This is a column I wrote for The Kentucky Standard, published on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
It was shortly after the 2010 primaries when I found myself on the phone with a good friend from Ohio talking about Kentucky politics.
Rand Paul had recently upset the political order of the Kentucky Republican establishment, beating U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s protégé, Trey Grayson. In an interview with National Public Radio, Paul had taken issue with the portion of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits private businesses from discriminating against people based on race, religion or national origin.
That was it, my friend was convinced. Chalk up a win for the Democrats in November. How, after all, could someone so far on the fringe ever carry a statewide election? Continue reading Careful what you wish for
So I did the whole public relations/speech writer thing for six years. But I am a newsman at heart. So when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance to get back into the business. In July, I started as editor of The Kentucky Standard, the tri-weekly newspaper in Bardstown, Ky.
That was months ago, but I am just now getting around to updating this site. That should tell you how busy I have been. In the coming days or weeks, I will try to upload some of my work since then.