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The Coders of Kentucky

Matthew Watson opened his car door at a gas station outside Hueysville, Ky., sprang out and exclaimed, “I got a new job!<i>”</i> He blushed slightly; he was not one to boast. But for this slender, 33-year-old man with a red beard, a father of two small daughters who had once been ashamed of supplementing …

Kentucky

Five Underrated Things to Pack for Every Trip

I’ve spent the majority of the last five years as a digital nomad, living and working in over 40 countries. Because of this, I tend to travel fairly light. I’ve also tried countless travel gadgets, and found most are a waste of money and space. Instead, here are five universally useful, perhaps …

Google Maps

Kentucky Arts Council traveling exhibit to highlight artwork by military veterans in November

Military veterans may have put down their rifles, but the Kentucky Arts Council is asking them to pick up their brushes, pencils and other art tools …

Veterans

Military service doesn't give politicians like Duncan Hunter license to break the law

Military service is an asset for a candidate, but not all veterans are noble. Duncan Hunter and other politicians who served are not above the law.<p>Most Americans correctly believe that military service is deserving of respect and gratitude, especially in time of war. The “thank you for your …

Duncan Hunter

Lowest Earners Spend the Highest Percentage of Their Income on "Vices," Data Shows

We all have a tendency to spend money on luxuries, whether it's a weekend getaway or a mid-afternoon latte. But new data from Bankrate tells us that America's lowest earners spend the highest percentage of their income on so-called financial vices. Specifically, households earning less than $30,000 …

Social Security

20+ Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2018 Have Been Announced, And They Will Make Your Day

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced the finalists for 2018, narrowed down to just 41 from over 2000 quality entries. “The standard …

East Africa

Korean War vet, 98, walks 12 miles each day to see ailing wife

Distance does not deter 98-year-old Korean War veteran Luther Younger from seeing his now-paralyzed wife Waverlee.<p>Younger walks 12 miles a day to visit his ailing wife in a Rochester, N.Y., hospital, according to reports.<p>Waverlee has suffered from brain cancer since 2009, Spectrum News Rochester …

Korean War

Study claiming US is home of one-third of mass-shooters worldwide debunked; figure less than 3 percent

Video<p>Are more laws the solution to mass shootings?<p>A widely-popularized study adopted by the Obama administration claiming the U.S. has by far the most mass public shooters in the world has been criticized and dismissed by new research.<p>John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research …

Guns

Was maths invented or discovered?

Advertisement<p>The fact that 1 plus 1 equals 2, or that there’s an infinite number of primes, are truths about reality that held even before …

Mathematics

Elite Wildland Firefighters Are The Pride Of The Blackfeet Reservation

Lyle St. Goddard, 56, is running along a dirt trail on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.<p>"It takes me about a lap to loosen up," he says.<p>Being a hotshot is a young man's game and St. Goddard believes he's one of the oldest hotshot crew members in the country.<p>"I still can do it," he says. "I just …

Forests

My daughter prayed to Alexa – Here’s the incredible thing that happened next

The most meaningful parenting experiences often come in the unplanned, organic moments of life. The problem is, all the interruptions of our always connected society can cause us to miss out on teaching and learning some incredible lessons with our children and grandchildren.<p>I get it. As a father …

Artificial Intelligence

Ringing Rocks of Montana

The rocks of a certain area of Butte, Montana give off a musical ring when hit.<p>Using rocks as instruments goes back a very long time. Known as “rock …

Odisha

My nephew tried to school me on cultural appropriation. It didn't end well.

They got him. Just as I feared they would.<p>My nephew Kyle came to live with us this summer after his freshman year of college. Apparently he’s now a deputized member of the cultural-appropriation police.<p>He hadn’t even unpacked his massive bag of dirty laundry when he made a snide comment about the …

Cultural Appropriation

How to Salt Bake a Whole Fish

By mixing together a couple cups of kosher salt and some eggs whites, you can create a “salt tomb” to bake a fish in. The salt and egg white mixture …

Seafood

Here’s How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Exports

Ocasio-Cortez's socialist fairytale could destroy the American Dream

While President Trump is busy making America great again, Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – who is expected to win a U.S. House seat in November in a heavily Democratic congressional district in New York City – is calling for policies that would turn the American Dream into the …

Venezuela

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.<p>"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."<p>So …

High School

7 Mistakes You’re Making With Your iPhone (And How To Fix Them)

As of June 2017, Apple had reportedly sold 1.2 billion iPhones worldwide. That’s quite a few sales in just 10 years. <i>Forbes</i> estimates that the …

Veterans Affair Watchdog Finds Significant Problems in VA Caregiver Program

Report comes as caregiver program is set to expand<p>Family caregivers seeking help from the Department of Veterans Affairs encountered extended wait …

7 Tips for Making the Best Coffee Ever

Every coffee lover should consult these important rules (and handy tricks) before brewing another pot of java.<p>A Better Brew<p>If you’re already a fan of …

Here's what a gallon of gas cost the year you were born

In the early 1930s, an American motorist could pull up to the pump in a Ford Model T Speedster running on fumes, and for little more than a dollar drive away with a full tank. Today, the same amount of gasoline costs about $25.<p>Inflation is the primary reason for the increase in gas prices over …

Oil & Gas Industry

The U.S. Navy Is Creating a Military Slime

Inspired by the hagfish, the synthetic slime can stop enemy boats in the water and become a powerful weapon.<p>The U.S. Navy is developing weaponized, synthetic slime to stop enemy vessels on their journeys, inspired by the real life hagfish. The hagfish fills its potential attackers’ mouths and gills …

Win Dinner with Balsamic Glazed Steak Tips & Mushrooms

Easy Balsamic Glazed Steak Tips and Mushrooms<p>Serves 4<p><i>For the steak</i>:<p>1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak tips, flap meat, or flank steak, cut into 3-inch pieces …

Ocean explorers find lost WWII shipwreck that ‘entombed’ 70 US sailors as they slept

A NOAA-backed expedition scouring the floor of the Bering Sea has discovered a long lost World War II shipwreck where 70 U.S. sailors were instantly …

Recovering American war dead is serious, sacred business; leave hyperbole out of it

President Trump is making it sound like the recent return of U.S. war dead from North Korea is unprecedented; that's just not true.<p>Two realities are most striking about America's timeless exercise locating and returning U.S. war dead from past conflicts.<p>The first is how this sometimes-painstaking …

Todd Starnes: Air Force general is attacked by extremist group because he prays for others

Several months ago I was delivering a speech to a group of patriots in our nation’s capital when I suddenly became ill and collapsed.<p>The following day, as I was recovering in the cardiac wing of a nearby hospital, I received a visitor – Col. John Teichert, then the commander at Joint Base Andrews.<p>I …

Military

Motorcycle club of Vietnam veterans feed other veterans in need

<b>LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) -</b> Members of Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club joined other volunteers to feed veterans in need at the VA Medical …

The U.S. Navy Is Having a Hell of a Time Dismantling the USS Enterprise

Nobody has ever disposed of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier before. Turns out it's not easy.<p>Six years after decommissioning USS <i>Enterprise</i>, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy is still figuring out how to safely dismantle the ship. The General Accounting Office …

Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Make Pickles from Your Leftover Vegetables, Feel Less Guilty About Food Waste

It's just a tiny batch of pickles, no big dill<p>CSA boxes are like your own personal episode of <i>Chopped</i>. You have no idea what is going to be in there. …