Sen. McConnell avoids real issue
Mitch McConnell continues to push the Family Friendly and Workplace Flexibility Act, a bill that allows hourly workers to have comp time. While the merits of this are debatable, the problem remains that McConnell is avoiding the real issue. A much greater need is an increase in the minimum wage.
Millions of full-time employed Americans are paid such low wages that they receive public assistance, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. The large majority of Americans favors raising the minimum wage, but the minority who oppose it are McConnell and the ultra-wealthy who fund his campaign. They’d rather stick taxpayers with the bill than step up and do the right thing.
If Mitch McConnell really cares about the people he represents, he should show it by making the minimum wage a decent wage that enables hard-working Americans to meet the basic needs of their families.
Sam Lapin, Burlington
Highlands tour will be best yet
We are marking off days until The Ladies of the Highlands Christmas Tour of Homes and it looks like this will be our best yet. The homes are wonderful, both in decorations and historicl value. The Highlands Museum, which this year is one of the open areas to view, was decorated from top to bottom by the Boyd County Extension Homemakers Clubs under the direction of Kathy King, president, and Vicki Shope, vice president. This is the first year the Homemakers have decorated the museum, and it won’t be the last. The results are stunning, with trees all over the museum decorated in handmade ornaments and handdecorted wreaths.
Start your tour at the museum to get refreshments, brochures, buses to the homes (four running loops all day) and, best of all, to get into the spirit of Christmas. I thank the Boyd County Homemakers.
The tour of homes will be Dec. 7 and 8.
Ann Wiseman, Publicity chair, Ladies of the Highlands Museum