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When Sen. Joe Manchin announced he would oppose the For the People Act, Steve Benen of MSNBC spoke for many Democrats when he declared that “Joe Manchin is prepared to be remembered by history as the senator who did little more than hope as his country’s democracy unraveled.”

A new voting law codifying some of the temporary measures taken mid-pandemic by Republican Secretary of State Adams, the state’s chief election officer, and supported by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear represent a good-faith effort to take bipartisan advantage of COVID-19 to modernize Kentucky’…

The economy is reviving. On the East Coast, the cicadas are singing their love songs. There’s a supermoon on the West Coast. We are at peace (at least with other nations). And yet President Joe Biden’s approval rating remains almost precisely where it was in the first week of his presidency — 55%.

Despite the growing number of potholes slowing drivers on the commonwealth’s highways following pavement-unfriendly weather this spring, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues to experience smooth sailing in its ongoing practice of awarding single-bid contracts which exceed its own in…

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Censorship by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube of free-market views provides a stark reminder that the far left, which favors lockdowns over liberties, seeks opportunity to control activity on the internet — one of the greatest tools for freedom ever created.

The day before Friday’s disappointing jobs report, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster followed Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte in calling on their respective states to end their participation in COVID-related unemployment programs.

I’ve seen variations of a couple of quotes, which many have claimed and many more attributed to the well-known person from which they first heard it. The first is, “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.” The second is, “People like being outraged and offended constantly, it …

Recently, I had the opportunity to lead a delegation of members of Congress to the southern border to see the illegal immigration crisis firsthand. What I saw was much worse than I ever imagined.

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I can’t remember exactly how I met him, but we connected pretty quickly telling fishing stories. He did not have any from the last five years because he had only recently been released from state prison in Jackson, Michigan. He helped me with a few projects, and I helped him move a few thing…

Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America — many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school voucher prog…

Matthew 12:25: “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

In the scriptures, God allowed His prophets to destroy false prophets. (I Kings 19:17) When Elijah gathered the 450 prophets of Ba’al together on Mount Carmel, He did an impromptu cremations! He spared not one. Others in the Old Testament, such as Daniel, when given the decree to worship the…

Imagine the uproar if, during the final days of a Kentucky General Assembly session, political leaders attempted to dishonestly and without full debate sneak through legislation like House Bill 563, which offers tax credits for businesses and individuals who contribute to nonprofit organizations.

Last week’s 30-day Regular Session activity ended with over 100 bills on the governor’s desk. Having already completed 28 legislative days, both the House and the Senate raced to approve bills through the process until the figurative and literal 11th hour.

Jesus had an unwavering sense of identity. Without question he knew who he was. This is seen clearly in John’s statement that Jesus knew “that he had come from God and was returning to God.” (John 13:3) It was this self-understanding that gave direction and purpose for his life, and the abil…

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“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

A decade ago, one of the first things Republicans did after taking back the House of Representatives was get rid of earmarks. For those of you who don’t recall, “earmark” is the term of art for when members of Congress bring home the bacon to their district. The GOP was in a tea party-ish mo…

With the end of the 2021 Regular Session in sight, fellow lawmakers and I are wrapping up legislative efforts by passing a variety of bills and finalizing the state’s annual budget.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path — Psalm 119:105. Seven times in chapter two and three in Revelation we are told to listen to what the Lord has to say to us. He says, ‘He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Lord sayeth unto the churches.

It appears that common-sense conservatism will prevail over crony capitalists and their seeming obsession with raising the commonwealth’s gas tax despite the lingering economic uncertainty created by the fallout from COVID-19.

The day before Friday’s disappointing jobs report, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster followed Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte in calling on their respective states to end their participation in COVID-related unemployment programs.

I’ve seen variations of a couple of quotes, which many have claimed and many more attributed to the well-known person from which they first heard it. The first is, “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.” The second is, “People like being outraged and offended constantly, it …

Recently, I had the opportunity to lead a delegation of members of Congress to the southern border to see the illegal immigration crisis firsthand. What I saw was much worse than I ever imagined.

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I can’t remember exactly how I met him, but we connected pretty quickly telling fishing stories. He did not have any from the last five years because he had only recently been released from state prison in Jackson, Michigan. He helped me with a few projects, and I helped him move a few thing…

Matthew 12:25: “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America — many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school voucher prog…

In the scriptures, God allowed His prophets to destroy false prophets. (I Kings 19:17) When Elijah gathered the 450 prophets of Ba’al together on Mount Carmel, He did an impromptu cremations! He spared not one. Others in the Old Testament, such as Daniel, when given the decree to worship the…

Last week’s 30-day Regular Session activity ended with over 100 bills on the governor’s desk. Having already completed 28 legislative days, both the House and the Senate raced to approve bills through the process until the figurative and literal 11th hour.

Imagine the uproar if, during the final days of a Kentucky General Assembly session, political leaders attempted to dishonestly and without full debate sneak through legislation like House Bill 563, which offers tax credits for businesses and individuals who contribute to nonprofit organizations.

