How is it that two states with such important primary campaigns in which large amounts of money were spent failed to attract more voters? How much are campaigns spending to get voters to the polls these days?
In eastern Kentucky, many children lack the tools to escape the depths of poverty due to the struggling educational structures in place.
A doctoral student at Columbia University complains that political scientists have been ignoring the 25 million residents of Appalachia. He is correct.
"This is a historic day," Commissioner Comer declared. "We've done something that no one thought we could do a year-and-a-half ago. We legalized industrial hemp and we've proven that it's an agricultural crop and not a drug."
I lost my religion like one loses a beloved family member: with denial, bargaining, acceptance, then grief. I long for a world where we don't have to choose between our individual freedom and the collective strength provided by our religion.
No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.
Pluralism is simply "Respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God-given uniqueness of each one of us." It is not a religion, nor is it a system of governance or laws to adhere to; it is simply one's attitude of "respecting the otherness of others."
A shipment containing 250 pounds of hemp seed destined for The Bluegrass State has successfully traversed the U.S. Customs in Chi-town, but officials in Louisville have so far refused to release the seeds due to federal law and sheer ignorance.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Cockfighters are on the run, or better yet, in handcuffs, like never before. In recent days, there have been rescues in several states, and there seems to be a new resolve among so many different law enforcement agencies nationwide not to tolerate this form of staged cruelty and the wide range of criminal activity so often associated with it.
Moderation is smart in any situation, but especially when it comes to the Kentucky Derby.
No matter where you're watching the race, don't forget the ultimate accessory -- a classic Mint Julep in a sliver cup.
You'll find bourbon mixed drinks, bourbon infusions, and bourbon slushies. People from Louisville drink it on the rocks or with a splash of water. There are plenty of opportunities to taste bourbon beyond the race track.
Since I'm not a native of the South, I love any excuse to direct my healthifying powers below the Mason Dixon line.
It took a journalist with Mark Hebert's talents, and courage, to dig out a scandal about a sitting Governor and make it a national story. With a long-term national impact.