McCracken Women April Meeting

The next McCracken County Republican Women’s meeting will be Thursday, April 13, at Chong’s on Hinkleville Rd at 12pm. The speaker will be Monica Bilak.

Congressman Comer Townhall

Photos from this mornings teleconference of Congressman James Comer’s townhall meeting.

Leeper Bill Passes House Vote

Senate Bill 11, aka “The Leeper Act”, to lift the Nuclear Moratorium in the state of Kentucky has passed the Kentucky House by a vote of 65 to 28 this afternoon.  The bill passed the Senate earlier this session. It now goes to Governor Bevin for his signature and he has indicated he will not veto the bill.  The Governor told WKRC radio in Cincinnati that he supports the proposal because it “opens possibilities to us” and he does not think nuclear power would replace coal as the state’s dominant source of energy.

After many years of working to lift the nuclear moratorium, this is a significant move forward for our community, region and state.  Thank you to Senator Danny Carroll and Representatives Steven Rudy and Gerald Watkins for the work they have done on the passage of this bill.


After today’s session, the legislature will be in recess and is expected to go back into session on March 29 and 30.

Townhall with Congressman James Comer

Congressman James Comer will conduct a town hall meeting at Paducah’s Commerce Center (300 South 3rd Street) on March 24. The event will be at 10am.

McCracken Republican Women Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next McCracken County Republican Women’s lunch at Chong’s, 5136 Hinkleville Road, noon on Thursday, March 9th. Former Kentucky Board of Education member Margaret Pope will answer questions regarding education issues. If you have questions about Charter Schools, Common Core, etc., bring them to the lunch for discussion.


Precinct Committee Elections

McCracken County Republican Women Meeting

Our next McCracken County Republican Women’s luncheon is this Thursday, February 9th at noon at Chong’s on Hinkleville Road.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women’s President Barb Ellebrook will be our speaker. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend!

Clinton and Obama on Immigration

This video is a compilation of speeches regarding policies toward immigration during the Clinton and Obama tenures.


Check the Box

Check the Box

It’s that time of year again… tax time. I am reminded of this as I prepare my own tax returns. There are two options on your tax return forms that pertain to politics. Both allow you to designate money from public funds to election campaigns. Neither of these actually take money from your tax return.

The first allows you to designate $3 toward the presidential election campaigns. This money is used to match money raised by eligible presidential candidates.

The second is $2 toward the state political party of your choice (Republican, Democrat or no designation). The McCracken County Republican Party would appreciate you designating $2 toward the Republican Party. Again, this money doesn’t come from your refund. A portion of that $2 actually goes to us, the local party. We use that money to help our candidates during election time. We help pay for ads in local newspapers, local billboards, local radio ads, flyers, etc.. Please consider designating $2 toward the Republican Party. I am. Thank you!

Inauguration – 45th President

For those of you, like me, that are too busy to attend the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20th, there are many sources available to watch it live. Here is a short list. The full schedule of events is displayed below. The actual ceremony will begin Friday at 10:30am central time.


Thursday, January 19

  • 10:35 am – Performances begin at Lincoln Memorial. “Voices of the People,” the first act of a day-long public concert, will feature groups such as the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, the Republican Hindu Coalition, high school marching bands, choirs and baton twirlers.
  • 3:30 pm to 4 pm – Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the nation’s veterans.
  • 4 pm to 6 pm – Trump will deliver remarks during the second act of the concert at Lincoln Memorial, dubbed the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.” The event, broadcast live nationally, will be headlined by country stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood and feature a fireworks finale.
  • Trump is expected to spend Thursday night at Blair House, the presidential guest residence across the street from the White House.

Friday, January 20

  • Morning – Trump, Pence and their families are expected to attend services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, just steps from the White House.
  • Afterward, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Trump and his wife Melania to the White House for morning tea. The two couples will then travel together to the Capitol by motorcade.
  • 9:30 am – Inauguration ceremony begins on the west front of the Capitol with musical performances.
  • Attendees will include members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, diplomats and the public. Former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will attend, as will Trump’s election opponent Hillary Clinton.
  • Former president George H.W. Bush is in frail health and will not be present.
  • Sixteen-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem. The Rockettes dance troupe will also be performing, at a time yet to be announced.
  • 11:30 am – Opening remarks. Religious leaders will offer the invocation and readings. Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
  • 12:00 pm – Trump will recite the oath of office, administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. He will use president Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration Bible, as well as the Bible that Trump’s mother gave to him at his Sunday school graduation in 1955. Afterward, Trump will deliver his inaugural address.
  • 12:30 pm Ceremony ends.
  • Afterward, in keeping with tradition, Trump and Pence will attend the Congressional Lunch in the Capitol.
  • 3 pm to 5 pm – Inaugural parade. The newly minted president and vice-president make their way 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, trailed by some 8,000 parade participants. They will include members of all US military branches, as well as high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders, veteran groups and even a tractor brigade.
  • 7 pm to 11 pm – Trump, Pence and their wives will make appearances at three official inaugural balls, two of which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the other at the National Building Museum. A number of semi-official and unofficial balls also will take place throughout the city.

Saturday, Jan 21

  • 10 am to 11 am – Trump and Pence attend the interfaith National Prayer Service, held at the Washington National Cathedral.
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