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Labor Day

"Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow."

~Douglas Pagels,

These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You

Tomorrow is a day officially set aside for folks to enjoy a day away from their labors.

The first Labor Day was celebrated 128 years ago and was created by the emerging labor movement.

In those days there was little oversight of working conditions or how many hours a worker was required to work.

The pendulum has swung to the other side and today there is so much regulation that the entrepreneurship of those days which helped our nation prosper is almost extinguished.

Today, those of us who are still fortunate to have jobs in these slow economic times need to continue to enjoy this break from the rigors of life and enjoy them as we should.

Tomorrow is a great day to spend that extra time with your family, to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings and to thank the good Lord for our still bountiful life.

As we celebrate this day set aside to rest our mind and bodies, please take a few moments to ask blessings for our neighbors and friends who may be struggling on this Labor Day and in those special thoughts you might want to ask that special blessings be poured out on this great country of ours in order that those special blessings may help our great ship of state get back on a steady course that will get us all through these current rough storms of life.

From all of us here at the Covington News, enjoy your holiday.

Parking Ordinance

We applaud the city’s efforts to restrict commercial vehicles from parking in residential areas.

We also appreciate the fact that many of these vehicles represent people’s livelihoods.

If that is the case, those folks need to make arrangements to park those vehicles in an out-of-the-way place that does not affect our local neighborhoods.

We are disappointed that exceptions are being made already for buses, large church vans and street sweepers.

Once you start watering down these types of ordinances, it opens up the ordinance to even more exceptions.

If that happens, passing such an ordinance, although done with good intent, is really a waste of time and effort.