Once the dust has settled, and we return to a post Covid-19 world, it will be time to pay the piper for the arbitrary and harsh orders which have destroyed thousands of businesses in Kentucky and across America.
The recently announced Red River Gorge destination resort should remind all of us of those words for Joni Mitchell's song, Big Yellow Taxi when she wrote, "They paved paradise, And put up a parking lot..."
One is left to wonder how someone can proclaim to be pro-life and at the same time be anti-healthcare. The answer might just be in the motives of the carpetbaggers that are funding the Medicaid work requirements, carpetbaggers who have never been to Kentucky, let alone understand what it is like to be poor, unemployed and in need of basic healthcare.
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.
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....