You won’t need a permit for concealed carry soon (today). What that means for gun-loving Kentucky

Starting Thursday, anyone who can legally possess a gun in Kentucky can carry it around under a coat, in a purse or hidden in a hip holster — no permit required.

Senate Bill 150, which was signed into law on March 11 and takes effect June 27, eliminates the six-hour gun-safety training course, background check and $60 application fee that Kentucky previously required.

It also removes an exclusion that prevented Kentuckians from getting a concealed-carry permit if they owed more than a year of child support or had misdemeanor alcohol or drug convictions within three years.

Kentucky joins 14 other states that have passed similar laws eliminating the need for a permit to carry concealed.

The change loosens yet another firearms restriction in a state already known for having some of the nation’s most liberal gun laws.

Kentucky’s new concealed carry law: Here’s what you should know


Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

We need to endevor to keep what happened from fading away into the mists of memory

Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

They appear to have been taken by an as yet unidentified construction worker who helped to clear up the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers and surrounding area.

The CDs were in poor condition but the data was ultimately retrievable.

The archivists have uploaded the photos to Flickr.

The digital albums include images of Ground Zero itself taken both at ground level and from above, construction staff at work and the damaged interiors of the blocks surrounding the towers.

Nearly 3,000 people died when four hijacked airliners were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

DeWayne Craddock


DeWayne Craddock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

DeWayne Craddock, a public utilities engineer whose name frequently appeared on city notices, was named as the mass shooter who opened fire “indiscriminately” at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, killing 12 people and wounding others, in the nation’s latest horrific active shooter event.

The Wall Street Journal and CNN reported that Craddock was the shooter; Heavy confirmed the name through police scanner audio, which you can listen to later in this article (be forewarned that it is very disturbing). Officers named DeWayne Craddock as the shooter to dispatchers early on in their response. Craddock, who worked for the city of Virginia Beach, previously served in the Army National Guard, and he was a 1996 graduate of Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia, according to an old Daily Press newspaper article.

11 dead, 6 injured after shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center

If you have to go to a Level 1 Trauma Center. The ER at Norfolk General is one of them you want to go to. Don’t ask how I know.

Eleven people were killed and six people injured by a shooter at the city’s Municipal Center in Princess Anne on Friday afternoon, Virginia Beach police Chief Jim Cervera said.

The shooter was killed by police after firing at officers, he said. One officer was shot but his bullet-proof vest saved his life, Cervera said.

“This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach,” Mayor Bobby Dwyer said. “The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbors and colleagues.”

The shooter was a current and long-time employee who had worked for the city in the public utilities department, Cervera said in a press conference Friday night.

The shooting started shortly after 4 p.m., just as workers were wrapping up their day and preparing to leave for the weekend.

Dale Gauding, a Sentara spokesman, said in an email that five patients went to Virginia Beach General, and one person arrived at the Level I Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in a Nightingale helicopter shortly after 6 p.m

Retired Maj. Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell dies in East Alabama lawnmower accident

Man goes through multiple combat campaigns, Vietnam through Iraq 2 and Afghanistan, then get killed driving his lawnmower. What a way to go.

EUFAULA, Ala. (WRBL) – Former Delta Force Commander and retired Major General Eldon A. Bargewell has died, age 72, Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman confirmed.

Bargewell died in a lawnmower accident at his Eufaula, Ala., home on Monday.

Bargewell was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m. CDT, following when a lawnmower rolled over an embankment behind his house on Barbour creek, said Chapman.

He was an American soldier who fought on the nation’s battlefields from Vietnam to Afghanistan

Woman likely shot and killed man in self-defense

That section of Newport News is pretty ‘tough’. People there are well advised to be armed.

A 30-year-old man found shot to death inside a Newport News rooming house Saturday likely was killed by a female resident acting in self-defense, a police spokesman said Monday.

The 61-year-old woman shot the man during a dispute inside the 55th Street home at about 2 p.m., Newport News police spokesman Brandon Maynard said following an initial police investigation.

Maynard identified the man as Quintez Moore, 30, who lived in the rooming house.

“As of right now, it appears to be a self-defense shooting,” Maynard said. “There was a reported altercation between the two, which led to the shooting. … He died as a result of the shooting.”

Break-in suspect shot by homeowner, seriously injured

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A break-in suspect was seriously injured after police say he was shot by a homeowner in Chesapeake Thursday morning, police say.

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Martin Avenue at around 3:45 a.m. for a shooting call.

Police said the homeowner told officers he confronted a man outside of his attached garage who was trying to break in to his home.

