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...Although we have a nearly four-month regular session of the General Assembly coming up in January, the Governor is determined to spend upwards of $65,000 per day to convene the legislature on state pensions. Will history repeat itself with another round of rushed legislation that is not thoroughly vetted through the committee and legislative processes?
The fate of the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is resting on the edge of a Midwestern rusty knife edge. The fate of another trade deal may be a predictor of NAFTA's fate. Within days of his election, Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
American farmers were scheduled to be biggest winner's with TPP.
Military spending on naval weapons affect Kentucky's bottom line.
Hundreds turned out to listen to talented musicians sing and play. There were plenty of chances for everyone to join in singing old favorites.
Photo slide show follows.
Young children need to learn their ABCs and numbers to advance in school, but they'll need good social and emotional skills to advance in life, an early children expert told a group of state lawmakers today.
"If you want academic success, it requires social and emotional learning," said Dr. Tom Lottman, a senior director and researcher with Children, Inc., an early childhood development agency in Northern Kentucky.
Organized labor marched in an hour-long parade through downtown Paducah on Labor Day. Floats, flatbeds, big trucks, fancy cars and the Shriners made a long line on a perfect September Monday.
The theme of this year's parade "Still Standing."
Follow the jump for the slide show and story.
Pensions in Kentucky regarded as the "inviolable contract" are under siege. Supporters of Governor Bevin's position on converting retirement to a 401K plans believe that changing times require changing retirement plans. Retirees and state workers strenuously disagree.
Fueling the distress many of them are feeling is the release of a 113 page report "Pension Performance and Best Practices Analysis"...
Collin Morris, News Editor at Murray State News, did some digging in the wake of this summer's on campus dorm explosion at New Richmond Hall which left one employee badly injured. His research found that MSU and several other universities in Kentucky lack gas detection devices in the buildings that use natural gas.
Why would universities lack equipment that most homeowners purchase at the local hardware store?
OHS is a combined program of individual singers and groups and congregational singing. Sharing their talents will be singers ranging from the young to the very senior citizens. The Old Hymn Sing is unique in the choices of hymns written before 1950. To be historically accurate, singers don't use electric instruments or recorded accompaniment. Several will be playing guitars or piano. Others will sing a cappella.
Ben Chandler came to the Purchase Area Development (PADD) meeting last Monday to share some bad news: Kentucky is not healthy. In fact, the Commonwealth ranks 45th in economic outcomes, a statistic that takes health into account.
Hemp is quickly becoming the Holy Grail for Western Kentucky farmers. The promise of a new crop that can be animal feed, people food, medicine, fabric, and a building material is a siren call for agriculture.
Senator Rand Paul spent some time in Calloway County recently listening to an extended elevator pitch at the Scott Lowe Farm. The farm grows over 700 acres of hemp and has capacity for 200 more acres.
Senator Paul and State Representative Richard Heath, Graves, McCracken, heard farmer Joseph Kelly discuss the potential for hemp, among other uses, as a food source. There's just one problem: the crop is still considered a Class A drug by the federal government.
Our new reality of life is rapidly spiraling back to the beginning of the 20th Century. Most experts will agree that history does repeat its events and trends exactly. Yet, history can and does reflect the events of 100 years ago.
The forces unleashed in the time period of 1900 through 1920 set and framed the energy of the entire 20th century politics, government, economics, resources, and war. Those forces are still at work in the 21st as recent events show.
What follows are short definitions of political terms.
(Clinton, KY - August 20, 2017) - The scene could have been a setting for a scene in a John Grisham novel. On a hot and humid night in mid August, rows of white folding chairs meandered across the lawn of the historic courthouse. On a Sunday evening in a very small town in a very small county, one hundred twenty men, women and children gathered on the courthouse lawn to sing, speak, pray and light candles in a service of healing and harmony.
The New Kentucky Project founders Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) and former Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen brought their roadshow on Wednesday evening to the historic 1857 Hotel in downtown Paducah last week.
They brought news of a change in the media landscape in 2017.
They are launching a news site for Kentuckians unconnected to traditional networks and outlets.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) - Sgt. William M. Bays, 29, of Barstow California, was one of three soldiers who died June 10, 2017 of gunshot wounds.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) - Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, was one of three soldiers who died June 10, 2017 of gunshot wounds.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) - Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina was one of three soldiers who died June 10, 2017 of gunshot wounds. He was promoted to sergeant posthumously
Gov. Matt Bevin recognized the sacrifice of three Fort Campbell soldiers--Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina--who died while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
The summer of 1962 I discovered small town America up close and personal...
With the wind at my back as I, a newly minted 14 year old, walked into downtown Clinton, Kentucky, I mentally contrasted the world of my grandparents in Clinton to my world in Jacksonville, Florida.
Heritage Days is a time for Hickman Countians to reflect on events that shaped the region, and stories of those who gave Hickman County a legacy worth celebrating.
For 2017, reminders of our past will be hard to miss!
Downtown display windows for Timeline 225 have been spruced up, literally, with a dark green paint for Heritage Days 2017, September 5-9.
Events schedule follows.
TIMELINE 225 will be the starting point of a court square "Walk-Around Timeline" opening during Heritage Days, September 5-9.
The horizontal timeline chronicles 225 years of Hickman County history and coincides with this year's celebration of Kentucky statehood, 1792-2017. "Origins"(shown at left) is the first of ten timeline panels created by John Kelly Ross and Liz Jewell.
Schools in the Purchase are all over the map - ha - in their approach to Eclipse Day, Monday August 21, 2017.
Answering the question whether to have school or to have a "non-traditional instruction day" depends on where you live.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Night at Noon is set to mark the 2017 total solar eclipse in a street party atmosphere August 21 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the Night at Noon eclipse party is an official NASA viewing site and includes fun activities, music, science demonstrations and food with local vendors. Visitors can see the NASA high altitude balloon launch and meet Kentucky's only astronaut, Terry Wilcutt, who will speak at the event and emcee the eclipse. Night at Noon t-shirts and posters will be on sale to commemorate the big day. Cash only accepted. An XBox One will also be given away following the eclipse. Registration for the gaming system and for all Night at Noon details, visit nightatnoon.org.
Fancy Farm is dead! Long live Fancy Farm!
Most of those in attendance at the just completed 2017 Fancy Farm were stunned as to the event dynamics change from the past few years.
While the hoopla of past podium speak offs was muted, the next few years will fan the flames of the Fancy Farm fracas.
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