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Kentucky Secretary of State to be in Paducah March 23rd
Kentucky Secretary of State to be in Paducah March 23rd

The time has been changed to noon.

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Budget eliminating Corporation for Public Broadcasting will hit close to home
Local NPR station WKMS relies on federal and private funds to stay on the air.
Budget eliminating Corporation for Public Broadcasting will hit close to home

Compared to other countries, America spends very little on its public media. At four hundred forty five million, the budget of the agency works out to $1.35 per person per year. As one commentator put it - that's barely the dry cleaning bill for the Pentagon.

But that doesn't mean the program has stayed under the opponents' radar. The President has zeroed out funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

That will hit us here at home if Congress doesn't step in.

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Comer to host town hall meeting in Paducah March 24th
Comer to host town hall meeting in Paducah March 24th

First Congressional District Representative James Comer will host a town hall meeting in Paducah on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Paducah Bank in the Commerce Center.

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Budget cuts to housing have local effect
l to r: Robb Wallace, Sue Jones, Stormie, Kim Ferguson, Mayor Kay Ferguson, Christina Thomas, Baby Dayshia, Melissa Griffith and Mary Potter
Budget cuts to housing have local effect

The Columbus City Council toured the last house built under the program on Monday night. Mayor Kay Ferguson symbolically presented Christina Thomas with the key to her new home. Homeowner Christina Thomas and her four children, ages 10 months to 16 years, now have a beautiful four bedroom energy efficient home. Her house will be the last built for a long while if HUD money disappears.

Among the cuts to housing: disabled, senior, low income housing, homeless vets vouchers.

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Earthquake rattles Purchase
A small quake hit the Mississippi River near Bardwell KY
Earthquake rattles Purchase

Residents of the Jackson Purchase experienced a small quake Wednesday morning. The 2.5 magnitude quake hit the Mississippi River five miles west of Bardwell Kentucky. It rattled residents and dishes.

The quake is this year's reminder that this is an earthquake zone.

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Politics & Government

Quit-smoking bill receives final passage
Quit-smoking bill receives final passage

FRANKFORT--Drugs and services that help Kentuckians quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products would be more easily accessed under health insurance plans or Medicaid under a bill now on its way to becoming law.

Senate Bill 89 "will improve the health of Kentuckians and save taxpayer dollars by helping smokers quit smoking when they are ready to quit.," said Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill..

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Education

HCHS Drama Class performs Friday night

Hickman County High School's Drama Class will present "Parents Just Don't Understand" on Friday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the HCHS gym.

The play is under the direction of Ann Heath. Admission is $5.

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PTHS Mock Trial team finishes 13th out of 26 schools
Caroline Meiners, Addie Rogers, Kate Rogers, Anna Grace McGee, Claire Kelly, Peyton Ford, Sarah Katz, Ella Bailey, Talia Housman Row 2: Grace Denton, Eileen Sember , Jennifer Young, Lance Butler, Maddie Ybarzabal, Hannah Fischer, Will Denton, Jose Rober
PTHS Mock Trial team finishes 13th out of 26 schools

The Paducah Tilghman High School Mock Trial Team competed at the Kentucky Mock Trial State Tournament on March 3 and 4. The team placed 13th overall out of 26 teams from across the state, and Tilghman was the only school representing Western Kentucky.

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PTHS speech team competes at state
to r, Row 1: Addie Rogers, Nina Brown, Ella Bailey, Michael-Ellen Walden, Kate Criner, Erin Stafford Row 2: Sammy Lambert, Travis Trimble, Grace Raber, Emery Wainscott, Landon Rutherford, Anna Shelton, James Smiley
PTHS speech team competes at state

Thirteen students from Paducah Tilghman competed in the 2017 KHSSL State Senior Championships on March 10-11. Seven of the team's entries advanced to the second day of competition and earned recognition.

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Students create a very tiny satellite and display at Capitol
Saeed Almalki (left) and Mitchell Harris (right) represented Murray State University\'s Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program at the 16th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2 in Frankfort, Ky. The students displayed the CricketSatellite
Students create a very tiny satellite and display at Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. -- Saeed Almalki and Mitchell Harris represented Murray State University's Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program at the 16th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2 in Frankfort, Ky. The students displayed the CricketSatellite Project, a very small satellite that measures temperature at different altitudes...

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Community and Regional News

One More Chance: Last PSC Public Meeting in KU, LG&E Rate Cases
One More Chance: Last PSC Public Meeting in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2017) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville, Lexington, and Madisonville to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E)...

Lexington

Tuesday, April 18, 2015, 5:30 p.m. EDT

Northside Branch

Lexington Public Library

1733 Russell Cave Rd.

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