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MOREHEAD, Ky. ---The Morehead State University Foundation has announced that Ashley Rose Honeycutt of Keaton is the recipient of the Richard L. Dorton Scholarship.

Ashley Honeycutt Ashley Honeycutt Honeycutt, who graduated from Lawrence County High School, is the daughter of Jon and Vicki Rose of Ulysses.

The senior social work major attends MSU at Prestonsburg. Honeycutt is a member of the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW).

The scholarship supports married students from Adams, Brown, Highland and Clermont counties in Ohio and Johnson County in Kentucky.

The recipient of the award must be a full-time student with a 2.7 GPA or above.

Additional information is available by contacting MSU’s Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or the MSU Foundation Inc. at 606-783-2033 or at www.moreheadstate.edu/scholarships.

 

How To Avoid Another Charlottesville 

By Dr. Glenn Mollette

Does anybody in America truly want to repeat another horrific Charlottesville?

I hope the answer is 'no' but it seems there are different groups lusting for more of Charlottesville. Three people were killed and many others injured in a display of civil warfare reminiscent of what I used to watch on the evening news back in the sixties.

Are there hate groups in America? The answer is yes. Is there racism in America? The answer is yes. Is the solution to hate and racism violence? No. Hurting one another, cursing each other, violating each other and trying to kill each other comes from the basest and most depraved human beings.

Where is the commonsense of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia? There was no commonsense.

How do we avoid another Charlottesville?

Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of violence. Every group that protests in any community in the United States should first gain a permit from the local county or city government for a day and length of time with an exact location to hold the march or protest. The protest must be civil. There is no need for guns at a march or at rally to speak. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to start shooting off guns.

Next, the group should be required to put up a deposit of cash. It takes money to clean up a town after hundreds or thousands of people have dropped their cigarette butts and pop cans everywhere. Part of the cash deposit should be refundable if the group marches orderly and leaves the community orderly.

Tell all the local people that the protestors are coming and to leave town or find something else to do. In other words ignore them. The best way to kill anything is indifference. Indifference has been killing churches and marriages for many years now.

Forbid another group to protest at the same time. Civil freedom of speech should mean I get a turn and then you get a turn. However national cable television news and Presidential debates have proven that there is little civility and manners in our nation anymore. People start talking and then opponents begin yelling trying to drown them out. Any group that has a permit to march and speak about their cause should have a chance to say what they want to say. When they are finished the opposing group should pay their fee to march and have their say about the issue.
Yelling at each other and throwing things and driving cars into crowds gains nothing but death, more hatred and more violence.

A date and time set by the city and county gives local and state police the opportunity to organize in such a way to save lives. An event such as Charlottesville requires hundreds of state police people and maybe even the National Guard. Yes, this is tragic.

When a group marched in Pikeville, Kentucky last April 29 no one was killed. Lots of words were hurled by the opposing groups but the community and the police kept the order. The groups came, the police made convincing barricades and lives were sparred. The Pikeville commissioners notably disallowed either of the groups to wear hoods or masks in their protesting. This is another good move that all city and county governments need to enforce in the future.

When groups interrupt and act violently toward those speaking they should be hauled off to jail until somebody pays their fine to get them out.

I was in the St. Louis airport the other day and there is a Freedom of Speech stand in the airport. People can stand at that location and give a speech. Nobody was giving one while I was there. Every community should protect freedom of speech. No one speaking and conducting him or herself in a civil manner should have to fear being assaulted or run over by a car. Those speaking should never be threatening to anyone physically nor should listeners be allowed to threaten the speaker. Where or how does violence resolve any issue? Unless of course people want another Civil War where hundreds of thousands of people were killed in order to get the point across. Is this what we want in America? Surely we do not want to go backwards to such a brutal and archaic time in our history?

Violence will only provoke more violence and more hatred. We are a multicultural society. All colors and backgrounds live in America. The solution to our success is to quit biting and fighting each other and work together. Or, have we become just too barbaric?

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Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author of twelve books originally from Milo, Ky. He is read in all fifty states.

READ HIS NEW BOOK - UNCOMMON SENSE

 

SURVIVING NUCLEAR ATTACK

By Dr. Glenn Mollette

President Donald Trump has vowed to meet more North Korea threats with "power the likes of which the world has never seen" and Kim Jong-un has responded with a plan for a nuke attack on the US island of Guam. Plans are being made for a horror scenario we must take seriously.

Most of us want to be confident that America with the aid of Japan and our strategic defense system can stop any missile attack. We know we have plenty of bombs to strike North Korea in return. Just one of our submarines named "USS Kentucky" has two hundred nuclear bombs most of which are more powerful than the one bomb that struck Hiroshima. This is frightening that enough power is on one submarine to take out an entire country or more. Such a scenario makes me wonder how much can the planet stand? If four or five countries ever get into an unleashing of nuclear weapons on each other I believe it would be more than our planet could survive. If our planet could stay intact the planet might take hundreds of years to ever recoup from the devastation. The planet is amazing but mankind has developed the ability to annihilate our beautiful planet.

