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Collett indicted for receiving stolen property

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An Arjay man accused of knowingly receiving stolen ATVs has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. Justin Anthony Collett, 26, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property over $10,000 and three counts of receiving stolen property under $10,000.According to the indictment, Collett received, retained or disposed of four ATVs and a generator. He reportedly possessed a stolen 2013 Polaris Razor 900XP belonging to Cristian Coffey, a 2013 Polaris Razor 800S belonging to Chad Harris, a 2012 Polaris Razor belonging to Howard Carter, a 2006 Yamaha Raptor 700 belonging to Crystal S. Bennett and a Honda Generator belonging to Alva Patterson.


Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both ideologically and politically. This is, as the Pew Research Center put it recently, “a defining feature of politics today.” In the public’s eye, Washington gets most of the blame for this.

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Obama’s petulant ‘sue me’ challenge

President Obama’s “so sue me” statement earlier last week announcing that he is going to continue ignoring Congress and the U.S. Constitution in his ongoing pursuit of fundamental transformation of the nation is not surprising from a man who is bereft of the political skills necessary to craft legislation. Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich had those skills and it resulted in balanced budgets and welfare reform. Even the left-maligned George W. Bush demonstrated this skill as he...

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On marriage equality

In another triumph for marriage equality, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II has struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage.His ruling Tuesday follows a similar ruling June 25 by a U.S. district judge in Indiana striking down that state’s ban. It continues an unbroken string of such rulings in federal court in which judges have struck down state rules prohibiting gay marriage, The Courier-Journal’s Andrew Wolfson reported Wednesday.In his opini...

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KSP prepping for marijuana sweeps

OWENSBORO (AP) — Kentucky State Police are preparing for helicopter flights this summer to check rural areas of the state for marijuana plants.The Messenger-Inquirer reports every state police post plans to participate in the sweeps. Officials say while helicopter searches will be performed in every county, the time spent in each one depends on how much of the illegal drug is found in an initial flyover.Trooper Corey King, public information officer...

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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

LEXINGTON (AP) — Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.The Virginia school where the top Confederate general had served as president after the Civil War disclosed plans Tuesday to move the flags. It also said it would continue to study the university’s historical involvement with s...

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Noetown in the 1940s, 1950s

Everyone is from somewhere, some city or town.Except for us, and we are from this place called Noetown.The Cumberland Mountains are rugged and steep.From the Lush valleys, to the highest peak.But no more beautiful place, can there be found.And the best one of all is this place called Noetown.The place where I grew up as a kid,And I recall some of the things that we did.During those years, there were a lot ...

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Daily Bible Thought

Christ was lifted up that He might lift us up.I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. — Psalm 121:1-2

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