Senator McConnell to Announce Coal Jobs Protection Act in Pikeville, Hazard

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Washington, DC—Senator McConnell will make stops in Pikeville and Hazard on Monday, April 29th to announce his plans to introduce the Coal Jobs Protection Act, legislation aimed at rolling back the EPA’s burdensome regulations that negatively impact Kentucky’s coal miners.

The following events are open to the media:

Monday, April 29, 2013

10:15 am Senator McConnell will be joined by representatives from the coal industry to announce coal legislation at Whayne Supply, Pikeville 359 South Lanks Branch Road Pikeville.

11:30 am Senator McConnell will speak to members of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Hampton Inn Pikeville.

3:45 pm Senator McConnell, along with Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV), will announce coal legislation to members of the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce at Whayne Supply, Hazard 410 Roy Campbell Drive Hazard.

To Stand or Not to Stand?

Standing Desk
Standing Desk

Several weeks ago I changed my work desk to a standing desk. I spend 10 hours a day working at a computer. After a year and a half of discussing it, one of my coworkers changed over. A couple of weeks later I pulled the trigger. Our two desks was quite the novelty for sometime, people kept coming by and looking at them, standing behind them, commenting on them, and asking us questions.

We went cold turkey, no easing in to it, no sitting part of the time and standing part of the time. From sitting 40+ hours per week to standing. The first week or so was pretty rough. By the end of the day I would be pretty sore. Now, I can’t imagine going back.

Now we have a third coworker who is in process of changing over and a manager from a different department who has adopted a stand up desk Continue reading To Stand or Not to Stand?

Senator McConnell Honored For His Work In The Fight To End Alzheimer’s

Washington, DC – Senator McConnell meets with Kentuckians in the Nation’s Capital for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 25th Annual Advocacy Forum
Washington, DC – Senator McConnell meets with Kentuckians in the Nation’s Capital for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 25th Annual Advocacy Forum

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks last night after receiving the humanitarian award by the Alzheimer’s Association for his work in the fight to end Alzheimer’s:

“It’s great to see such a strong turnout tonight – to see so many people who care about this important issue that touches so many lives. “I know you need all the advocates you can get, because Alzheimer’s is a formidable opponent. “It’s one of those diseases that touches nearly all of us in one way or another. I think we all can point to a family member, or a loved one, or a friend whose Continue reading Senator McConnell Honored For His Work In The Fight To End Alzheimer’s

Madison County Births (April 16-21, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Apr. 16, 2013 – Mitchell & Jessica Weekley – Irvine – Girl
Apr. 17, 2013 – Bobby & Courtney Lohrey – McKee – Girl
Apr. 17, 2013 – Ashley Wren & Rodney Martin – Richmond – Girl
Apr. 17, 2013 – Tiara Smith & Lamar Martin – Richmond – Girl
Apr. 18, 2013 – Jessica Wyrick & Thomas Fryer Jr. – Berea – Boy
(Click read more for more Birth Announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births (April 16-21, 2013)

Sens. Casey & McConnell Join Sen. Toomey’s Call to Leave No Service Member Behind

NSLB
NSLB

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) today joined U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) in introducing a resolution to express the sense of the Senate that no member of the armed forces who is missing in action or captured should be left behind.

The senators’ resolution would send a message that “abandoning the search efforts for members of the armed forces who are missing or captured in the Continue reading Sens. Casey & McConnell Join Sen. Toomey’s Call to Leave No Service Member Behind

Historic Hardware Store Auction

Cox Harware
Cox Harware

For over 106 years the folks at Cox’s Hardware in Mt Vernon provided nails to glass cutting and everything in between, as well as that personal touch that only a hometown hardware store could provide. Now the family is putting the building and the entire remaining inventory up for sale at auction. The historic building was built in 1907 and was the subject of a documentary filmed by Kentucky Educational Television in 2007 during the businesses’ Centennial Continue reading Historic Hardware Store Auction

McConnell Remarks On Internet Sales Tax Bill

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

By imposing this new Internet Tax, states would suddenly be empowered to force online retailers to simultaneously comply with all the different tax codes of all the states in which their customers reside. That’s no small feat. From what I’m told, there are nearly 10,000 state, local, and municipal tax codes nationwide. And while complying with so many codes might not be a big deal for large online retailers, it’s a huge burden on the little guys. So small businesses owners are worried, and justifiably so.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding an internet sales tax bill:

“This week, the Senate is debating a bill that would authorize states to require retailers to collect taxes on remote sales. “Now, I recognize there are a range Continue reading McConnell Remarks On Internet Sales Tax Bill