Northern Kentucky

Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Express located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.

Note: Candidates Matt Bevin and Jamie Comer will visit the Combined Tea meeting on Thursday, April 23. Mark your calendars!



Kenton Attorney Race-More of the same?

The Tea meetings attract candidates as a good place to introduce themselves and get a pulse of the community.  A recent visit by Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke prompted the following response.  In a nutshell Kenton County needs a change.

Kenton County Attorney candidate Stacy Tapke previously spoke in front of the Tea Party and while she played up parts of her resume, she conveniently failed to mention her close connections with the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC), an unelected board that sets tax rates with no accountability to Kenton County taxpayers.

Tapke is the handpicked successor to her retiring boss, Gary Edmondson.  Tapke worked for Edmondson and then was immediately hired on by Edmondson in the County Attorney’s Office after graduating from law school in 2004. She is also an associate in his private law firm.

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Senator McConnell and his Center for Political Leadership

Senator McConnell’s gaffes continue to haunt him as he is locked in mortal combat with Matt Bevin in the Republican primary for the KY U.S. Senate seat (Observers: McConnell gaffes show campaign rust, 2014). Particularly amusing was the ad that first mistakenly featured Duke University basketball players celebrating a championship instead of University of Kentucky players, and then replacing it with one that ran afoul of NCAA rules. I guess Mitch and his acolytes aren’t University of Kentucky fans.

The Beattyville Enterprise recently ran a story about McConnell’s response to the question as to what he would do to bring jobs to Lee County, where the unemployment rate is 12.8 percent.

“That is not my job. It is the primary responsibility of the state Commerce Cabinet,” McConnell said.

Although McConnell alleged his response was taken out of context, Beattyville Enterprise Editor Edmund Shelby said he stands by his story (McConnell: Jobs Comment Taken out of Context, 2014). I guess Lee County didn’t make any political contributions to his campaign.

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Constitution Boot Camp

Constitution Boot Camp VII is being held in Erlanger Kentucky on June 7, 2014.   We are holding the Boot Camp Class at Colonial Cottage located at 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY, 41018.

The classes will run from 9:00AM -3:00PM, lunch will be provided (included in cost).   These are wonderful facilities that will offer a comfortable environment for the class.   The cost of the class is $20 per person. If you have more than one coming from the same family and only want one set of books, it will only be $5 for each additional person. Included in the $20 cost is a book on the Federalist Papers, a copy of the amazing book, the "5,000 Year  Leap", and a copy of  "The Constitution Made Easy". Everyone will get a notebook with the presentation and other selected papers for you to read and use as a reference. Lunch is included for both prices.   These sessions are appropriate for teenage students, in fact we have had children as young as 10 at our Boot Camps. Parents and Grandparents, we encourage you to bring your children & grandchildren to the class !   To RSVP for a class please email ALL names, emails and phone numbers of each person attending to Jim Lewis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You will then receive an acknowledgement email in return to confirm your reservation.  Also please indicate which class you are registering for as well as who will be getting the book sets and who will be getting only a notebook.   We look forward to seeing you there !  

In Liberty,   Jim Lewis & John Hindery

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty"                                               - Thomas Jefferson



Grant County Activities

What:  Come join with Matt Bevin-candidate for United States Senate 
When: April 16th 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Where:   Nobles Restaurant  Ext 144  I-75 & Hwy 330   Corinth, Ky 
What:  Grant County Tea Party meeting.  Guest Speaker: Chris Gallagher from Freedom Works.  Introduction of local candidates
When:  April 24th  7:00pm to 9:00 pm 
Where:  Dry Ridge Toyota Dealership  9 Taft Hwy  i-75 & Exit 159  Upstairs meeting room
What:  Grant County Tea Party meeting.  Speaker: Congressman  Thomas Massie 
When:  May 16th  7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:  Dry Ridge Toyota Dealership meeting  9Taft Hwy 1-75 & Exit 159  Upstairs meeting room



Agenda 21 and the Urban Forestry Board

A recent article in the Enquirer ridiculed Agenda 21 opponents as conspiracy theorists and diminished their concerns about the implementation of programs that are expensive to tax payers and violate private property rights. Tom FitzGerald, president of the Kentucky Resources Council asserted that Agenda 21 doesn’t involve taking private property (Agenda 21: UN plot or conspiracy theory?, 2014). Although that might be true for now, there are certainly zoning codes that have been adopted by municipalities that can tell Kentucky residents what they can do with their private property.

Urban and Community Forestry Grants

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet posted a grant opportunity on their site for an Urban and Community Forestry Grant. According to the site the Forestry Title of the 1990 Farm Bill included authorization for the America the Beautiful program. This has historically provided funding for the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant program. The division administers this program in cooperation with the Kentucky Urban Forestry Council for the purpose of encouraging and supporting long-term and sustained Urban and Community Forestry programs.

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