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UNION CITY, TENN. - The world's most famous skyscrapers engineered and built out of LEGO bricks are now on display at Discovery Park of America (DPA) in Union City, Tenn. All the way from Melbourne, Australia, "Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks," has arrived in this small Northwest, Tenn. town, and it is only the third time this exhibit has been on display in the United States.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida.
Former Staffer Alleges Sexual Assault, 'Nearly Daily Touching'
By Ky. Rep. Jeff Hoover In Sealed Deposition
Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting digs into the allegations against Rep. Jeff Hoover
Follow the jump directly to their site for the report.
Mayfield Mayor Kathy O'Nan will be the featured speaker for a community-wide celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday at First Christian Church, 111 S. 9th St. in Mayfield.
The program starts at 6 p.m. and will conclude with refreshments and an opportunity for people to register to vote and to join the reorganizing Mayfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, according to Virginia Langford, who is helping restart the chapter.
Chris Tobe, noted pension expert and a former senior staff member for former State Auditor Ed Hatchett, is entering the race for Kentucky State Auditor. Tobe will file at the Secretary of State's office at 9:15 AM on Tuesday, January 15.
The office of state auditor is currently held by Republican Mike Harmon.
The Mayfield/Graves County Citizens Volunteer Group, along with the City of Mayfield, will present our Annual Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 West Broadway St., Mayfield, KY from 2-4 p.m.
In December 2007, we published an article by Paul Glasser for the Frankfort State Journal. State Panel Calls for No Cuts in Pensions It was our first story on Kentucky's pension system. It would not be the last. The Kentucky retirement system has been on the legislative docket for repair since black lung exited as the number one budget breaker of Kentucky's budget.
West Kentucky Journal is eleven plus years older - and happy state pension reform feels years away.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University is pleased to announce that Michael Greene of Cadiz has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in spring 2019.
Greene medically retired from the U.S. Army in 2016 and is now pursuing higher education at Murray State. He is planning to study abroad on an exchange program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University students have been working since the fall semester to bring the Murray community the 82nd annual Campus Lights performance of Mamma Mia!
The performance will take place at Lovett Auditorium January 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and January 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Primary Election: May 21, 2019
General Election: November 5, 2019
To be candidate on Primary Ballot: January 29, 2019 (last Tuesday in January)
Primary Election: April 22, 2019
General Election: October 7, 2019
Too late - Deadline to change political party affiliation for primary election: December 31, 2018
Welcome to the Bridge Year in Kentucky politics!
2019 is going to be a weird year - one without local, legislative and national candidates. It's going to be all about Frankfort and who's going to get an office there.
Applications Due by Jan. 22; Six Scholarships Will Be Awarded
FRANKFORT KY -- Kentucky student-athletes with ties to agriculture may apply for one of six scholarships and the honor of being recognized as a 2019 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year.
Purple Toad Winery of Paducah led the competition with seven gold medal-winning wines, followed by Prodigy with five and Wight-Meyer Winery of Shepherdsville and 1922 House Vineyards & Winery of Nicholasville with three each.
"Except as otherwise provided, repeal, reenact, and amend the following sections: amend KRS 6.505 to provide that the "inviolable contract" shall not apply to legislative changes to the Legislators' Retirement Plan (LRP) that become effective on or after January 1, 2019;...
Dec 17, 2018 - introduced in House; to State Government (H); taken from State Government (H); 1st reading; returned to State Government (H); posting waived
ICYMI - FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2018) - The U.S. Department of Commerce has selected Gov. Matt Bevin to lead an economic development delegation to India in mid-January to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, also providing an opportunity to discuss and promote Kentucky as a must-see location for corporate investment and job growth.
The delegation, which includes the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and co-leaders of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, will strengthen ties with national and state government leaders, industry groups and individual businesses in one of the world's largest and fastest growing economies.
The Kentucky General Assembly begins meeting on January 8th - 11th. Then the legislators take off until February 5th. So the Governor can toodle off without a care. (This is not a budget session and the Governor's party firmly controls both House and Senate.)
Follow the jump to an announcement from Phoenix Paper Wickliffe LLC regarding the application process for maintenance and operator positions. Interested candidates must visit the Kentucky Career Center located at 416 South 6th Street in Paducah to submit an application. For now, the company will select candidates with the following hire-based qualifications:
- a minimum of 10 years experience in the paper industry
- a minimum of 10 years experience in manufacturing
Just over two years ago, October 1, 2016, to be exact, I began serving as the second president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC)...
...We need all hands on deck to realize what we already know - that the west region of the Commonwealth, and surrounding areas in Illinois and Tennessee, have untapped talent and potential to match its unique beauty, resources, and culture of the arts...
So, the adults are having the most fascinating conversation EVER and you're straining to filter out your cousin's account of his highest of video game score and your little sister's whining that she hates turkey dressing. They're talking about family secrets and family histories and why Uncle Bill's name got put in the newspaper....
That's the feeling a packed house of 200 plus adults had last night listening to Jon Meacham interview Michael Beschloss on his newest book "Presidents of War." The conversation was a joint effort of the Nashville Library and Parnassus Bookstore.
The race for Kentucky governor is on. Rep. Rocky Adkins is the second declared candidate.
Adkins will be back in the Purchase on Monday, November 19th in Paducah and Murray. He will be in Paducah at 10:00 at the Laborer's Union Hall located at 1415 S. 3rd Street, then in Murray at Pagliali's Restaurant at noon.
All the usual suspects are gathering to help define what type of America will emerge, upon the world stage of nations and regions. Wars, depressions, fears, environmental disasters, great wealth divide, ride side by side with hope for the future, personal awareness of opportunities, technological innovations for man and planet as well as spiritual awaking for mankind to bend toward its better side.
There are hundreds of concerns and fears found in the 169 nations of the world...
Labor unions and educators gathered last Saturday to rev up their final arguments for a blue wave in Kentucky.
At stake - prevailing wage, retirement, public education funding and black lung benefits.
...To all Americans who believe in our democracy and our constitution: Send a powerful message. Stand up. Speak out. Let your voices be heard on Nov. 6.
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States,
and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
are citizens of the United States."
For book people in the mid-South, heaven is a place called Parnassus Books. Located in a strip mall in Nashville, the store is full of new releases, classics and staff picks. Parnassus often hosts book signings and signed first editions are available...
Leslie and George McColgin's house in rural Graves County is a self supporting jewel tucked behind a hill on a one lane road.
The house, an eco friendly split level, looks out on a pond and a solar array. Out the front door is their small garden with tomatoes still ripening on the vine in the October sun.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Town & Gown at Murray State University is partnering with the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce to host a political forum Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium.
The Meet the Candidates forum is an opportunity for community members to meet with candidates for several local and regional races,
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