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Education

Administrators and farm community celebrate school success
Local farmer Jerry Peery donated his Monsanto award to Falcon Academy
Administrators and farm community celebrate school success
Superintendent Kenny Wilson hosted over sixty farmers and ag business leaders at a Thursday luncheon for three reasons. First, he wanted to “brag on our kids”. Second he wanted to thank the agricultural community for its support of the one high school, one elementary school system and third, support is needed to keep the Falcon Academy program growing.
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Graves High students to be honored by National Quilt Museum
Graves High students to be honored by National Quilt Museum

QUILTERS’ BLOCK – Graves County High School students Josie Seay, Elizabeth French, and Cyler Sullivan will be honored at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah Feb. 4 for their work in the museum’s School Block Challenge.

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Graves softball team raises $54K for Special Olympics
Graves softball team raises $54K for Special Olympics
GRAVES SOFTBALL TEAM EXCELS – The 14U Dream Team-97 opened its 2012 travel softball season recently in the Third Annual Girls Indoor Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament to benefit the Special Olympics at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin.
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PTMS students bring home speech awards
PTMS students bring home speech awards

(Paducah KY, Jan. 17, 2012) - Paducah Middle Speech Team members brought home several awards from the Paducah Tilghman Tornado Alley speech tournament held at PTHS on January 14.  The team won first place in six categories, along with 2nd and 3rd in Poetry and 3rd in Prose. 

L  to r: Claire Kelly, Maddie Ybarzabal, Michael-Ellen Walden, Emily Hahn, Meg Hancock, Miranda Duong, Helena Icke (not pictured: Samyra Guerin)

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Agriculture, Home and Garden

Community Supported Agriculture - not too early to invest
Fresh fruits and vegetables can be reserved before planting season.
Community Supported Agriculture - not too early to invest

...One Kentucky CSA is unique in that it is not a farm but a retail store that operates as a cooperative of sorts, minimizing the risk to consumers by utilizing multiple farms.

Healing Harvests CSA is an outgrowth of a family’s health foods store in the western Kentucky city of Paducah. It purchases fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, poultry, lamb, eggs, baked goods and flowers from about 10 local farms...

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Berry Craig's History Bits

'Come out here, you cowardly rebels, and show your gunboats’
The USS Essex - most powerful gunboat on the Mississippi River
'Come out here, you cowardly rebels, and show your gunboats’

In January 1862, Capt. “Dirty Bill” Porter of the Yankee navy was itching to blast Rebel skipper Marsh J. Miller to the bottom of the Mississippi River.

Editor's Note: It's a pleasure to publish another installment of the hidden history of West Kentucky from historian Berry Craig.

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