That’s just how it is: Part four
I mentioned in the first column in this series that I still get razzed for wearing Marshall University Green.
Former EKU President Joanne Glasser always teased me about it. She told me I looked much better in maroon, and I always reminded her I bleed green. I don’t think she ever really cared.
The case of the trimmed barber
Tony was the proud proprietor of a clip joint with no rival. He operated the only barbershop in town. Then one unfortunate day, he made the mistake of getting into a heated argument with Quincy, the town banker, who became more interested in burying Tony instead of the hatchet. To do so, he imported two tonsorial artists and opened a competing barbershop...at cut rate prices...directly across the street from Tony’s shop. And, if his low prices weren’t sufficient enough to entice away Tony’s customers, the determined banker used his financial influence in the community to wean even more of Tony’s customers.
That’s just how it is: Part three
I received a nice congratulatory email from Dick Ham soon after my retirement announcement was published. He understood why I was retiring, but was comforted by the fact that I was in the big chair, seeing that all the variety of operations were done and done well.
Elections have consequences
I’m subject to temporary bouts of disillusionment with politics, and it’s dangerous to attempt columns in such a mood.
So indulge me as I make some random observations without final political judgments.
Kentucky to the EPA: ‘Man up’ or shut up
During recent stops in Pikeville and Hazard, Sen. Mitch McConnell took aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s rope-a-dope policy that Kentucky’s senior senator rightly describes as an “illegitimate” and “back-door means” to permanently destroy eastern Kentucky’s economic lifeline, which — like 93 percent of the commonwealth’s electricity — is powered by coal.
That’s just how it is: Part two
Today’s column starts off with excerpt from a “fun-spirited” column I wrote in January 2008 titled “Back to the Future.” It was about a fictional dream that predicted the outcome of certain events of much interest or controversy in Richmond and Madison County.
The case of the cheap husband
When Sam and Irene arrived in the United States as immigrants, Sam had $2 in his pocket. And, according to Irene, after 20 years of successful farming, he still had his original $2 in his pocket despite the fact that he had amassed a small fortune.
A win-win for Kentucky’s budget and small businesses
Legislation requiring internet retailers to collect sales taxes owed to states would aid Kentucky’s depleted budget and end the unfair advantage out-of-state sellers have over Main Street Kentucky businesses.
Derby a break from reality in Kentucky
The state capitol isn’t exactly a ghost town during Derby Week, but it’s close.
How politics has changed
When two senators recently got into a spat over whether the Boston Marathon bombings were being politicized, the news was everywhere within minutes.
Reams of commentary quickly followed.
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