April 24, 2014

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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly

While the General Assembly’s committees understandably focus most of their time on bills and resolutions during legislative sessions, it is not uncommon for them to review other issues as well that have an impact on the state.

That happened earlier this month, when the House Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee heard from the state’s Adjutant General about the ongoing work done by the National Guard.


Vehicles tell much about people and the economy at a particular time. When the economy is good, people prefer luxury cars with class. Gas mileage and payments are the least of a person’s worry. However, when times get a little rough, one can see a strong sway back to the smaller economy cars. One might conclude that a person with a lot of money, who prefers an economy car or a car with no chrome, air conditioning, or padded seats, to be one who is extremely conservative or even “tight.” On the other hand, a person of low means who purchases a fancy luxury car or a powerful sports vehicle, may fit the stereotype of one who is living “beyond his means” or else is trying “to keep up with the Joneses.” These are only generalizations, but some truth can be seen in them.

In defense of Israel

A recent article in a weekly newspaper in Kentucky criticized the State of Israel for how it was treating the Palestinians and Arab nations in the Middle East. Citing how the United Nations had shoved the Palestinians aside to make land for the newly recognized State of Israel, the writer claims that Israel has treated its neighbors with indifference at best and has been anything but a good neighbor; punching, prodding with electric cattle goads, and shooting unarmed stragglers. She demands that the US of A desist from providing monetary assistance to Israel as well as lending moral support to Israel in its effort to defend itself against Iran. The following admittedly takes a different viewpoint:

Pendleton Fiscal Court meeting agenda Print E-mail

Pendleton County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., February 25, 2014. Tentative agenda will go as follows: Call to order, prayer, pledge, approval of agenda, approval of minutes, approval of treasure's report, recognize Pendleton County 911 Dispatch Center accreditation achievement, second reading of the county encroachment ordinance, approval of tire amnesty agreement for June 2014, approve Champions painting of the Old Jail Wall, proclamation declaring March 2-8 Severe Weather Awareness Week, transfers, pay bills, closing remarks by Judge Bertram/magistrates and adjourn.

Steak and veggie stir-fry by the Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

We are already into the second month of 2014.  Many, many inches of snow have fallen already this year. Our neighbor cleaned out our drive again yesterday. We have some pretty big snow banks that have accumulated from the drive being cleaned out quite often. We are finally experiencing a real Michigan winter.  Haven’t had one since we moved here 10 years ago.

A Must-Try! - Caramel Pecan Banana Cake
Eight cars fall into sinkhole at Corvette Museum

A 25-30 ft. deep sinkhole swallowed eight cars on February 12 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. The estimated worth of the vehicles is one million dollars.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., received a call at 5:44 a.m., February 12, from their security company alerting them of motion detectors going off in the Skydome area of the museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the structure.

“Check Off Hunger” when doing your taxes
A different kind of drug problem.......

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, "Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"

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