I was having a conversation many years ago with a neighbor in England. At some point he said, "The difference between the English and Americans is that you still believe in your flag and we don't." I was not sure exactly what he meant by that, or even if it is accurate but recent events have…

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger’ because there was no room for them in the inn.

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WASHINGTON -- Americans have a lot to be grateful for on Thanksgiving. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have harried human beings since we dropped down from the trees, but three of the four -- War, Famine and Pestilence -- have essentially been banished from our shores. We are so rich tha…

To hear many people tell it, rural America is on the decline. Our towns and counties are shrinking as younger generations migrate en masse to urban areas. Big cities are where the future will happen.

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Today is Small Business Saturday, when shopping locally and supporting local businesses is promoted nationwide by local business organizations, big cities and small towns across the United States.

"And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords." -- Ezekiel 38: 4

Governor-elect Andy Beshear and future First Lady Britainy Beshear are holding an inauguration poster contest and invite children to submit artwork reflecting Kentuckians working together to accomplish "common goals we all share."

It's been nearly two weeks since we set our clocks back an hour for Daylight Saving Time, and many people are still likely recovering from the time change that comes twice a year.

Democrats statewide are celebrating the apparent unseating of the Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Tuesday's election. If there were only one race to win -- and it looks like that will be their only one -- that is the upset they would pick.

On April 22, 1915, Allied soldiers in their trenches in Flanders (a part of Belgium) watched as a mysterious cloud rolled down the hill toward them. It was 150 tons of chlorine gas that would kill nearly everyone in the target area. It was the opening of the Second Battle of Ypres which prod…

While about 40 million Americans are considered food insecure (they may not know where their next meal will come from), a large amount of food goes to waste in our country.

The changing seasons, spring and autumn, lend themselves to reflection on the rhythm of life. For different reasons, they each are reminders of the Old Testament covenant God made with Noah and "all flesh" on the earth, "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer an…

Part of my daughter's morning school arrival routine is stopping to say hi to Officer Steve, her school resource officer. And daily, even with all he is managing during morning drop-offs, he never fails to share a smile or a laugh with her.

Liberal. Conservative. Christian. Atheist. Illegal immigrant. Black. White. Addict. Preacher. Car dealer. Lawyer. Doctor. Plumber. Roofer. OK, that's enough. What images flashed in your head as the words on this list passed your eyes. It may have happened so fast that it did not rise to cons…

With California set to make it legal for student-athletes to make money off of their names and likenesses, we think it won't be long before Kentucky and, eventually, the whole nation, follows suit.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at McCracken County Clerk's Office (at the McCracken Courthouse), I plan to change my voter registration from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

Imagine working at a local factory. They have a 401(k) matching contribution retirement plan. You put five percent of your salary into your retirement and the factory matches your five percent.

The 57th annual Lady Cemetery Homecoming was held in the Lyon County portion of LBL, formerly called Between the Rivers, on Sunday, Sept. 15. The tradition began as families were forced to re-locate in the 1960s due to TVA's use of eminent domain to establish a demonstration in the area. Ann…

With members in five counties, our Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and cover the Lake Barkley region. Our mission continues to be "Leading our businesses in economic growth through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development and innovation."

Families in nearly every neighborhood of our country have suffered because of the opioid and substance abuse epidemic. For years, the situation just seemed to get worse as addiction hurt more families. Kentucky has tragically been among the hardest-hit states. Thankfully, however, our years-…

This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, non-profit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state to learn about the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, its implementation in Kentucky, and what it will mean for families in the Co…

The House of Representatives is back in session following a productive district work period. Throughout the month of August, I traveled across the 1st District to 15 different counties in Central, Southern, and Western Kentucky. During my travels I met with local government officials, busine…

If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new members.

The world's first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseille, France. The first English speaking Chamber was founded in New York City in 1768. Throughout the years, the goal of chambers has been the same - to further the interests of local businesses and to help and learn from each…

Kentucky's farmers are among the best in the world. It's no surprise agriculture leaders from around the country are looking to the Bluegrass State and our prospering hemp industry. Right now, hemp is growing in 101 of our 120 counties and $100 million worth of Kentucky grown and processed h…

About five years ago, Mr. Ricky Hillgard became a volunteer at the Rest Home in Princeton Health Rehab.

Semple Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Carter read a story to her class about a child who faced stressful events every day, making it hard to focus at school. After the story, she gave her students a prompt - if Ms. Carter only knew. Some of the responses were eye-opening.

Daylight saving time does not save any daylight. There's the same amount no matter what the clock says.

Editor's Note: The ads on the back of the flag page which ran in The Princeton Times Leader on June 29, 2019 were printed sideways (not upside down) for ease of readership when flipping through the pages of the edition. This is a universally-followed format for designing a newspaper for the …