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Governor Martha Layne Collins spoke to local officials at the monthly Purchase Area Development District meeting in Mayfield on February 27, 2017.
Senate Bill 9 which realigns judicial circuits is set to be heard on March 1st by the full Kentucky Senate. If it becomes law, there will be some big changes in Purchase courthouses.
EDITOR'S NOTE: SB 9 passed Senate and is on its way to House Judiciary Committee.
PADUCAH, KY (February 27, 2017) - The deadline to apply for a 2017-18 scholarship at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Wednesday, March 1 by noon.
Kentucky export trade sets new record at $29 billion in 2016
Aerospace, motor vehicles and pharmaceuticals remain state's top exports
Wingo Elementary 4th graders had the opportunity to talk with other 4th graders from Colorado, Minnesota, and Texas on Valentine's Day!
Comprised of avid readers, members of the HCHS Book Club recently had the opportunity to meet Courtney C. Stevens, a successful young adult author.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth sent out an action alert this morning about a bill on fast track to approval. If you've ever considered solar panels (or you have them already) - this bill affects you.
Senate Bill 214 - SB 214 crushes customer choice by imposing unfair costs and rules on rooftop solar and other distributed renewable energy systems. It rewards monopoly electric utilities while banning community solar solutions...
...I write to you today because of my concerns about Senate Bill 226. This bill is 376 pages long and has passed out of committee. The bill seeks to separate CERS from KRS administration, but goes beyond separation. I have a concern it will be used to reduce existing benefits, contrary to KY Revised Statute 78.852, by nullifying the inviolable contract provisions of 78.852.
From dress-up days to a poetry contest, a week-long library scavenger hunt to a photo display, each literary-themed activity was a fun opportunity for Hickman County students to not only celebrate reading, but also to earn the chance to win monetary prizes generously sponsored by the Hickman County Arts Council.
On Friday, February 24, 2017, Emerge Kentucky introduced the class of 2017 to the Purchase. For some of the participants, it was their first visit.
Emerge Kentucky boasted a success rate of 61% in the most recent election. It's helping women beat the electoral odds.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." First Amendment to the US Constitution
Back in the 1790s, the government imprisoned two editors for writing negative editorials. It was not a shining moment in American government history.
Neither is the current war on the media.
Dr. Senator Paul is right in one small part. Obamacare needs to be repealed. But it needs to be replaced with universal health care. Medical providers, especially those in rural areas, are burdened with complying with multiple health insurance companies.
FRANKFORT--The Kentucky House has voted 78-17 for a bill that would allow public benefit corporations to do business in the Commonwealth.
Should House Bill 35 become law, Kentucky would become one of more than 31 states that allow for the creation of public benefit corporations--
Graves County High School Academic team: Individual winners include Ryan Overby, first in math; Emily Goddard, first in arts and humanities and first in language arts; Matthew Woods, second in science and second in social studies; Alec McClain, first in science, and second in math; Megan Schmitt, fifth in composition; Avery McClain, third in language arts; Logan Elliott, fifth in math; and Karli Prather, first in composition, third in science, and third in arts and humanities.
Not pictured are Kyler Thompson, who served as the team's manager for district-level competition; Katie Hendley, who also competed; and coach Lynda Hiles.
To prove how just in touch our Kentucky State Senators are, just review one of the most pressing new legislative efforts to be offered up as law of the land during this session of the 2017 General Assembly...
The Kentucky Senate just passed Senate Bill 75 that would double the amount of money each political candidate could take for his or her campaign.
(Paducah, Ky.) Feb. 14, 2017 - It's moving day for five babies and their families into the spacious new John and Loree Eckstein NICU at Baptist Health following the grand opening Monday.
Verso Inc. is coming back. The stock has surged from cents to dollars.
Whether the paper mill it shuttered outside of Wickliffe in Ballard County will come back too remains up in the air.
If you are not, I suspect that you are not watching the 24 news channels, listening to talk radio, following politics on social media.
Waking up each morning of this one month administration is another day of BREAKING NEWS...
(Hickman County, KY) - In the very early morning hours of Wednesday, February 8, 2017, scores of lives in this small rural county changed dramatically. Harper's Country Hams caught fire and burned to the ground...
Before and after photos in a slideshow after the jump.
Graves County High School's leadership dynamics class, taught by Shanna Mills, is designed to develop, implement, and evaluate student leadership projects throughout the school and community.
Mollie Beck, Raychel Mathis, Brittany Spraggs, Chloe Grover, and Cass Thomas, put class learning to work showing compassion sharing their talents with elementary students this Valentine's Day.
During this time of political crisis in American government, most people only know what is covered each at 5:30 pm in national TV from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, or MSNBC. Often these sources spend only a few seconds or few minutes covering national political news and events.
For those of you with the luxury of time, there is another way to be informed on what is happening in this Age of Trump.
(Clinton, KY) - Hand made signs, small groups writing their thoughts down, letters to the editors, can assume a wave of momentum far greater then individual actions.
It's all in the timing.
Paducah, Kentucky (February 13, 2017) - The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Paducah will be offering a variety of summer camps with learning fun for kids of all ages. Early registration is encouraged as camps fill up fast. Preregistration is required.
For a full list of camps, prices, follow the jump.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the existing US68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton in Trigg County on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14 and 15, 2017.
The Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton is expected to close promptly at 9 a.m, CST, on Tuesday, February 14th, and remain closed for up to 48 hours to allow placement of the main arch span on the New Lake Barkley Bridge under construction..
The Kentucky Public Service Commission had an issue with Cumberland Valley Electric's continued waivers of the utility's nepotism rule - four current Cumberland Valley employees are related to the utility's CEO and an additional 12 employees and a board member are related to other Cumberland Valley employees.
The PSC also reduced the utility's rate increase.
Cumberland Valley serves Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, and Whitley Counties in southeastern Kentucky.
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