October is Anti-Bullying Month

No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year.It is heartbreaking and unacceptable that this is occurring in our commonwealth, and it should outrage every one of us, especially educators, parents and school board members whose primary responsibilities are to teach, protect and nurture our children.

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Comer urges KY schools to serve local foods on ‘Farm Fresh Fridays’

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer challenged Kentucky schools to provide fresh local foods to their students on “Farm Fresh Fridays,” a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October.“Serving fresh local foods to our school children will provide them the nourishment they need to grow up strong and healthy,” Comer said. “It also will provide educators a way to teach them about where their food comes from. At the same tim...

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Guthrie supports American jobs package

Congressman Brett Guthrie voted in support of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, a compilation of bills aimed to spur job growth and increase wages.Many of the provisions included in the Jobs for America Act were also included in Congressman Guthrie’s REBUILD Act, which was introduced in 2013 with a goal of jump-starting the nation’s manufacturing sector.“House Republicans have been committed to growing our economy and creating jobs,” said Guthrie....

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Livestock producers reminded to enroll in Livestock Forage Disaster Program by Oct. 1

Since late 2011, livestock producers have endured weather disasters, such as historic droughts, blizzards, floods and fires, awaiting Congressional enactment of a farm bill so that disaster assistance programs could resume.When the 2014 Farm Bill was enacted into law this February, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ensured that disaster programs were restarted in 60 days, by April 15, nearly 80 percent faster than our predecessors.

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Will EPA rules leave Americans out in the cold this winter?

Imagine what good could have occurred if the United States Senate had followed suit last year after the House of Representatives passed the Regulations from Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act?The REINS Act, an idea offered by retired Campbell County Judge-Executive Lloyd Rogers, requires congressional approval for regulations deemed to cost more than $100 million.No one, of course, knows the real price tag of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate for...

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Guthrie backs energy package that will lower energy costs and grow jobs

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Sept. 18, voted in support of a package of bills that will revitalize and unleash America’s energy sector.“Kentuckians are looking for relief from high energy prices, whether it’s at the pump, with their utility bills, or increased prices at the grocery store,” said Guthrie. “The House has passed a number of pro-energy bills that would lower the cost of food and fuel, but the Senate has refused to act on them. To...

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Never again

Over the years I’ve served in the Kentucky General Assembly, one of the greatest privileges I’ve received was induction into the “Vietnam Veterans of Kentucky” as an honorary member. As I’ve shared with several veterans organizations, I am a son of Vietnam because its legacy made such an early and lasting impact on me in my own continuing military career. From the day I entered the United States Air Force Academy in 1984 (less than 10 years after the Vietnam War ...

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Guthrie votes to fund government, authorize training & weapons to combat ISIL

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, voted in support of H.J. Res. 124, legislation to continue funding for government programs and services until Dec. 11, 2014.H.J. Res. 124 also includes language to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The resolution authorizes the U.S. military to train and equip certain Syrian rebels who have been vetted by the U.S. Government. The measure will expire at the end of December and requires reports to Congress every ...

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During National Honey Month, buy local to help a beekeeper…or become one

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month.“Honey is a natural sweetener, but it also has numerous other benefits,” Comer said. “When you buy local Kentucky Proud honey, you’re buying a product that you can serve to your family with confidence. You’re also helping a local beekeeper make a living.”

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Guthrie votes to continue existing health care plans for employers

Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Sept. 11, voted in support of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013.“Just as millions of Americans found out they could not keep their health care plans because of Obamacare last fall, approximately 50 million American workers are expected to face the same reality next month,” said Guthrie. “H.R. 3522 will prevent the drop in coverage by allowing the current plans to continue to be offered, in addition t...

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Guthrie supports bipartisan bill to block overreach of U.S. waters

Congressman Brett Guthrie on Tuesday, Sept. 9 voted in support of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act.H.R. 5078 will prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing and adopting a proposed rule that would expand the regulatory authority of the federal government under the Clean Water Act over waters in the United States.

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Guthrie condemns Administration on release of ‘Taliban Five’

Congressman Brett Guthrie voted on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in support of a resolution to disapprove of the Administration’s decision to release known Taliban leaders, despite national security concerns, and without consulting Congress as required by law.“By negotiating with terrorists to release five Taliban leaders, President Obama once again proved his willingness to ignore our nation’s laws,” said Guthrie.

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A Word from the Wise…

Sometimes the worst decisions turn into the best...

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