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Experience the unbelievable attractions including Newport on the Levee, a mega-entertainment complex, and the world-renowned Newport Aquarium, where you can see more than 11,000 animals in specially designed underwater tunnels. Take a walk around historic German inspired MainStrasse Village and visit the unique shops and pubs.

Reconnect in the unforgettable scenery in quaint Augusta & Maysville along the beautiful, majestic Ohio River. Stroll along the riverfront and enjoy the memorable vistas of historic homes and eclectic shops. Take a walk back in time along the old cobblestone streets in Washington and follow the footsteps of the first settlers. Click for overview.

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Visit the Butler-Turpin State Historic House built in 1859, with many of its original features
Check out the Old Stone Jail in Carrollton, built in 1880
Visit the Masteron House in Carrollton, c.1790 overlooking the Ohio River
Feel the thunder at the Kentucky Speedway as the NASCAR cars race past you!
Marvel at the talents of tradesmen from years ago at the William Arnold Log Home in Grant County
Step back in time when you visit the Mullins Log Cabin in Grant County, built circa 1850,
Visit the fabled Quilt Box in Dry Ridge, KY as featured in the Quilt Sampler,
Travel the Owen County Barn Quilt Trail offering over 100 painted quilted squares around the county
Try your luck at shooting at the world class shooting sports facility at Dave Kelley’s Elk Creek Hunt Club
Enjoy the incredible views of Elk Creek Vineyards in Owen County with their award winning wines
Explore the canopy tops accessed by tree climbing at Earthjoy Tree Climbing
Try your skills at horseback riding at the beautiful, tranquil First Farm Inn in Boone County
Enjoy the sun as you float around the lazy river at the Florence Aquatic Park
Marvel at the majestic shark rays and the 1,000s of other colorful creatures at the Newport Aquarium
Can’t miss the one stop hot spot for entertainment at the Newport on the Levee
Take a big splash in the mighty Ohio River with Ride the Ducks as you ride in the amphibious vehicle
Take in sightseeing, lunch or dinner cruise on one of the beautiful old BB Riverboats
Hear the conductor shout his calls for stops on the old trolley at the unique Behringer-Crawford Museum 
The Bible comes to life at the sprawling Creation Museum, with over 160 exhibits
Learn the area’s involvement in the American Civil War as told at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum
Hundreds of eye are watching you at the Vent Haven Museum showcasing over 500 ventriloquist figures
For the true thrill seekers, zip over to the Zip Line Adventure at the Creation Museum
Ride on one of the few remaining ferries operating on the Ohio River, The Anderson Ferry
Check out the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower, with its carillon and glockenspiel in Goebel Park
Awe at the world’s largest stained glass window at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington
Experience the legacy of ownership that has seen five generations at the Dinsmore Homestead
Photo ops are numerous at the incredible Floodwall Murals in Covington with 17 murals
Explore where the mob, gamblers and ladies of the night earned their reputations on the Newport Gangsters tour
Jane’s Saddlebag offers hands-on experiences with over 50 acres of hiking, creek walking and exploring
MainStrasse Village is a restored German village full of unique shops, restaurants, tavern and festivals
Visit the Monte Casino Chapel, built in 1878, proclaimed the “smallest Church in the world.”
Explore the Rabbit Hash General Store, an authentic working general store since 1831
Walk the Riverwalk Statue Tour comprised of seven life-like bronze statues
Visit a working vineyard, taste award winning wines or take a tour at StoneBrook Winery
Capture a bird’s eye view of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati with Stratus Helicopters Tours
The Newport World Peace Bell is one of more than twenty Peace Bells around the world
Turfway Park offers live thoroughbred racing fall, winter and early spring
Try your skills at one of the wacky contests held for fans at the Florence Freedom Baseball
See a unique arrangement of diverse plants on 121 acres at the Boone County Arboretum
Since 1983, the Kentucky Wool Festival features a salute to the areas sheep industry
Step into the lower portion of the 1811 Jail in Augusta takes a visitor back in time
Augusta’s Riverfront Regatta offers Hand-made Crafts, Sternwheeler Boats, Food, Fun, Games and more
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Visit Rosemary Clooney House
Blue Licks Battlefield Reenactment in August, offer a glimpse of what occurred over 200 years ago
Visit the Ogden Ridge one-room schoolhouse in Robertson County
National Underground Railroad Museum and learn about the Underground Railroad
Washington is a 1700’s village of shops, museums, tours and fine Kentucky dining
A favorite spot for photographers, the Goddard Bridge frames the Goddard United Methodist Church
Don’t miss the Annual Covered Bridge Festival – a unique opportunity to view covered bridges up close

