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Politics & Government

Kemp delivers stump speech: Gov. delivers dough
Hal Kemp, left, makes a point as Phil Bryant looks on.
Kemp delivers stump speech: Gov. delivers dough
That night Hal gave the best stump speech uttered in recent political history in West Kentucky.

...Public speaking for any candidate is often hard work.

But on this night, Hal Kemp spoke from the heart. He talked of why he was in this race. He mentioned how it was not right for part time public workers to receive special fulltime pensions and expense accounts...

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Whitaker: It's all in the family
Mason Whitaker, age 6, was first to greet the Governor when he came in the door.
Whitaker: It's all in the family
(Mayfield KY - Oct. 1, 2012) - Kelly Whitaker's family was front and center at a fundraiser on Tuesday evening. Her four children, Matthew, 12, Makayla, 10, Mark, 8 and Mason 6, greeted guests like old campaigners. Their dad, Jeff, kept the kids rounded up (mostly) during an evening when his wife, in shiny UK blue dress, greeted the many well wishers who came out on a cool October evening during fall break, to hear Governor Beshear endorse her.

Mason was first to greet the Governor when he came in the door. Giving the top elected official in the state a combination thumbs up high five, Mason had him at hello.

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Kentucky in the War of 1812
“I have never seen a Kentuckian without a gun and a pack of cards and a bottle of whiskey in my life.” Andrew Jackson
Kentucky in the War of 1812
...In the wake of the ongoing 150th commemorative years of the Civil War, it might be easy to forget the role of Kentucky in what has sometimes been called “The Second War of Independence,” or the War of 1812.

There were foreign issues aplenty for the fledgling United States in the early nineteenth century...

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Young Democrats continue political tradition helping Kemp in Murray
Young Democrats continue political tradition helping Kemp in Murray

(Murray KY - October 1, 2012) - Young Democrats from Murray State University campus showed up Monday night (October 1, 2012) to report for duty. They plan to stand with their elders and fight for their economic future against the Republican planned cuts to public education funding.

Lindsay Summers, President of the MSU Young Democrats and Zack Engleman joined the celebration for Hal Kemp. Along with them were about 10 % youth (under 30) in the small mob for Kemp...


 

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Education

Life in the Middle (… School) topic of Graves Oct. 9 open house
Life in the Middle (… School) topic of Graves Oct. 9 open house
GRAVES MIDDLE OPEN HOUSE OCT. 9 – Graves County Middle School students Clay Hicks and Breanne Farmer are shown preparing a dessert they created through a project-based learning plan that integrates several classroom topics, including math, science, language arts, and social studies. Project-based learning is one of many topics to be addressed in 20- and 30-minute sessions during a scheduled open house at the school.
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Three Tilghman Seniors Honored as National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

Principal Art Davis announced that Paducah Tilghman seniors Marissa Davis, Alicia Humphrey, and Catherine Miller have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.



 

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Western Baptist offered team members time to see the Da Vinci surgical robot
Western Baptist offered team members time to see the Da Vinci surgical robot
North Marshall Middle School student Kohl Wittington practices on the da Vinci Surgical Robot as obstetrician/gynecologist Brad Housman, M.D., explains how it functions to other students.   
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Community and Regional News

Paducah student's work judged best poster for Public Service Recognition Week
Brooke Nordstrom of Lone Oak High School, Paducah submitted winning poster in 14-18 year old category.
Paducah student's work judged best poster for Public Service Recognition Week

...School students throughout the state have shown their appreciation to public employees by submitting over 1,800 posters for the annual Public Service Recognition poster contest....


 

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