This past Saturday, I attended a “Catholics at the Capitol” Conference at one of the local churches here in Owensboro. Abortion and the death penalty were among the issues mentioned. In addition, several state representatives were there to speak about the issues in question, as well as other issues.
But the highlight of the conference was when Democrat Jim Glenn (who represents most of Owensboro in the Kentucky General Assembly) got up to speak. His speech bordered on the bizarre. He started off by emphasizing the need to help the poor, then talked about the educational background of his relatives and himself. He then stated that he reads thirty to forty newspapers each month, and a book every week (at previous events he said he reads forty newspapers and one book every month). He then ended his speech by saying that he was glad on how cold it was, since the cold weather would kill all the bugs that eat farmer’s crops.
Question: what did his concluding statement (or his other statements for that matter) have to do with the topics that were discussed at the conference? Obviously he is unaware of pesticides, not to mention the fact that bugs are not the only threat to crops (e.g. deer, rabbits). But being a Democrat, he is probably opposed to pesticides. I wouldn’t be surprised if he believes in man-made global warming.
Jim Glenn was re-elected in 2014. But I have a feeling his current term will be his last.
Meanwhile, I have come up with a series of county government restructuring ideas within Kentucky, which are as follows:
— The county jails/detention centers should be obtained by the sheriff’s departments, and the head jailers would be appointed by the sheriffs (the downside to this change would be that the jailers would no longer be elected officials).
— Each county’s emergency management department would be obtained by the county fire departments.
— The office of constable could be eliminated, and the constable’s duties can become the responsibility of the sheriff’s departments.
— The responsibility of issuing driver’s licenses can be transferred from the circuit court clerk’s offices to the county clerk’s offices.
On a final note, a modern version of Bonnie and Clyde came to an end with the apprehension of Kentucky teenagers Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips. After committing a series of crimes throughout the South, the duo from Grayson County were arrested in Florida.