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Yes, Virginia, there were other speakers at Fancy Farm
Yes, Virginia, there were other speakers at Fancy Farm

(Fancy Farm, KY – August 2, 2014) – Taking the stage were other candidates besides the main attraction of the two US Senate candidates.

Here’s a shout out in no particular order to those who had the courage to get up there and speak.

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Democratic Unity a Byproduct of Fancy Farm 2014
Democratic Unity a Byproduct of Fancy Farm 2014

It started on Thursday night at the McCracken County Democratic Dinner, Democrats started to embrace each other as long lost family..

...At 12:10 - Locking arms, Grimes, Governor Beshear, Ex Governor Paul Patton, Attorney General Jack Conway, State Auditor Adam Edelen, and Treasury Todd Hollenbach led a parade into the Fancy Farm Picnic.

Just over 500 people followed their state Democratic leaders in the parade. Union workers, teachers, county volunteers, marched as one.

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Grimes Outguns McConnell in Road Signs
Grimes Outguns McConnell in Road Signs

In normal years, signs would be from many candidates seeking political office. However, 2014 is not a normal year in Kentucky politics.

Ninety eight percent of all the signs out for the past weekend were from two political camps: Grimes for Senator and Senator McConnell.

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Political Signs dominate Picnic landscape
Political Signs dominate Picnic landscape
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Allene Houston Jones selected as Paducah Middle Asst. Principal
Allene Houston Jones selected as Paducah Middle Asst. Principal

New assistant principal of Paducah Middle School, Allene Houston Jones, a graduate of Ballard Memorial High School, brings twenty years experience in education to Paducah Middle School this fall.

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Murray State University E-Learning Center Brings the Future to Hickman County
Murray State University E-Learning Center Brings the Future to Hickman County

The 21st Century was politely served up for lunch at the Hickman County Senior Citizen Center. Murray State University (MSU) celebrated with 45 local school, government, non-profits, and business leaders the opening of an E-Learning Center.

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Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal.

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Senator Paul wastes chance to rise above herd.
Senator Paul wastes chance to rise above herd.

There once was a Senator from Kentucky
Who thought with a poem he’d be lucky...

Saturday's performance by Senator Rand Paul was a tragic loss of opportunity to show leadership...

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Environmental Education 5 year plan subject of town hall meetings.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2014) - The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky's five-year environmental education master plan.

Aug. 28 4 - 7 p.m., Central time - Murray State University - Alexander Hall Auditorium, Room 240 - 16th St. North, Murray, Ky.

For the full schedule of times and places, follow the jump.

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Grimes office opens in Paducah
Grimes office opens in Paducah

The Grimes campaign opened a campaign office in Paducah this morning. The office is the latest in a group of offices located around the state. The new office, located in the former Enterprise car rental building, is across from Paducah's Noble Park. Supporters and campaign workers showed up early to meet the candidate.

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Fire in the belly - Grimes readies for Fancy Farm 2014
Fire in the belly - Grimes readies for Fancy Farm 2014

What does it take to get up in front of thousands of screaming people- half of them are screaming taunts and the other half screaming approval?

According to Alison Lundergan Grimes, it takes “fire in the belly.”

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Edelen to Paul - You're Next!
Edelen to Paul - You're Next!

It may have been a throwaway line – then again – maybe it was a personal challenge.

Auditor Adam Edelen, addressing the junior senator from Kentucky Rand Paul, said, “Senator, if you’re listening to me – you’re next.”

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New Access to Health Care Will Be an Economic Driver

8/6/14 Editor's Update: According to a Gallup poll released this week, Kentucky’s uninsured rate dropped from 20.4 percent in 2013 to 11.9 percent halfway through 2014 for an 8.5 percent decline.

That's the second-sharpest decline in the uninsured rate of adults since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January 2014.

 ...While some are spinning a false doomsday scenario about these trends—claiming it will mean unmanageable costs to the state—the real story is about the progress Kentucky will make by improving health, increasing family economic security and creating new health care jobs...

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What's the Matter With Kansas? WaPo examines one party rule
What's the Matter With Kansas? WaPo examines one party rule

The Republican effort to flip the Kentucky House from Democratic rule to GOP makes this Washington Post story "In Kansas, embattled Governor Brownback's mixed record is case study in GOP control" especially timely.

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ACA cuts uninsured KY numbers in half
ACA cuts uninsured KY numbers in half

Congressman John Yarmuth: "Mr. Speaker, my home state of Kentucky has been a national model for how the Affordable Care Act can succeed. Through Kynect, our state exchange, more than 413,000 Kentuckians have gotten health insurance – nearly 310,000 of them for the first time....

