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Comment on Kentucky - so far the score is Guys 85 - Gals 14
Comment on Kentucky - so far the score is Guys 85 - Gals 14

...Beginning with the May 13, 2013 show, there were 167 guest appearances on Comment on Kentucky. Of those 167 guest appearances, 143 were male and 24 were women. That works out to 85.6% of the guest journalists being male and 14.3% being female.

Maybe it's contract issues. Maybe it's pay issues. Maybe it's lighting issues. Maybe women reporters all take Fridays off. Maybe it's that Comment thinks men are better journalists. Or that women will burst into tears when contradicted by the authoritative voice of the host. We don't know what the problem is.

All we know is that Comment on Kentucky is a place where for weeks at a time over the past year, all the viewer saw when they tuned in, were men...

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Rotary awards scholarship to Ky graduate

Michael Fryar, of Lexington, was awarded one of Rotary's 2014-15 Global Grant Scholarships.

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MSU & WKCTC sign transfer agreement
MSU & WKCTC sign transfer agreement

Logistics and supply chain management bachelor’s degree

becomes available in Paducah

Articulation agreement between MSU and WKCTC will benefit students

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What Do Women Want - March 1993 Kentucky Journal of Politics & Issues Editorial
What Do Women Want - March 1993 Kentucky Journal of Politics & Issues Editorial

(Frankfort, March 1993) - Studying the depressing statistics on the number of women in elected office in Kentucky, the question of why so few women seek political office was discussed endlessly around the editorial table...

...Even though one person dare not speak for that large class of under-represented citizens, this writer has over forty years* more experience asking what women want than most editorial writers. A member of the class, reared by strong women, taught by women, befriended by women and working with women, this writer has her own personal want list for all.

Editor's Note: What follows are ten things that women wanted in 1993 - the reader can judge how much those wants have changed in 20+ years.

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Graves High largest graduating class earns $6.5 million in scholarships
Graves High largest graduating class earns $6.5 million in scholarships

Graduation at Graves County High School will be Friday, May 29th at 6:00 p.m. The GCHS Class of 2014 includes some 326 graduates, making it the largest class in school history.

School guidance counselors estimate scholarships offered to members of the class, including Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships, or KEES, money for four years to be $6.5 million.

Pictured: Graves County High School Class of 2014 academic leaders, pictured from left, (front row) include valedictorian Lindsey Thompson, salutatorians Ty Hendley and Eric Vogt, valedictorian Hunter Jones, and (back row) valedictorians Melissa Shankle, Chris Woods, and Garrett Bell. (Photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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Hemp program begins
Hemp program begins

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The University of Kentucky launched its industrial hemp pilot program today when hemp seeds were planted at Spindletop Farm, marking another milestone in the drive to restore industrial hemp production to the Commonwealth.

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Bringing in the seeds, Bringing in the seeds...
Bringing in the seeds, Bringing in the seeds...

INDUSTRIAL HEMP SEEDS ARRIVE IN FRANKFORT,
READY FOR PILOT RESEARCH PROGRAMS

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ACK! USPS Again Surveying Mailbox Use
ACK! USPS Again Surveying Mailbox Use
(Clinton, KY) May 13, 2014 - Clinton residents once again face the prospect of losing the only mail drop in town besides the one at the local post office.

It has been reported that postal officials are once more counting pieces of mail in the big blue box located besides Byassee Drugs on West Clay Street.

For those of you who joined this show in progress - I am re-running the story from several years ago. 

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Memorial Day
Memorial Day

Posted below - photos of Kentucky soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during 2014.

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Ledbetter Bridge ain't better - it's worse and it's goin' bye bye
Ledbetter Bridge ain't better - it's worse and it's goin' bye bye

5/15/14 UPDATE: Bridge to be demolished sooner rather than later. Work will begin June 10th. Press release follows.

PADUCAH, Ky. (May 13, 2014) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and inspectors have detected additional movement in west approach spans on the Old Ledbetter Bridge.

...In the last 48 hours, the approach spans have showed 2.25 inches of both vertical and horizontal movement, indicating the moving hillside is continuing to shift the land piers supporting the approaches at the west end of the bridge.

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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...

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Decision to close jail delayed
Decision to close jail delayed

(Clinton, KY) - The Hickman County Detention Center got a short stay of execution on Monday evening ...at least until after the primary election on May 20th.

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Grimes calls for Stanford U. to undo coal decision
Grimes calls for Stanford U. to undo coal decision

Alison Lundergan Grimes got an unpleasant surprise on her 50 county jobs tour this week. It seems that Stanford University is divesting itself of stocks related to coal.

"...Following a report in the New York Times about Stanford's divestment decision in any company whose primary business is mining coal, Grimes penned a letter to University President John L. Hennessy on May 8, to voice her disapproval..."

Grimes' response to the move was reported in the Ashland Independent. We link with permission and thanks to Lana Bellamy.

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Former music student remembered with memorial music award
Former music student remembered with memorial music award

MURRAY, Ky. — One short year ago Daniel Milam’s life was cut short..