Jesus had an unwavering sense of identity. Without question he knew who he was. This is seen clearly in John’s statement that Jesus knew “that he had come from God and was returning to God.” (John 13:3) It was this self-understanding that gave direction and purpose for his life, and the abil…

editor's pick

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

A decade ago, one of the first things Republicans did after taking back the House of Representatives was get rid of earmarks. For those of you who don’t recall, “earmark” is the term of art for when members of Congress bring home the bacon to their district. The GOP was in a tea party-ish mo…

With the end of the 2021 Regular Session in sight, fellow lawmakers and I are wrapping up legislative efforts by passing a variety of bills and finalizing the state’s annual budget.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path — Psalm 119:105. Seven times in chapter two and three in Revelation we are told to listen to what the Lord has to say to us. He says, ‘He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Lord sayeth unto the churches.

It appears that common-sense conservatism will prevail over crony capitalists and their seeming obsession with raising the commonwealth’s gas tax despite the lingering economic uncertainty created by the fallout from COVID-19.

There are so many things that God has given us in His creation to enjoy here on earth that will be absent in Heaven. A moon light might from heaven or a beautiful sunrise or sunset. When God created the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day and named each of the stars individually and the t…

For the duration of his 2020 presidential campaign — which at first appeared to be a long shot, especially given the far left’s vocal disdain for “old, white men” — Joe Biden ran on the promise that he would unite the country. He repeatedly spoke about the importance of America’s institution…

Here we are at the beginning of another Lent. Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? Oh well, onward.

Co-pastor Eddyville Second Baptist Church

Arguments of casino advocates won the day in the state Senate yesterday. They were told that redefining the term pari-mutuel to include video slot machines is necessary to save the horse industry and help all things thoroughbred related.

‘And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of S…

In the earlier devotion we saw where the Word of God said He is coming. He tells us that surely He will come quickly (Revelation 22:20-22). He will come with a great sound! (I Corinthians 15:52) (II Peter 3:10). Signs pointing to Biblical happenings will take place! (Matthew 24:3-12). God’s …

For some time, the very foundations of America have been shifting. Some of the reformations are needed, some are not. In recent days the shift has been pushed forward at a frightening pace.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was first celebrated January 18- 25, 1908. Today, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2021, invites the whole Christian community throughout the world to pray in communion with the prayer of Jesus “that they all may be one” (John 17:21).

What if Jesus’ coming for those He has redeemed would have been yesterday?

“A precious and unrepeatable gift.” When I first read this commentary on each new day it struck home with me in a way that I had never before experienced.

Jesus is coming soon! No one, according to the scriptures knows just when, but He has promised us that He will come back again! In our study verse, He says, ‘Surely I come quickly.’ Amen! So be it, come, Lord Jesus. Job 19:23-27 tells about both his and Jesus’ resurrection, and they will see…

In Matthew 2:1-2 worship may be explained clearly. In devotions one and two, we pointed out the necessity of planning to worship, praying before worship, my participation in worship, my spiritual preparation for worship, how purposeful worship should be, our being present in worship, present…

I would believe that proper worship begins with proper planning. Maybe the old adage ‘fail to plan is plan to fail!’ When we observe the feats of the Wise Men (Magi) we could very easily come to that conclusion.

The wise men said, “Where is He that is born king of the Jews?” We have come to worship Him. Men of great wealth and wisdom travelled long hard journeys to come before the presence of the Lord.

An old time evangelist was going to hold a revival and stopped in a small town to eat supper. He saw a young boy about 8 years old at the table next to him. He noticed that his family had said ‘thanks’ for their meal. Impressed, he said to the boy, “Son, does everyone around here say ‘Thank …

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Scripps Survey Center at Ohio University polled 1,01 people about the resurrection. The outcome was astounding. Fifty-four% said they did not believe that Jesus rose from the dead! Ten% were undecided! Only 36% said that they believe Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection is the foundati…

This past Sunday, many Christian churches around the world celebrated the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Using Matthew’s Gospel as a reference, what does Jesus being King mean for our lives? We read in the very first verse, Jesus Christ is the son of David …

My daddy told me when I was a child that when it came time for me to die if I could count on my fingers five friends that I would be mostly ahead of others. I didn’t think that he knew what he was talking about then, but as I am now old, I realize he was a lot smarter than I thought he was. …

The author was surfing the networks a few days ago and saw a program that caught his eye. It was called “Naked and Afraid.” It seems that a new pair of total strangers, one man and one woman, are faced with a survival challenge to survive for 21 days with no clothes or supplies in some of th…

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Most of us when we sin are not so repentant about our sin as we are getting caught in our sin. This is vividly pictured in the story before us. These religious hypocrites in this text were much more interested in somebody else’s sins that their own. This was a set up from the get-go. It seem…

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address said, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ All of us have some kind of fear. It may be fear of public speaking, fear of the dark, fear of dogs, fear of closed in places, or fear of flying, or any other number of fears. We must admit …