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Against the Grain by: Andy Sullivan

It’s once again time for an “Oh you didn’t know” piece! We start with this little gem The Roots miniseries and the first Star Wars movie both were released in 1977.  Here’s a head-scratcher: Star War was originally titled Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope.  That’s right, George Lucas wanted to start his epic film franchise at IV.


Representative Rebecca Raymer: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

A Week in Review: Bills clear committee, head to full House

With the 2023 Regular Session in full swing, we had a full week of committee meetings, House Floor debate, and a ruling from the Supreme Court of Kentucky in a case involving legislation passed in previous sessions.


Cheryl Hughes: Bad Judgement and its Rewards

Groucho Marx said, “There’s two kinds of people in the world.  Those who think people can be divided up into two types, and those who don’t” (  No disrespect to Groucho, but I think there are three types of people in the world.  Those who do things ahead of a deadline, those who put things off till the last minute, and those whom the people who wait till the last minute come to for help.


Jarrod Jacobs: Our Influence Is Powerful!

While Joshua and the people prepared to enter Canaan, he commanded two spies to go into Jericho and return with information (Josh. 2:1). After entering the city; they ended up in the house of Rahab, the harlot and received valuable information about Jericho. Rahab told the spies that those in Jericho had been aware of their exploits for the past forty years! Also, the people have been scared of them for the past forty years! She said she already knew the Lord gave them this land. Jehovah is recognized by them as God “in Heaven above and in earth beneath” (Josh. 2:9-11).


Jim Waters: Abundance of caution’ appropriate concerning donors’ privacy

As the president of a nonprofit public policy organization which emphasizes making government at all levels more transparent, I’m often asked if we reveal our donors.

“No,” I respond.


Senator Steve Meredith Tapped As Colon Cancer Screening Advisory Committee Member

FRANKFORT, KY (February 13, 2023) - Senate President Robert Stivers has named Senator Steve Meredith, R-Leitchfield, to the Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention Advisory Committee. The Committee's purpose is to provide oversight and recommendations to the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program and report annually to the Kentucky General Assembly.


Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

Last year, James Corden announced that he would step down as host of the Late Late Show on CBS after this season.  It was announced February 8 that, instead of looking for a new host, the Late Late Show would be ending its 28 year run.  It will be replaced by @mdnight, a series that ran on Comedy Central from 2013-2017.  It will begin after Corden bids his final farewell this spring.


Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

Recently on the internet, I came across a quote in a question-and-answer format: “What is the hardest


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - Representative Rebecca Raymer

House introduces priority measures as session resumes

As we wrap up day 8 of the 2023 Regular Session, my colleagues and I have been hard at work crafting sound, responsible policy that covers a range of issues. From reformulated gasoline, to restructuring our local elections, the House alone has over 250 bills in circulation.


Meaning By: Cheryl Hughes

In Viktor Frankl’s book, MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING, Frankl says, “The meaning of your life is to help others find the meaning of theirs.”

At first glance, this quote seems counterproductive.  After all, doesn’t this mean your life will be subsequently used up while helping someone else find purpose?  Doesn’t your life count?

There is a fable that addresses this question.  It examines the life of a donkey and a horse.  There are several different versions.  The following is my favorite.

A farmer decides it’s time to take his product to market in a far-away town.



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