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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper November 01, 2012 -17 Photos by Cecil Lawson The Kentucky Market Pavilion kicked off the holiday crafts season with Autumn Fest on Saturday at the Bath County Agriculture Building. Vendors for the event included B&R Crafts, Morehead, 606-783-0426; Julie McFarland, burlap pillows and placemats, 859-707-7303; John Ramey ceramics, 606-336-1881 or.jl- rameyl indstream.net; Carrie Jo Karrick, crafts, contact the Kentucky Market Pavilion for information, 606-674-6688; Susan Charles, 859-497-1995 or susancharles.scentsy.com. 0 By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Kentucky voters will be asked to consider an amendment to the state's constitution this election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, re- garding the right to hunt and fish• The amended is stated wealth. Dr. Jon Gassett, com- missioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, was recently quoted as saying, "Kentucky was known as the Happy Hunting Ground long before it became a state, and Kentuckians today still enjoy hunting and fishing at higher rates as follows: than the national average• Ar • , We are fortunate to have e you in favor oi ........ the chance next month at amenomg me r enmcKy .. ( nn tihiHnn to fafo that the polls to join many oth- Ve'cTtizens o) I( 'entu clw er states that have already .. ........ 1 d 'l t taken steps to ensure that t,", h'.nt ~eh ~nr] h~r~r~f heritage continues ior our i~v ~A~.XI., J.A~X, U.XL.~ ~.~...~..•.,,,..,,.. 1 1.11 1 ,1 eir " • • • granacnuuren ana m s wildlife, subject to laws and ....... ", /~ number oi eol[orlal regulations that promote ...... • writers across lxenmcKy conservation and preserve ...... • nave come out agmnst me the future of hunting and .... ,. -- ...,- amenomem, not oecause nsmng, all(1,tO state ilaa~, :,, , ,~ ....... ~,~ ,.:,, ..,.i. !, :~_:, ,. ll"; ea'pr-e e r "me:s sfi:hinog, Lut atb e:autse toth of managing and control- ling wildlife? According to a brochure published by the Legisla- tive Research Commission (the research arm of the Kentucky General Assem- bly), advocates of hunting and fishing have come to believe that threats exist to these practices by groups that want to limit or ban the taking of certain ani- mals or fish, such as envi- ronmentalist and animal fights groups, and that state laws do not adequate- ly protect this "historical" right to hunt and fish. The brochure goes on to state that thirteen other states have language in their constitutions to pro- tect the fight to hunt and fish: Vermont (part of the original state consti- tution in 1777), Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisi- ana, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennes- see, Virginia, and Wis- cons'm. Only Arizona had voters consider but reject a similar amendment pro- posal. This year, according to the brochure, voters in Idaho, Nebraska, Wyo- ming, and Kentucky will be considering the pro- posed amendment. The measure was first introduced during the 2011 session of the General As- sembly through the Gen- eral Assembly's Elections, Constitutional Amend- ments, and Intergovern- mental Affairs Committee. It was sponsored in the state House by Reps. Greg Stumbo (D-95th District, Martin County) and Leslie Combs (D- 94th District, Pike County). It was ap- proved unanimously in the House and Senate to ap- pear on the statewide bal- lot for 2012. The Kentucky Depart- ment of Fish and Wildlife Resources fully supports the amendment, as do the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, the National Rifle Association, and other conservation orga- nizations in the Common- terfere with hunting and fishing today. Ric Caric, professor of government and interdis- ciplinary studies at More- head State University, said that the amendment doesn't touch upon the big- gest threats to hunting and fishing across the state - commercial development and loss of interest by the younger generation. 'q'he issue boils down to property," Caric said. "My understanding[ is that hunt- ers are already limited to either their own property, the property of those will- ing to give permission, or public lands that allow hunting. The ballot mea- sure does not preclude governmental units from banning hunting from public property and would not allow hunters to hunt on the property of any- one who opposes hunting the fight to hunt on one's own land from animal fights activists. But that protection would be very minimal." Caric went on to state that he thought that the amendment was less about hunting and more about politics. "I view the amendment as an effort by the NRA leadership to churn the political waters effort at gun control by ei- ther the Beshear adminis- tration in Kentucky or the Obama administration in Washington." Hunting and fishing would be better served by expanding its based of participants, Cafic said. on principle• One might and keep gun issues prom- be able to see the ballot inent in the public mind amendment as protecting despite the lack of any real Renoyldsville Christian [ Church [ Sunday, November 4th I .... Guest S ........Bill ::: ' ' "Anybody who really care( about carrying on hunfinl traditions would want t, find a way to make hunl ing more popular wit constituencies that oppos, the NRA on gun-control i, sues." Singing at 10:00 a.m., Guest Speaker at 11:00 a.m. Followed by lunch for ev- eryone is welcome I am Melissa "Missy" G'mter; A candidate for the Soil & Water Conservation Board. Daughter of Red & the late Delores Jones. Married to Mike Ginter. 3 Children; Key- in, Travis & Whitney. Reside on Oakland Rd. Employeed by the school system as a school bus driver. Member of the Hedrick Church. ! have farmed all my life and know personally the everyday struggles that farmers face. So I am asking for your vote and support next Tuesday. Paid for by Candidate TRACT I/29,474 sq. ft. Commercial/Industrial Building TRACT II/4,800 sq. ft. Quonset Hut Travel 1-64 to Exit 121 Owingsville, KY, Bath County. Take State Hwy 36 East. Go 0.7 miles. Turn left on Kendall Springs Road. 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