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Vol. 8  No. 5 May 2016 (c)

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Governor Bevin's approval rating at 33%  | Matt Bevin, Kentucky General Assembly 2016, politics,

Six months after taking office, Governor Matt Bevin\'s approval rating is at 33%
Governor Bevin's approval rating at 33%

"America's newest governors, Kentucky Republican Matt Bevin and Louisiana Democrat John Bel Edwards, have experienced opposite fates as voters have gotten to know them better since they were elected last fall.

In the Bluegrass State, Bevin's approval rating sits at 33 percent, well below the 57 percent support which his Democratic predecessor Steve Beshear enjoyed before he left office. Edwards, meanwhile, has a 10 percent higher approval rating than the 35 percent Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal had at the end of his term." Morning Consult

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MSU cuts outreach to meet budget shortfall | Murray State University, Kentucky, Matt Bevin, higher education, college costs

Gina Winchester, MSU Outreach Director, and her staff will lose jobs June 30th.
MSU cuts outreach to meet budget shortfall

One of the ways that Murray State University is covering the budget shortfall is by laying off the staff in its Office of Regional Outreach. Gina Winchester and her staff will no longer have jobs on June 30th.

MSU is raising tuition and cutting programs to deal with budget cuts.

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

Champion Homes Begins Employee Recruitment


Staff with the West Kentucky Workforce Board and the Kentucky Career Centers will be assisting Champion Homes to recruit their first 50 employees.

A job fair has been scheduled for June 1st and June 2nd from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Joe Creason Community Center in Benton.

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PADD Press Release

Education

Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band Concert to take place on June 7 | Murray State University, summer 2016,
Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band Concert to take place on June 7

MURRAY, Ky. -- The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus quad. The 80-member band is under the direction of Murray State's Todd Hill, comprised of various community members including Murray State students.

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MSU Press Release

Student Artwork on Display at Hickman County Courthouse | art, Hickman County Arts Council, Hickman County Middle School,

Eye of the Dragon by Paidyn Burgess
Student Artwork on Display at Hickman County Courthouse

Again this summer, the Hickman County Arts Council is proud to display the artwork of Mr. Rick Harrison's students in the display case located in the hallway of our local Hickman County courthouse. The talents of Mr. Harrison's students can be viewed and appreciated over the coming summer.

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Danny Whitlock

Politics & Government

Kentucky Office of Homeland Security now accepting grant applications

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2016) -The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) is accepting applications for the FY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program May 16, 2016 through July 8, 2016.

The grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, can be used by city and county governments, fire protection districts, area development districts, and public universities to purchase first-responder equipment, communications, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.

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Press Release

About Us

On Father's Day - June 19, 2011 | Fathers day, military, veterans,

Father\'s Day - remembering the father I never knew.
On Father's Day - June 19, 2011

Father's Day celebrates the men who did their part. Not just biological dads, but those men who stuck around to see the job done proper...

My father went away six weeks after I was born...

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Mary Potter

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