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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,
New contract will provide campus dining, retail, stadium concessions, and catering
beginning mid-December 2018
....a gap between "haves and have nots," rich and poor, long existed and continues to grow. The idea that: "all men are created equal" has been exacerbated by ignorance, inattention, and unforgiving tribalism.
Onto this scene burst a maniacal egotist of dubious moral fiber and minimum intellect-"ORANGE CALIGULA." The original Caligula murdered, strangled opposition, and burned much of his empire.
Orange Caligula saw fault lines in the Nation's Democracy and set about destroying democracy, freedom of speech, and the press, aided by a minority of citizens...
(Columbus KY September 28, 2018) Minority Leader Rep. Rocky Adkins drove from Pikeville to Columbus Belmont State Park with a stop in Murray last Monday. The drive bisects the Commonwealth from the northeastern end of Kentucky to the farthest southwestern on the Mississippi River.
Adkins is on a mission. He is stumping for Democratic candidates with the goal of taking back the Kentucky House of Representatives which the Dems lost in the last two cycles. He has been on the road almost constantly since the General Assembly gaveled out in April 2018.
This past week he was in the Purchase appearing with two Democratic House candidates.
Kate Criner, Paducah Tilghman High School junior, has been named state champion in the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts high school writing contest. Criner's poem, "Admirable Abuse," earned her the state's first place designation in the poetry category...
That there are more new business and industry announcements coming out of Northern and Central Kentucky than out of eastern and western ends of the Commonwealth is not just paranoid imagining. No less a business friendly group than the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce found it to be fact.
A link to the latest Chamber business report follows..
"It's our 'house' reveal day at Symsonia Elementary School," said Principal Alison Gregory. "We're sorting our kids into five different houses that represent five different character traits. Our teachers spent a full day this summer collaborating on this project and talking it out...
The idea of houses within a school started with Harry Potter books. Ron Clark is a former Disney Teacher of the Year award winner. He started a charter school in Atlanta, Ga., with houses.
Dr. Paul Walker is visiting the widespread counties in the First District as he campaigns for Congress. Walker held a town hall meeting at Rotary Park in Clinton on Monday.
Wednesday, Walker will be in Fulton.
Clinton KY - The Fourth Annual Hickman County Heritage Days, September 5-8, celebrates the long and rich history of Hickman County, the first Kentucky county in the Jackson Purchase. Heritage Days are unique in the multiple groups that celebrate.
This year's theme is Art of Our Ancestors- in old songs, maps, history, old clocks, cars and food. Of course - food!
...A new group made its first appearance at the Stump Speak. KY 120strong, a pop up group of education, teacher, public employee advocates, hundreds came en masse to the Picnic...
They heard plenty of snark, zingers and partisan red meat serve ups.
For a vastly compressed round up of speeches and speakers, follow the jump.
MURRAY, Ky. -- The Murray State University Board of Regents has named Dr. Robert Jackson interim president, effective August 16. A 1985 graduate of Murray State University, Jackson currently serves as the president of the MSU Foundation.
CYNTHIANA, Ky. (June 11, 2018) -- The United States Hemp Roundtable presented Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles with its "Friend of Hemp Award" at Kentucky Hemp Days during Hemp History Week...
Fancy Farm Picnic Political Speaking 2018 is now in the rear view mirror. It is an axiom of getting on the platform and spending five minutes being heckled or applauded that one can do little to help oneself. But one can do much to hurt oneself....
This year, the What Was He Thinking Award has to go to Commissioner Ryan Quarles. The young Commissioner of Agriculture served as this year's moderator of the political speaking. Instead of being the reach across the aisle, work to get things done, Ag Commissioner we thought we knew, Quarles came off as a right wing attack dog.
...Marchers who went to protest at Lovett Auditorium were met by barricades, a heavy police presence, with SWAT, fire truck and an ambulance standing by. Police faced the protestors and brandished handcuffs according to one participant.
One frustrated protestor was infuriated that police acted as if she and others there were the threat..
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University President Bob Davies has announced his resignation, effective September 1. The University's Board of Regents is expected to move quickly to name an interim president to ensure a seamless transition as the University prepares for a national presidential search.
...In answer to a confused Calloway Countian asking about charter schools, Bevin said he wasn't sure what Kentucky charter schools would look like because there are none yet. He said they would not be private. The potential exists that money allocated to existing schools will be divided up. If there are five schools where there were four, then the pot for each gets smaller. But, he said, if schools don't have students, they don't need the funds...
"The annual Fancy Farm Picnic has always been an important fundraiser for St. Jerome's Parish and West Kentucky. But the new Kentucky Republican tax plan means fewer dollars raised at this weekend's fundraiser will actually help the church, its parishioners and the people of West Kentucky. Organizers expect to pay $13,000 or more in new sales taxes this year because everything from bingo to the 5K is now taxed under the Republican majority's tax plan.
PFC Joe Elmore, of Bowling Green, was killed in action in December 1950
FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 1, 2018) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War, but whose remains have just been positively identified and are in the process of being returned to his family in Bowling Green.
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