Look out below! General Assembly time again
Oh Lord! On Tuesday lawmakers return to Frankfort and the fun begins.
I’m actually looking forward to it, though I’m concerned that says something I’d rather not know about myself and my emotional health.
It reminds me of the Clint Eastwood movie title, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Lord knows there are plenty of all those things.
There are some really good people in the General Assembly. More than enough that I fear if I start naming them I’ll leave someone out.
Openness is at heart of our mission
“The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them,” states the preamble to the Ralph M. Brown Act. “The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.”
The Ralph M. Brown Act, named for a former California assemblyman and appeals court judge, is led by the quotation above. There are few statements in history that better describe the relationship between citizens and those who have been elected or hired to serve them.
‘Put the jam on the lower shelf’
This is the week for looking back at the passing year or ahead to the new one. But because of a delightful Christmas gift, I’m in mind of something as old as I am.
For the New Year, resolve to ‘not stop’ doing all the things you like to do
I really hate the first of the year – the time when you are supposed to make New Year's resolutions. I've never been able to keep my promises, regardless of what I resolve to do or not do.
Memories supplant driving fear
The coming year will be significant. I will become the father of a driving teenager.
27 life stories are worth remembering
I became a journalist because I believe that everyone’s story is important and it needs to be told.
OUR VIEW: Hurt leaves positive legacy, big shoes to fill
When Patricia Hurt took over as superintendent of Metcalfe County Schools, she faced a daunting task.
Holiday gift ideas for the Frankfort players
Let’s offer some tongue-in-cheek “stocking stuffers” for some of Kentucky’s political players, all in good humor.
YOUR VIEWS: God has been left out of discussion
This Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2012, a nation mourns the horrid acts of a crazy man in Newtown, CT.
History comes alive online
News and notes ...
In a couple of weeks, our subscribers will have the opportunity to hold in their hand a very special publication — “First 50.” It is a celebration of the first 50 members of the Glasgow-Barren County Athletic Hall of Fame.
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