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Mitch McConnell calls Alison Lundergan Grimes
Mitch McConnell - Grimes is the candidate of status quo.
Mitch McConnell calls Alison Lundergan Grimes "new face of the status quo"

(Clinton, KY ) - Workers at Harper's Country Hams got a break last Friday when their senior Kentucky Senator stopped by for a brief visit. Work stopped as they came out of the building and sat in the shade at picnic tables.

Senator Mitch McConnell arrived soon after in a small convoy of black SUVs ...

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Military Downsizing Will Impact Kentucky
Folding the colors at Ft. Campbell. The base is on downsizing list.
Military Downsizing Will Impact Kentucky

...Currently, the Pentagon and Defense Department operate an enormous real estate portfolio encompassing over 562,000 buildings and structures on 523 bases, posts, camps, stations, yards and centers. The replacement cost of that real estate covering 27 million acres would be $ 850 billion.

The reality for Kentucky is that of the first list of ten US Army bases to experience deep cuts, two bases are in Kentucky - Ft. Knox and Ft. Campbell...

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Kentucky Cattlemen's Association asks Dept. of Ag for $1 assessment
One million + cattle were marketed in 2013.
Kentucky Cattlemen's Association asks Dept. of Ag for $1 assessment

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association has asked the Kentucky State Board of Agriculture for approval to conduct a statewide referendum of Kentucky beef cattle producers on a proposed state assessment of $1 per head of cattle marketed in the state.

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Politics & Government

Rand Paul's Simplicity is the Reason for his Complexity
Rand Paul's Simplicity is the Reason for his Complexity

...As an old fashioned Democratic progressive liberal, I stay mad at Rand about 50% of the time. The other 50% I stand with him on issues dear to my heart. Issues like military budget reform, homeland security and National Security Agency spying on Americans reform, review of local police militarization, size and shape of government, foreign policy, and hemp are areas I agree with Rand...

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Education

New Year for Hickman County High and Chamber Youth Leadership program
Sophomores listen to an explanation of Chamber Leadership Program. Photo by Karen Stairs
New Year for Hickman County High and Chamber Youth Leadership program

...The first step of the Leadership Program began during the summer when leaders met to plan the year ahead. The second step was to pitch the program to potential young leaders. This year, two students from the 2013-2014 winning Leadership Program team led the pitch..

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PTHS students win AP awards
Row 1, l to r: Molly Thompson, Rachel Benzing, Elizabeth Katz, Eli Noneman, Meg Hancock, Mary Weatherspoon Row 2, l to r: Victoria Taylor, Lucas Reed, James Bilak, Karlee Humphrey, Gabe Orlowski, Trevor Bunte, Reese Butler, Parker Loyd, Lauren Eickholz
PTHS students win AP awards

Thirty-three students at Paducah Tilghman High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Donation helps WKCTC reach School of Art & Design goal
left to right: Dr. Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, WKCTC President Barbara Veazey, John Williams, vice chair of the Paducah Junior College, Inc. Foundation Board of Trustees and Clay Howerton, Judge J. Will
Donation helps WKCTC reach School of Art & Design goal

PADUCAH, KY (August 15, 2014) - A $400,000 donation from the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has helped West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) reach its $2.5 million goal for the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) campus project, college officials announced last Friday.

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WKCTC ranks in top 20 one-year certificate producers
WKCTC President Barbara Veazey
WKCTC ranks in top 20 one-year certificate producers

PADUCAH, Ky. (August 21, 2014) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College earned national recognition as one of the top 100 certificate producers in 2014 from Community College Week.

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Editorials

 Critical Thinking - A Lost Art?
Critical Thinking - A Lost Art?

.. I believe that people are becoming uncomfortable with plain, old-fashioned thinking today, and many of them go through their days, and lives, literally half asleep...

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  Of Donkeys, Jennys and Jacks
Of Donkeys, Jennys and Jacks

Times change but old jacks, such as the one we send to Washington, continue to bite and kick females. Just ask Ms. Ashley.

The old jack has an affinity for coal, we have his word on that. Unfortunately he does not share this affinity equally with miners and mine owners.

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Letters to the Editor

Semi-Aquatic Species Native to Backwaters of the Bluegrass State
Semi-Aquatic Species Native to Backwaters of the Bluegrass State

Did you know that Turtles breathe through their rear end?

Well that explains alot about Mitch McConnell.....

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Community and Regional News

President Davies vists PADD meeting
President Robert Davies at PADD Board meeting.
President Davies vists PADD meeting

"Murray State is here to serve the region." - Murray State University President Robert "Bob" Davies at Purchase Area Development District Board.

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Fulton County continues to be in top 10 unemployment counties

Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate - 15.4percent. It was followed by Jackson County, 14.6 percent; Harlan County, 14.4 percent; Leslie County, 13.3 percent; Letcher County, 13.2 percent; Knott County, 12.9 percent; Fulton County, 12.7 percent; Bell County, 12.3 percent; Clay County, 12 percent; and Wolfe County, 11.8 percent.

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