We honor Kentucky governor Augustus O. Stanley 100 years after brave act

Brave governor from Henderson once halted angry mob, prevented lynching By Chuck Stinnett, from the Evansville Courier-Press Even with a historical marker standing in front of his former home at 612 N. Main Street, Augustus Owsley Stanley is largely unknown in Henderson today.  But exactly a century ago, Stanley was a famed figure here. A…

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

by Rep. Joni Jenkins, House District 44   More than 75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war on Japan after the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor and America. In his address to the nation, the president said December 7, 1941 was “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy.” Decades…

The mall outburst and the Trump effect

by Daniel Lowry Sad and disappointed. Those were the words Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer used to describe the behavior of a woman who went on a racist tirade in Jefferson Mall. Media outlets from New York to Los Angeles have covered the story, and it’s one of other, similar videos that have gone viral recently….

Bill Noelker: Flying Into the Missile

From the cockpit of his F-18 Hornet, Bill Noelker saw the trail of smoke below. The year was 1991, and he was in the Middle East during the first Gulf War. Saddam Hussein had one of the top five largest armies in the world at the time, and he had invaded Iraq. The United States…

Josh McGuire: One in Seven Million

by Daniel Lowry The racetrack was packed on a cool October night. The red, clay dirt was smooth and the mighty roar of the race cars drowned out the crowd, which cheered as the powerful machines rocketed around the small oval. In a turn, one of the cars went on two wheels, rolling over, upside…

James DeWeese: Finding a Miracle

By Daniel Lowry In seconds, a happy day turned into a terrible one. James DeWeese waited for the doctor to come back in the small ultrasound room. His wife smiled at him and his mother put her hand on his shoulder. The three of them were excited about the couple’s second child. James had been…

Rob Walker: Four Mighty Words

by Daniel Lowry The phone rang and Rob Walker could hear in his dad’s voice that the news was bad. “I got my results back and I want to talk with you,” said his dad. Rob didn’t hesitate. He knew he needed to go home. It was a sunny summer day in 1999, and Rob…

Trump and Bevin: Insulting American Democracy

The following excepts are from Daily Beast writer John Avlon. He says that in the final presidential debate, Donald Trump disgraced himself and our democracy by refusing to say if he’d accept the election results. Avlon calls him “a demagogue with a dictatorial streak.” Avlon writes the following: The most troubling rumble from Trump’s flailing final…

Gov. Bevin Cuts Millions in SEEK Funding to Kentucky’s Public Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Lawmakers, political leaders, teachers, school officials and parents today are united in their stand against Gov. Bevin’s decision not to distribute Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding for public schools across Kentucky for FY 2016. “Gov. Bevin has made it clear that his goal is to do everything…

Al Gentry: A Second from Death

The wire grabbed Al Gentry. It snagged his jacket sleeve and yanked his arm around, pulling him toward the big auger drill, which snapped his bone at the elbow. It happened in split seconds, but as the drill revolved and the wire pulled the rest of his body closer, time seemed to warp. Two seconds…