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President commutes sentences of 61 prisoners
President commutes sentences of 61 prisoners

Three Kentuckians are among 61 prisoners whose sentences President Obama commuted: Michael A. Yandal - Murray, KY and Robert Anthony Anderson and Robin Shoulders both of Louisville, KY

For the full list of commutations, follow the jump.

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More Kentucky Democrats Opening Wallets For 2016 Presidential Election
More Kentucky Democrats Opening Wallets For 2016 Presidential Election

Six months of heated competition by their presidential candidates led Republicans in Kentucky to make campaign donations early and enthusiastically. Now, the state's Democratic Party donors have snatched the fundraising momentum.

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3rd Annual WKMS Battle of the Bands Thursday evening
3rd Annual WKMS Battle of the Bands Thursday evening

The 3rd Annual WKMS Battle of the Bands competition is this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.

Among the bands competing is Savage Radley featuring City of Hickman native Shaina Goodman. Savage Radley's first album, Kudzu, will be available late April 2016, and speaks to Shaina's hometown.

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"No Signs of Intelligent Life" HCHS presents spring play

Drama students at Hickman County High will present "No Signs of Intelligent Life" on Friday, Marcy 25th at 1:00 and again at 7:00. The play is a series of vignettes depicting green shirted but otherwise human looking aliens trying to cope with Earth culture. The results are both funny and a wry commentary on our often inexplicable culture.

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P3 survives session
P3 survives session

Rep. Leslie Combs is rejoicing today as the public private partnership (P3) bill she championed was passed by the Senate today. Rumors of its demise were obviously premature.

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A tale of two budgets - Legislature has two versions
A tale of two budgets - Legislature has two versions

The Kentucky Senate passed their version of the budget yesterday. Unsurprisingly, it does not match the House version.

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Kentucky Congressmen on Wrong Side of History and Future with Coal Thinking
Kentucky Congressmen on Wrong Side of History and Future with Coal Thinking

Senator Mitch McConnell and Rep. Hal Rogers continue to blame the Obama administration for coal job losses. That's not the whole story.

...What Kentucky Congressmen don't want to hear is that Kentucky coal is no longer what industry wants. It is dirty, over cost production, and no longer in favor as a factor in global climate warming debates.

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Cuba: gold rush for US biz about to begin
Cuba: gold rush for US biz about to begin

The visit by the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge will prove highly profitable for both countries...

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GCHS students compete in Technology Bowl
GCHS students compete in Technology Bowl

Graves County High School TSA students fare well in

regional competition at Morehead State University

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KYDOT proposing improved I-24 interchange
KYDOT proposing improved I-24 interchange

Anyone who has ever been to Paducah knows about the US 60 on/off ramp for I-24. That's the one that leads to Kentucky Oaks Mall and rows of restaurants and businesses.

KYDOT is looking to ease the congestion with a new interchange with a fancy name.

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KTRS pension bill clears House, heads to Senate
KTRS pension bill clears House, heads to Senate

FRANKFORT--Legislation that would require the state to fund the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System on an actuarially sound basis starting in fiscal year 2017 is on its way to the Senate.

House Bill 1, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, would require state employers to pay 100 percent of the additional contribution rate needed to fund the KTRS pension fund to keep the fund fiscally sound.

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American Sign Language courses to be offered at MSU
American Sign Language courses to be offered at MSU

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is now offering courses in American Sign Language (ASL). The courses are primarily taught by deaf educators via Skype or an in-classroom setting.

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Funding Cuts to Judicial Branch will have consequences across the state
Funding Cuts to Judicial Branch will have consequences across the state
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Senate approves REAL ID legislation
Senate approves REAL ID legislation

FRANKFORT--The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would bring Kentucky's state ID program into compliance with a federal standard that has a fast-approaching deadline. Senate Bill 245, passed by a 26-12 vote, would make REAL ID-compliant state-issued identification available to Kentuckians.

REAL ID is a federal program adopted in 2005 that would come close to establishing a national proof-of-identity program.

Editor's Note: The Senate Committee Substitute language: adjust fees for various documents to reduce regular operator's license fee from $50 to $48, Combination motorcycle / operator's license from $60 to $58, and personal ID cards from $30 to $28. Thank you David C. Harris, Director of Governmental Affairs for Kentucky Association of REALTORS (TM) for that info.

