RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM THE HEARTLAND


LACK OF CIVILITY, MOB RULE

Over the past years, months, weeks, and even days, the political discourse has charted a course which will eventually result in the destruction of our great nation.

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RACING TOWARD THE FUTURE, ONE DREAM AT A TIME

The time has come to stop wringing our hands, roll up our sleeves and look to jobs of the future which will transition a coal economy to an economy fueled by small businesses created by the skilled men and women of the mountains.

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THERE IS LIFE AFTER COAL

Their is life after coal and the future prosperity of the mountains will be fueled by the thousand of hard working, talented and skilled coal miners who will fill the thousand of new jobs in aerospace, automotive and other industries....

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TRIBUTE TO A MAN OF VISION

All Kentuckians owe a debt of gratitude to a man of vision, a man who has spent more than four decades caring for the people of Kentucky and the people of the mountains....

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OUR CHILDREN, OUR TEACHERS, OUR FUTURE

The future of Kentucky depends on the public school education which our children receive today, tomorrow and in the future. It is time for an administration which supports public schools, not leadership intent on destroying Kentucky public schools....

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NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

It is time to return to the days when neighbors helped neighbors with a hand up, not a handout. It is the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors which has made this country great...

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BLACKJEWEL EXCUSES WILL NOT PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE

Blackjewel's excuses for bankruptcy is nothing more than a smoke screen to literally steal the wages of 1,800 hard working miners. It is time for Kentuckians to join hands and support our friends and neighbors...

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TIME TO END THE PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION CRISIS

The time has come to find solutions to the public sector pension crisis, not a time to simply eliminate public pensions by creating another crisis....

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SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS, KENTUCKY STYLE

It is time to end the practice of deciding the future of Kentucky behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms by unelected, anonymous men. It is time to bring an end to the corruption...

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DRUG EPIDEMIC, RURAL HEALTHCARE, NEW IDEAS

Kentucky has received an $87 million grant to conduct a four-year study to reduce opioid overdose deaths in the next thee years by 40-percent. Maybe, we should start spending money on treatment instead of studies and reduce overdose deaths by 50, 60, 70 percent of more...

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TINY HOUSES, BIG IDEAS, RESTORING HOPE

Tiny house, big ideas, and restoring hope and homeless, a problem with a solution from Eastern Kentucky's high school students, one tiny house at at time...

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RUSSIAN COLLUSION, KENTUCKY STYLE

The recently announced partnership between Braidy Atlas and Rusal, a Russian company, should give everyone a cause for concern. It is difficult to comprehend why the United States government would approve this partnership.

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