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Clydesdales coming to DPA
Clydesdales coming to DPA
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Fulton County Candidate Forum - Thursday April 26
Fulton County Candidate Forum - Thursday April 26

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.

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Taxation!  Where the pennies come from
Taxation! Where the pennies come from

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.

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New Analysis Shows Kentucky's Tax Plan is a Millionaire Tax Cut
New Analysis Shows Kentucky's Tax Plan is a Millionaire Tax Cut

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...

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Making Book on Pension Fund Reform
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Teachers gather in Frankfort - again
Teachers gather in Frankfort - again

Teachers and supporters of public education are in Frankfort again today to protest the retirement bill and the budget.

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Pension Rally to be held in Mayfield

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.

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Hickman County High celebrates I Love to Read Week
Hickman County High celebrates I Love to Read Week

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.

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Rain doesn't dampen historians' enthusiasm
Rain doesn't dampen historians' enthusiasm

...rain early in the day did not deter family historians from gathering and swapping stories about ancestors now gone.

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SB 1 - the devil is in the details
SB 1 - the devil is in the details

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...

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The Spencer Journal donated to Historical Society
The Spencer Journal donated to Historical Society

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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Budget will zero out UK Press
Budget will zero out UK Press

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.

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Angry students organizing would make Alinsky proud
Angry students organizing would make Alinsky proud

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.

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Nashville singer songwriter to be in concert Saturday
Nashville singer songwriter to be in concert Saturday

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.

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Candidates receive NRA surveys days after Florida school shooting.
Candidates receive NRA surveys days after Florida school shooting.

The NRA is asking Kentucky candidates where they stand on Second Amendment issues.

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Gun bills in 2018 General Assembly
Gun bills in 2018 General Assembly

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?

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Graves High 2018 co-ed competition cheerleaders win seventh Universal Cheerleaders Association national title
Graves High 2018 co-ed competition cheerleaders win seventh Universal Cheerleaders Association national title

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.

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Paducah Tilghman's Pierce Named Among Top 10% of Youth Volunteers by Prudential
Paducah Tilghman's Pierce Named Among Top 10% of Youth Volunteers by Prudential

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.

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State Leasing Amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to Nelson County
State Leasing Amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park to Nelson County

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.

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House Concurrent Resolution 35 urges federal action on hemp
House Concurrent Resolution 35 urges federal action on hemp

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.

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How can this work? Lending money to struggling districts
How can this work? Lending money to struggling districts

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.

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House Bill 252: Unemployment benefits cut by almost 1/2 if passed
House Bill 252: Unemployment benefits cut by almost 1/2 if passed

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.

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Rare ADD History Document Found
Rare ADD History Document Found

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.

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Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns
Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns

...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.

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Iconic Patti's in Grand Rivers damaged by early morning fire
Iconic Patti's in Grand Rivers damaged by early morning fire

(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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