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Hickman County to recognized as StormReady
Hickman County to recognized as StormReady

Hickman County Kentucky StormReady Recognition Ceremony

Thursday March 24, 2016, 10:30 AM CST

Hickman County Judge Executive Office

116 South Jefferson Street

Clinton, KY

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King Coal In Trouble Again
King Coal In Trouble Again

News from Peabody Energy Corporation is bad.

Talk on the street and in an article in the Thursday, 3-17-16 edition of the Wall Street Journal is that Peabody is studying the strategy of corporate bankruptcy.

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Murray State University's Tim Todd returning to deanship;
Murray State University's Tim Todd returning to deanship;

MURRAY, Ky. - Murray State University President Robert O. Davies announced today that Tim Todd has requested to return to the role of dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

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Exploiters of Job Losses Paint Wrong Picture of Cause

Recent sudden job losses at Kentucky's last Fruit of the Loom plant in Jamestown and at Toyota's regional headquarters in Erlanger have hit the state hard.

They've also prompted wrong-headed claims that Kentucky brought this on itself by not pursuing certain economic policies--that Kentucky is getting something wrong that other states are getting right.

But those making such claims are exploiting real human and economic tragedies in an effort to further arguments that don't hold up to scrutiny...

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Graves High band, choir, orchestra students combine to present 'Music in Our Schools' 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19

Graves County High School band, choir, and orchestra students combine their talents in various combinations to present "Music in Our Schools" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the school district's performing arts center, located adjacent to Graves High at the entrance nearest the intersection of the Purchase Parkway and Ky. Highway 121.

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Potter photos on display through end of March
Potter photos on display through end of March

(Clinton, KY - March 17, 2016) Twenty photos taken over a span of thirty years by Ivan and Mary Potter will be on display in the Hickman County Arts Council display case in Hickman County Courthouse in Clinton through the end of March.

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Regional Energy Workshops Announced To Help Kentucky Companies Stay Competitive

Workshops set for March 31 and April 6

Attendees may choose from two workshop locations. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in Georgetown, Ky., will be the host site for the March 31 workshop. Western Kentucky University (WKU), in Bowling Green, Ky., will be the host site for the April 6 workshop. The cost to attend is $35 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and facility tours. Registration deadline is by noon March 28 for the Georgetown location and April 1 for the workshop in Bowling Green.

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Proposed House budget would have catastrophic effect on Judicial Branch

Extreme budget cuts could end Kentucky court operations as we know them,

says Chief Justice Minton

FRANKFORT, Ky., March 16, 2016 - Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. sounded the alarm late Tuesday night after getting a copy of the proposed House version of the Judicial Branch budget bill for Fiscal Biennium 2016-2018 (attached).

"Unfortunately - in spite of early indications to the contrary - the news is very grim," he said in an email sent at 11 p.m. EDT to justices, judges, circuit court clerks and non-elected court personnel statewide.

Based on the amount appropriated by the House, the Judicial Branch would be short $36.3 million in Fiscal Year 2017 and $40.6 million in FY 2018...

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HELP Committee Passes Sens. Rand Paul and Edward Markey "TREAT Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed Sen. Rand Paul (R- KY) and Sen. Ed Markey's bill (D-MA) - The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment (TREAT Act). The bipartisan TREAT Act would expand specialized treatment for prescription drug and heroin addiction.

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KY unemployment rates up from Feb. 2015 to Feb. 2016
KY unemployment rates up from Feb. 2015 to Feb. 2016

Unemployment rates in Kentucky above national average

February 2016 unemployment rates in Kentucky stand at 5.8%, a half a percentage point (.5%) higher than the same month last year. Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 4.3%

Some job sectors grew while others declined. Education, health services, construction, leisure and hospitality sectors all added jobs.

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Rape kit test bill passes KY Senate
Rape kit test bill passes KY Senate

FRANKFORT - In September 2015, an audit by former Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen found over 3000 rape tests remained untested. The Kentucky Senate passed a bipartisan bill on March 16, 2016 to address the backlog.

At Right: Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, views the unanimous passage of legislation she sponsored to help remove the backlog of unprocessed sexual assault examination kits in Kentucky. Photo courtesy of LRC Information Office

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