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YOU ARE INVITED TO
A CANDIDATES' FORUM
7:00 P.M. THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
FULTON COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING
2216 MYRON CORY ROAD, HICKMAN KY
All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will be asked to answer questions on what they can do for citizens of Fulton County.
Sponsored by the Fulton County Democratic Party.
The 2018 General Assembly is almost over. Two days left, April 13 and 14 are reserved to override any possible veto of budget by the Governor.
The losers far outnumber the winners in the race for more state revenue. Winners include horses and fine sippin' liquor. Losers include dogs, cats and mechanics.
A new analysis from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) shows that the General Assembly's new tax plan, HB 366, is a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Kentuckians and a shift in reliance onto everyone else. As the graph shows, as a share of their income the richest 1 percent of Kentuckians -- who make on average $1,042,000 a year -- will will receive an average tax cut of $7,086 while the poorest 95 percent of Kentuckians will receive a tax increase.
The biggest tax increase as a share of income will go to Kentuckians making less than $21,000 a year...
Teachers and supporters of public education are in Frankfort again today to protest the retirement bill and the budget.
There will be a Purchase Area Pension Rally held on Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 p.m. at Kess Creek Park, located at 201 Locust Dr, Mayfield, KY.
Public employees, retirees, teachers, classified staff and administrators are welcome to attend. Many in our area do not have the opportunity to visit Frankfort to have their voices heard regarding Senate Bill 1, the "pension bill." Please bring signs and wear red to support public employees to show solidarity in Western Kentucky.
With February being Library Lovers' Month and March 2 being Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day, Hickman County High School recently participated in I Love to Read Week with several fun activities designed to celebrate and promote reading.
...rain early in the day did not deter family historians from gathering and swapping stories about ancestors now gone.
Editor's Note: While SB 1 didn't pass, the terms were grafted into SB 151 ( a sewer bill) and passed by both Chambers.
...Senate Bill 1 would reduce benefits in areas such as compensatory and sick time. Would those changes reduce long-term liabilities? According to the analysis, the answer is "no." Those changes would have minimal impact. Would a new optional defined contribution plan reduce liabilities? The actuary says "the plan will not decrease the employer cost," but will simply shift the risks to the workers...
Bro. R. Charles Blair has donated to the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society a copy of the September 2017 edition of the J. H. Spencer Historical Society's journal, The Spencer Journal, Vol. 9.
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.
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.
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.
The NRA is asking Kentucky candidates where they stand on Second Amendment issues.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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.
(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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