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700+ KENTUCKIANS WILL RALLY IN THE ROTUNDA TO CELEBRATE
DISABILITIES AWARENESS DAY IN THE COMMONWEALTH
Wednesday, February 22nd Rally in the Rotunda 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Senator Paul is right in one small part. Obamacare needs to be repealed. But it needs to be replaced with universal health care. Medical providers, especially those in rural areas, are burdened with complying with multiple health insurance companies.
FRANKFORT--The Kentucky House has voted 78-17 for a bill that would allow public benefit corporations to do business in the Commonwealth.
Should House Bill 35 become law, Kentucky would become one of more than 31 states that allow for the creation of public benefit corporations--
PADD EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Monday, February 27th at 3:00 PM
Honorable Martha Layne Collins
Graves County High School Academic team: Individual winners include Ryan Overby, first in math; Emily Goddard, first in arts and humanities and first in language arts; Matthew Woods, second in science and second in social studies; Alec McClain, first in science, and second in math; Megan Schmitt, fifth in composition; Avery McClain, third in language arts; Logan Elliott, fifth in math; and Karli Prather, first in composition, third in science, and third in arts and humanities.
Not pictured are Kyler Thompson, who served as the team's manager for district-level competition; Katie Hendley, who also competed; and coach Lynda Hiles.
To prove how just in touch our Kentucky State Senators are, just review one of the most pressing new legislative efforts to be offered up as law of the land during this session of the 2017 General Assembly...
The Kentucky Senate just passed Senate Bill 75 that would double the amount of money each political candidate could take for his or her campaign.
(Paducah, Ky.) Feb. 14, 2017 - It's moving day for five babies and their families into the spacious new John and Loree Eckstein NICU at Baptist Health following the grand opening Monday.
Verso Inc. is coming back. The stock has surged from cents to dollars.
Whether the paper mill it shuttered outside of Wickliffe in Ballard County will come back too remains up in the air.
If you are not, I suspect that you are not watching the 24 news channels, listening to talk radio, following politics on social media.
Waking up each morning of this one month administration is another day of BREAKING NEWS...
The Kentucky Commission on Women is seeking nominations for women who fit the bill as role models.
The program is in celebration of March - Women's History Month. Four winners will be featured on social media.
(Hickman County, KY) - In the very early morning hours of Wednesday, February 8, 2017, scores of lives in this small rural county changed dramatically. Harper's Country Hams caught fire and burned to the ground...
Before and after photos in a slideshow after the jump.
During this time of political crisis in American government, most people only know what is covered each at 5:30 pm in national TV from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, or MSNBC. Often these sources spend only a few seconds or few minutes covering national political news and events.
For those of you with the luxury of time, there is another way to be informed on what is happening in this Age of Trump.
(Clinton, KY) - Hand made signs, small groups writing their thoughts down, letters to the editors, can assume a wave of momentum far greater then individual actions.
It's all in the timing.
Paducah, Kentucky (February 13, 2017) - The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Paducah will be offering a variety of summer camps with learning fun for kids of all ages. Early registration is encouraged as camps fill up fast. Preregistration is required.
For a full list of camps, prices, follow the jump.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the existing US68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton in Trigg County on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14 and 15, 2017.
The Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton is expected to close promptly at 9 a.m, CST, on Tuesday, February 14th, and remain closed for up to 48 hours to allow placement of the main arch span on the New Lake Barkley Bridge under construction..
The Kentucky Public Service Commission had an issue with Cumberland Valley Electric's continued waivers of the utility's nepotism rule - four current Cumberland Valley employees are related to the utility's CEO and an additional 12 employees and a board member are related to other Cumberland Valley employees.
The PSC also reduced the utility's rate increase.
Cumberland Valley serves Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, and Whitley Counties in southeastern Kentucky.
Friday evening fourteen members of the Fulton County Democratic Committee met in Hickman to eat, laugh and along the way talk some politics.
General Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday in Frankfort. The body is expected to take up bills that will change public education in some serious ways.
Paducah, KY (February 1, 2017) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College's dental assisting program is offering a dental clinic throughout the month of February to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month.
Wingo Elementary sixth graders recently became Crime Scene Investigators when they entered math class.
Hickman County sophomores enrolled in the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program began Law and Government Day sitting in the jury box in the courtroom of the Hickman County Annex...
Early morning speaker, Hickman County District Court Judge Hunter Whitesell, got the day started with a discussion of civics with the students, telling them that America is a "country of laws."
Over 100 locals showed up for an informational meeting with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Thursday evening.
KFTC representative Tyler Offerman told the standing room only crowd that he had planned to divide them into small groups around the room. "But this group pretty much fills up the room."
While there are more lobbying interests represented in Frankfort, the number of lobbyists has decreased by eight percent in the past 10 years, indicating the growth of lobbying firms which represent multiple clients.
...Last year, the top 10 lobbying firms employing a total of 44 lobbyists, earned $10.8 million of the $18.7 million in compensation paid by businesses and organizations for legislative lobbying. So, seven percent of the 601 registered lobbyists represented almost half the lobbying employers and earned 58 percent of the compensation.
From the amounts earned, all lobbyists in 2016 paid $894,000 in expenses, including rent, phone, research and administrative assistance, food, lodging, and transportation...
...Lobbying continues to be a growth industry, as overall spending is up 11 percent from 2014, and compensation has more than tripled over the past 20 years, up from $6 million in 1996. Meanwhile, the number of lobbying employers has increased by 35 percent -- from 448 in 1996 to 694 businesses and organizations registered today. The top lobbying spenders and the amounts spent in 2016 are: Kentucky Chamber of Commerce ($281,378); Altria Client Services and its affiliates, including Philip Morris USA and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco ($274,358)....
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