Obamacare Failure Extends Far Beyond Flawed Website

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the failure of Obamacare and the problems it’s causing for millions of Americans:

“Each of us was sent here to serve and protect our constituents.

“That’s why Republicans voted unanimously against Obamacare in 2009. Because we believed it was our job to stand up for the middle-class families we were sent here to represent. Because we – and not just us, but countless health care professionals, policy experts, and citizens across the country – saw this trainwreck coming years ago, knew the Continue reading Obamacare Failure Extends Far Beyond Flawed Website

Reps. Leslie Combs Attends National Transportation Forum, D.C. Coal Rally

Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville
Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville

State Rep. Leslie Combs, who in January began overseeing the state’s highway plan in the Kentucky House of Representatives, was one of just 10 state legislators across the country chosen to attend a seminar this week focused on transportation issues affecting state governments.

The timing of that event also allowed her to take part in Tuesday’s “Rally for American Energy Jobs,” which drew supporters from Pike County and the surrounding region to Washington, D.C.

“The Council of State Governments (CSG) Transportation Policy Academy has helped me learn more about what is working in other states that could be Continue reading Reps. Leslie Combs Attends National Transportation Forum, D.C. Coal Rally

Don’t be Tricked into ‘Buzzed’ Driving this Halloween

KTC
KTC

This Halloween, don’t be tricked into thinking you are “OK to drive” if you celebrate with alcohol. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) reminds all partygoers: Buzzed driving is drunk driving. If you feel “buzzed,” you should not be behind the wheel.

“The risks are not worth it, and the consequences are too serious,” KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell said. “A sober and safe ride after the party is the best treat you can give yourself and everyone else on the road this Halloween.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, when Halloween fell on a Monday, 44 percent of the nation’s fatalities Continue reading Don’t be Tricked into ‘Buzzed’ Driving this Halloween

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Receives 2013 Governors Award in the Arts

The Kentucky Artisan Center
The Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea today was recognized with one of the state’s highest awards for achievement in the arts – the 2013 Governor’s Award in the Arts Government Award. This annual award, presented in the Capitol Rotunda and coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council, recognizes the work of an individual or agency that demonstrates significant support for the arts through government action.

As a state agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea sells and promotes works by more than 700 Kentucky artisans, including craft and art, books, music and Kentucky Proud specialty foods. To date, the Center has welcomed more than 2.3 million visitors to Continue reading Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Receives 2013 Governors Award in the Arts

McConnell Joins Coal Miners at Pro-Coal Rally in Nation’s Capital

McConnell Joins Coal Miners at Pro Coal Rally in Nations Capital.
McConnell Joins Coal Miners at Pro Coal Rally in Nations Capital.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined thousands of coal miners and their families, including hundreds from Kentucky, for the Count on Coal rally outside the United States Capitol.

The following are Senator McConnell’s remarks (as prepared) from the event:

“Thank you. Welcome to the hundreds of Kentuckians who have traveled to Washington to participate today in this rally. You represent the thousands of Continue reading McConnell Joins Coal Miners at Pro-Coal Rally in Nation’s Capital

‘More than a Website’

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the broken promises of Obamacare:

“I think, at this point, Senators from both parties can agree: HealthCare.gov is a rolling disaster.

“Every day seems to bring more near-comic calamity.

“We hear about visitors being told things like their wife is really their daughter. Or that they have multiple spouses. Or that they’re unable to apply ‘due to current incarceration.’

“Unsurprisingly, just 12 percent of Americans think the rollout has gone well.

“That’s less than the 14 percent of Americans who believe in Bigfoot.

“Those who’ve succeeded in actually enrolling in a plan are vastly Continue reading ‘More than a Website’

Richmond Planning and Zoning Meeting

Meeting
Meeting

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 239 West Main Street, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.

