1. Governor Steve Beshear has recognized Brandon Pickering's sacrifice this week. As a part of this recognition the Governor has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Pvt. Pickering’s interment. This date has not been set, despite Mark's post earlier about a service in Fort Thomas for his friends and family the official service and burial has not been set.
2. Former US Senator Jim Bunning has been named Grand Marshall for the Fourth of July parade in Fort Thomas. I think you know all of the accomplishments of Mr Bunning including his terms in Congress and his Major League Baseball career so I won't go into all that. The parade will start at 10:30 on the 4th and if you are interested in participating in the parade please contact the Campbell County YMCA.
3. On a somewhat lighter note I am truly surprised by the vote on the chickens. The poll on the right-hand margin has been trending more and more in favor of the chickens. I know personally I don't want my neighbors raising chickens or any other livestock in their yards and I am surprised the support is so overwhelming considering the backlash to previous posts on trash pickers and the complaints we hear about any number of other redneck behaviors by neighbors. The interest in the post is now in the Top 10 all time trafficked posts on this site after just a little more than a week after publication.