Editorial

Bringing Congress to the Bluegrass to hear cost of Obamacare

Friday, September 13, 2013

By Congressman Andy Barr As the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Obamacare in March of 2010, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “e have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.” Now, almost three and a half years later, Kentucky’s working families are still trying to understand this 2,700-page law,... »

I’m just saying: Who has the reins on your life?

Friday, August 30, 2013
I’m just saying:  Who has the reins on your life?

It is hard to believe that summer is gone, at least on the calendar. Seems like only yesterday I put my jacket away and now I’m getting it ready for the upcoming season. Time really flies, especially when you do this job. But the weather this season has been quite a surprise. A mild winter... »

I’m just saying: Here comes the curve again

Thursday, August 22, 2013
I’m just saying:  Here comes the curve again

It never fails that just when I think I can figure things out, someone throws me the proverbial curve. If you played baseball with me, or saw me play (back in the day) then you know that I may hit it, but rather weakly. In other words, it caught me by surprise. If you ever want... »

I’m just saying: Things I learned on vacation

Friday, August 9, 2013
I’m just saying:  Things I learned on vacation

Well I’d like to say it’s good to be back and I guess it really is, but . . . Last week my family and I went on a much needed vacation. I had not had one in six years and the week in a hospital two years ago does not count  as a vacation. My... »

I’m just saying: Feelings and opinions, everyone has them

Thursday, July 18, 2013
I’m just saying:  Feelings and opinions, everyone has them

I know that when it comes to feelings and emotions we not only have them, we also believe ours to be the ones that need to be addressed. That is just human nature. Self-preservation, looking out for yourself, etc., etc. I understand all of that and I have been in positions where I had to... »

I’m just saying: Laughter really IS good medicine

Friday, July 12, 2013
I’m just saying:  Laughter really IS good medicine

There are two things in life that make me happy. Well, there’s actually more than that. But for the sake of this column, let me concentrate on two of them. I heard just today that Twinkies are coming back. They will be available soon and that makes a fat man like me happy. Not that I was... »

I’m just saying: I told you ‘Big Brother’ was watching

Friday, June 21, 2013
I’m just saying:  I told you ‘Big Brother’ was watching

Have you ever wondered what happened to the good old days of just living your life, working everyday and the government not interfering at every turn? I mean those days were sweet. Neighbors knew each other, even helped raised each others kids. Small towns were a haven for relaxing and just being as close... »

I’m just saying: Being a father is an honor

Monday, June 17, 2013
I’m just saying:  Being a father is an honor

Once again Father’s Day is fast approaching. In fact it is this Sunday and except for the occasional tool or tie commercial I have seen on television lately, it would sneak by practically unnoticed. Why is that you ask? Basically because it seems that society, outside the small-town atmosphere does not seem to respect the importance... »

I’m just saying: Six years and more to go

Friday, June 7, 2013
I’m just saying:  Six years and more to go

As I sat in my office on Monday afternoon preparing to put together another issue of the Times on Tuesday morning, I was slapped with the realization that another anniversary had crept upon me. No it is not my wedding anniversary. I know better than to forget that one. Monday was the sixth anniversary, to... »

I’m just saying: The way you fight a battle you may not win shows just how much of a winner you truly are

Monday, May 13, 2013
I’m just saying:  The way you fight a battle you may not win shows just how much of a winner you truly are

It has been a rough few weeks. Changes at work, trying to keep up with everything, trying to stay on top of the situations that rise everyday can all be time consuming and worrisome. But last Wednesday I, and many people around me, were reminded that no matter how hectic life is there are more... »

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