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Not had enough politics? Potters' will post prognosticate May 24th
Mary & Ivan Potter will speak to the Paducah Lions Club on May 24th.
Not had enough politics? Potters' will post prognosticate May 24th

Feeling depressed and let down after Tuesday's primary? Need to hear more politics talk?

Here's your chance.

The Paducah Lions Club will hear from two self described political junkies a week to the day after the primary at a luncheon meeting on May 24th...

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Bernie Sanders, the Ultimate Presidential Campaigner
Senator Bernie Sanders - "think outside the box"
Bernie Sanders, the Ultimate Presidential Campaigner

Sanders came to Paducah Kentucky to lay a foundation of support in one of the largest Democratic strongholds in Kentucky. The strength of his speech made people wonder where this man of 74 years of age found the energy to day after day, campaign for leading America into the next new age of American futurism.

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Clinton attracts over 100 to Monday Paducah appearance
Clinton attracts over 100 to Monday Paducah appearance

Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton had a large crowd both inside and out at the Little Castle in Lone Oak for an early Monday morning appearance. Estimate was there were about 110 supporters inside.

On the day before the Kentucky Democratic primary, she spent about one hour meeting the crowd and taking pictures.

There was a large media contingency. My wife, Brenda, got interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. I got interviewed by KFVS-TV.

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Sanders Rally attracts young and younger people
Lots of little folks, like Abby, came to Sanders\' rally on Sunday
Sanders Rally attracts young and younger people

For many in attendance, waiting for five hours and listening for another almost two hours was worth the price of being a part of history in American presidential politics. There were many in the crowd that was first timers for any national politics. Well over half of those in attendance were between the ages of 18 to 35 years of age. This group made up probably 50 % of the room.

But by far, the most heart warming were the scenes of little boys and girls, looking wide eyed at what was happening.

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Media Rules on Covering a Presidential Campaign
TV cameras are king at political events.
Media Rules on Covering a Presidential Campaign

Time is always the enemy in coverage of any major political event in modern America. So it was with the Bernie Sanders Rally in Paducah, KY. on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Some 50 media reporters were screened for entrance into the rally. Twenty or so large television cameras were set up to fully record the rally.

However, there were invisible media rules at work.

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Sanders Rally had a rock concert atmosphere

Normally, the quiet of the Julian Carroll Convention center is reserved for the likes of the Chamber of Commerce luncheons or the meetings of the regional business groups. Grown men and women sit quietly for lunch or power point sessions.

Starting at 11:00 am on Sunday, the 15th of May, a storm of sound shook the Convention Center when several thousand supporters of Bernie Sanders for President, came to party.

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Writers' Day showcases local authors

A program honoring Robert Penn Warren also honored local writers in a program at the Hickman County Library.

Writers often draw inspiration from the works of their imagination, devoting their lives to creating a parallel world from their imaginations. Author Micah Gardner, one of the writers recognized during the event, draws her inspiration and ideas from landscape. "By day I am a biology teacher and at night, on weekends and whenever I can find the time, I write."

Gardner first began with poetry and short stories, taking two years to write her first novel. She has written two novels of a trilogy. "The Triskel Devices" series is a time travel series.

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Politics & Government

Kentucky Office of Homeland Security now accepting grant applications

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2016) -The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) is accepting applications for the FY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program May 16, 2016 through July 8, 2016.

The grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, can be used by city and county governments, fire protection districts, area development districts, and public universities to purchase first-responder equipment, communications, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.

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Community and Regional News

Department of Insurance reaching out to Graves County

The Kentucky Department of Insurance is ready, willing and able to assist victims of the Graves County tornado of May 10th.

The tornado that touched down near the county seat of Mayfield, was described as an EF-3. There were no fatalities, though there were multiple injuries. The storm destroyed multiple homes and businesses.

Those affected can get information on what to do after a storm and the rest of us can get info on what to do before a storm. Follow the jump to the link on "More" in the story

Ronda Sloan, Manager, Communications and Public Outreach suggested that consumers can use a toll free number to contact the state agency if they have a problem or a question. 1- 800-595-6053.

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