Author Archives: KBC Public Affairs

House Bill Would Ban Synthetic Marijuana

It takes constant vigilance to try to stay ahead of drug dealers continually looking for new ways to help people get high. The latest effort is through the sale of what is known as synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannibis. Essentially this drug is plant material that is treated with chemicals. When smoked, the chemicals give […]

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Prayer Event Set for Capitol on Jan. 10

Jan. 10 is Kentucky Call to Prayer Day which will mark the formation of a Kentucky Legislative Prayer Caucus in the General Assembly in Frankfort. The event will be held in the capitol rotunda at 12 p.m. Visit calltoprayerkentucky.com for more information.

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Gambling Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

One of the ongoing themes of the big gambling corporations and politicians who are straining ever so hard to bring casinos to Kentucky is that these slot machine parlors will bring in great sums of revenue to the state’s coffers that that can then be used to provide vital services for the people. It sounds […]

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An Invitation to Take a Stand for Life

With Sanctity of Life Sunday coming up for Southern Baptist churches on Jan. 15, this is a good time to focus on an initiative called “The Invitation Stands.” This initiative seeks to build closer relationships between Southern Baptist Churches and pregnancy resource centers during 2012. Church members can participate in the following ways. 1. Visit […]

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Payday Lending Questions Answered

The Kentucky Baptist Convention recently approved a resolution call for the General Assembly to limit the annual interest rate on “payday” type loans to 36 percent. The following answers some of the frequently asked questions about payday lending and about why a cap is needed. The material has been provided by the Center for Responsible […]

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Chitwood to Pray Before Governor’s Speech

Dr. Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, will be leading the opening prayer for a joint session of the state General Assembly called to hear the governor’s annual State of the Commonwealth address at 7 p.m. Eastern tonight (Jan. 4) at the state capitol building in Frankfort. The speech will air on […]

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Something’s Smelling Mighty Bad in Frankfort

The big gambling corporations think they are smelling victory on bringing casinos to Kentucky and it’s an odor that stinks to high heavens. The gamblers are planning to go all out this coming legislative session to win approval to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot for voters in November.  They think they have what […]

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Pro-life Events Coming Up in January

If you are pro-life and want to add action to your belief, you may want to consider a couple of upcoming pro-life events that are being sponsored by Kentucky Right to Life: Monday, January 23: Pro-life people from throughout Kentuckiana will meet at the Metro Hall steps (527 Jefferson St., Louisville) for the annual Rally […]

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Kentucky Legislators Form Prayer Caucus

A number of Kentucky legislators have formed a bi-partisan prayer caucus for the General Assembly and are inviting citizens to attend a “Kentucky Call to Prayer Day” at the state capitol building in Frankfort. The prayer day event will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the capitol building rotunda. The state […]

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2011 Abortions Approaching 3,500

According to the latest statistics provided by Right to Life of Louisville (part of Kentucky Right to Life), an estimated 277 abortions were performed at the state’s largest abortion clinic in Louisville in November. That brings the estimated total for the year to 3,367 with December stats still to come. The abortions were performed at […]

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Bill Seeks Alcohol Expansion in Restaurants

Don Cole, executive director of the Kentucky Ethics League, has alerted us to a bill that has been prefiled for the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly session to expand alcohol sales in restaurants. Here are Cole’s comments: As I have stated many times before the alcohol industry is never satisfied. Several years ago two bills were […]

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Keene Casino Idea is Bad News for Kentucky

The big gambling corporations are loving Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, after he pre-filed a bill for the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow local communities to have a local option election to put up a casino in their town or city. This is a terrible idea for many reasons but here […]

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Major Alcohol Expansion Push Reported

We’ve just received the following report from Kentucky Ethics League Director Don Cole about alcohol sales expansion efforts: THERE IS A MAJOR PUSH IN THE SOUTHEN SECTOR OF I-75 to expand alcohol sales. The following cities and/or their counties are having petitions circulated, getting signatures, to call for the election. They are Barbourville, Williamsburg, Pineville, […]

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Expanded Gambling Is Bad Public Policy

It’s certainly no surprise but it is definitely a continuing disappointment to see that Kentucky’s governor is once again bowing to pressure from the big gambling corporations and plans to push gambling expansion yet again in the coming session of the General Assembly. Even if you set aside the purely moral arguments against expanding gambling, […]

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Milburn Delivers Public Affairs Report

In this video, Kentucky Baptist Convention Committee on Public Affairs Chairman Kevin Milburn delivers the 2011 report to messengers attending the KBC Annual Meeting at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion on Nov. 15, 2011. Here’s the written version of his report as it appeared in the 2011 KBC Book of Reports: Committee on Public […]

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KBC Takes Stand on Payday Lending

The Kentucky Baptist Convention, meeting in its annual session Nov. 15 at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, passed a resolution calling for the capping of the interest rate on “payday” type loans at 36 percent. The current loans, which can end up having triple digit interest rates, tend to target the poor and can […]

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Remember to Vote on Tuesday

Election Day in Kentucky is almost here. Remember to vote on Tuesday. Here are two voter information sites that may help you make decisions about the candidates: Vote KY Vote Kentucky U.S.

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Another Gambling Fight Looming in 2012

Voters haven’t even cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 election yet but with polls predicting a sizable victory for Kentucky’s pro-gambling governor, the gambling industry is already gearing up for a big expansion push in the 2012 General Assembly session that starts in January. The Louisville Courier-Journal ran a front page article Oct. 26 […]

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Make Sure You Vote on Nov. 8!

All around the world today we see people rising up to remove dictators in the hope of replacing these despots with governments that promote democracy and freedom. Seeing their struggle should remind all Americans that we too once had to fight for our rights to a representative government as well. Kentucky voters will have a […]

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Baptists Must Be Vigilant on Gambling

This recent news release from the Kentucky Baptist Convention highlights the need for Kentucky Baptists to be very wary and vigilant regarding attempts to expand gambling that may soon be facing the state: FRANKFORT – Kentucky Baptist leaders and other experts say that with a gubernatorial election in November, a racing industry in decline and […]

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