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It is Time to Scrap Kentucky Legislative Imperial Annual Sessions
Cartoon by Linda Boileau for the Frankfort State Journal. Used with permission.
It is Time to Scrap Kentucky Legislative Imperial Annual Sessions

After 13 years of annual Kentucky legislative sessions, the verdict is that this model has failed to deliver on its promise to improve and save money in law making.

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Day at the Races - Dem Meet and Greet in Paducah
Day at the Races - Dem Meet and Greet in Paducah

Don’t forget about the candidate Meet and Greet sponsored by the McCracken County Democratic Executive Committee set for this Saturday 3:30 to 6:00 pm at the Paducah Elk’s lodge 310 North 4th Street in Paducah.

Come quiz local candidates for political office and enjoy the running of the Kentucky Derby. It should be a fun afternoon of food, drink and fellowship. Tickets are $15 each and are available from any committee member or at the door.

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KENTUCKY TO ALLOW EXTENSION OF HEALTH POLICIES

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2014) – Kentucky’s health insurance companies will have the option to extend policies not compliant under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the Oct. 1, 2016, renewal, the Department of Insurance (DOI) announced today. This means some consumers can continue these policies until Oct. 1, 2017.

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Tour of District includes stop at Peery House
Judges Cunningham, Whitesell and Langford met with local bar Monday.
Tour of District includes stop at Peery House

At a luncheon at the Peery House in Springhill, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice shared state news with Fulton and Hickman County attorneys.

Some snippets: court clerks will get a raise; the bar exam is under scrutiny and law school applications are dropping.

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Education

Clark students write Earth Day poetry
Left to right: Lily Holm, Katherine Glisson, Frannie Hideg
Clark students write Earth Day poetry

Clark fourth graders in Mrs. Armstrong’s science classes participated in the 2014 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Poem Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Katherine Glisson won first place, Frannie Hideg won second, and Lily Holm was honorable mention in the contest.

Follow the jump to read the winning poems.

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Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center educates children on body safety at Wingo Elementary School

The Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center recently presented the program, "It's My Body and I'm in Charge!" to students at Wingo Elementary School.

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Graves County Schools' students place well in Special Olympics competition at Murray State University
Graves County Schools Special Olympics team
Graves County Schools' students place well in Special Olympics competition at Murray State University

The Graves County Schools sent a team to compete in the Special Olympics track and field games recently at Murray State University.

For team member names, events and places in competition, follow the jump.

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PTHS students chosen
l to r: Maggie Malone, Zach Story, Micheal Hassel, Ion Kight, Tristen Miller
PTHS students chosen

Five students from Paducah Tilghman High School have been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts.

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Editorials

What I don't understand
I really don't understand Einstein's formula - and a lot of other imponderables like the Keystone Pipeline.
What I don't understand

There is much I do not understand. For example, although I am fascinated by physics, I will never really understand dark matter, black holes or Higgs boson particles....

There are other issues closer to home I do not understand. Like the Keystone Pipeline.

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Arts & Entertainment

Eddie Price shares writing & marketing tips
Author Eddie Price - writing was just the beginning.
Eddie Price shares writing & marketing tips

(Clinton, KY - April 22, 2014) - Kentucky author Eddie Price fulfilled a lifelong dream when his historical novel, Widder's Landing, was published in September 2012. Since the book came out, he's been a tireless marketer for his work.

On Tuesday evening, Price shared what he's learned about writing and marketing...

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Community and Regional News

Candle Factory looking for experienced factory workers
MVP opened last year in Fulton with Governor Beshear in attendance in March 2013.
Candle Factory looking for experienced factory workers

MVP Group International Schedules Job Fair for Fulton Facility
Thursday, May 8th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pontotoc Community Center, Fulton KY

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Great Kentucky Revival comes to life
Price performed "What I saw at Cane Ridge" in Clinton on April 22, 2014.
Great Kentucky Revival comes to life

(Clinton, KY – April 22, 2014) – For years after, preachers in the frontier would preface tent revivals with the words “Lord, make it like it was at Cane Ridge!”...

A little known event in Kentucky history came to life recently in Clinton.

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Agriculture, Home and Garden

Ag welcomes Georgetown College to Kentucky Proud Farm to College Program
Georgetown President M. Dwaine Greene and Commissioner Comer
Ag welcomes Georgetown College to Kentucky Proud Farm to College Program

 GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Georgetown College became the seventh higher education institution in Kentucky to join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony Friday at the Cralle Student Center on the GC campus.

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