• LIFT: State Retail Federation says vote no

    The state Senate is poised to consider a new tax that reportedly will put a half a billion dollars in the coffers of county and city governments across this commonwealth.

  • LIFT: Kentucky Chamber says vote yes

    The global competition for talent is fierce. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the Commonwealth to attract top talent. One way to do that is to give local communities tools to invest for their future opportunities and growth.

  • Grab a shovel and cut a path toward freedom

    With each slash of the snow shovel, I freed up one more inch of space, making room for my garage door to open so I could determine if I could drive out.

    In less time than I thought it would take, (and more back pain than I anticipated) I was ready to put the car in reverse and attempt a test run down my driveway.

  • KCTCS offers affordable education options now

    While lawmakers, higher education leaders and political pundits debate the feasibility of America’s College Promise — President Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college — somewhere in Kentucky a graduating senior or a working adult wonder whether they can afford to go to college.

  • Civilization depends upon our resolve and convictions

    Righteousness, as defined in the Webster’s Dictionary, is acting in a just, upright and virtuous manner. It means being morally right. The belief that there are moral absolutes to guide human behavior has become an anathema to many in western civilized nations.

  • Try a bit more Valentine’s in your Lent and vice versa

    Valentine’s Day precedes Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent by only four days this year. What a contrast in these two days.

    Valentine’s Day is a time when many couples celebrate their love with cards, flowers and gifts — often in some form of chocolate. (If you eat equal amounts of white chocolate and dark chocolate, is that a balanced diet?)

  • What to do when your email is hacked

    as your email account been hacked? Individual accounts are hijacked by scammers all of the time, sending spam to victims’ contact lists.

    How can you tell if you have been hacked?

    Often, you will hear from people you know who have received an unlikely message with your name on it.

  • Lower pump prices also trim road funds

    Like everyone, I’m really enjoying the dramatic drop in gasoline prices. And like many, I believe I’m already paying more than my share of taxes. So when I think about someone wanting me to pay more taxes on a gallon of gas, my first reaction is “no way!”

  • Simple lessons from a super game

    A week has passed and Super Bowl XLIX continues to be a point of conversation.

    This is not the Sports page, but I think there are interesting life lessons that can be derived from what we saw and how we reacted.

    It was a competitive and, therefore, exciting contest throughout. Much of the chatter comes down to a late goal-line decision by the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Try a ‘stop day’ to boost your get-up-and-go needs

    “I’m tired,” my son, Dave, told me.

    He was driving back from Cincinnati again after another long day.

    “You’re too young to get tired,” I responded.

    I’m sure he found about as much comfort in my words as I did when I, at about his age, told my dad I was tired.