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.

McCracken County Republican Women Meeting

The McCracken County Republican Women will meet on Thursday, January 19th, at noon at Chong’s Restaurant, 5136 Hinkleville Road (across from Olive Garden). Please note the date changed to a week later than our usual 2nd Thursday, as our President will be out of town on the 12th. Chong’s buffet is $6.99 per person. Speaker TBD.

Hope to see you there!

KY Ag Commissioner in Paducah Today

quarles-bioKY agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles will be visiting Paducah today. Quarles will be touring the Kight’s Pecan Orchard at 9270 Old Hinkleville Road in West Paducah at 1:30pm. Quarles will also be in Ledbetter at 11:30am to speak at the Livingston County Livestock Auction at 1636 US 60 Ledbetter.

Both events are part of the Kentucky Hunger Initiative he launched earlier this year. The Hunger Initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort in Kentucky to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders, and government entities to begin a dialogue to help reduce hunger in Kentucky.

KY Senate Majority Caucus coming to Paducah

Danny Carroll

KY District 2 Senator Danny Carroll is bringing the Senate majority caucus members to Paducah this week as they prepare for the 2017 legislative session. According to today’s Paducah Sun Senate President Robert Stivers will address the Paducah Rotary at noon Wednesday. After the Rotary meeting caucus members will tour the Paducah’s river industry.

Additional presentations will be given at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce to highlight activities in surrounding counties that also compose Senate District 2. Meetings will continue Thursday and Friday to discuss the 2017 legislative session.

Senator Carroll says “For my district, it’s important for my colleagues to come to Paducah to see first-hand things that we have going on here. It’s all about connections, networking and allowing members within our community to have some direct access to Senate leadership and the majority caucus to develop further relationships. I’m very proud of my district and western Kentucky and think we have a bright future. It’s crucial that our caucus get a glimpse of the potential we have.”

Dear President Obama…

Trump’s Contract with the American Voter

trumpTrump’s Presidential campaign formed a “Contract with the American Voter” that specified a 100 day action plan to Make America Great Again. The plan outlines ways to reduce corruption, protect American workers, restore security and several acts to make government work for the people instead of the status quo.

Attached is a copy of his 2 page plan that should give many Americans hope for the future.








Kentucky House Chamber

Before making congrats in the remaining portions of this post I want to point out some statistics in today’s Paducah Sun regarding the election results. In McCracken County, there were 8,035 votes for straight Republican Party and 5,140 for straight Democratic Party. Compare this with information from the KY Secretary of State voter registration statistics from Oct 19, 2016 that says Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 10,000 voters (29,331 registered Democrats versus 19,615 registered Republicans). Details haven’t been released yet that specify whether more Republicans showed up to vote or if more Democrats voted Republican this election.

Most Republican candidates did well in yesterday’s election! Come January, we will have majorities in the US House and US Senate along with a Republican president.

Kentucky flipped the house! This has been a primary goal over the last few years. Not only was the house flipped but the house speaker, Greg Stumbo, lost his re-election bid in the 95th House District. Stumbo was considered the biggest road block to improving Kentucky. Before the election Republicans had 47 House members while the Democrats had 53 members. After last night’s election Republicans will have a strong majority with a whopping 64 House members.

Congratulations to Steven Rudy and Richard Heath for maintaining their House seats, Rand Paul for retaining his US Senate seat and James Comer for taking over retired Congressman Ed Whitfield.

Finally, thanks to Joni Hogancamp for running a great campaign in her fight for the 3rd House district.

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