The City of Richmond’s Planning and Zoning Department will hold a public meeting to educate the public about transportation needs, including a general discussion of future roadways, bike trail, and a Model Access and Roadway Manual. The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (859) 623-1000

Obituaries Oct. 20 – 27, 2013

Hazel Starnes
Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes, 87, of Davis Ave. Lancaster, died Friday at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington KY. She was preceded in death by her husband John Samuel Starnes. Hazel was born in Garrard County KY to the late Nathan and Delia Brock Day. She was a homemaker, and a member of Leavel Green Christian Church.

Surviving is five sons, Paul Starnes(Paula) of Stanford KY, Donald Starnes(Ann) of Georgetown KY, Earl Starnes(Sheila) of Stanford KY, Charles Starnes of Midway KY, and James Starnes of Victoria, TX; five sisters, Margaret May(Elmer) of Lancaster,Gladys Green(Maurice) of Boston KY, Para Lee Bean of Lancaster, Mary Ruth Poynter of Bybee KY, and Barbara Ann Napier of Lancaster; three brothers Robert Day of Cartersville KY, Boyd Continue reading Obituaries Oct. 20 – 27, 2013

Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes
Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes, 87, of Davis Ave. Lancaster, died Friday at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington KY. She was preceded in death by her husband John Samuel Starnes. Hazel was born in Garrard County KY to the late Nathan and Delia Brock Day. She was a homemaker, and a member of Leavel Green Christian Church.

Surviving is five sons, Paul Starnes(Paula) of Stanford KY, Donald Starnes(Ann) of Georgetown KY, Earl Starnes(Sheila) of Stanford KY, Charles Starnes of Midway KY, and James Starnes of Victoria, TX; five sisters, Margaret May(Elmer) of Lancaster,Gladys Green(Maurice) of Boston KY, Para Lee Bean of Lancaster, Mary Ruth Poynter of Bybee KY, and Barbara Ann Napier of Lancaster; three brothers Robert Day of Cartersville KY, Boyd Day(Louise) of Stanford, and Ernest Day(Mary Ruth) of Continue reading Hazel Starnes

Vallandingham & Brandenburg to Wed

Vallandingham & Brandenburg
Vallandingham & Brandenburg

Lori Beth Vallandingham and Derek Nathan Brandenburg are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Lori is the daughter of Scott Vallandingham of Wilmore, KY and Aurelia Brandenburg of Berea, KY. She is a 2003 graduate of Madison Southern High School and is employed as an office assistant for CM Management in Berea.

Derek is the son of Lonnie Brandenburg of Berea, KY and Vickie Wagers of Richmond, KY. He is a 2002 graduate of Madison Southern High School and is employed as a QA technician at Quanex Building Products in Richmond.

The ceremony will take place on October 26th, 2013 at Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church.

McConnell Calls on TVA to Keep Paradise Coal-Fired Plant Open

Sen. McConnell and TVA President-CEO William Johnson discuss Paradise plant.
Sen. McConnell and TVA President-CEO William Johnson discuss Paradise plant.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) President and CEO William Johnson to urge TVA to maintain its current operations at the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired facility in Drakesboro, Kentucky. During the Wednesday meeting, Senator McConnell said that with the upcoming retirement of Kentucky Utilities’ Green River plant in 2016, coupled with a potential closure of Paradise, Muhlenberg County “just can’t take any more hits.” Johnson responded that many factors have Continue reading McConnell Calls on TVA to Keep Paradise Coal-Fired Plant Open

Veneer Basketry Demonstrated by David and Donna Glenn at Kentucky Artisan Center

Donna Glenn finishes a basket rim; David Glenn weaves a basket from walnut and poplar veneer; David Glenn with baskets in different stages– demonstrating at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Donna Glenn finishes a basket rim; David Glenn weaves a basket from walnut and poplar veneer; David Glenn with baskets in different stages– demonstrating at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, David and Donna Glenn, of Louisville, will demonstrate how they create their wood veneer baskets from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 Continue reading Veneer Basketry Demonstrated by David and Donna Glenn at Kentucky Artisan Center