Thursday, April 2, 2009

469. Long Weekend Ahead; Events Calendar

This entry has been edited since its original posting.

I'm gearing up for a long weekend, one away from the computer, and thus away from the blog. My last entry on The Underground Rooster blog did increase readership a bit, but only one commenter, and that one a bot of some sort, but I'll leave it there.

So, next week is Holy Week in most of Christendom, with a variety of special services all week long. On top of that, I've got two political dates on my calendar, one on Wednesday night, the other on the Day Before Easter.

Wednesday night is the monthly Metro Democratic Club meeting, starting at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Highland Post on Bardstown Road across from the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop. The speakers are two young activisits, Ashley Cecil and JK McKnight. Ashley Cecil is a local artist whose works focusses on social concerns. Her work can be viewed on her webiste, listed at the end of this column. JK McKnight runs the Forecastle Festival each summer here along the Left Bank of the Ohio River near Milepost 606. His website is also listed below. It should be an interesting meeting as these two explain the roles of a couple of generations below me and how their activism can shape our community's future.

Saturday morning, Charlie Moore, who is the Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party has called for a meeting of the Kentucky Democratic Party State Central Executive Committee, the only known purpose of which is to confirm as Vice Chair the County Judge/Executive of Bath County, former State Representative Carolyn Belcher. I wholeheartedly support Judge Belcher's appointment as Vice Chair.

As to our new Chair, who has been in office for just over a month, he is working on a plan to involve young folks from throughout the state, bringing them to Frankfort for a weekend of education and entertainment. It is a great program that looks ahead to our Party's vitality. I am very hopeful for its success, and I am very thankful for his leadership and initiative on this matter.

So those are the two events on the horizon. The Metro Club's meeting on Wednesday night is open to everyone. Any registered Democrat in Kentucky is considered a member of the Kentucky Democratic Party and by their registration is inferred an invitation to Saturday's KDP SCEC meeting.

Have a good week.

Happy Easter.


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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.