowed the metaphor in a speech initiating h…

"Jesus Christ, Super Socialist" is Ivonne Rovira's recent missive on Forward Kentucky in which she equates socialism with true Christianity.

Ample evidence provided by the latest test scores assessing Kentucky's academic performance during the 2018-19 school year suggests too many of our students struggled academically and that the drama and disruption caused by teachers' illegal strikes and school shutdowns exacerbated the problems.

One never knows when a random act of kindness can have a tremendous impact on people's lives. I'm haunted by a story I read about the great number of suicides committed over the years by people jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Just two weeks ago, an 18-year old woman left a high school football game in her hometown. She could not have known that, just moments after cheering on her football team and spending time with friends and family, the car she was driving would be hit during the high speed chase of a man alle…

With members in five counties, our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Terrible things happen when too many people are crammed into too small a space, a common practice in Kentucky's local jails, which are packed far beyond their capacity with state inmates who should be serving their felony sentences in a prison.

WASHINGTON -- Nike has withdrawn a new Independence Day-themed shoe featuring the Revolutionary War-era flag after former NFL quarterback and Nike-endorser Colin Kaepernick complained the flag was a symbol of the slave era, according to the Wall Street Journal.

They say you'll know when you find true love, but it took me a while.

New data shows 21,400 Kentuckians have had Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits taken away due to a recent state rule requiring adults without dependents or a disability report work hours over a certain threshold or lose food assistance.

It has "invariably been the fate of conservatism to be dragged along a path not of its own choosing," the philosopher and economist Friedrich Hayek famously wrote. Hayek's larger point was that while conservatism plays an important role in pumping the brakes on radical ideas that go too far,…

The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees grabbed the wheel two years ago this month and abruptly overcorrected a pension system whose tires had dropped off a steep shoulder on the side of a road winding toward a very uncertain future for the commonwealth's retirement plans and, by e…

For the past several years I have been making an effort to live "in the moment," being mindful of the good fortunes of the day at hand, rather than looking forward to a time in the future when life will be better.

"Why don't we have real data on charter schools?" shouted the headline atop a hit piece on these public schools of choice in The Nation a few years ago.

Years of time have come and gone. Since I first heard it told how Jesus would come again some day. If back then it seemed so real then I can’t help but fee how much closer His coming is today.

Fire is part of the history of cathedrals. I learned this in 1989 when I spent a summer in France studying two of the greatest cathedrals -- Chartres and Notre Dame.

There is nothing in me that is willing to remain in one place for any length of time. I simply cannot stay still. My feet and legs, my hands, my mind, my attention span, everything wants to get up and go. Go where? It doesn't matter, anywhere but here.

WASHINGTON -- When umpire Dutch Rennert blew a call at first base, then-St. Louis Cardinals manager Joe Torre trotted out and asked, "How come you're such a good ball-strike umpire and such [expletive] on the bases?" Rennert, equally puzzled, amiably replied, "Isn't that something?" Try to b…

By tradition, postgraduate medical training -- internships, residencies, and fellowships -- begins in July. I'm sure on July 1, 1965, I was not the only intern, dressed in stiffly starched white jacket and pants, looking in a mirror and thinking, "What in the hell have I got myself into?"

The classic Rudyard Kipling poem "If" comes to mind when considering the controversy -- scandal is another word for it -- that has consumed the McCracken County School District much of this year.

"Trust is the glue of life. It's the essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships."

The need for pension, education and regulatory reform are on full display these days and offer plenty of fodder for this edition of Liberty boosters and busters.

"I appeal to you, that all of you agree, that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment."