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Politics & Government

Ag Sec. Comer and Rep. Henderson to work on industrial hemp bill
Representative Richard Henderson, (D - House 74)
Ag Sec. Comer and Rep. Henderson to work on industrial hemp bill

(Frankfort Jan. 19, 2012) – Appearing together in the Capitol Rotunda with dozens of supporters from across the state, state Rep. Richard Henderson and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said today they would work to pass Rep. Henderson’s legislation that would set the stage to make industrial hemp legal to grow in Kentucky.

“The time has come for Kentucky to again take advantage of a crop that has so much potential not just for our farmers, but for manufacturers of hundreds of products that industrial hemp can make,” said Rep. Henderson, D-Jeffersonville. “Kentucky led the nation in its production in the 1800s, and there is every reason to believe we could do the same again if my bill becomes law.”

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Education

Elementary students learn/teach through drama
Second graders stage the story of Johnny Appleseed.
Elementary students learn/teach through drama

(Clinton, KY) - Debbie Watson’s fifth grade class presented a play to the second graders revolving around the historical period of the 1960’s and the Civil Rights Movement.

Second graders in Ms. Fussell's class performed the story of Johnny Appleseed.

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Hickman County seniors get help from HCHS grad
Hickman County seniors get help from HCHS grad

Hickman County seniors got help from former HCHS Falcon Trent Johnson on filling out financial aid forms and scholarship applications. Johnson now works for West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

 

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Potter is runner up in American Legion District Oratorical Contest
Potter is runner up in American Legion District Oratorical Contest

Paducah Tilghman student Victoria Potter was one of the winners in a recent American Legion speech contest.

Photo above: left to right seated  - Nicole Peters, Lyon County HS; Nick Betts, Calloway County HS; First District Champion Bryant Powell of Mayfield HS; First District Runner-up Victoria Potter of Paducah Tilghman HS; and David Leipzig of Marshall County HS.  Standing behind the contestants are members of Post 73 and the contest judges.

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Editorials

Redistricting sucks.
The new KY Senate map
Redistricting sucks.

(Clinton KY -Jan. 26, 2012) - ...Redistricting in the House was all about keeping the balance of power.

Redistricting in the Senate was a night of long knives.

Editor's Update: Democrats joined the lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court. A restraining order was entered freezing the filing deadline (and the General Assembly). It just keeps getting better and better.

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Community and Regional News

Cargo ship takes out spans of Eggner's Ferry Bridge
Delta Mariner with portions of Eggner's Ferry Bridge on its bow.
Cargo ship takes out spans of Eggner's Ferry Bridge

UPDATE: Impact from ramming by cargo vessel may have caused pier to shift

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2012) – A dive team from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to place sensors on a pier of the U.S. 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake to help determine how badly it was damaged when a cargo vessel rammed the bridge Thursday night.

(Aurora, KY, Jan. 27, 2012) -Thursday evening at 8:10 p.m., the Delta Mariner, a ship belonging to Foss Corporation of Seattle Washington, carrying NASA rocket parts, slammed into Eggner's Ferry Bridge. The ship carried two lengths of bridge steel and blacktop on its bow before coming to a stop.

By some miracle, no one was injured ...

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Mayfield moving ahead with strategic planning
Mayfield moving ahead with strategic planning

Mayor Teresa Cantrell called a special meeting of the Mayfield City Council for this Saturday to do strategic planning for the City.  

Follow the jump for what's on the agenda for the Pearl of the Purchase.

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