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Gov. Beshear Provides Grants to McCracken County Officials
Gov. Beshear with McCracken Sheriff Hayden after the ice storm.
Gov. Beshear Provides Grants to McCracken County Officials

PADUCAH, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear presented three Homeland Security and two Highway Safety grants to Paducah and McCracken County officials during a ceremony Thursday at the McCracken County Courthouse.

Two grants were awarded to McCracken County Fiscal Court -- $13,700 to purchase mobile-data computers and $27,000 for hazmat detection/monitoring systems. The city of Paducah was granted $170,000 for the bomb-squad equipment.

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Community and Regional News

Imhoff speaks on sustainable agriculture at MSU
Author Dan Imhoff spoke with audience members after the program
Imhoff speaks on sustainable agriculture at MSU

Dan Imhoff,  noted author and advocate of sustainability in food production, spoke to a packed house at Murray State University on February 8th.  Mr. Imhoff’s talk was titled “The Meat of the Matter”

.. Imhoff noted that prior to industrialized agriculture, Americans ate 21 pounds of chicken per person every year.   Now we eat 77 pounds of chicken per person in a year.  Mr. Imhoff lamented the loss of traditional farmers. Over the last 20 years or so, the number of farmers has declined  by a factor of ten-fold – from 500,000 to 60,000.  

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