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Murray march draws hundreds from region
Around 800 participated in March for Equality and Social Justice on January 21, 2017.
Murray march draws hundreds from region

(Murray, KY January 21, 2017) - Around 800 showed up to participate in the March for Equality and Social Justice in Murray, one of 600 sister marches to the Women's March in Washington DC.

The March drew from all ages and backgrounds.

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Labor marches to express displeasure with Bevin, General Assembly
Union members marched on Saturday to express displeasure with Frankfort.
Labor marches to express displeasure with Bevin, General Assembly

(Murray KY January 22, 2017) - Union members showed up at March for Equality and Social Justice with one thought in mind: Register their displeasure with the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Matt Bevin.

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Victory Lap- Bluegrass Institute takes credit for labor bills
Victory Lap- Bluegrass Institute takes credit for labor bills

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If you're following the Kentucky General Assembly on Twitter or Facebook (#kyga17), then you know that last week was historic.

Four of the seven bills passed and signed by Gov. Matt Bevin had the Bluegrass Institute's influence stamped all over them...

"A hearty thanks to the Bluegrass Institute, who set the ground for the bills we passed this week," said Louisville Representative Jason Nemes, one of 28 new legislators to win office in the historic November election...

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Politics & Government

News Summary: Women's Protest March Against New President

News Summary

(January 21, 2017) Wow! Over 500,000 women gathered in Washington D.C. on this day to send a direct message to the newly elected 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Their voices were spoken as one when they roared their resistance to Trump's election, administration taking shape, and why he has declared war on women's values...

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Speakers at DC March from variety of backgrounds

The roster of speakers at the January 21st Women's March shows a variety of backgrounds, interests, perspectives.

List follows.

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Education

Wingo students participate in pillowcase project
sixth graders, (L-R) Alex Gonzalez and Conner Holmes decorating their pillowcases during Art class.
Wingo students participate in pillowcase project
Wingo Elementary 3-6th graders recently participated in "The Pillowcase Project" which is sponsored by Disney.
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Editorials

The word unheard. The people unseen.

The Saturday March for Equality and Social Justice in Murray Kentucky was at its core a political statement. The people there, women, men, youth and children walked and carried signs expressing opinions...

There were words said that can be repeated in church. There were words that can't.

With all the words written, spoken, chanted, there was a word that was not said, not on a sign, not on the march, not from the bed of the flat bed truck that served as a speaker's platform.

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Agriculture, Home and Garden

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments
Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments

Students honored this year come from a number of high schools in the region: Ballard Memorial, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Marshall County, McCracken County and Trigg County in the Purchase Region; Caldwell County, Christian County, Crittenden County, Hopkins County Central, Hopkinsville, Lyon County, Madisonville North Hopkins, Muhlenberg County and Todd County in the Pennyrile Region; and Henderson and Webster County schools in the Green River Region.

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President Trump Selects Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to become new Secretary of Agriculture

Former Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue will be nominated to be the next federal secretary of Department of Agriculture. Trump got to know Perdue when he served as part of Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his recent presidential campaign.

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