In accordance with the proclamation by U.S. President Donald Trump, and with respect for the memory of the Reverend Billy Graham, Gov. Matt Bevin has directed both American and state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, March 2 until sunset to honor Rev. Graham. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the Memory of Rev. Billy Graham
John C. Hamilton was a wealthy citizen of the so-called “Green River Country,” in what is now Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He was a trader in livestock and, at times, slaves. Periodically he sold some of his slaves in Mississippi.
Following a successful trek to Mississippi in 1817 he returned to Kentucky along with Dr. John P. Sanderson, a wealthy farmer who resided near Natchez, Mississippi. Sanderson was interested in buying more slaves and carried a large sum of money. Continue reading Evidence 50 years late for hanged man
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the passing of Rev. Billy Graham:
“It is with great sadness that Elaine and I note the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, a man whose God-given gifts and love for souls endeared him to millions and earned for him the title ‘America’s Pastor.’ The son of a dairy farmer, Billy Graham became one of the world’s most trusted men by preaching God’s mercy to the rich and poor alike. His hundreds of crusades spanned more than five decades and spurred countless conversions in America and around the world. Continue reading Rev. Billy Graham
There are many kinds of deserts. There are hot deserts full of sand, and there are cold, ice-slicked deserts. A body of lifeless water could be considered deserted. Continue reading Spiritual deserts explored during annual lunch series
There are many kinds of deserts. There are hot deserts full of sand, and there are cold, ice-slicked deserts. A body of lifeless water could be considered deserted. Continue reading SPIRITUAL DESERTS EXPLORED DURING ANNUAL LUNCH SERIES
Gov. Matt Bevin has submitted an amicus brief to the Kentucky Supreme Court in the landmark case of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission v. Hands-On Originals.
Gov. Bevin’s amicus brief supports Hands-On Originals, a small t-shirt printing business in Lexington. In 2014, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission determined that Hands-On violated Lexington’s fairness ordinance after the owners declined to print t-shirts promoting homosexuality Continue reading Gov. Bevin Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Local Business Ordered to Print T-Shirts in Violation of Religious Beliefs
Sue Mundy, born Marcellus Jerome Clark, was barely sixteen years old when he joined the Confederate army at Camp Cheatham in Robertson County, TN. Though very boyish in appearance, he served with distinction at Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River in early 1862. The fort was built to control the Cumberland River, a major waterway in Tennessee.
Yankee Brig. Gen. U. S. Grant’s Yankee forces captured Fort Henry on February 6, 1862, and marched his men across country with Continue reading A Boy named Sue, conclusion
Gov. Matt Bevin was joined in Lexington today by approximately 1,200 community leaders, elected officials, private citizens, and members of the faith-based community for the 52nd annual Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast.
“People turn to prayer, not because it’s insignificant or a cultural crutch, but because it truly changes things,” said Gov. Bevin. “People earnestly, instinctively, and collectively turn to prayer because when, at a time when everything else fades by comparison, the only tangible thing is prayer.” Continue reading Gov. Bevin Hosts 52nd Annual Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast
Kentucky was a neutral state during the Civil War and her people were evenly divided in their sentiment toward the north and south. It resulted in Kentuckians fighting against their own brothers and neighbors in many battles during the war.
In the Battle of Murfreesboro there were seventeen Kentucky regiments on the side of the Confederates and fourteen regiments fighting for the Federals. In the second Battle of Murfreesboro there were 23,500 combatants. A total of 3,024 were killed, 15,747 wounded and 4,744 unaccounted for. Never had so many Kentuckians killed each other for any cause. Continue reading A Boy named Sue
Armistead M. Swope and William C. Goodloe were born and raised in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Both became attorneys and enemies.
Col. Goodloe offended Col. Swope at the Republican State convention in Louisville, May 1, 1888. Swope was bitter and sought Goodloe without success but found him the following month at the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington. A violent argument ensued resulting in threats of violence. Good friends intervened on their behalf and each selected two representatives to confer with the aim of alleviating their hostility. Continue reading The unlucky good-luck piece, conclusion
January 11, 2018. The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during the General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. A kick-off event was held Tuesday, January 9th in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings, listed below, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Capitol Annex.