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The awkward antique show

March 14, 2013

By Jordan Thomas Hall There are two antique shows that I annually attend: The Virginia Highlands Festival in summer and The Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show in spring. As you could imagine there was a great deal of anticipation for this year’s event. So you think I would have had time to prepare...

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Good job, Patriots!

March 14, 2013

By Rick Hall Okay, so my fantasy of the Patriots winning the State Championship was a wash, but they did play well in Lexington. I as proud as a peacock to be an alumnus of KCC. As young as this team is, I think they have a bright future in front of them and...

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Kentucky Senators speak out on treatment of coal industry

June 7, 2012

Comments from Sen. McConnell “Mr. President, hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory agenda will be held in Kentucky this week. One hearing will be held today in Frankfort and another later this week in Pikeville. Since Congress is in session this week, I won’t be able to attend these important hearing in person...

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Statement from Sen. Paul

June 7, 2012

Sen. Rand Paul provided this official statement for Tuesday night’s hearing: Thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement, as the Senate calendar does not allow me to attend in person. These hearings are long overdue. As you know, the state of Kentucky has been requesting hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency’s permit...

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June 7, 2012

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Hatfields & McCoys: a feuding we will go

June 7, 2012
The Hog Trial Cabin

  By Jordan Thomas Hall With the recent success of the History Channel’s “Hatfields and McCoys” miniseries, I felt this the most appropriate time to suggest a trip to the actual sites. Several years ago I traveled to many of the notable feuding sites in Kentucky and West Virginia. From April 2008 here is...

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My Platform as President Part 2

June 7, 2012

By Rick Hall Last week I wrote about my platform were I to run for president. Here is the second part of that article. Race relationships — All citizens will be treated equally; period, end of story. Hate crimes will be banished because all violent crimes are a form of hate. I would prosecute...

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A Legislative Perspective on the Ky. General Assembly with State Representative John Short

March 1, 2012

When it comes to high school dropouts in Kentucky, one number in particular stands out: 33. That’s how many students on average walked out of the classroom each and every school day in 2010, amounting to 6,200 students over the entire year. It’s a staggering figure, and for many of these young adults, it’s...

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January 19, 2012

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The War Years of Clark “Teaberry” Gayheart

January 19, 2012
The War Years of Clark “Teaberry” Gayheart

By Jordan Thomas Hall As years go by it is important to preserve our history while first hand accounts can remain our best resource. Let this serve as an attempt to do just that. In the summer of 1946, Clark “Teaberry” Gayheart, my grandfather (affectionately called “Poppa” (Pop-aw) by the family), was your typical...

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