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Candidates receive NRA surveys days after Florida school shooting.
Candidates receive NRA surveys days after Florida school shooting.

The NRA is asking Kentucky candidates where they stand on Second Amendment issues.

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How can this work? Lending money to struggling districts
Revolving loan fund - promises to pay like a Wimpy hamburger
How can this work? Lending money to struggling districts

Excuse my puzzlement, but is loaning money to struggling school systems a good idea? House Bill 141 which has now gone to the Kentucky Senate has been touted as a panacea for school districts having trouble making ends meet.

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Nashville singer songwriter to be in concert Saturday
Verlon Thompson will bring his songs and stories to Clinton on Feb. 24th.
Nashville singer songwriter to be in concert Saturday

Singer and songwriter Verlon Thompson will be in Clinton for a concert on Saturday, February 24th. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in in the Young Center on S. Washington Street.

No admission fee. Donations will go to Hickman County Arts Council which supports MADD Camp, a summer arts camp for students and other local arts and music activities.

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Budget will zero out UK Press
Budget will zero out UK Press

The budget submitted by Governor Bevin to the General Assembly, HB 200, will eliminate funding for the University Press of Kentucky.

Without state support, the Press will be forced to close.

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House Bill 252: Unemployment benefits cut by almost 1/2 if passed
Lt. Gov. Jeannette Hampton and Rep. Richard Heath picnic in Columbus
House Bill 252: Unemployment benefits cut by almost 1/2 if passed

When a job is lost through no fault of the worker, unemployment insurance provides a safety net until the worker becomes employed again. If the Republican controlled General Assembly has its way, that net will have bigger holes. House Bill 252 will make substantial changes in how much unemployment will be available and to who..

Several bill sponsors face opposition in November, 2018.

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Mega Forces and Issues Framing 2018
Mega Forces and Issues Framing 2018

....several issues and forces that will interact with each other to build new momentum and energy for disrupted future shock in Kentucky and the nation.

  1. Roaring stock market...New York stock market has gone from a rating and high of 6,000 points under President Obama in 2007 to 26,000 in 2018. Could 2018 see a market pricing correction of over 20% in one week? Will this be a "market crash" like 1929?
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Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns
Murray - a downtown corner collapses
Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns

...Extreme weather: heavy rains, ice, snow, and fierce winds attack the roofs of old buildings. Once the integrity of the roof is compromised, it is only a matter of time before the water and other extreme elements of Mother Nature take the building down.

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Gun bills in 2018 General Assembly
Sen. Ralph Alvarado - employees named as marshals can store gun at school.
Gun bills in 2018 General Assembly

Gun bills: One will allow school personnel to store their guns at school.

Another will do away with that bothersome concealed carry license

One bill will let those with a concealed carry permit - even a temporary one - take their gun to college.

What could possibly go wrong?

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House Concurrent Resolution 35 urges federal action on hemp
: FRANKFORT, Feb. 12 --Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, presents House Concurrent Resolution 35 which is on the House calendar today. Photo credit LRC Photos
House Concurrent Resolution 35 urges federal action on hemp

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana...

February 19, 2018 Update: The Resolution passed the House and is on its way to the Kentucky Senate. If it passes, it will be sent to Congress.

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