The homeowner told the suspect to leave, but fired gun at the suspect when he refused, police said.

Police said the suspect was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

15-year-old killed by employee while robbing east-side pawn shop

Update Thursday Feb. 28, 2019: A 15-year-old was shot and killed while police say he was armed with a stolen gun and trying to rob an east-side pawn shop.

An employee shot the teen during the attempted robbery at the E-Z Pawn in the 6200 block of East Washington Street just before 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department news release.

Police did not release the teen’s name.

Earlier: A man who police believe tried to rob an east-side pawn shop was shot and killed inside the business on Wednesday, Indianapolis police said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers responded to a report of a person shot at the E-Z Pawn in the 6200 block of East Washington Street just before 3:40 p.m. They found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, IMPD said in a news release.

The man was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he later died, the release said.

Police say they believe the shooting was the result of an attempted armed robbery of the E-Z Pawn and that the man who died was a suspect.

Today in U.S. military history: The Great Raid

The raid by soldiers of the 6th Ranger Battalion and Alamo Scouts along with over 200 Filipino guerrillas, conducted a surprise attack on the Cabanatuan prison camp.

500 Allied prisoners, many of them survivors of the Bataan Death March were rescued from almost certain murder by their Japanese guards as the invasion of the island of Luzon progressed since October of the previous year.


4 Americans killed by IS-claimed suicide attack in Syria

Two U.S. service members, a defense contractor and a Department of Defense civilian were killed in an attack Wednesday near Syria’s border with Turkey — a bombing claimed by the Islamic State terror group, officials said.

U.S. Central Command confirmed the four deaths in a statement, adding three service members were also injured in the explosion, which occurred while the service members were conducting a local engagement in Manbij, a key city in northern Syria patrolled by a U.S.-led coalition.

Video footage showed an explosion on a busy street and what appeared to be a U.S. helicopter evacuating the injured.

The Islamic State — also identified as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh — claimed credit for the attack on its news website Amaq.



John Taffin’s books back in print on Amazon.

Single Action Sixguns

170 Years of the Guns that Tamed the West and Made All Men Equal!

The Peacemaker. The Ol’ Thumb-Buster. The Hawg Laig.

No firearm in the world is more immediately recognizable than the 1873 Colt Single Action Army Revolver. Yet Colt’s famed six-shooter was only one of hundreds of models of single action revolvers that fought wars, tamed a wild continent and bought the long arm of the law to a new world. Single Action Six Guns is packed with fascinating facts about all makes and models: Colt, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Ruger, Freedom Arms, John Linebaugh, United States Fire Arms, and many more…

Big Bore Handguns

From his beloved Colt Single Action to Freedom Arms and Taurus pistols, acclaimed expert John Taffin is armed with the facts about all the biggest six-guns around.

In this must-have guide, he discusses the ins and outs of shooting, hunting and competing with high caliber handguns. An Idaho resident, Taffin is one of the nation’s premiere authorities on powerful firearms.

Featuring hundreds of photos and honest reviews of handguns from makers including Colt, Smith & Wesson, Dan Wesson, Ruger, Freedom Arms and Taurus, Big Bore Handguns also covers customizing, accessories, reloading, hunting and cowboy activities. Guns included in this book are single-shot pistols, revolvers and semi-automatics.

Big Bore Sixguns

Follow the development of the big bores from model to model in this fascinating study. More than 300 photos provide fine details about the pioneering sixguns, as recognized firearms authority John Taffin relates the influence these guns have had on each other and the field of competitive shooting.

Yesterday, December 7th 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, and his colleague, delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives were lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves.

The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense, but always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.

Oh before I forget,

A not too distant relative is still standing watch on the U.S.S. Arizona

Today, 40 years ago, the Jonestown Massacre occurred in Guyana when 918 people were either murdered outright or forced to commit suicide.

Way back then, I worked with a guy who was a ham radio operator. A short while after this happened, he showed me a QSL card from their station. I am not superstitious, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to touch it.
A strange thing he asked if I had noticed was that the first letters of his first and last name on the address was – apparently purposefully – omitted.
A the time, we could only speculate that it must have been for some religiously weird reason. Curiosity led to research showing that Numerology denotes significance to the first letter of a name, so they must have had some of that mixed up in their warped theology and so wouldn’t write it.
He was a bit concerned that he was a person who was known to whatever was left of this bunch of murderous idjitry and the last thing he showed me was the S&W .357 he had been carrying – at the time quite illegally – since then.

