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Senator Paul - sticking his toe in presidential waters
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul questions US involvement in Libya.
Senator Paul - sticking his toe in presidential waters

Senator Rand Paul was in South Carolina sounding very much like someone who's polishing his foreign policy creds and his stump speech. The junior senator from Kentucky will be visiting New Hampshire and Iowa in the coming months.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that Senator Paul said the only decision he's made is not to run against his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Dad Ron was the presidential pick of CPAC, a conservative group that met in Washington in February.

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Clinton, Hickman County and Region Lose Population
US census map 2000-2010. Green is good. Purple is bad.
Clinton, Hickman County and Region Lose Population

...A general theory of regional development is emerging within the future growth of the eight counties of the Jackson Purchase. Strong economic and population growth will be directed into the counties that share common borders with Kentucky Lake. Counties that border the Mississippi River are slipping into a  deeper economic depression as jobs and population leave the area.

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Politics & Government

Pure Politics: GOP has 5 most populous districts according to 2010 census

Ryan Alessi analyzes state census information as it relates to state senate districts. Democratic districts lost more constituents than GOP districts.

Why does this matter to West Kentucky? Because new district lines have to be drawn before the 2012 filing deadline.

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Education

Graves County Jazz Band rocks House
Graves County Jazz Band rocks House
(Frankfort KY, March 22, 2011) The Graves County High School Jazz Band started the Tuesday  morning session of the Kentucky General Assembly's House of Representatives with music at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
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New principal chosen for Clark Elementary
Paducah Clark Elementary's new principal is Stephen G. Ybarzabal
New principal chosen for Clark Elementary

Paducah City Schools: Clark Assistant Principal Stephen G. Ybarzabal has been selected by the Clark Site Based Decision Making Council to be principal of Clark Elementary School. Ybarzabal will assume his duties following Principal Sara West’s retirement at the end of the school year.

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SWEET, SCIENTIFIC SUCCESS

Mayfield, KY– The Graves County Elementary School Science Fair included projects from some 25 fourth graders who placed well in school competition.

The top three are pictured here, from left. Avery McClain of Central Elementary won the grand prize of first place and $60 for determining the best environment in which to grow rock candy. Anjona Datta of Farmington placed second, won $30, and investigated the amount of dye in a piece of M&M candy. Carson Sims of Symsonia placed third, won $20, and measured the differences in speed of throwing a baseball from various positions.

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Technology & Science

Paducah Middle Odyssey of the Mind teams compete
Paducah Middle OM teams
Paducah Middle Odyssey of the Mind teams compete

Paducah Middle School's Odyssey of the Mind teams placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at Saturday’s Western Region Odyssey of the Mind competition. Odyssey of the Mind is an international education program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students. In the competition teams pick from five creative challenges and present solutions.

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