October 21, 2008
Dear Editor, There is no disputing this country is hurting. Most of us are worried about paying bills, whether we will have a job next year, keeping a roof over our heads and what's going to take us through old age. That's why it makes no sense that anyone could support John McCain and his continued belief in "trickle down economics. " That theory brought us to the situation we are in today. We must stop subsidizing big corporations and give those benefits to the middle class.
April 5, 2006
The natural order of the universe evolved from the 'big bang.' The tendency for order to arise from chaos is known as the self organization principle. The self organization principle is what life science means by 'evolution.' Because we observe facts that are consistent with the principle of self organization, scientists conclude there is no need to introduce divine intervention to explain our biological origins. Since I believe, it is easy for me to see the hand of God in the self organization principle itself.
April 7, 2008
In 1992, Bill Clinton's campaign strategist James Carville coined the phrase "it's the economy - stupid" to refocus the presidential campaign away from foreign affairs and the Gulf War to the economy and the recession then under way. Carville argued that the economic recession had not been adequately addressed by then President George H.W. Bush. In the campaign of 2008, as former Yankee Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra would say, it's "dj vu all over again!" In college, I took a principles of economics course which used the economics textbook by Paul Samuelson.
May 30, 2008
Amy Orberson's second-grade class at Woodlawn Elementary School just finished up its Zoorific unit - an incredible economic agenda that pairs the simplest of things, such as zookeepers and their animals, with concepts like division of labor leading to independence. Orberson said she is amazed how the kids have caught on. This week, the class invited in some area professionals, most family members of the students, to explain how they make a living . Thursday, 26 kids energetically awaited the project's final step - making bracelets to sell within the second-grade for a profit.
April 9, 2008
Lincoln County students named to the Dean's List at the University of Kentucky for the Fall 2007 semester. Natasha Camenisch, senior, political science, Arts and Sciences; Stephanie Cutler, senior, biosystems and agricultural engineering, Engineering; Jenna Gover, junior, agricultural economics, Agriculture; Amanda Harris, sophomore, political science, Arts and Sciences; Joanna Howerton, junior, secondary education-mathematics education,...
April 28, 2009
Fifth-grade students at Strode Station Elementary School learned about economics this year by actual running a store at the school. Amy Handshoe, Jerry Sipes, Rita Smallwood and Alice Penniman, all teachers, collaborated to teach the economics unit by having the students establish and run a Christmas store. Using a $500 Schools to Careers grant to get the store started, the students created, produced and sold crafts and products in the store, raising around $1,200 for the school.
October 6, 2003
The Food for Thought series sponsored by the Centre College alumni office begins Tuesday in the Nichols dining room in Cowan Dining Commons. This year's Food for Thought series consists of three discussions led by Centre faculty and staff during lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nayef Samhat, associate professor of government and international relations, will speak on "Looking for Arab Democracy in all the Wrong Places," assessing the...
August 1, 2006
Dear Editor, In a Wednesday July 26 Letter To The Editor John Galt defended our nation's oil companies saying they were not to blame for the high price we pay for gasoline. And while economics and world events certainly do play a role in what we as consumers pay at the pump, Mr. Galt left out one key fact. For the past 25 plus years, the large petroleum conglomerates have been allowed to buy out their smaller competitors and close their refineries. Closed refineries translates to reduced supply.
November 16, 2012
Nov. 16, 1987 The second annual Theatre Gala will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in St. Joseph Catholic Church gymnasium, South Main Street. The event, “Christmas in Monte Carlo,”Â¿will feature an auction of donated items, including an overnight stay in Gratz Park Inn, a box for the Keeneland spring meet and clubhouse passes and dinner for 25. Proceeds will go toward renovation of the Leeds Theatre. The Blue Council No. 55, Daughters of America, celebrated the Council's 64th birthday recently with a Halloween potluck supper.
August 8, 2008
The young woman behind the Heart of Danville's 2008 market analysis is someone who already knew more than a little bit about the town she studied. Aubrey Collier, a University of Kentucky student who put together the market analysis as the main part of her job as an intern this summer at the Heart of Danville, is a native and lifelong resident. "I was born and raised in Danville," said Collier. "I am very familiar with our downtown but it was very interesting to get other people's perspectives of the downtown from the hundreds of responses to the survey that were used for the analysis.