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1 Timothy 1 (New International Version)

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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Warning Against False Teachers of the Law

3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer 4 nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God’s work–which is by faith. 5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers–and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

The Lord’s Grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 18 Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

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November 7, 2014

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November 7, 2014 Huffpost Religion
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Midterm Elections 2014: White Evangelicals Helped Tip The Scales For The GOP

Posted: 11/05/2014 12:13 pm EST Updated: 11/05/2014 4:59 pm EST

White Evangelicals turned up at the polls in large numbers on Tuesday, playing a key role placing Congress in the hands of the Republican Party.

Evangelicals tend to be more enthusiastic than other groups about the midterm elections, according to polling data from Reuters/Ipsos. Election Day 2014 was no different, with exit polls showing that Protestants and other non-Catholic Christians made up about half of the electorate and tended to cast their votes in favor of the GOP by about 60 percent.

More specifically, 26 percent of voters self-identified as white evangelical or born-again Christian. Of that group, 78 percent voted for Republican candidates.

In highly contested races in the Southern states of Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina, exit polling shows that white evangelicals showed up to vote in high percentages, according to Religion Dispatches.

In Arkansas, for example, 52 percent of the electorate was composed of self-identified white evangelicals or born-again Christians. About 73 percent voted for Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, which helped unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

“Conservative voters of faith were the largest constituency in the electorate in 2014,” Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, said in a statement. “Their share of the electorate exceeded that of the African-American vote, Hispanic vote, and union vote combined. Religious conservative voters and the issues they care about are here to stay. They will be equally vital in 2016. Politicians of both parties ignore this constituency at their peril.”

The religious landscape of Tuesday’s elections was largely similar to the last midterm election in 2010 and to the 2012 presidential election, according to Religion News Service blogger Mark Silk.

About 71 percent of white Protestants and 59 percent of white Catholics voted Republican, according to exit polls. Individuals who attended religious services regularly were also more likely to vote Republican.

On the other hand, American Jews remained a solid Democratic voting bloc, according to a J Street Election Night Poll. About 69 percent voted for Democratic congressional candidates. President Obama’s approval rating is 15 percentage points higher among American Jews than for the general population.

“The 2014 Jewish vote once again demonstrates that American Jews are a base Democratic constituency that supports the Obama Administration’s efforts to reach an agreement with Iran and to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the pollster Jim Gerstein said in a statement. “While Prime Minister Netanyahu has recently raised questions about American values, the data clearly show that American Jewish values closely align with the actions of the Obama administration.”

An exit poll by the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Muslim registered voters in California, New York, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and Virginia — states with large Muslim populations — suggested that more than 70 percent of Muslims favored Democratic candidates. The poll also showed a modest positive shift in support for the GOP, with close to 20 percent voting for Republican gubernatorial candidates. CAIR attributed the change to “winning over traditionally independent or undecided Muslim voters.”

Despite a spirited campaign to get out the vote, the midterm elections provided mixed results for atheists. One atheist in Arizona was re-elected to a seat in his state legislature, while another atheist in Texas lost his race for the Texas House of Representatives.

James Woods, an Arizona atheist who was seeking a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives, was rejected by voters. He was the only openly atheist candidate trying to win a seat in Congress, according to The Religion News Service.

