April 19, 2014

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Whole wheat waffles by The Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

It’s 7:30 a.m. and another cold morning with the temperature in the single digits again. The wind chill has to be way below zero. I stepped out on the porch for a few seconds and the wind bit at my face. We are also getting more snow. What a crisp clean scene we have with a layer of freshly fallen snow on the ground.

Another cold day remedy

Baked Sea Scallops - Perfect for a Special Occasion
“School Bus Driving”

I saw an old friend the other day in the supermarket and she commented, “Marvin, why don’t you write a piece about school bus drivers”? I thought about it after I got home and concluded, “Why not!”

Some of the most ignored and least appreciated public servants are the school bus drivers.  Now, I know all of them are not saints, but they do a difficult job, and really, most of them are nice folks.

Views on National School Choice Week

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell recognized National School Choice Week in the Congressional Record and with an op-ed in Kentucky newspapers.

Minimum wage increase might kill Kentucky jobs

By Tod Griffin, Kentucky Retail Federation

Kentucky lawmakers are considering HB 1, a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period. Proponents of the measure cling to the myth that minimum wage increases are a way to address poverty. The sad truth is that a minimum wage increase fails miserably as an anti-poverty policy.  In fact, increases in the minimum wage reduce jobs and job opportunities especially for young, minority and low-skilled workers. Study after study shows that minimum wage increases cost jobs and stifle job creation.  But we don’t need academic studies to know that. Common sense tells us that if you increase the cost of something, demand decreases. Raise the cost of gas and people buy less gas. Raise the cost of movie tickets and people go to fewer movies. Raise the cost of employing someone and employers will employ fewer workers.

Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly

When the General Assembly meets in even-numbered years, the governor appears twice before the House and Senate during the opening days of the legislative session. The first time is the State of the Commonwealth address, which lays out a vision for the future, and the second comes two weeks later, when the governor focuses on how the state can pay for it.

Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week

After observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, the Legislature continued its work that included a Tuesday evening joint session between the House and the Senate to receive the governor’s budget address.

Coleman announces his campaign for county judge executive


Andrew Coleman, a Pendleton County native, is announcing his campaign for county judge executive. Coleman, 47, a democrat, is a social studies teacher at Pendleton County High School.  This is his first campaign for an elected office.

Harris announces candidacy for sheriff


Hi, my name is William D. Harris and I am announcing my candidacy for Pendleton County Sheriff.