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Falling down. Falling down. Building collapses in west Kentucky
A downtown building collapsed in Murray last weekend. Photo courtesy of WKMS
Falling down. Falling down. Building collapses in west Kentucky

The building collapse in Murray over the weekend was the latest in a series of falling structures in Western Kentucky. Over the past several years, every town in the Purchase has experienced a building collapse...

There is history being lost when a building collapses. There is a loss of revenue for those, like Murray, that had tenants and businesses. There is a loss of character...

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Great News - there are no blind people west of Louisville!!
Kentucky's blind and visually impaired clustered on eastern end of state.
Great News - there are no blind people west of Louisville!!

The Office of the Blind has scheduled four public hearings over the next several months "to give consumers and other interested individuals an opportunity to comment on the needs of the blind and visually impaired..."

Farthest west? Louisville- which leads us to the obvious conclusion that there are no blind people west of Louisville. Halleluiah!

(Press release follows the jump)

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Military Budget cuts to Rethink American Concept of Future War
Parts of the Hagel’s new understanding of how America must fight future wars are the cuts to be made to the National Guard.
Military Budget cuts to Rethink American Concept of Future War

Clinton, KY. (2-25-2014) In order to gain control of a two war structure Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released a budget report on reducing the United States Armed Forces to pre World War II levels...

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Friday is last day to reserve chicken
Puns will fly like poultry feathers on WKMS today.
Friday is last day to reserve chicken

Editor's Note: Kate Lochte and I will be talking chicken today during Sounds Good on WKMS 91.3 sometime between 11 and 1.

Last year the Hickman County Arts Council ran out of the brightly colored concrete chickens before the Spring Chicken Festival, resulting in some disappointed shoppers.

This year, the Council began taking orders at the Arts Fair. Those who pre-order will be assured of getting a bird to put on their lawn, in their flower bed or as a permanent inside decoration.

For those who missed out last year, Friday, February 28th is the last day to place an order in 2014.

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Education

Mid-Continent University - financial woes threaten extinction
Interim Mid-Continent President Ken Winters -working to save MCU.
Mid-Continent University - financial woes threaten extinction

Mid-Continent University in Mayfield facing immediate closure a week ago is struggling back from the brink of extinction. The privately run Southern Baptist university located in Mayfield hit the news when it was revealed that the school had not received federal education funding of around nine million dollars.

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Calloway County High School Wins DOE Regional Science Bowl
Calloway County HS: from left, Landon Fike, Cody Bergman, and Josh Betts ponder an answer as coach Erica Gray (background) listens.
Calloway County High School Wins DOE Regional Science Bowl

PADUCAH, KY – Calloway County High School won the U.S. Department of Energy’s West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl Feb. 21 during competition among 17 high school teams. Calloway will represent western Kentucky in the high school competition of DOE’s National Science Bowl, held in Washington, D.C. from April 24-28.

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Symsonia Elementary fifth grader J.C. Hinternish wins AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest
Symsonia Elementary fifth grader J.C. Hinternish wins AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Symsonia Elementary School fifth grader J.C. Hinternish is shown receiving his award as the Symsonia Elementary School winner in the American Association of Retired Persons Kentucky Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest from his principal, Alison Gregory (left), and fifth grade writing teacher Michelle Schmidt. (Photo submitted)

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Editorials

Comment on Kentucky - change can be fun
Comment on Kentucky at Fancy Farm - l to r - Ferrell Wellman, Bill Bartleman, Ronnie Ellis, Al Cross.
Comment on Kentucky - change can be fun

2/28/2014 -  BREAKING NEWS! Comment will have a woman guest, Miranda Combs of WKYT Lexington, on the show tonight.

...Comment on Kentucky is forty years old...After all these years, the chummy camaraderie of Comment guests is beginning to smell like the locker room after a high school football game.

We suggest that it’s time the show had a mid-life crisis. Buy that red sports car. Get a tattoo. Learn to dance. Do something crazy. 

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Community and Regional News

Kentucky counties make DRA distressed list

“To be deemed distressed, counties and parishes must meet one of the following criteria:
An unemployment rate of one percent higher (9.8 percent) than the national average (8.8 percent) for the most recent 24-month period; or
Have a per capita income of 80 percent or less of the national per capita income.

Kentucky

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