In recent years, I’ve found that learning history can be fun, since I no longer have to worry about taking tests and writing term papers.
If you’re like me, you were hoping that 2021 would be a way better year than 2020.The bar wasn’t all that high.
Despite the COVID-19-related challenges of the past year, Kentucky’s tourism efforts continued to provide opportunities to safely promote the commonwealth well into the future, according to state’s top industry official. Mike Berry, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was among the state officials participating in last week’s virtual Frankfort Forum sponsored by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our cabinet agencies were resilient
How often do you check your Facebook page? If you’re like me, the answer is, “Too often.” I’m not on other social-media platforms like Instagram or (heaven forbid) TikTok, but I have Facebook on both my computer and my phone, and it seems like I check in dozens of times every day. At its best, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. It’s even good for reconnecting with people you hadn’t seen in decades. There’s now a Facebook page called “You know you grew up in Neponset”
A Christian football coach is his second round before the Ninth Circuit to find out if coaches or any other public employees or government workers, are allowed to pray in public. Coach Joe Kennedy, a Marine veteran and a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School, was fired in 2015 after he declined to stop praying on the 50-yard-line after games. His case is once again being heard after the Supreme Court handed it back down in 2019 with a request for more information. “I think it’s ironic
FRANKFORT, Ky. The Official Kentucky Visitor's Guide for 2021 highlights outdoor recreation opportunities for travelers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The guide notes outdoor adventures, Kentucky State Parks, racetracks, distilleries and wineries as opportunities that allow for safe travel and social distancing, a statement from the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said. Tourism is an $11.8 billion industry in Kentucky and the visitor’s guide is distributed worldwide to attract visitors to the
The Official Kentucky Visitor’s Guide for 2021 highlights outdoor recreation opportunities for travelers in response to the coronavirus pandemic FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Official Kentucky Visitor's Guide for 2021 highlights outdoor recreation opportunities for travelers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The guide notes outdoor adventures, Kentucky State Parks, racetracks, distilleries and wineries as opportunities that allow for safe travel and social distancing, a statement from the Tourism, Arts
One of the reflective trailhead numbers at a trail at White Mountain Conservation Center in Litchfield LITCHFIELD — Hikers at the White Memorial Foundation can now take comfort in knowing reflective numbers have been added to all trailheads. The goal of the numbers is to be able to get help quicker in case of an emergency, according to Forest Manager Mike Berry. “We’re trying to make it easier for people to find the trailheads or to be able to say which trailhead they are lost at,” Berry said. He said
1934-2020 Louise M. Sexton, 86, of Laramie died December 29. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the First Christian Church with Pastor Mike Berry, officiating. A full obituary will be published. Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet is partnering with the Kentucky Main Street Program for a special holiday promotion highlighting small businesses in Main Street communities across the Commonwealth. Kentucky Main Street works to encourage downtown revitalization and economic development through preserving historic buildings. KYMS features 29 participating local programs that support restaurants, art spaces and retail unique to Kentucky. During November and December, individual
A special holiday promotion highlighting small businesses was launched by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet (TAH) and the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS). Kentucky Main Street works to encourage downtown revitalization and economic development through preserving historic buildings. KYMS features 29 participating local programs that support restaurants, art spaces and retail unique to Kentucky. During November and December, individual Main Street communities are being highlighted on social media
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A special holiday promotion highlighting small businesses encourages Kentuckians to shop local during the holidays. It is part of a partnership between the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and the Kentucky Main Street Program. Kentucky Main Street works to encourage downtown revitalization and economic development through preserving historic buildings. It features 29 participating local programs that support restaurants, art spaces and retail unique to Kentucky. During November
Rep. Doug Collins, Mike Berry: Georgia Sen. candidate Warnock is wrong -- Americans can serve God and country
In a 2011 sermon, Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, who serves as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, boldly proclaimed, “America, nobody can serve God and the military.” Warnock’s breathtaking rhetoric is not only wrong, but it only serves to weaken our military and our nation. Warnock’s claim will come as a great shock to America’s military. According to Department of Defense data, roughly two-thirds of American service members identify as religious. And according
A leading consultant forensic psychologist has cast doubt on the conviction of a man jailed for the horrific Clydach murders in 1999. David Morris was found guilty of murdering an entire family of four including two young girls. But potential new witnesses, along with the views of experts, have given campaigners calling for his release fresh hope. One of those experts is Prof Mike Berry, who has helped police forces in high profile killings, including the murder of Geraldine Palk in Cardiff. Prof Berry says
Pandemic results in more travellers shifting to private from first- and business class The COVID-19 created a situation where many got an opportunity to try out private jets for the first time. Some may stay on for more. Dubai: Even with commercial flights resuming in phases, private jet operators in the UAE and Gulf are bullish about future demand. More so as they have been able to bring on board a newer set of clientele by making rates slightly more accessible. A one-way trip from Dubai to London on a private
At a Tuesday night, October 13 work session the Warren County Board of Supervisors reviewed a draft schedule for its Fiscal Year-2022 (FY-22 which runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) Budget process and may have previewed that process with a detailed review of two of its in-house county departmental budgets, staffing and logistical operations. Those departments were General Services and Public Works, headed by Brandy Rosser and Mike Berry, respectively. The department heads gave very precise power point
Gov. Andy Beshear and other state leaders on Tuesday announced $8.5 million in transportation funding to replace about 170 buses and support other efforts to expand reliable and sustainable transportation in Kentucky. The funding will go toward the purchase of cleaner emission transit buses in areas of Kentucky challenged with meeting federal air quality standards. The funds are part of the $20.3 million awarded to Kentucky under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. That was part of $100 million secured
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lextran and other systems will be able to buy more environmentally friendly buses and the state will make other transportation improvements with $8.5 million from the Volkswagen mitigation settlement. The funds are part of the $20.3 million awarded to Kentucky under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. That was part of $100 million secured by then-Attorney General Andy Beshear, who is now governor, after filing suit against the automaker for deceiving Kentucky consumers. The
Mike Berry, a general counsel for First Liberty Institute, told the “Todd Starnes Show” on Friday that some pastors in the U.S. need to be reminded that they are allowed to “speak truth to power” and should not always be shy of talking to their congregations about major topics of the day, including who they support for president. “The metaphor that the Bible uses is that the pastor is the shepherd,” Berry said. “He has to shepherd his flock.” Berry said the 2020 presidential election is pivotal
Photo: NDAB Creativity / Shutterstock By Mike Berry Let’s be honest: when we first got married, we had little to no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Most of us spent the first six months to a year of marriage figuring out how to serve, live with, tolerate, and love the person who committed their life to us. After year one, our marital vision became a little more clear, but little did we know that small habits, idiosyncrasies, and faults were beginning to pile up. The truth is, there was really no