US Airman involved in Su-27UB Crash

Lt. Col. Seth Nehring

A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter aircraft crashed yesterday at approximately 5 p.m. local time during exercise Clear Sky 2018 in the Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. One U.S. service member and one Ukrainian service member died in the crash.

The U.S. service member involved in the crash was a member of the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno, California. The Airman was taking part in a single-aircraft familiarization flight with a Ukrainian counterpart. No other aircraft were involved in the incident. The identity of the service member is being withheld for 24 hours pending next of kin notification.

“This is a sad day for the United States and Ukraine,” said Maj. Gen. Clay Garrison, California ANG commander and Clear Sky exercise director. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and fellow Airmen of both the U.S. Airman and Ukrainian aviator who were killed in the incident.”

Exercise Clear Sky 2018 is a joint and multinational exercise that involves approximately 950 personnel from nine nations, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of collaboration between the California ANG and Ukraine as part of U.S. European Command’s State Partnership Program. This program has been successfully building relationships with our partners and allies in over 75 nations around the globe.

The U.S. and Ukrainian governments are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

A.G. Russell, III passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, AR. Born in Eudora, AR on August 27, 1933 to Andrew G. Russell, Jr. and Odessie Marter Russell, he graduated high school in Long Beach, California, served in the U.S. Army, and worked in various sales ventures in California before moving his young family to Northwest Arkansas in 1964. He attended the University of Arkansas in the mid 1960s where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

A.G. made his first knife at the age of nine in the family’s blacksmith shop in Southeast Arkansas. A.G. Russell Knives, a presence in NW Arkansas since the mid-60s, began on the kitchen table of his farm near War Eagle Mill where he sold Arkansas sharpening stones through ads in gun magazines. Once pocketknives were added to his inventory, the names he collected from magazine sales enabled him to form the first mail-order knife company in the country.

A visionary, he traveled the U.S. from Florida to Alaska in the late 1960s where he met and befriended many knifemakers who became legends in handmade knives in America and around the world. At his encouragement, he along with twelve men met and conceived the Knifemakers Guild which came to be in the very early 1970s. A. G. was named Honorary President. This organization is still in existence today.

Promoting knifemakers and the knife industry was his passion for the rest of his life. The many, many industry achievements throughout his lifetime included being the first member of the Knife Digest Cutlery Hall of Fame. At that time the editor, William L. Cassidy, stated, “It’s time to favor you with a bit of history and a bit of public celebration. The history in question is the history of America’s ‘knife boom’ and the celebration is the grateful acknowledgement of the man who made it happen. People who know him will say that every month he freely spends his time, money, and energy promoting knives and knifemaking. Indeed, it is to Andy Russell that we owe the American Knifemakers Guild, the big annual knifemaking shows, the resurgence of knifemaking as a respected profession, and finally cutlery’s new boost in popularity. Rest assured of one fact my friends, the credit is Russell’s and his alone. A.G. Russell has done more for cutlery than any man living. Thanks, Andy.”

From his father, a survivor of the March Out of Bataan, A.G. gleaned a strong sense of patriotism and responsibility. He was an Army brat who was raised to be proud of who he was as an American and believed that he was special because of it. In 2004, he began a program to support the troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Care packages, as a part of his “War on Troop Boredom”, included a pocket size copy of the U.S. Constitution, a knife, paperback books, magazines, field tweezers, CDs, DVDs, and bandages, among other things were sent to troops serving in those areas. Accepting donations from his customers and industry friends, this successful outreach program impacted thousands of our men and women serving in those areas. He was especially proud to hear from many soldiers who were thankful to be remembered while away from their families serving our country.

Often referred to as the grandfather and elder statesman of the knife industry, one of A. G.’s most favorite things to do was work with customers in the store, particularly young children. A natural salesman, he could be found, most days and almost every Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. behind the counter, educating customers, telling stories and showing off his newest designs. He was known to carry no less than six knives on his person at any given time.

He was a force in the lives he touched. There will never be another friend to the cutlery industry as passionate or honest as he was. As a friend once stated, ‘A.G. has forgotten more about knives than any other person will ever learn about them.’ He leaves a remarkable legacy. He will be missed.