Mr. Speaker, overall, in just six months, the Affordable Care Act reduced the total number of uninsured Kentuckians by nearly half..."

For full text of remarks and larger maps, follow the jump.

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Road to Fancy Farm bus tour begins today
Road to Fancy Farm bus tour begins today

Senator Mitch McConnell for years has maintained a special relationship with small rural West Kentucky counties. In fact, many of these counties are listed as Democratic but have voted for McConnell, a Republican.

From Owensboro (Daviess County) down to Paducah (McCracken County) through some 13 counties of West Kentucky, Grimes has just released her “grass–roots effort” to connect with these voters.

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Coming after YOU, Greg Stumbo!
Coming after YOU, Greg Stumbo!

Flipping the House is picnic theme.

...After a free hotdog and chips supper, the politicians lined up to do what they do best at events like these – talk red meat to supporters. The theme of the evening was Flipping the House. Speakers told the crowd that, with a simple majority in the Kentucky House and Senate, no governor’s veto would stand. Five seats is all it will take to change the House from a Democratic majority to a Republican...

For slideshow and what they said, follow the jump..

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Fancy Farm Fires Invokes Ancient Tribal Political Warfare
Fancy Farm Fires Invokes Ancient Tribal Political Warfare

FANCY FARM, KY. From the annals of civilizations through out history, there has been one single fact of kings and governments: political power is never shared or given, it is always taken.

The year is 2014. In just eight days, a great battle will take place in a far away rural crossroads called Fancy Farm...

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Restored Coca Cola building to house microbrewery
Restored Coca Cola building to house microbrewery

Paducah developers Ed and Meagan Musselman are bringing a dream to life. Their work continues on the old Coca-Cola building in Paducah.

Ed Musselman told the Jackson Purchase Historical Society on Saturday that they are committed to staying as close to the period as humanly possible. With the exception of electrical units, their contractor and architect has done just that.

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PSC cuts Utilities Inc. increase request by 2/3

PSC Reduces Rate Adjustment for Water Service Corp.

Utility receives one-third of increase it sought for

Middlesboro and Clinton customers

Rates Clinton residences to go up $1.56 month per 5000 gallons

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A new look for Fancy Farm Stump Speak
A new look for Fancy Farm Stump Speak

(Fancy Farm, KY) – On this quiet Sunday afternoon, Mark Wilson, chair of the political stump speaking that has made the Fancy Farm Picnic famous, surveyed the tons of concrete and brick that make up the new pavilion and proudly pronounced, “Now this is my baby.”

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Mark Wilson takes us on a tour of his town
Mark Wilson takes us on a tour of his town

Mark Wilson, the long suffering and long serving chair of the political portion of the Fancy Farm Picnic (Mark says that his wife is really in charge) took us on a tour of Fancy Farm and shared the wonders of his hometown. He even pointed out some Democrats to us as we traveled about in his golf cart.

Come along with us as we tour Fancy Farm, Kentucky.

 

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PTHS asks to be debate site for McConnell-Grimes
PTHS asks to be debate site for McConnell-Grimes

“A comfortable, familiar site, a high school offers citizens from all walks of life a welcoming place to come and watch the debate, and due to our reputation and history as a state leader in debate and speech, it's particularly fitting that Paducah Tilghman serve as a host for this important election's debate."

- Paducah Tilghman Speech Team coach and Kentucky’s National Forensic League Coach of the Year Martha Emmons Paducah Tilghman Speech Team coach and Kentucky’s National Forensic League Coach of the Year Martha Emmons. 

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St. Jerome's 17 acre complex now on National Register
St. Jerome's 17 acre complex now on National Register

(Fancy Farm, KY – July 20, 2014) Fancy Farm’s St. Jerome’s Church unveiled a new bronze plaque on this hot, sunny summer afternoon. The plaque commemorates the designation of seventeen acres of the St. Jerome’s Catholic Church Complex in this small Graves County community listing in the National Register of Historic Places on January 8, 2014.

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Hearing: Federal Government Must Study Health Impact of Mountaintop Removal Mining
Hearing: Federal Government Must Study Health Impact of Mountaintop Removal Mining

...This Congress, Yarmuth introduced H.R. 526, the Appalachian Community Health Emergency (ACHE) Act, which would halt permits for mountaintop removal mining operations until the federal government can study its health impacts on nearby communities and declare the practice safe.

According to recent peer-reviewed research, people living near mountaintop removal coal mining sites have increased rates of cancer, birth defects, and mortality...

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