“We ran a campaign I think my atheist community can be proud of, and I hope we made it a little easier for other candidates to be open about their nontheism in the future as well,” Woods said in his concession speech. “We’re playing to win the long game. And we’re winning it.”

Congress’s possibly only “none” — a person who doesn’t identify with any particular religious or nonreligious identity — was re-elected in Arizona’s 9th District. During her 2012 campaign, a spokesman said of Democratic Rep. Krysten Sinema that the “terms ‘nontheist,’ ‘atheist’ or ‘nonbeliever’ are not befitting of her life’s work or personal character.” Still, the congresswoman has been hailed by secular groups.

In other election news, Alabama voters showed overwhelming support (by about 72 percent) for an amendment to the state constitution that prevents foreign law from being applied in state courts, reported. The amendment follows previous election-year efforts in other states to ban Islamic sharia law.

The electorate was divided on abortion-related ballot initiatives, according to the Religion News Service. Voters in Colorado and North Dakota rejected proposals to grant rights of personhood to fetuses. Pro-choice advocates feared that such initiatives would have banned abortions. Tennessee voters decided to add an amendment to the state constitution that would give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortions.

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2013-14 Board of Directors

Marcel Hanzlik, President

JoAnne Bush, VP, Southern Region

Gretchen Sacotnik, VP, Northern Region

Kim Williams, VP, Central Region

Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director

Marla Crider, Advisor

Paula Miles, Ex. Secretary/Treasurer

Arkansas County:

Christy Murphy, Gillett

Renee Robison, Stuttgart


Chicot County:

JoAnne Bush, Lake Village

Ocie Hunter, Lake Village

Jimmy Parkerson, Dermott

Clay County:

Ellen Dalton, Piggott

Barbara Harmon, Piggott

Adam Long, Piggott

Craighead County:

Marti Allen, Jonesboro

Richard Hartness, Jonesboro

Henry Jones, Jonesboro

Crittenden County:

Deborah Abernathy, West Memphis

Jim Jackson, Memphis

Diane McAdoo, Marion

Cross County:

Marcel Hanzlik, Wynne

Ben Swadley, Wynne


Desha County:

Jann Farmer, Dumas

Paula Mote, McGehee

Sammye Owen, Dumas

Drew County:

Sheilla Lampkin, Monticello

Robin McClendon, Monticello

Glenda Nichols, Monticello

Greene County:

Gina Jarrett, Paragould

Shelia Ragsdell, Paragould

Gretchen Sacotnik, Paragould

Lee County:

Pat Audirsch, Marianna

Kristina Root-Carranza, Marianna

Kim Williams, Marianna

Mississippi County:

Megan Atzert, Blytheville

Susan Fetsch, Osceola

Ammi Tucker, Osceola

Monroe County:

Jim Stinson, Clarendon

Sandra Keemer, Brinkley

Billy Hankins, Brinkley

Phillips County:

Samuel Adams, West Helena

Julia Malinowski, Helena

Paula Oliver, Helena

Poinsett County:

Linda Hinton, Tyronza

Mary Anne Parker, Harrisburg

Soozi Williams, Marked Tree

St. Francis County:

Niki Jones, Forrest City

Justin Reeves, Forrest City

Jenny Vandiver, Forrest Cityt

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Support the protection of important bird habitat.
Avoid stressing birds or exposing them to danger.
Limit methods of attracting birds.
Remain well back from nests, roosts, display areas, and feeding
Keep habitat disturbance to a minimum.
Maintain and clean feeders and nest structures regularly.
Keep birds safe from predatory ca
ts and other domestic animals.
Respect fellow birders. Share your knowledge, especially
with beginners.
Document unethical birding behavior, intervene if
prudent, and notify appropriate individuals or
Leaders must teach ethics through word and example.
Limit group impact on birds,
their environment, and on
other birders using the same area.
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rds and their environment.
4. Respect the law and the rights of others.
2. Ensure that feeders, nest
structures, and other artificial
bird environments are safe.
3. Group birding, whether organized or impromptu, requires
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