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Showing a girl a good time - Potter style
My birthday "present" - Ivan files for a second term on city council
Showing a girl a good time - Potter style

When married to Ivan Potter, one has to be prepared for a continuing series of adventures. Our birthdays and anniversary this year were no exception.

After almost thirty years, he still knows how to show a girl a good time (even when the girl is not a girl anymore!)

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Education

Graves High juniors outscore state ACT average by far; seniors improve, too
 Graves County High School juniors scored well within the top quarter of all Kentucky students measured on the latest round of the American College Test, the college entrance exam that measures students’ readiness for higher education. In fact, Graves juniors scored more than a half-point above the state average in all four areas measured.
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UT Martin named one of best colleges in Southeast by Princeton Review

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The PrincetonReview. UT Martin is one of 136 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature, “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that was posted this week on PrincetonReview.com. The university has been named to the “Best in the Southeast” listing for 10 consecutive years.

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Berry Craig's History Bits

'Traitors... are taken to Paducah only to be discharged'
Thomas E. G. Ransom (from Wikipedia)
'Traitors... are taken to Paducah only to be discharged'

(August 24, 2012) - On this date in 1862, Lieutenant Colonel John Olney was on the way out as Yankee commander in Paducah.

Local Unionists had been loudly complaining that Olney, from Shawneetown, Ill., was too soft on secessionists.

Some of the Union men protested to the Louisville Journal. “We deem it right to say that we have heard strong and earnest complaints from high loyal sources of the too great lenity said to be shown to rebels by the military officer in command at Paducah,” the paper editorialized on August 15.

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