Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cleaning Up

Well I am going to take this opportunity to clean a few items up. Whereas, I'm heading for Louisville for a couple of days I want to complete a few discussion items.

House Democratic Caucus

I have found no evidence to the rumors regarding the House Democratic Caucus having accounting problems. I do understand that there is merit to the rumor that the Kentucky Democratic Party has not lived up to their past financial obligations regarding their commitments in last years races. I will continue to follow this situation.

Energy Bill

The energy bill that is going to be considered by the House appears to be heading for an easy passage. The bill will provide comprehensive support for Kentucky to take the lead in new energy opportunites. The bill will provide incentives for investment in Kentucky as well as support for research, renewable energy and clean-coal technology. Rep. John C. Tilley, D-Hopkinsville released the following statement:

Hopkinsville, Ky-- The comprehensive energy policy to be considered by legislators this week will pioneer new frontiers in jobs and technology for Western Kentucky." This policy will enable Western Kentucky to continue its leadership in the area of ethanol production, and has the potential to make Kentucky a national leader in this emerging new industry," Tilley said. " It will expand opportunities for our coal regions; encourage our young people to seek and excel in careers in these high tech fields; and promote the use of renewable energy."

Dairy Recognition Dinner

Senator Joey Pendleton, D-Hopkinsville, today congratulated Logan County Farms for the awards received during the annual Dairy Recognition Dinner in Louisville.

The Robey Farm was awarded the Kentucky Dairy Production Award for the second straight year. The Robey family produces more than 29,000 pounds of milk a year. Lee and Denise Robey and their three sons milk more than 1,1000 cows.

"It's great to have people like the Robeys who are doing an outstanding job producing natures most perfect food--milk" said Pendleton, who was in the Young Dairyman Program with Lee Robey.

The Jimmy Wright Dairy Farm is the first recipient of the Proficient Dairy Producer Award, which considers many factors as recorded by the Dairy Herd Improvement Association.

"It is very fitting that Wrights recieve this award," said Pendleton, who sold Jimmy Wright his first jersey cattle. "Jimmy has always been proficient in his farming operations."

The annual Dairy Recognition Dinner was held August 17th at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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