A. G. was preceded in death by sister Dorothy Patricia Russell, who passed at five years of age, his mother Odessie Russell, his father A.G. Russell, Jr. and step-mother Kitty Russell, brother-in-law, Robert (Bob) Parker and multiple uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife and business partner of 30 years, Goldie Russell, children A.G. Russell, IV (Ginger), Kay Russell, Susan Wharton (Wayne) all of Springdale, AR and son Thomas Russell of Durango, CO, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Odessa Parker and brother Willliam (Bill) Russell, both of Abilene, TX, several nieces and nephews, and scores of friends the world over.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 21, 2018. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Westfield Chapel in Springdale, AR. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church, Cave Springs, AR. Interment will be at Pinnacle Memorial Gardens, Rogers, AR. Pallbearers will be members of the staff of A. G. Russell Knives. Members of his family will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements by Westfield Chapel, Springdale, AR.

In lieu of flowers, based on A. G.’s wishes, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to one or more of the following:

-Emergency Fund, Veterans Resource and Information Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
-Disabled American Veterans (
-Freedom Service Dogs of America (
-American Legion (
-Paralyzed Veterans of America (

An industry celebration of A. G.’s life is planned for mid-November. Details will be announced at a later date by e-mail, the company website and social media.

Honorary Pallbearers
Bill Russell
A.G. Russell IV
Thomas Russell
Andrew Russell V
David Russell
Russell LaFarlette
Robert LaFarlette
Cullen Wharton

Goldie Russell, CEO
A. G. Russell Knives

The Ruby: A re-entry survival story

an email from Jim:
I recently read a book called “The Ruby” written by Suzanne Johnson. She and her husband served at the Iris Base in Zimpeto. After two years there they had the made a difficult decision to return England. Suzanne writes about the difficulties of returning … “Re-Entry” into the western world … trying to re-connect with people who had no concept of what they lived through … struggling with all the emotions of loss, grief, misunderstanding, etc. that seems to be a part of the journey.

While it is a book about those who live in a foreign country returning to their home, it also has a lot of application to anyone who has suffered loss. I am suggesting that this book is a good resource of inspiration, understanding and help in all the areas we humans deal with, especially those related to that word that scares us …… CHANGE. It is not a long book but it is packed with some great insights from Papa God.

For many overseas workers, re-entry is the hardest part…

Suzanne Johnson and her family live in an orphanage in Mozambique, serving with Iris Global. They face a difficult decision: to stay or to return to the UK. This is the story of their last months in Africa, followed by a journey across continents: through depression and broken relationships to reconciliation, healing and hope. “The Ruby” is ultimately a testimony of the healing power of God’s love.

Many text books describe “how to” re-enter well, but a story can be more powerful than a manual, touching the heart as well as the head. Suzanne Johnson has written her story in the hope that it will touch the hearts of those struggling with transition. Her experience as a clinical psychologist gives her a unique perspective.

All proceeds will be donated to the Zimpeto Children’s Centre (

The Battle of Mogadishu 25 years later: How the fateful fight changed combat operations

The book by journalist Mark Bowden and later the movie “Black Hawk Down” chronicled the battle in harrowing detail, memorializing it and contributing to its enduring legacy in both military and civilian circles.

Mogadishu emphasized the importance of the human terrain and the challenges of the counterinsurgency mission, he said.

After 9/11, as the Global War on Terror unfolded nearly a decade later, several Mogadishu veterans were in key positions of leadership in the ranks.
“They hammered home to us the criticality of being comprehensively ready, how being an expert in the basics was fundamental, and how personal and professional discipline, especially in combat with our indigenous partners, was paramount to success,” Beaudette said.

Individuals interviewed, and multiple case studies of the battle repeat that same takeaway — realistic training and repetition to the point of mastery were crucial.

“The Ranger Regiment’s ability to learn from the tactical lessons of Mogadishu was absolutely critical in preparing us for combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, particularly in the early years of the conflicts,” Tegtmeier said.

Command Sgt. Maj. Reese Teakell was still a teenager when he deployed with 3rd Ranger Battalion to Somalia. Some of his noncommissioned officers had combat experience from operations in Grenada or Panama, but many had never seen a firefight. But they had all been brought up by the Vietnam generation, who drilled into them the importance of rigorous training.

“There was a warrant officer who told me this: He said, ‘Hey, make sure you’re ready to go. Nobody improves in a firefight. You go into the firefight with the skill and knowledge you’ve trained with,’ ” Teakell said. “Don’t use the time you have to prepare lightly.”


From the start, this smelled just like what it is; nothing but demoncrap.

By the way, Leland Keyser is Democrat Bob Beckel’s ex-wife.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, over a potential hearing on Thursday, Republican staffers are working to interview those who may have information about the alleged incident.

CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser.

On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee..

