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Just another Rotary meeting? Not hardly. Rotary Club of Murray makes news
MSU Board Chair Constantine Curris - no women in top three.
Just another Rotary meeting? Not hardly. Rotary Club of Murray makes news

Rotary Club of Murray members got their money's worth at the February 27th meeting. Murray State Board Chairman Constantine Curris' surprise announcement proved that Pagliai's pizza wasn't the spiciest thing at the meeting.

..In response to the first question which asked if there were any women candidates, Curris let slip that the three top candidates for president of Murray State are all male.

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Snow Mega Storm of 2014 Knocks March into Extreme Winter Mode
National Weather Service map of March storm.
Snow Mega Storm of 2014 Knocks March into Extreme Winter Mode

Most people feel once March 1st arrives, that spring is just around the corner.

Yet in 2014, March has been kicked in the stomach, and is reeling from a brutal mega storm of severe cold, ice and snow. Unlike the polar vortex storms of early January and February, this March storm did not first come down from the North.

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Auditor Edelen visits Rotary Club of Murray
Auditor Adam Edelen - no stranger to the Purchase spoke briefly at Rotary in Murray.
Auditor Edelen visits Rotary Club of Murray

The Rotary Club of Murray meeting at Pagliai’s (pronounced Paw-lee-eyes) Italian restaurant in Murray last Thursday was a news making occasion.

Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen spoke briefly, reminding Rotarians that he was the guy that got Richie Farmer locked up.

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Kentucky Losing 21st Century Tourism Battle to Tennessee
The Discovery Park of America - 100 million dollar public - private partnership.
Kentucky Losing 21st Century Tourism Battle to Tennessee

The 2014 through 2020 tourism dollar battle is being wooed and won in Tennessee. 

...So far in 2014, private partnerships for funding historical and cultural heritage tourism have been very strong. Private public partnerships include: (1) the Discovery Park in Union City, (2) Dolly Parton WaterWorld in Nashville, and (3) Dolly Parton New Pigeon Forge theme park.

In each of the above projects, the State of Tennessee works to coordinate or construct roads, utility lines, and landscaping to help finalize the end project. 

 

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Editorials

Did Combs' appearance on Comment overly excite KET?
That's Ronnie Ellis' head on Bill Bryant's body. I hope they are both okay!
Did Combs' appearance on Comment overly excite KET?

Comment on Kentucky invited a woman reporter, Miranda Combs of WKYT Lexington, to share the table last Friday evening.

I broke my exile from Comment on Kentucky to watch. It went along pretty well for the first ten minutes or so.

Then the KET feed went all crazy.

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Budget's Good News Not Enough for What Ails Kentucky
Higher tuition and fees are likely to result from this budget
Budget's Good News Not Enough for What Ails Kentucky

For a person who is chronically ill, a day of less pain provides welcome comfort but no promise of returning to long-term health. Kentucky finds itself in a similar position when it comes to the new two-year state budget...

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Conway's decision not to appeal contrasts with Governor
Conway: decision not to appeal took political courage.
Conway's decision not to appeal contrasts with Governor

Attorney General Jack Conway’s decision not to appeal a federal court ruling that Kentucky must recognize same sex marriages from other jurisdictions is the kind of political courage that Jack Kennedy highlighted in “Profiles in Courage.”

What happens now to Conway's political future? And how much will Beshear's decision to hire outside lawyers to appeal cost the state?

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Community and Regional News

“Wow! What a Winter!” 2014 Photo Contest On
Contest winners will be announced during the Spring Chicken Festival, April 25- 26
“Wow! What a Winter!” 2014 Photo Contest On

(Clinton, KY March 3, 2014) – Got a great picture of this historically cold and snowy winter 2014? ...

The Hickman County Arts Council is seeking this year’s winter photos for its “Wow! What a Winter” 2014 Photo Contest.

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Mission Blitz 2014 -One County's Experience
Forty volunteers ready to go to work on Mission Blitz Saturday.
Mission Blitz 2014 -One County's Experience

(Clinton, KY) - On Saturday March 1st, forty volunteers gathered at the Young Center of Clinton First United Methodist Church for a day of community service. It was day for Methodists over the Paducah District to share their time and talents.

Earlier in the week, children attending Quest, the church's afterschool program, visited a local nursing home bringing crafts and smiles to local residents.

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