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"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest."
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859
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- In Honor of Richard James Rawlings 1961-2013 February 28, 2013
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- U.S. congressmen, former CIA director to testify in support of Kentucky hemp bill February 8, 2013
- U.S. Representative Massie Introduces Industrial Hemp Bill February 8, 2013
- Caudill Seed becoming poster child for hemp legalization February 8, 2013
- Purchase Area sheriffs to meet about industrial hemp February 8, 2013
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“Dark and Dangerous Ground”The Dark and Bloody Ground The popular belief that the name Kentucky means "Dark and Bloody Ground" is apparently without foundation. Yet through the years, the image has persisted in literary and oral tradition as a description of the Kentucky country. One traditional explanation sites Delaware legend in which the ancient tribe of the Lenni-Lanape allied with the Iroquois to fight the Allegewi, the original inhabitants of Kentucky. In a single bloody battle the Allegewi were virtually exterminated. The land where an entire nation had been eradicated became known as the "dark and bloody ground". The violent clashes between the Iroquois and the southern Indians only helped reinforce the image. In his book, "Historical Sketches of Kentucky" (1874), Richard H. Collins says that a northern Indian once asked Indian fighter Joseph H. Daveiss how white men could live in land that had seen so much bloodshed. The Indian said that the ghosts of those killed in the Indian wars haunted the land making it dangerous. At the execution of the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals the Cherokee Cheif Dragging Canoe is said to have told Col. Richard Henderson that the lands south of the Kentucky river were "bloody ground"and would be "dark and difficult to settle". However Ruben T. Durrett said in his book, "The Centenary of Kentucky"(1892) that the phrase was used to discourage Henderson from purchasing the land.
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- Kentucky Tonight May 21, 2013Bill and his guests discuss the 2014 election. Schedule guests: Steve Robertson, chair of the Republican Party of Kentucky; Jonathan Miller, former chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party; Ellen Williams, former chair of the Republican Party of Kentucky; and Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy, former treasurer for the Kentucky Democratic Party.
- Kentucky Tonight May 14, 2013A discussion about public employee pensions. Scheduled guests: Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions; Sharron Oxendine, president of the Kentucky Education Association, a member of the Kentucky Public Pension Coalition; and Bryan Sunderland, senior vice […]
- Kentucky Tonight May 7, 2013Live from Washington D.C., Bill Goodman and his guests discuss the 113th Congress. Scheduled guests are: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky and Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd Congressional District.
- Kentucky Tonight April 30, 2013A discussion about the federal budget. Scheduled guests: Richard Nelson, executive director of the Commonwealth Policy Center and a Trigg County magistrate; Tihisha Rawlins, associate state director of grassroots initiatives for AARP Kentucky; John Garen, economics professor at the University of Kentucky; and Malcolm Robinson, economics professor and chair a […]