The McCreary County Record

Opinion

Opinion
  • Ronnie Ellis 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

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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

    August 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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,

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis 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.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo