Kentucky State House Races Nationalized

The robo-call I received the other day from Pres. Trump endorsing incumbent state House member Walker Thomas (R-Hopkinsville) confirmed that Kentucky's state House races have been nationalized. Similar calls went out in 29 state House districts last Wednesday and...

November’s High Stakes Election

The battle over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives us a snapshot of the political left's rage and the energy they'll take into the November election. They're on the outside of Washington's political power and they're doing all they...

Pregnancy Care Centers Change Face of Communities

More often than not there are enterprises within our communities that we know nothing about. But when little-known organizations have an outsized impact on improving lives, it becomes obligatory for everyone to know. Such is the story of Kentucky's pregnancy care...

In God We Trust?

Does the National Motto belong in public school? State Rep. Brandon Reed (R-Hodgenville) thinks so. He's introducing a bill that would require every Kentucky public elementary and secondary school to display the motto "In God We Trust" in a prominent...

Gender Ideology Imposed on Preschoolers

I just learned a new term the other day: "theyby." Instead of saying boy or girl baby and referring to them as he or she, a few newly minted parents are calling their offspring "theybies" which is a gender-neutral term employed to shield the child...

Why the Rise in Disrespect?

We tend to compartmentalize our lives.  Our heads ache, yet we don’t consider the small amount of sleep we’ve had this week.  We feel sluggish, but have forgotten about the donuts we finished off a few hours ago.  A spouse or friend seems...

Creating a better Vibe in the Workplace

Do employees have a right to wear clothes that promote political messages? Even if those messages violate the beliefs of the business owner? Those questions are making state news. An Elizabethtown specialty food market owner asked one of her employees to not wear...

Abortion and Verbal Clarity

Kentucky's latest pro-life law banned abortion after 11 weeks, but it’s being challenged in court by the ACLU. They argue the law takes away women’s rights, impose an onerous burden at one of the most difficult times in their lives and that Frankfort...

Clearing the Air on State Pensions

The 2018 General Assembly took a positive step to shoring up the state pension system but based on regular news reports of angry protestors opposed to pension reform, you'd never have guessed it. Some media outlets have unfortunately fanned the flames by...

Stop Spreading Fake News

Mark Twain famously said that "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Turns out Twain was more right than he ever could have imagined. Researchers at MIT found that fake news travels...

A Lesson Learned

Thousands of students walked out of schools across Kentucky and around the United States on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  Some of the students walked out to promote stricter laws related to guns, others want increased security in schools, while others are calling...

Graham’s Message Lives On

I've been working on a column where weaving thoughts into the right words that clearly convey what's on my heart is proving elusive. I started writing about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida but raw emotions coupled with uncertain thoughts caused me to...

Messages Have Consequences

The top grossing movie prior to Valentine’s was 50 Shades Freed. It was the final installment in the sex trilogy titillating audiences by the abuse of a young woman at the hands of a handsome billionaire. Movie reviews were harsh (because of poor plot, poor acting and...

Gambling to Save the State Pension

If enticement is inherent to gambling, then the lure of easy fixes to complex state problems is the curse of legislators. Such is the case with the latest proposal to amend the Kentucky Constitution to legalize casinos. The question posed by HB 229 is straightforward:...