Business Insider printed a story a couple of years ago that shortly after the end of World War II, the scientists who developed the atomic bombs dropped on Japan tried to envision the kind of nuclear event that could lead to the destruction of not just cities, but the entire world.

A recently declassified document shared by nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein gives the verdict that scientists at the Los Alamos laboratory and test site reached in 1945. They found that "it would require only in the neighborhood of 10 to 100 Supers of this type" to put the human race in peril.

With so many atomic bombs now existing in the world it would be fathomable that ten to a 100 could be unleashed given the right scenario of hostility between enough countries.

No one is thinking that many will be unleashed by anyone. What if North Korea successfully unleashes several of their stocked nuclear bombs? What if we cannot intercept them all? Our defense may be great but even the greatest defense systems have flaws and holes. How many would die? If North Korea unleashes one then we know our President Trump may unleash one on North Korea or take out tens of thousands of lives. The causalities could end up in the millions.

If Kim Jong-un launches one toward our mainland there is no guarantee it would hit Seattle or Chicago. It could end up hitting any town or even rural area in the United States. Do you think you are safe just because you in an obscure town? If nuclear missiles are fired we are all at risk.

Please keep in mind that everything will be interrupted. With any kind of national crisis gasoline shortages occur. Grocery store supplies might be interrupted. Power grids could be demolished or interrupted. There are many ways our lives could be interrupted if we survive an attack.

The following are things experts recommend you can do to protect yourself, your family and your home if you believe an attack is imminent. Thanks to the UK Sun for supplying this information
Build an Emergency Supply Kit, which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You may want to prepare a kit for your workplace and a portable kit to keep in your car in case you are told to evacuate.

*  Make a Family Emergency Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.

*  Find out from officials if any public buildings in your community have been designated as fallout shelters. If none have been designated, make your own list of potential shelters. These places would include basements or the windowless central area of middle floors in high-rise buildings.

What to do during a nuclear blast?

The following are guidelines for what to do in the event of a nuclear explosion.

*  Listen for official information via online, radio or TV and follow the instructions provided by emergency response personnel.

*  If an attack warning is issued, take cover as quickly as you can, below ground if possible, and stay there until instructed to do otherwise.

*  Find the nearest building, preferably built of brick or concrete, and go inside to avoid any radioactive material outside.

*  If better shelter, such as a multi-story building or basement can be reached within a few minutes, go there immediately.

*  Go as far below ground as possible or in the center of a tall building. The goal is to put as many walls and as much concrete, brick and soil between you and the radioactive material outside.

*  Expect to stay inside for at least 24 hours unless told otherwise by authorities.

What to do if you are caught outside?

*  Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you.


*  Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.


*  Lie flat on the ground and cover your head. If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit.


*  Take shelter as soon as you can, even if you are many miles from ground zero where the attack occurred - radioactive fallout can be carried by the winds for hundreds of miles.

*  If you were outside during or after the blast, get clean as soon as possible, to remove radioactive material that may have settled on your body.

*  Remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading. Removing the outer layer of clothing can remove up to 90% of radioactive material.


*  If practical, place your contaminated clothing in a plastic bag and seal or tie the bag.


*  When possible, take a shower with lots of soap and water to help remove radioactive contamination. Do not scrub or scratch the skin.

*  Wash your hair with shampoo or soap and water. Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair, keeping it from rinsing out easily.

What to do after a nuclear blast?

Decay rates of the radioactive fallout are the same for any size nuclear device.

However, the amount of fallout will vary based on the size of the device and its proximity to the ground. Therefore, it might be necessary for those in the areas with highest radiation levels to shelter for up to a month.

The heaviest fallout would be limited to the area at or downwind from the explosion and 80 percent of the fallout would occur during the first 24 hours.

People in most of the areas that would be affected could be allowed to come out of shelter within a few days and, if necessary, evacuate to unaffected areas.

Keep listening to the radio and television for news about what to do, where to go and places to avoid.

Stay away from damaged areas. Stay away from areas marked 'radiation hazard' or 'HAZMAT.' Remember that radiation cannot be seen, smelled or otherwise detected by human senses.

The bottom line is that we all hope and pray that China, Japan and other nations will work with us to help us resolve this lingering nightmare with Kim Jong-un. The problem is that it won't be over. There will still be a chance of this recurring nightmare that will come back from North Korea or even very soon, Iran. The scenario of a world holocaust is becoming too imminent. We must seriously answer this question, "Will the world ever really rest with North Korea having nuclear weapons?" Another question is can we really allow this to continue? Do we sit back and allow Iran to put us in the same position in the next couple of years?

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Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist originally from Milo, Ky. and author of twelve books.  He is read in all fifty states.

READ HIS NEW BOOK - UNCOMMON SENSE