There are a lot of worthwhile pieces of equipment that a deer hunter can utilize today. Each one can turn the odds more in favor of the hunter. Perhaps one of the greatest ones in the past two decades has been the trail camera.
Many of us think about the tragedy in Dallas 51 years ago this month. Last May I visited the Texas School Book Depository on the corner of Houston and Elm Streets in Dallas, Texas and read the government's inscription on the wall of the...
Elk were once native to the eastern United States, but over hunting and loss of habitat pushed them west and north. There is a reference to the last far eastern elk being killed in Pennsylvania in 1869.
There is a phrase that has become popular in the last few years about “having an attitude of gratitude.” It sounds catchy and is memorable, but the message behind it is truly significant.
BEREA — On Dec. 6, visitors to the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will experience the arts through demonstrations, book signings and music as Wyman Rice, of Lexington, demonstrates his sculptural hand-built pottery, Stephen M. Vest and James...
We are hearing more these days about “death with dignity,” which is a dignified way of saying it makes sense to breathe our last in the most painless and pleasant way possible under terms we control.
By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don't know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America's largest...
If your breakfast this morning came out of a box, odds are that “natural and artificial flavors” were part of the experience.
By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:
In his most recent column appearing here, Dr. Harold Pease again attacked President Barack Obama by offering his Monday-morning-quarterbacking comments about the president's address on the subject of illegal immigrants.
Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families.
In all our lives there are many holidays or special days, such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and weddings. These are difficult days for those who have lost loved ones, but for many the most difficult holidays of the year are Thanksgiving...
Actress Mariska Hargitay, who plays a New York City sex-crimes detective on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” got it right when she said prosecutors had shown flagrant disrespect to women by routinely failing to follow through on DNA...
I call to ask who's in charge of the Empty Stocking Fund so I'll know where to send my check this year. Jim “Muggins” Bennett answers the phone. He sounds a little weak, but when he realizes it's me, he perks right...
By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
As open enrollment for kynect gets underway for the second year, this state should be proud of what it has accomplished with the Affordable Care Act under the leadership of Gov. Steve Beshear.
Last week's column on funny things kids had been heard to say was so well-received and I received so much email feed back that I have decided to continue with a similar vein this week.
By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said.
I am home from my amazing trip to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. There is so much to share that I could write one hundred articles about it all. I will write several in the weeks ahead. Today, however, there is something that is pressing on me...
Steve will have Thanksgiving dinner over at Doc's and Mrs. Doc's this year, and any number of his friends are grateful for that. Steve is one heckuva cowboy and trainer of young colts, and a good friend to all, but he'd never make it...
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's election Thursday as Senate majority leader was a historic moment for Kentucky and the fulfillment of the stalwart politician's longtime ambition.
Imagine your child has asthma or severe allergies. One day, your health insurer informs you that they will no longer cover your child under your plan because they have a preexisting condition.
By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
President Barack Obama acted as though he was unaware of the overwhelming rejection of his policies, which he had insisted were on the ballot this election, in one of the largest mid-term election defeats in the last 100 years. He came out of the gate...
One of the Affordable Care Act's bothersome traits is its reliance on numbers to judge its success — and those numbers vary, depending on who provides them.
In this season of 'thanks-giving' and particularly this year I have a lot of different questions I am asking and thoughts I am considering. My thanks and my gratitude for the people, experiences and things I've written about through...
By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2014. There are 42 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant.
Surely all of us have something to give thanks for.We all have problems, aches and things that we desire.
It's no small irony that President Barack Obama supported protections for an open Internet on the same day he arrived in China, a nation that notoriously controls and censors Internet communications.
By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2014. There are 43 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
The holidays are here, and with them, the season of great eating. Soon, you'll have more turkey and dressing than you'll know what to do with.
In 1960, I was just seven years old; and, even though there was a great big world out there somewhere, my immediate world really only consisted of the No. 16 Island Creek coal camp at Verdunville where my family existed alongside other coal related...
”Why does she stay?”
Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in...
I've been looking for a place to use this quote in a column for some time now and finally decided it's never going to fit just anywhere so I'll just make an entire column of it.
By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2014. There are 46 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:
I indicated in my column on Oct. 18, 2014, that I would continue a discussion of Muslims once my students at Edison Community College and I attended a seminar conducted by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize winner for non-fiction, Karima Bennoune, for...
By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2014. There are 47 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:
I had such a good time on my journey across Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, but there was one thing that stuck in my mind. “I hope I'm not missing all of the colors at home.”
With all of the holiday shopping going on this time of year, both in stores and online, there is no better time to remind you to beware of fraud — you never know where it is lurking.
This Veteran's Day we honored those who serve and have served our country. Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our independence, our freedom, and all the rights we hold dear. Now is the time to fight for them by ensuring they have...
Some of the best things in life may be free, as the song says, but higher education is not among them.
Last month President Barack Obama designated 646,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, a national monument despite the lack of support for the move in the House of Representatives. Nor were the local communities...
By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2014. There are 48 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:
You have to stop at the store with your 3-year-old. He refuses to sit in the cart but agrees to hold your hand until he screams, breaks loose and sprints down the aisle. A temper tantrum is in the making!
If you buy your own health insurance, add this important date to your yearend to-do list: Nov. 15 (Saturday).
While Uncle Sam's attention is being diverted by crises in the Middle East, Asian nations are ramping up their naval forces to face the growing colossus of the seas: China.