In honor of that excellence and in remembrance of Milam, the department of music has established the Daniel Milam Excellence in Music Award...

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Graves student to attend Governor School for the Arts
Graves student to attend Governor School for the Arts

Graves County High School junior Tamia Fair expects to have the content for her best essay yet if and when a teacher asks her this fall to write the classic essay "What I Did on my Summer Vacation." She is among an elite group of students across Kentucky selected to participate in the 2014 edition of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts.

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Paducah Tilghman ROTC students tour Mayport Naval Base
Paducah Tilghman ROTC students tour Mayport Naval Base

Photo caption (left to right): Andrew Sandman, Mainy Moore, Kelton Ragan, Stephen Douglas, Shawn Hayes, Corvina Thomas, Amiya Jones, Travis Myers, Zach Chandler, Julie Wilhite, Shane Spicer, Stephanie Hern, Tyrese Jones, Matt Carnes, Alicia Thomas, Karesha Udley, Kathrin Harriford, Rreon Reed, Michelle Jones, Alex Story, Jontasia Willet, Ben Sandman, Charnasia White, Jennifer Lee, Jay Rodriguez, Jessica Lopez, William Downs, and Johnathan Farr-Finch.

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GCHS student, Hunter Wilkerson,  places first in precision machining
GCHS student, Hunter Wilkerson, places first in precision machining

Graves County High School junior Hunter Wilkerson recently won first place in the Kentucky Skills USA precision machining competition in Louisville.

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 Kentucky Retirement System in a mess
Kentucky Retirement System in a mess

Chris Tobe, an outspoken critic of the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS), was interviewed on NPR recently.

Why should the health or lack thereof of state employee pension matter to the million or so of us who are not in the pension system? Because the state cannot by law default on its pension obligations.

If the Commonwealth must sell everything - down to the state parks and the Floral Clock - the pensions shall be paid.

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Paducah Sun editorial criticizing Medicaid expansion was off base;

Beshear sends the newspaper a response

The Paducah Sun relied on incomplete and inaccurate information for an editorial Thursday that criticized Gov. Steve Beshear's expansion of the Medicaid program under federal health-care reform, and the governor is complaining about it.

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Paducah Nuclear Waste Bill once again is defeated
Paducah Nuclear Waste Bill once again is defeated

Very few people in Paducah and McCracken County realize just how close they came to economic and environmental disaster from the 2014 General Assembly.

Once again, Senator Leeper’s plan to bring all the nuclear waste of America into a large pit in Western McCracken County, has been stopped.

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McWhorter one of 7% Kentucky women running for magistrate
McWhorter one of 7% Kentucky women running for magistrate

UPDATE: Denise fell short in her run for magistrate. She came in second in a field of six candidates. Winner Kory Naranjo gave her a big hug when the results were announced on Tuesday evening.

Denise McWhorter is running for the job of Hickman County District #2 Magistrate in the Democratic primary on May 20th. She is part of the 7% of Kentucky women running for a job traditionally held by a man.

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Amy Henley-Roell, candidate for jailer, ready to do the job
Amy Henley-Roell, candidate for jailer, ready to do the job

Update - Amy Henley-Roell finished third in a field of six candidates with 251 votes. The winner, Chad Barber, is the son of deceased Hickman County jailer Joe Barber. Chad received 425 votes. Second to Barber was Allen Poole with 342 votes.

Amy Henley-Roell is a candidate for Hickman County Jailer. It’s a job that many might think of as a “man only” kind of work.

Henley-Roell disagrees.

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Legend of the Purple Chicken
Legend of the Purple Chicken

It all started on a quiet Friday afternoon. It was one of those very rare times when all forces of the universe line up in perfect harmony...

From out of nowhere, a truck appeared pulling a 30 ft. wagon. This rig parked right in front of the house. Right away I knew something was up and about to destroy my very perfect afternoon.

A very firm male voice, bullhorn blasted out, “You the Potter for these chickens?”..

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10 Ways to lose the Kentucky Governor’s Race in 2015
10 Ways to lose the Kentucky Governor’s Race in 2015

Kentucky politics is a contact sport. It is part football, part basketball, part checkers, part chess, and part Kentucky Run for the Roses. The drama of running for Kentucky Governor is steeped in the tradition of bare knuckled, knock ‘em down local politics...

So far in the pre dawn days of the 2015 race, there are two announced candidates for governor. Jack Conway, the Democrat and Hal Heiner, the Republican. Both announced their candidacy in a modern soft, You Tube manner. Both had limited media exposure and both came across as boring.

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The Battle of Trafalgar
The Battle of Trafalgar

The why, where, how and when of the Battle of the Trafalgar - and the man who made all the difference.

Global power - The Battle of Trafalgar was to witness both the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte's plans to invade Britain, and the death of Admiral Lord Nelson. It was never going to be any ordinary battle, and quickly acquired a heightened, almost magical, reality... the Royal Navy annihilated the greatest threat to British security for 200 years ...

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