January 28, 2007
LANCASTER - Rep. Lonnie Napier made his appearance at the Garrard County Courthouse as planned Saturday, with family, friends and many supporters there for his big announcement. But Napier did not say what many expected to hear. Instead of announcing his campaign for governor, Napier surprised many by saying he is seeking the office of treasurer. "I've been thinking about that or governor either one," Napier said. Napier said he was truly pleased to see so many supporters from several counties represented at the courthouse on Saturday.
October 31, 2007
Grayson for secretary of state Trey Grayson is the man Republicans should have picked as their standard bearer in the governor's race, but he chose instead to run for re-election as secretary of state. We believe he has earned a second term. Grayson has a good reputation as an ethical administrator and has run clean elections and improved the office's service to corporations. We see him as a rising star in Kentucky politics and heartily endorse his bid against Democratic challenger Bruce Hendrickson, who doesn't have the experience for the job. Wheeler for state treasurer Do you know what the state treasurer does?
May 20, 2007
Dear Editor, I have known state Rep. Lonnie Napier, a Republican candidate for state treasurer from Garrard County, for many years. I cannot imagine anyone that I would rather have to carry out the duties of state treasurer. He has served for over two decades in the state House of Representatives, while managing a highly successful business in his hometown of Lancaster. Rep. Napier is a first class businessman, as well as a public servant of the highest caliber. His election as treasurer of the state of Kentucky will certainly be a plus for all the residents of the commonwealth!
May 17, 2007
Dear Editor, Central Kentuckians have a rare opportunity next Tuesday to send one of our own and a proven leader to Frankfort. State Rep. Lonnie Napier has served with distinction for 22 years in the General Assembly. As a member of the House of Representatives' most powerful committees - Appropriations and Revenue, Transportation and State Government - Lonnie has had a seat at the table to make good things happen for the people of Central Kentucky, and he has delivered. As Garrard County Judge-Executive, I know firsthand how hard Lonnie works for the people of his district - and all of Kentucky, for that matter.
March 6, 2012
March 6, 1987 The True Blue Council No. 56, Daughters of America, recently held its annual bean soup supper and white elephant sale at the Clark RECC community room. The table blessing was given by Clyde Hudson. Visiting officers and members were Earl Smith, state treasurer, and Mrs. Ioma Smith, past state councilor. Winchester stands at the threshold of becoming home to a civic center, Bruce Coates says. With funding in place, only deciding on a location remains. The Clark County Orchestras, directed by David Hensley, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at George Rogers Clark High School.
June 13, 2007
My money is on cashing out the state Treasurer's office. This not-so-original idea seems to float up from time to time. Most recently, it came in the form of a campaign promise by Melinda Wheeler, who ran for the office in the recent primary election on a platform of abolishing it. Doing so would require changing the Kentucky Constitution. Of course, the proposal brought mostly scorn from Wheeler's opponents. But I noticed they stammered and stuttered while trying to make a persuasive case for keeping the office.
November 5, 2007
A chasm exists between anti-government zealots and those who believe in limited government. One believes in anarchy. The other holds to the principle offered in a statement attributed most often to Thomas Jefferson: "Government governs best which governs least. " Again, that's "governs least," not "governs not at all. " Most big-spending politicians would rather chase skunks than endorse the slightest leaning toward limiting the scope of government. So they employ the "blurring-lines" tactic to make it impossible to distinguish between the very different positions of governing "least" and "not at all. " Todd Hollenbach offered an example of that during this year's primary race for state treasurer.
November 1, 2007
A man of character To the Sun: I encourage you to vote for my brother, David Perdue, for district court judge for Clark and Madison counties. David and I grew up in Clark County. Our parents Walter and Pauline Perdue, and our uncle and aunt, Jesse and Mary Elizabeth Perdue, owned Perdue's Bakery in Winchester for over 35 years. We were fortunate to be surrounded by a loving family and caring community. Early on, we learned important values from our parents: work hard, play fair, respect others, trust God, and give back to our community.