Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.
by Garth Kuhnhein
Venue Change! The Combined Tea meeting that it typically held at the Holiday Inn in Florence on the fourth Thursday of the month will have the January gathering at the Crescent Springs City Building. We will return to the Holiday Inn in February.
Meet Your Legislators!
Community Forum to discuss five and possibly more hot button issues for Northern Kentucky. Come talk with Senator Wil Schroder; Representative Joe Fischer and Representative Brian Linder.
Note the venue change for the Forum.
What: Community Engagement Forum with Kentucky legislators.
Where: Crescent Springs City Building, 739 Buttermilk Pike,
Crescent Springs, KY
When: 7 to 8:30 pm, Thursday, January 26th.
Initial discussions will focus on the following issues:
- Certificate of Need
- Common Core being extinguished. (School choice)
- Real ID
- No taxing boards without representation
- Cincy-eastern Bypass
by Jan Skavdahl
Rand Paul's Northern Kentucky Barnburner Saturday, October 22nd.
Join us for the event everyone will be talking about. Rand Paul's Barnburner located at the Sparks farm in Walton. The campaign will be serving up barbecue and beer, music by the Marty Connor Band, wine by Brianza Winery in Verona. This is an great outdoor event with plenty of shelter beautiful southern Boone County scenery.
What: Northern Kentucky Barnburner
When: 5:30pm, Saturday, October 22
Where: The Sparks Barn, 1750 Beaver Road, Walton, KY 41094
by Garth Kuhnhein
Join Senator Paul in a Town Hall meeting, ask questions and get his candid insight. Rand Paul is the Senator Northern Kentucky overwhelmingly elected in 2010 and who we need to rally around in 2016.
Get there early to get a good seat. Register here ....we need to make sure there are enough seats available! Plan to stay after to talk politics and enjoy the Civic Club.
When: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Wednesday, August 17
Where: Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Rd, Fort Wright, KY 41011
Easy to get to, just off Dixie Highway and Kyles Lane. Plenty of free parking.
by NKY Tea
The Combined Meeting of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Holiday Inn, Florence, KY. This Thursday, March 24 the NKY Tea will host Dr. Wayne Lewis, who will speak on Charter Schools. Dr. Lewis is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lewis obtained his PhD from North Carolina State University. Dr. Lewis has championed charter schools in Kentucky based on his research in the Louisville and Fayette County public schools. He spoke to the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee on the severe achievement gap issues in the Fayette County Public School District between white and African-American student proficiency. His quote to the Kentucky legislature,
“What happens to those children if we don’t provide them with alternative options?” Have we gotten to the place where we are more interested in defending institutions that don’t serve children well?"
Dr. Lewis is a champion behind Kentucky Senate Bill 8. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is a champion for charter schools.
What: Combined Tea, Charter Schools with Dr. Wayne Lewis
Where: Holiday Inn, Florence, KY. Easy to get to I75 and US 42 right next to the Florence Freedom baseball field.
When: 7pm, Thursday, March 24.
Learn more about Dr. Lewis at the Bluegrass Institute where the mission is "Empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties." www.bipps.org Bluegrass Institute Public Policy Solutions.
by NKY Tea
In 2010 the Northern Kentucky Water District wanted to raise the rates by 25% to install new equipment mandated by the federal EPA. Water rate increases must be approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission. The Northern Kentucky Tea Party was contacted by Dr. Hugh Henry, a physics professor at Northern Kentucky University who was researching the science behind the EPA regulations. Dr. Henry published a paper and it was pier reviewed that showed the expensive equipment that the EPA was requiring was not improving or protecting water users in any way. A pdf of the pier reviewed paper is available by clicking here. Diligent research of the original EPA documents showed that the EPA missed the cost estimates that consumers would pay by 2,280%. Based on these falsehoods the NKY Tea took the rare step of intervening in the PSC rate case. The late Duane Skavdahl, Esq. put up a valiant and formidable case against the rate increase but the onslaught of big government could not be stopped. The brief filed by Duane is available by clicking here in the hopes that someone impacted by the Lexington rate increase will pick up where the NKY Tea left off. The NKY water district was ultimately granted the 25% rate increase and this year another 9.5% rate increase was approved.
During the 2010 time period the NKY Tea reached out to other communities and warned them that similar increases in the cost of water would be coming to their communities. Fast forward to 2016 and check out this article in the Lexington Herald Leader, "Kentucky American Water wants to increase residential bills by 17%."
Maybe this time around the Public Service Commission say no to the rate increase. It is time for Kentuckians to stand up to the EPA and say , "I'm mad as hell and not going to take this anymore."