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Twenty five Hickman County students, grades 5 -9 put on the Greatest Show on Earth for MADD Camp 2018. They had lots of help from Murray Playhouse in the Park, local organizations and volunteers.
"Republicans take the Kentucky House after 95 years of Democratic control," trumpeted a Lexington Herald-Leader headline on Nov. 8, 2016.
Similar headlines blared in newspapers from Paducah to Pikeville.
But reporters missed the rest of the story, which Democrats hope presages Nov. 6, 2018. While the GOP flipped the House in 1919, the Democrats grabbed it back in 1921.
Be On the Look Out!
Ag Commish Quarles advised motorists to be on the lookout for evidence that a motor fuel pump has been compromised.
Murray KY) - Close to 300 came to the Curris Center on the Murray State University for the annual Jefferson Jackson Day Democratic Dinner on Friday, June 15th.
Partisan red meat was on the menu.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman James Comer (KY-01) announced a Small Business Committee Field Hearing will be held in Paducah. The hearing will focus on exploring the state of western Kentucky's small businesses. It will also feature multiple small business owners from the first district.
Monday June 18th
10:00 am CDT
Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
Paducah Bank Room
300 South 3rd Street
June 05, 2018 12:35 PM On Monday, June 4, 2018, Kentucky State Police were instructed to bar entrance to the state Capitol to a peaceful gathering of local clergy, people seeking health care, and citizens who were concerned about the health of their neighborhoods, their water and their air.
In 40 states where clergy and poor folk have held rallies, only Kentucky has refused them entrance to the hall of the people's laws...
Workshops in Painting, Wood Turning, Photography, Fiber Arts, and Jewelry and Small Metals
PADUCAH, KY (05/31/2018) Registration for West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design summer Master Artist Workshops Program is underway. The program features leading artists and educators from across the country that will share their expertise in painting, wood turning, photography, fiber arts and jewelry and small metals.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University Galleries, in conjunction with the Murray Art Guild and the Murray State art education program, present the "Side by Side 2018" exhibit to be on display in the Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery from June 10 through July 9.
UNION CITY, TN- The fourth annual Discovery Park of America car show is set for Saturday, June 23rd. The Discovery Park Car Show is fast becoming one of this region's premier car shows, with over 250 vehicles participating last year! Grounds and car show admission is free, so bring all your family and tell all your friends! If you want to go inside Discovery Center, admission will be just $10.00 for all ages that day.
"Obviously, this is a nontraditional camp," Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center principal Mike Miller said recently, as his school hosted a special one-day project. "We're looking at a people group in a particular trade that doesn't exceed 25 percent. So, we targeted females for all three of these trades - welding, electricity, and carpentry.
FRANKFORT--Coal is still the primary fuel source for electricity generation in Kentucky, but the demand for coal-fired power is waning.
That was the word from Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Talina Mathews, who told the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy today that coal generated 83 percent of Kentucky's electricity in 2016, but preliminary data shows that percentage declined below 80 percent in 2017.
MURRAY - Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Secretary of State, will keynote the 2018 annual Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Friday, June 15.
Grimes will be joined by Kentucky Democratic House leader Rocky Adkins at the event, slated for the Murray University Curris Center.
WICKLIFFE, Ky - (June 2, 2018) -- Family-friendly activities related to archaeology, Mississippian Native American culture and the natural environment will be offered on Saturdays through the summer at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.
Each "Hands On History Saturday" activity will be demonstrated by park staff for visitors of all ages and will include games, pottery, baskets, bow and arrows, gourds and more. Each session will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
(Fancy Farm, KY) This year, on the first Saturday of August, one of the country's best known political events will be emceed by the nation's youngest Statewide elected official. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will act as ringmaster for the 138th annual St. Jerome Catholic Church Picnic's political speaking.
(Hickman, KY) - Twenty one candidates showed up to face voters in a candidate forum on Thursday evening in Fulton County seat, Hickman. A crowd of over 100 listened quietly and then applauded candidates for county clerk, sheriff, magistrate, jailer and constable.
The event sponsored by the Fulton County Democrat Committee was nonpartisan.
From first to last candidate, here's what we heard them say:
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.
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