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!
by Kenton Tea
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.
by Legate Damar
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.
by Jim Lewis-John Hindery
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.
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
by Grant Tea
by Legate Damar
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.