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.

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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 …

Wild weather in the Midwest has left livestock producers on the hunt for hay very early in the year. As a result, horse owners may not have as easy a time finding it when they need it later this year.

News about climate change has been so spooky for so long that it can feel like background noise. We find a way to carry on like normal, even when the news is disquieting.

Much like getting your dad to actually tell you what he wants for Father's Day, it turns out writing a good Father's Day editorial is darn near impossible (for me, anyway).

Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, Kentucky has already been experiencing high temperatures. Temperatures reached the mid- to high-80s Tuesday and are expected to hover in upper-70s and 80s all week.

In recent months, I've been very proud to work on an issue that every Member of Congress can wholeheartedly support - protecting our nation's children from abuse and neglect. The safety and security of some of our most vulnerable members of society, our nation's children, is of the utmost im…

While this year's Kentucky Derby lasted about two minutes, controversy surrounding the race is far from being over.

Kentucky's primary election is this Tuesday and if voter participation in 2015 is any indication, the turnout will be in the neighborhood of a dismal 12 percent. Low turnout is partly because Kentucky is one of a handful of states that elects its governor and constitutional officers in odd n…

Kentucky's pension children shouldn't pay for the sins of their retirement-systems' fathers.

I've never been that great at goodbyes. I don't like the idea of soft-pedaling something or beating around the bush when simplicity will do just as well. I say that to tell you that this will be my last column. I'm hanging up my spurs -- which only makes sense, since I don't have a horse to …

Mayor Kota Young's announcement this week of a "Day of Service" in the community next Saturday, April 27, should spur all of us who call Princeton and Caldwell County home to do something in return for the community we love.

One of the sure signs of spring around my household is a yard full of dandelions. Some might call them weeds, but I don't like the connotation.

Last week's high winds in the county were nothing compared to the four tornadoes that touched down in western Kentucky, including the EF-2 that caused major damage to portions of western McCracken County.

I came across an interesting observation today. Since early November 2000, there has been a continuous human presence on the International Space Station; ever since that date, at least one astronaut - male or female, from any of 17 countries - has been aboard the ISS as it orbits the Earth.

After the on-again, off-again storminess of the first half of the weekend, it was a real treat to see the sun and feel some warmer spring air again on Sunday.

Last week, the Caldwell County school district joined schools and preschools across the state and country in celebrating Read Across America Week, coinciding with the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

One of the common battles we seem to be dealing with as a society is that involving the relationship between traditional practices and protocols and new technologies that can call the old way of doing things into question.

I ordered a DNA test last fall and, as part of the holiday festivities, filled a vial with spit and mailed it off for analysis. The results came in and were about what I expected: two-thirds English, a third Scots-Irish -- about as vanilla as one can get. This wasn't much of a surprise -- we…

It was announced this week that a joint meeting of the Princeton and Fredonia city councils and the Caldwell County Fiscal Court is being planned early next month. We support this endeavor and hope that the attempt leads to the development of common aims and a greater spirit of unity and coo…

I had to get a new cell phone this week. I’m not a real big fan of change, especially when it comes to technology, but sometimes, it can’t be put off any longer. When you know, you know.

When ideas are put forth concerning ways to improve the community, some familiar topics almost always emerge – more opportunities for children and youth, better parks and recreation, and so forth. But those topics beg another questions, and possibly another idea toward progress – how do they…