What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS — Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them? The city will receive proposals from groups that want to take three of the monuments — the last is tied up in legal issues — and display them. Plans are …

It was the world’s largest company coal town. As it turns 100, it fights to stay alive.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article134813224.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter   Lynch resident Mike O'Bradovich talks about the 100th birthday of the historic Harlan County coal town. Bill Estep [email protected] By Bill Estep [email protected] LYNCH The valley along Looney Creek in Harlan County was a wooded wilderness in 1917 when U.S. Steel, hungry for coal to make steel during World War I, bought 19,000 …

Hemp in Mason County

MARLA TONCRAY [email protected]     It may look like similar to a marijuana plant, but industrial hemp is quite different from its relative. Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is back under a pilot program introduced in the Farm Bill legislation of 2014.  Under the language of that law, farmers in Kentucky and other states began …

Today in History: Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 Signed; What We’ve Forgotten

On this day, November 16, 217 years ago, Governor James Garrard of Kentucky signed into law the first of two landmark pieces of legislation known to history as the Kentucky Resolutions. The resolution was passed by the Kentucky state House on November 10, 1798 and by the Senate on November 13. The bill was then …

800 Years of the Magna Carta: Traditions Retained in the U.S. Constitution

800 years ago in the fields of Runnymede, the most important political covenant in the history of the western world was made. At sword point, King John was forced by his barons to sign a document that imposed limitations upon his power. Provided that the restrictions were properly enforced, no longer would the king be …

Beginning American History Clarified

First published in January 2014   January 22, 2014 at 12:28am Written by:  Rev. Mary Thomas-Spears Though many believe that America is an independent Country or that the U.S. is an independent Nation this couldn't be farther from the truth despite our 4th of July Celebration of Independence Day hi{story}. WHILE YOU ARE READING THIS …