• Abuse Of Opioids Costing Businesses Millions

    (Dr. Matt McCarty is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in chronic pain management. he founded Genotox Laboratories (www.genotoxlabs.com), a rapidly growing national reference lab providing medication monitoring services through urine drug screen confirmations and pharmacogenomics testing)

        As the children of Brian and Courtney Halye found themselves preparing for school one morning in March, they began to worry because their parents still had not made it out of their bedroom.

  • Viewpoint

    It was interesting to read this week that the greatest golfer of all time is something less than mechanically inclined.
    According to his wife, Barbara, Jack Nicklaus has been disparagingly tagged with the nickname, ‘Handy Jack.’
    She made the comment that her father was a whiz at repairing any and everything around the house when she was growing up and she thought that all men could do those things.
    She then related a story of how she asked Jack to attach a simple shelf to the inside of a cabinet door to hold spices, cups or something of that ilk.

  • Staying healthy eight ways

    Way back in the early dawn of history-well not really-there was much said about the power of positive thinking. Somewhere along the line, we discarded that notion and took back up with worrying, fretting and fussing.
    Since there is nothing new under the sun, I recently ran into an article explaining that there are positive health benefits that result for the human organism when that human engages in a positive, sunny outlook.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    1. Big Ben’s face
    6. “C’____ la vie!”
    9. Hefty competitor
    13. Water-resistant wool cloth
    14. William F. Cody, ____ Buffalo Bill
    15. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a.k.a. El _____
    16. Food-borne bacteria
    17. Bro to sis or sis to bro
    18. Bat dwelling?
    19. *It lights up the sky
    21. *S’more cooker
    23. Turkish title of respect
    24. Sensational promotion
    25. *Take a first aid one on a camping trip
    28. Lover of Aeneas

  • Believe in a trusted news source

    What is your No. 1 news source?
    How confident are you in that source?
    I have been in the news-providing business for over 40 years. It’s a place where writers have been drummed with “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”
    That’s not something that happens on social media. Real news happens and is reported by real journalists.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Bunch of VIPs?
    6. Parents + teachers, acr.
    9. Sour milk sign
    13. Meltable abode
    14. Oui
    15. Jessica Rabbit’s true love
    16. Fix a program
    17. Hi-____
    18. Assuage
    19. *Where Tom Hanks was sleepless
    21. *Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s liaison
    23. Jack Kerouac, or ____ Paradise
    24. Medieval domain
    25. Roll of bills
    28. Inauguration event
    30. Like olden day toy
    35. Bypass
    37. Encore!
    39. Blood line

  • Open meetings of public officials is vital to our freedom

    I was out of town last week and missed the opportunity to commemorate one of the most important laws adopted by our forefathers.
    Last week was “Sunshine Week,” which celebrates the Sunshine Law. In Kentucky, that’s the Open Meetings, Open Records Law. Federally, it’s the Freedom of Information Act.
    The Sunshine Laws are to help everyone -- not just idealistic journalists -- ensure an accountable government.

  • Sen. Steve West: Legislative Update in the General Assembly

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort.
    A flurry of bills were sent to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.