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Celebrating America Makes You Think

It's already been an eventful year with a regular session and a special session of the Kentucky legislature. There was casino drama and lawmakers and the governor had to take an axe to the state budget, because of a huge shortfall.

It's already been an eventful year with a regular session and a special session of the Kentucky legislature. There was casino drama and lawmakers and the governor had to take an axe to the state budget, because of a huge shortfall. In Lexington, Mayor Jim Newberry and his 2006 opponent, Teresa Isaac, are among more than a hundred candidates who've filed papers to run in next year's elections.

We also have a potentially exciting US Senate race brewing next year with spirited races looking very likely for the primary and the general election. Congressional races are looking more potentially interesting with polarizing legislation that is really separating Dems and Reps.

And yet we all step back and look at America and realize that even in challenging times... it's a great place to be! We have the right to express our views and be heard. If you don't agree with proposed policies, you can be thinking about the candidates you'll support in the next election.

The stars and stripes hang over businesses, government buildings and private homes. Folks who are too young to realize the rights and responsibilities of being Americans already know there is something wonderful about this land. And those of us who've had the chance to taste even a hint of what the country has to offer are hopefully thankful. Let's take the responsbility of being Americans seriously and stay alert... stay informed and take part in discussions that might lead help enlighten the path ahead.

As elections approach next year and potential candidates talk strategy and line up support and contributors... we can all remember Kentucky's enduring slogan.... "United We Stand... Divided We Fall."

We're all in this together. Be safe! (We'll get back to the politics as those campaign reports roll in during the coming days)
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