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Renewing the Commonwealth’s
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Welcome to the Commonwealth Policy Center

The Commonwealth Policy Center (CPC) is dedicated to preserving the bedrock values of life, marriage and fiscal responsibility in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It affirms as stated in the Kentucky Constitution that our civil, political and religious liberties come from God.

To that end, it seeks to educate the general public, work for sound public policies, and influence elections on behalf of conservative candidates.

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The Commonwealth Matters

The Commonwealth Matters is a half-hour weekly podcast that features interviews with state leaders and reaction on important and relevant issues. The program is aired in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah, Mayfield, Ashland, Prestonsburg, and Hazard.

Richard Nelson has appeared on programs on Christian television stations all across Kentucky and is a regular host on WNKJ in Hopkinsville and a monthly guest on WRUS in Russellville.

Pastor Ron Hicks, of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, is a regular contributor to The Commonwealth Matters as they consider social issues from a Biblical perspective.

Richard Nelson

Director Commonwealth Policy Center

From the Blog

UK Cheerleading Coaches Tumble

University of Kentucky's Cheerleading team has a national reputation second to none, winning 24 national titles in 35 years. But the program took a tumble after it was discovered the coaching staff allowed alcohol and public nudity at a team retreat. Hazing was also...

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day—the day we remember the men and women who died while serving our country. It first began just after the Civil War ended and our nation began the healing process from the bloodiest war in history that left some 600,000 dead. We also remember the...

Second Relief Bill Advances Far-Left Agenda

The newly proposed relief bill by Congress is intended to stimulate the economy in the same way the CARES Act did. However, the bill pushes far-left policies. The word “cannabis” appears in the bill 68 times, which is four times as many as the word “hire.” Senate...

San Antonio’s City Council passed a resolution condemning the use of “China Virus” as hate speech.” The resolution said in part “COVID-19 is a public health issue, not a racial, religious or ethnic one. More here:

Picture: Texas Public Radio


Sen. Rand Paul is alarmed by health officials who are saying schools should weigh closing next year. He told Dr. Anthony Fauci and a Senate Committee “the poor and underprivileged kids” will be hurt most. More here:

Photo Source: Washington Post


The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Gov. Beshear’s executive order directing churches not to meet in-person. More here:

#Churches #COVID #COVID19 #Coronavirus #ReligiousFreedom

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