Kentucky surging forward following legislative session

On the first Saturday in May each year, the Kentucky Derby captures the attention and fascination of the world and creates special moments that will l...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Kentucky’s teachers and students lead the way

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman believes that today’s college graduates must do much more than compete for a job.In a global economy, m...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Sen. Smith’s Legislative Update

Sen. Smith’s Legislative Update

Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


A tribute to mothers-in-law

Ruth 1: 14-17And they lifted up their voice and wept again and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but, Ruth clave unto her. And she said, “Behold, ...

May 16th, 2017 |  


How MP3 can more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure

Every year, the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees sponsors an essay contest with 4-H. This year, the essay topic was state pollinator prot...

May 16th, 2017 |  


How Mexican Farmers Got the Better of Trump

Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth — as President Trump i...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Governor makes step in right direction to repair broken foster care in Kentucky

A broken government system should not keep the pieces of a child’s life from being put back together. Governor Matt Bevin’s choice of Dan ...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Is there room in the courtroom for conscience?

Does a judge have a right to his conscience? That’s the question many are asking since a Glasgow Family Court Judge recused himself in cases reg...

May 9th, 2017 |  


The Post Office Delivers, Literally

A half-dollar hardly counts as money these days — it won’t even buy a cup of coffee. But pssssst… here’s an amazing half-dolla...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Benefits Secured for Retired Coal Miners and their Families

Last week, we achieved the success that thousands of retired coal miners and their families so desperately needed with the passage of my proposal to p...

May 9th, 2017 |