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Today's News

  • From our readers - Training still encouraged if Kentucky loosens firearms laws

    Over the next few weeks, many discussions will be had with firearms instructors and citizens across Kentucky regarding constitutional carry.  As you may know Kentucky legislatures have SB7 almost ready to be brought to a  vote. This bill does not change current law of where you can carry only how  you can carry.

    Currently in the State of KY, it is legal to open carry without permit at  the age of 18. Many citizens do at times.  The new law, if passed, would  allow a person to conceal the firearm from view.

  • Whining won’t stop Trump

    Come Friday, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America - and there is nothing you or anyone else can do about it.

    That’s not written as a gloat. I’ve never been a Trumpster and I had to eat a plate of deep fried crow in November because I never thought he’d actually win the election to begin with. But I can’t say I’m disappointed with the outcome, even though his impending presidency seems to have divided this country even more than the election.

  • Why the hostility toward charter schools?

    The Elizabethtown Independent School Board recently became the first local education oversight body in Kentucky to express collective hostility toward giving parents the option of a different type of public school experience for their children.

    It passed a resolution claiming a charter-school policy “unilaterally takes critically needed funds from local school districts and redirects them to charter schools, thereby debilitating the significantly underfunded system of funding for public education for all Kentucky schools.”

  • Repealing Obamacare

    Every day, Kentuckians are reading headlines that Obamacare is a failure. Supporters of Obamacare promised lower costs, but it sent them soaring. They promised families could keep their plans or doctors, but many Kentuckians have seen their options limited. Every year since this law’s passage, a growing number of people in Kentucky and throughout the nation have called for Obamacare’s repeal. A recent poll showed that 8 out of 10 Americans want Obamacare to be significantly changed or replaced.

  • Replacing Obamacare won’t be painless

    We have noted on this page the similarities between Obamacare and Kentucky’s own failed health insurance “reform” law of 1994. Both laws promised to bring competition to the insurance market. Instead they destroyed it, and premiums soared.

  • Agriculture - Tips for catalog seed shopping

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping.  I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals.  I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns, providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.  

  • Education - State to boost technical and career education

    State education leaders say that nearly 50,000 students graduate from high school each year and too many are unprepared for today’s jobs, without a path to acquiring skills they need.

    On Wednesday, Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, happily announced a three-year effort aimed at strengthening technical and career education for the state’s public high school students, fueled by a $2 million grant from JPMorgan Chase, in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers.

  • Agriculture - Local NRA affiliate attends state workshop

    Members of the Five Counties Friends of NRA recently attended the annual Kentucky Friends of NRA workshop, and fund committee meeting. Chair Tony Wheatley and Treasurer Larry Mott  represented the local Friends of NRA Committee. At the workshop, the state Friends of NRA were recognized for their huge success in 2016. First, they were awarded the Friends of NRA’s  “Kentucky Breakout Award” which recognizes those committees that have broken out of their usual efforts by reaching an extraordinary result.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 18, 2017

    Wednesday Bible Study at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    There will be mid-week adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 5138 Taylorsville Rd, Taylorsville. (Across from Elk Creek gas station). If any questions, please call the church office at 502-477-6557.

    First Baptist Women’s Bible Study

  • MLK: “I have a dream”

    (Partial text of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s. famous speech delivered in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963)