“Simply put,” Walsh said, “Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”

The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford’s.

Keyser is the latest person alleged to be at the party to say she has no recollection of it.

“I understand that you have been identified as an individual who was in attendance at a party that occurred circa 1982 described in a recent Washington Post article,” a committee staffer wrote Keyser earlier this week.

The Presumption of Guilt: The new liberal standard turns American due process upside down.

But just as soon as its advantageous for the demoncraps, they’ll change it back. If they didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all.

The last-minute accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is an ugly spectacle by any measure. But if there is a silver lining, it is that the episode is providing an education for Americans on the new liberal standard of legal and political due process.

As Ms. Hill and Sen. Hirono aver, the Democratic standard for sexual-assault allegations is that they should be accepted as true merely for having been made. The accuser is assumed to be telling the truth because the accuser is a woman. The burden is on Mr. Kavanaugh to prove his innocence. If he cannot do so, then he is unfit to serve on the Court……

This turns American justice and due process upside down. The core tenet of Anglo-American law is that the burden of proof always rests with the person making the accusation. An accuser can’t doom someone’s freedom or career merely by making a charge.

The accuser has to prove the allegation in a court of law or in some other venue where the accused can challenge the facts. Otherwise we have a Jacobin system of justice in which “J’accuse” becomes the standard and anyone can be ruined on a whim or a vendetta.

Another core tenet of due process is that an accusation isn’t any more or less credible because of the gender, race, religion or ethnicity of who makes it. A woman can lie, as the Duke lacrosse players will tell you. Ms. Hirono’s standard of credibility by gender would have appalled the civil-rights campaigners of a half century ago who marched in part against Southern courts that treated the testimony of black Americans as inherently less credible than that of whites. Yet now the liberal heirs of those marchers want to impose a double standard of credibility by gender.

A third tenet of due process is the right to cross-examine an accuser. The point is to test an accuser’s facts and credibility, which is why we have an adversarial system. The denial of cross-examination is a major reason that campus panels adjudicating sexual-assault claims have become kangaroo courts.

Amazing! Two Mile Long Line for Trump Rally in Springfield, Missouri!

The people running as demoncraps fare none too well in SW Missouri.

The line of Trump supporters attending the President’s rally in Springfield, Missouri, is two miles long according to a report from police and a local reporter. President Trump is scheduled to speak around 6:30 p.m. CDT at the JQH Arena located on the campus of Missouri State University. Reports state supporters started lining up early in the morning with one claiming to have been in line since Thursday night. Other reports state upwards of 20,000 people were in line for the 11,000 capacity venue.

Boeing Possible for Alitalia, Not Lufthansa -Toninelli

(ANSA) — Berlin, September 18 — Boeing is a possible partner for troubled Italian airline Alitalia while Lufthansa is “not among the more strategic partners,” Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said Tuesday.

Boeing, he said “can certainly be considered a partner, considering the fact that it builds plane and we need a lot of them,” he said.

Asked about Lufthansa, the minister said: “Today I would not talk of airlines in particular, even though I think Lufthansa is not among the more strategic partners”.

Toninelli said “I think that October may be a month in which some issues can be solved, but certainly by the end of the year we will have a solution”.

Man shot by homeowner in Elizabethtown home invasion.

This bungler probably wasn’t ‘local’ as E-Town and the surrounding area (including *cough* Radcliff *cough*) are not the same as Louisville and the people there don’t hesitate when it’s time to go to guns.

 Kentucky State Police are investigating a daytime home invasion in Elizabethtown.

Police say Friday just before noon a homeowner on Hall Road called saying her husband had shot a man after he entered their home.

Detectives determined the man was shot after he forcefully entered the home occupied by the elderly couple.

The suspect was flown to the University of Louisville for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was believed to have been responsible for other burglaries in the area.

Other charges are pending.

At Boeing Factory, Unfinished 737s Pile Up.

Boeing delivered just 29 of the 737s in July, though more than 50 mostly-finished jets roll off the production line each month. Company officials have said deliveries could slow in the third quarter but pick up in the fourth as suppliers get back on track. The 737 is Boeing’s most popular commercial aircraft and a top moneymaker that has helped propel the company’s stock more than 40% in the past 12 months.

The delays are due largely to two suppliers: engine maker CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Co. and Safran SA, and fuselage manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. Both companies have said some of their own small suppliers are struggling to meet demand.

CFM executives have pledged to catch up on engine deliveries that have been several weeks behind. Spirit AeroSystems said it has resolved problems and resumed on-time shipments to Boeing.