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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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Angry students organizing would make Alinsky proud
Angry students organizing would make Alinsky proud

The Valentine's Day murders of seventeen and the wounding more than a dozen others in Parkland Florida has generated a furious response from an unexpected quarter: students.

Dominating the news in the days following the attack were high school students. Angry, articulate students. Somewhere in the vast beyond, there's an old community organizer smiling down on them. Saul Alinsky is probably whispering "Go. Go. GO." in their ears.

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Nashville singer songwriter to be in concert Saturday
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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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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Gun bills in 2018 General Assembly
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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Baptist Health March activities

Breastfeeding, childbirth, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's - classes and groups for support and education meeting in March 2018 at Baptist Health Paducah.

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Graves High 2018 co-ed competition cheerleaders win seventh Universal Cheerleaders Association national title
Graves High 2018 co-ed competition cheerleaders win seventh Universal Cheerleaders Association national title

The Graves County High School co-ed competition cheerleading team recently won its seventh Universal Cheerleaders Association national title in Orlando, Fla., in the large co-ed division. Head coach Jon Summerville has led the team to seven national championships and ten state titles.

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Paducah Tilghman's Pierce Named Among Top 10% of Youth Volunteers by Prudential
Paducah Tilghman's Pierce Named Among Top 10% of Youth Volunteers by Prudential

Paducah, KY - Paducah Tilghman freshman Hadley Pierce has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President's Volunteer Service Award from President Donald Trump.

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State Leasing Amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to Nelson County
State Leasing Amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to Nelson County

The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet announced today that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is leasing the amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to the Nelson County Fiscal Court.

If this arrangement works out, look for the state to shed more properties.

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House Concurrent Resolution 35 urges federal action on hemp
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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How can this work? Lending money to struggling districts
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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House Bill 252: Unemployment benefits cut by almost 1/2 if passed
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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Rare ADD History Document Found
Rare ADD History Document Found

Many of my records dwelt with the formation, organization of, and eventually the death of Kentucky Program Development Office. During 1972 I was a young regional planner for the state and oversaw specialized sections of the Kentucky Area Development Districts (ADDs) formation.

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Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns
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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Iconic Patti's in Grand Rivers damaged by early morning fire
Iconic Patti's in Grand Rivers damaged by early morning fire

(February 5, 2018) - Patti's 1880's Settlement was damaged in an early morning fire. According to WKMS, the cause of the fire is believed to be in the heating system. The kitchen and office suffered fire damage. The rest of the building was water damaged. The animals were not injured.

Patti's employs over 200 and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to tiny Grand Rivers every year.

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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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Desiree Owen announces challenge to 1st District Rep. Steve Rudy
Desiree Owen announces challenge to 1st District Rep. Steve Rudy

Barlow (a small town in Ballard County) resident Desireé Owen has filed to run against Republican incumbent Steven Rudy for the Kentucky First District House seat. The First District is all of Ballard, Fulton, Hickman, and Carlisle Counties, and several precincts in McCracken County.

The Democrat will be on the ballot with the Republican incumbent in the fall.

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Local libraries to take a hit in KY budget
Local libraries to take a hit in KY budget

Local libraries will lose all state funding under Governor Bevin's 2018 budget. Supporters are being asked to express opinions to their legislators.

State funds account for 80% of some public library budgets.

Legislative Day in Frankfort for library supporters - February 15th.

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Free Community Interwoven Workshops
Free Community Interwoven Workshops

Who: Anyone!
Where: Miller Center
Dates: Saturdays, Feb 3rd & Feb 10th
Time: 10am - Noon
Fee: FREE!

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It's going to be a lively session (with constituent questionaire results)
It's going to be a lively session (with constituent questionaire results)

I anticipate this will be a lively session. Work is already underway on the state's spending plan. As you read in my last correspondence, the Governor has released his proposal and it is the possession of the House, where that body is preparing a budget to send to the Senate

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Is There No Shame in Trump-Carson-Bevin World?
Is There No Shame in Trump-Carson-Bevin World?

Today was a breakthrough day for the poor of Kentucky (wink, wink). Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson (R ) joined with Kentucky's Governor, Matt Bevin (R ) and Congressman Andy Barr (R ) to show how Republicans have come to the rescue of the poor and homeless in America.

O what a short memory these Republicans have!

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Why I Divorced Toys R Us
Why I Divorced Toys R Us

The frantic shopping of the Christmas season always starts with my wife saying "What gift are you getting for our grandson (this year he is 6)?"

Toys R Us, located in Paducah, Kentucky was a place of options. They had a little of everything for the young minds. However, they were also an hour driving time from our front porch. But this year, it didn't work out for shopping in Paducah.

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Hold it awhile longer while on the WK Parkway - Beaver Dam Rest Area Opening Delayed
Hold it awhile longer while on the WK Parkway - Beaver Dam Rest Area Opening Delayed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) - Today Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III announced the opening of the Beaver Dam Rest Area, originally slated for Jan. 26, is delayed due to unforeseen construction issues that are taking longer to address than anticipated.

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Graves County students send kind thoughts in wake of shooting
Graves County students send kind thoughts in wake of shooting

Wingo Elementary School fifth-grade students in teacher Blake Jessup's class worked diligently Wednesday on brainstorming hundreds of kind thoughts to change the world, following the tragic shooting at Marshall County High School Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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Imes files bill to change election of state officials
Imes files bill to change election of state officials

FRANKFORT, Jan. 8 -- House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Chair Kenny Imes, R-Murray, presents HB 23, a bill proposing to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky to move the election of statewide constitutional officers to even-numbered years starting in 2024. If the bill passes, the proposed amendment would go before voters.

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