Careful how you point fingers
I grew up surrounded by the large, extended families of both my parents. Both seemed then to be matriarchal, led and dominated by wise women.
My grandmother and aunts — uncles, too, but mostly aunts — were always
People are still People
Last week was a long one, endured under the onslaught of an awful summer cold and played out across the commonwealth. It began in Fancy Farm and ended it in Corbin with a trip to Hazard in between.
Truth and politics don’t always mix
On this, the most political weekend of the year in Kentucky, the weekend of the wonderfully unique Fancy Farm Picnic, it’s hard to write a column on politics.
That’s because the column is due to editors on Friday, but it won’t appear in print
Fancy Farm only days away
We’re just days away from the annual Fancy Farm Picnic and political free-for-all which used to be the “official” beginning of fall campaigns in Kentucky.
The biggest draw this year will be the U.S. Senate race between incumbent
Deciding the State House majority
As discussed here previously, the most important elections in Kentucky this fall may be those which decide the majority of the state House of Representatives.
Tompkinsville, here we come!
I spent some time this week with Republicans Hal Heiner and James Comer as well as Democrat Jack Conway.
Heiner and Conway have announced they’re running for governor next
It’s been an interesting week
One column can’t cover everything from a busy week of political events, but here are some quick takeaways from last week.
I ran into Clarence Yancey at the Alison Lundergan Grimes rally at U
Early election intrigue
Maybe the media and hopeful Democrats Let’s look at some things other than the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. (A year ago,
Senate race pumps up Fancy Farm
It’s almost time for the 134th annual Fancy Farm, a unique political spectacle you can find nowhere else. The annual fundraiser for St. Jerome’s Parish in far western Kentucky is also the world’s largest
Grimes must shift debate to economics
Forget the polls which show Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes maintaining a small lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
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