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Gov. cites report he and econ. dev. folks didn't see and didn't read
An artist's rendition of the park and the ark.
Gov. cites report he and econ. dev. folks didn't see and didn't read

Governor Beshear didn't see the feasibility study predicting 900 jobs and millions of tourists before committing to give $37 million in tax breaks to Ark Encounter theme park, reports Linda Blackford in today's Lexington Herald Leader.

The Park will feature a replica of Noah's Ark with live animals and models of others, including dinosaurs which the folks at Answers in Genesis believe co-existed with humans.

 

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Two Newspapers vie for Hickman County readers

Hickman County, Kentucky with a population of fewer than 5000 souls became one of the few areas in America to buck the trend.  The county now can boast not one local paper, but two. 

The Hickman County Times published its first print edition on December 14th.  The paper has been publishing online as risnerweb.com, by local resident Brian Risner.  The paper went from virtual to physical when Gazette Editor Gaye Bencini left her post as editor to become editor in chief of the Times at the end of November.

The Times will be published weekly for 75 cents an issue. Additionally, the Times website offers video of local events. The most recent include the Christmas Parade of Lights and an interview with incoming Clinton mayor Tommy Kimbro. 

The Hickman County Gazette which is published by Magic Valley Publishing of Camden Tennessee. Magic Valley has papers in Camden, Carroll County TN, Fulton, Hickman and Clinton. The Gazette began publishing back in 1843 and is the paper of record for the county. 

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Politics & Government

Lots of appointments to lots of boards

The Governor has made a bunch of appointments to all kinds of boards and commissions.

Readers might want to check and see if their names are on any of the lists..

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Education

Murray State MBA program enjoys enrollment record

MURRAY, Ky. — The fall semester 2010 marked the highest enrollment ever for the Murray State University college of business master of business administration (MBA) degree program. The enrollment was 266 students.

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PTHS students attend Senior Beta Convention
kneeling -- Casey Myers, Victoria Potter, Chelsie Brown, Susannah Wilson, Erin Jones
PTHS students attend Senior Beta Convention
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What is the spirit of Christmas about?
Paducah Middle seventh grader Meg Hancock shares a blanket at Parkview Nursing Home.
What is the spirit of Christmas about?

...The class took the money they would have spent on a field trip and bought supplies to make knotted fleece blankets. On December 15, they walked to Parkview Nursing Home, where they shared twenty fleece blankets with residents, sang Christmas carols, and did a reading of “The Night before Christmas”...

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Kentucky Governor Acknowledges Soldier Sacrifice

December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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