Op-ed

GUEST EDITORIAL – JCPS Board Member to Fellow Kentuckians: “F— You!”

Jefferson County school board member Chris Kolb has a foul mouth. But he has an even fouler opinion of many of his fellow Kentuckians. After the JCPS board of education voted to require that every child in the district of nearly 100,000 students wear masks to school, State Senator Whitney Westerfield, a Republican from Crofton, tweeted...

A Not So Novel Idea in a Novel Time

Political candidates and politicians around the country sure do a lot of talking about the pandemic – telling people what they should and should not do – but what they should be doing is activating their campaign apparatuses to wipe out the disease.  What do I mean? Kentucky politicians have an opportunity to lead from the...

Fancy Farm Will Continue, But Republicans Will Target Each Other

The 141st annual Fancy Farm had a different feel, fewer people, bruising jabs, great BBQ, but the political picnic proved one thing – it will go on, even if Democrats don’t attend.  In an age of Twitter feuds, massive television advertising buys, and mass media the annual pilgrimage to far West Kentucky is a chance to...

Op-ed: Trust and Cooperation Between Families and Educators Needed in Return to Classroom

Op-ed by Senate Education Chair Max Wise, R-Campbellsville. The 2021 Interim of the Kentucky General Assembly began last month with a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Education, on which I serve as co-chairman. A tumultuous 2020–2021 school year leaves us to reflect on the experiences of our students, teachers, parents, and communities. Lessons...

Former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft is Mute on Human Rights Issue Unraveling in KY

With an international controversy swirling days before the Kentucky Derby, Kentuckian and the former United Nations ambassador Kelly Craft is mute as her brother, who is the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission refuses to take action.

Open Letter: Welcome to Kentucky Fried Politics

In a state where countless are addicted to fast horses, discerning bourbon, or a certain bucket of fried chicken, my addiction continues to roll pure and true with politics.