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Budge or Not to Budge - The Ky Budget Debate
FRANKFORT--House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg (left), confers with Rep. James Kay, D-Versailles (center), and House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, in the Kentucky House of Representatives. LRC Public Information Photo
Budge or Not to Budge - The Ky Budget Debate

Watching the Kentucky General Assembly in any budget session is a nail biting activity. No matter what party the participants belong to, crafting a budget is, even in best of times, a study in brinkmanship.

As April 12th, the final day of the 2016 regular session, approaches and the session winds down, passage of a budget looks impossible..

If the Republicans get their fondest wish and flip the House in March or May or in November, will GOP leaders be willing to tell constituents that school and higher education funding is cut to satisfy grandma's teacher retirement..

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College tuition measure advances to Senate

FRANKFORT--A resolution that could pave the way to college for more Kentuckians who are orphaned or taken away from their parents as children has passed the Kentucky House.

House Concurrent Resolution 133, sponsored by Rep. Wilson Stone, D-Scottsville, and Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, would ask the state's public colleges and universities to identify and give special admissions and tuition aid consideration to prospective students who lost their parents or were taken away from their parents due to abuse or neglect and then adopted by a blood relative or raised by a permanent legal guardian.

Stone said Kentucky law provides public postsecondary tuition assistance for foster children but not children being raised by grandparents, other blood relatives or permanent guardians. Approximately 49,000 Kentucky children are being raised by their grandparents today, according to the resolution.

Editor's Note - No money allocated to this - so...?

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To Budge or Not to Budge - The Kentucky 2016 Budget Impasse
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Education

Graves County farmer Ricky Wilson directs Monsanto Fund donation to Family Resource and Youth Services Centers
Graves County Schools finance director Jimmilyn Hancock, FRYSC directors Kaye Horn and Jennifer Morris, Ricky Wilson.
Graves County farmer Ricky Wilson directs Monsanto Fund donation to Family Resource and Youth Services Centers

The Graves County Schools' Family Resource and Youth Services Centers have received a $2,500 donation form America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Ricky Wilson of Graves County. The donation will help the FRYSC coordinators in removing barriers to learning for students in need in the Graves County Schools and their families.

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Arts & Entertainment

My Fair Lady coming to GCHS
Brea Rollston as Eliza Doolittle, Mattison Sullivan as Professor Henry Higgins, and Cacy Elder as Higgins\' maid, Paul Schaumburg photo
My Fair Lady coming to GCHS

Graves County High student actors bring the classic story to life, in dialog and in song - with the accompaniment of a full orchestra performing live!

Earlier inclement weather has caused the production to be rescheduled to Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Community and Regional News

NatGeo team promotes Mississippi River tourism
Simon Jones explains benefits of NatGeo for MS River tourism
NatGeo team promotes Mississippi River tourism

Representatives of National Geographic, the most recognized brand in the world, came to Columbus Belmont Park on Thursday February 25th to pitch a new program aimed at increasing interest in the Mississippi River. Ten states border the Mississippi River and the team is working its way south through the river counties.

The team came to recruit local officials, tourism spots, business and nonprofits to promote spots along the River. Tourists will be able to find festivals, food, lodging and local color through NatGeo's Mississippi River online site.

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