March 19, 2012 - 3:24pm
Congressman John Yarmuth is introducing legislation to end oil company subsidies and refund them to the American people.
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced today that he will introduce legislation to finally end federal subsidies to oil companies and return the money to the American people through targeted gas rebates.Federal subsidies to oil companies will amount to about $38.6 billion over ten years. Not bad...
March 19, 2012 - 9:00am
Kentucky's employment picture is getting better but still has a long way to go.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its revised unemployment figures for January and they show that the unemployment rate in Kentucky fell two tenths of a percent, putting it at 8.8%. This extends a series of favorable reports that, since last summer, have shown a consistently improving...
March 16, 2012 - 9:50pm
Our nominee for greatest Irish ballad is “Mother Machree,” written in 1910 by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest R. Ball, with lyrics by Rida Johnson Young. If, after a couple of Bushmills, this tune fails to bring a tear to your eye, you are not a true son of Erin.
What is the greatest Irish ballad of all times? You’ll never get any two Dubliners to agree, but there is something of a consensus that “Danny Boy” and “Mother Machree” should be at the top of most Hibernian lists.
March 15, 2012 - 8:06pm
Plutarch tells us that Caesar was stabbed in the forum; although he does not explain how a wound in that area could have been fatal. There is reason to believe that Caesar was also wounded in the fracas.
Hot on the heels of International Pi Day, we take time today to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Roman emperor and beloved tyrant Julius Caesar, who was killed by some of his friends while on his way to work in 44 B.C. “Ides,” for readers who may have forgotten high...
March 15, 2012 - 11:19am
The Kentucky legislature is taking a close look at the death penalty.
The biggest changes usually occur so slowly that it can be hard to see the change happening. When some threshold is finally crossed, we notice the change and it feels like things have happened faster than they have.