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Twenty five former Garan employees gathered at the Hickman County Historical Society to reminisce about the old days. Janice Dean brought the longevity pins she earned over the years working at the garment factory. Dean earned 85 cents an hour when she started. Other workers also commented on their paychecks. Stella Johnson remembered making a $1 an hour.
What do Loretta Lynn, Lou Gehrig, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe and Secretariat have in common?
Besides all being famous, their lives were profiled in speeches and power point presentations by the five seventh grade finalists in the Young Historians Project.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a nifty interactive website for studying health outcomes state by state and county by county. We looked at some of the measures for our area. Marshall County stands out as the 8th healthiest in the state.
Adult Obesity: Adult obesity is defined in this study as adults who report a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or more.
Kentuckians report that 33% of adults are obese. In the Purchase, Livingston, Graves, Calloway are at 30%, Fulton at 32%, Carlisle 33%, Ballard, McCracken and Marshall at 34%, and Hickman at 35%
(Paducah, KY) May 9, 2017 -- Fifteen students from seven colleges have been selected for the first Baptist Health Paducah Pre-Med Academy summer program.
(Paducah, KY April 18, 2017) - Senator Rand Paul was in his comfort zone addressing doctors and nurses. Senator/Dr. Paul, dressed in a sports jacket over scrubs, addressing medical professionals in a health care town hall meeting at the Carson-Myre Heart Center Auditorium, Baptist Health Hospital.
...Now that the GOP controls the legislative and executive branches, what happened?
"We got weak kneed and said Ah, we can't repeal the whole thing. Let's repeal parts of it and replace it with more government stuff."
Insurance companies came in for a great deal of criticism. "I don't give a you know what for insurance companies. They made 6 billion dollars before Obamacare and then they made 12 billion under Obamacare."
(Bardwell KY - April 19, 2017) - First District Representative James Comer promised to hold a town hall meeting in every one of the 35 counties that make up his district. He visited his thirteenth this sunny Wednesday.
It wasn't a raucous crowd that greeted the Congressman in this small rural county for a morning session. Older, whiter, rural constituents listened quietly as Comer spoke at length on the three issues he is hearing most about: foreign affairs, tax reform and health care.
Those who sit in the halls of power and call garment making "low skilled labor" have obviously never made a shirt from a bolt of cloth...
It seems a cruel joke that while 350 workers in Clinton Kentucky lost their jobs, Garan still has an office on 5th Avenue in the Big Apple.
It's also a cruel joke to use jobs, jobs, jobs for politicians to climb up the political ladder. But the promise will keep working as long as workers want to believe.
Governor Bevin is on the path to be a one term governor and
lose control of the Kentucky House of Representatives
Will Governor Bevin keep control of Kentucky politics and political power in Frankfort until 2019?
The answer is a "resounding YES!"
Right now, he has the best hand in the political poker game.
Bilingual Buddies, a company founded by Murray State students Edward Milan, Willis Holmes and Corie Fitch, won a spot in the business plan finals. Bilingual Buddies are interactive stuffed pets that teach children another language though interaction. With the special software app that has been developed, a child can speak to their pet in English, and it will repeat their words back to them in another language.
Three additional teams who work with the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Murray State placed in the finals. They are from Hopkinsville Community College and the University Of Kentucky Paducah School Of Engineering.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a presentation to discuss August's total solar eclipse. The public is invited to the free, one-hour presentation Monday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in Waller Hall 112.
Dr. Victor Taveras, WKCTC's assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss the science behind the rare total solar eclipse that will occur Monday, August 21, 2017 - the first total solar eclipse visible from the southeastern United States in over 45 years.
Paducah Tilghman High School juniors Anna Grace McGee, Peyton Patel, Emery Wainscott, Taylor Willis, and Kaleb White have been chosen as scholars, and Jose Ricardo dos Remedios has been chosen as an alternate, for the 2017 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program.
How St. Jerome Church became the focal point for the Fancy Farm community in west Kentucky will be the featured program for the Jackson Purchase Historical Society spring meeting at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22 at the Fancy Farm Vineyard and Winery in Fancy Farm.
Garment manufacturing was a job creator in the last half of the twentieth century in Clinton Kentucky. Hundreds of families benefited from steady jobs. Women became managers and floor supervisors.
On Saturday, the Hickman County Historical Society will honor the Garan workers with a reception.
Rep. James Comer will be in Carlisle County at 9:30 Wednesday morning for a town hall meeting.
The freshman Republican Congressman will meet the public at the Carlisle County Extension Office.
FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a proposal by Big Rivers Electric Corp. to build seven small solar power facilities across its service territory:
Livingston County Middle School, Burna - 10 kW - Jackson Purchase Energy
McCracken County High School, Paducah - 10 kW - Jackson Purchase Energy
Mike Miller Park, Benton - 10 kW - Jackson Purchase Energy
Kenergy offices, Henderson and Owensboro - 30 kW each - Kenergy
Meade RECC offices, Brandenburg - 20 kW; and Hardinsburg - 10 kW - Meade RECC
Governor Matt Bevin issued a statement today applauding President Trump's rollback of President Obama's environmental protection executive orders.
Will it help the coal industry? Not really.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Amy Bryan Watson, award-winning broadcast anchor and journalist, was recently named one of the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Watson will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Award banquet to be held April 21 at 6 p.m. in the CFSB's Center Murray Room and will have the opportunity to speak about her professional experiences. The banquet is open to the public with tickets available for $30 at murraystate.edu/distinguishedalumni until April 14.
FRANKFORT--Drugs and services that help Kentuckians quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products would be more easily accessed under health insurance plans or Medicaid under a bill now on its way to becoming law.
Senate Bill 89 "will improve the health of Kentuckians and save taxpayer dollars by helping smokers quit smoking when they are ready to quit.," said Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill..
Compared to other countries, America spends very little on its public media. At four hundred forty five million, the budget of the agency works out to $1.35 per person per year. As one commentator put it - that's barely the dry cleaning bill for the Pentagon.
But that doesn't mean the program has stayed under the opponents' radar. The President has zeroed out funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
That will hit us here at home if Congress doesn't step in.
Residents of the Jackson Purchase experienced a small quake Wednesday morning. The 2.5 magnitude quake hit the Mississippi River five miles west of Bardwell Kentucky. It rattled residents and dishes.
The quake is this year's reminder that this is an earthquake zone.
Hickman County High School's Drama Class will present "Parents Just Don't Understand" on Friday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the HCHS gym.
The play is under the direction of Ann Heath. Admission is $5.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Saeed Almalki and Mitchell Harris represented Murray State University's Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program at the 16th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2 in Frankfort, Ky. The students displayed the CricketSatellite Project, a very small satellite that measures temperature at different altitudes...
Thirteen students from Paducah Tilghman competed in the 2017 KHSSL State Senior Championships on March 10-11. Seven of the team's entries advanced to the second day of competition and earned recognition.
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