From nowhere last year to New Orleans this week; From the outer reaches (NIT) to core group (NCAA No. 1 seed), that’s Kentucky. The Wildcats earned the school’s 50th trip to the Dance this week and Big Blue Nation expects them to be dancing to Syracuse on the way to Indianapolis. Anything short of Indy will be like a visit from Santa Claus with an empty sack.
Meanwhile, Louisville will hope for a waltz against California to earn a fox trot with Duke in Jacksonville. And, in a no respect for fan bases, Murray State dances with Vandy in San Jose, California.
Carmin Gaines is one of 25 women selected to participate in the Emerge Kentucky program, which is a seven month political leadership training program for women. Eleven women in the program, including Carmin, are candidates for the 2010 elections.
Emerge Kentucky is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to train women to run for public office. Kentucky ranks 45thamong the states for women in elected office, and among the 120 County Judge-Executives in Kentucky, only six are women, and two of those were appointed by the governor.
Eighteen chapters competed in regional competition on March 11 at Gallatin County High School in leadership events such as speaking, talent, and parliamentary procedure. Members who placed 1st or 2nd will move on to the state competition in June.
The Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams both took top honors and will advance to the state competition.
Fiscal court rejected a push by Magistrate Bill Drury Monday that would have abandoned hazardous-duty retirement for new hires.
Instead, magistrates voted 4 to 1 in favor of keeping the employee benefit for future sheriffs, deputies, EMTs and paramedics in the county. Employees currently in the program were at no point in jeopardy of losing their benefits.
Within the past two weeks, you might have received a small packet on your front door. I’m not talking about a delivery from the post office or a brochure to inform registered voters, but more importantly an invitation from your local church to make a decision that will forever change your life. Thousands of Southern Baptist churches have cooperatively organized a way to distribute what they believe is the most important message ever told to every household in North America. This ministry is called Find it Here.
This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed bills that strengthen our educational system and cut down on unneeded government waste. We also received the state budget from the House of Representatives and began work on our version of the budget.
Shelbey Eadens smiled as she and her date moved in small, swaying circles at the school dance Thursday night. When Shelbey turned her broad grin up toward his, she tightened her arm around his waist for just a moment, then happily snuggled her red mane back on his chest and closed her eyes.
“She’s daddy’s little girl,” said Dave Eadens after sharing the first slow song of the night with his 10-year-old daughter.