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Now What? Where do Women's Marchers go from here
Now What? Where do Women's Marchers go from here

That buzzy euphoric feeling inspired in millions that participated in the 600 plus Women's Marches is beginning to dissipate. All over the world, participants are asking themselves - now what?

There are places and organizations for those ready, willing and able to keep that feeling going.

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President Trump Selects Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to become new Secretary of Agriculture

Former Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue will be nominated to be the next federal secretary of Department of Agriculture. Trump got to know Perdue when he served as part of Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his recent presidential campaign.

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Victory Lap- Bluegrass Institute takes credit for labor bills
Victory Lap- Bluegrass Institute takes credit for labor bills

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If you're following the Kentucky General Assembly on Twitter or Facebook (#kyga17), then you know that last week was historic.

Four of the seven bills passed and signed by Gov. Matt Bevin had the Bluegrass Institute's influence stamped all over them...

"A hearty thanks to the Bluegrass Institute, who set the ground for the bills we passed this week," said Louisville Representative Jason Nemes, one of 28 new legislators to win office in the historic November election...

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Murray march draws hundreds from region
Murray march draws hundreds from region

(Murray, KY January 21, 2017) - Around 800 showed up to participate in the March for Equality and Social Justice in Murray, one of 600 sister marches to the Women's March in Washington DC.

The March drew from all ages and backgrounds.

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Labor marches to express displeasure with Bevin, General Assembly
Labor marches to express displeasure with Bevin, General Assembly

(Murray KY January 22, 2017) - Union members showed up at March for Equality and Social Justice with one thought in mind: Register their displeasure with the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Matt Bevin.

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News Summary: Women's Protest March Against New President

News Summary

(January 21, 2017) Wow! Over 500,000 women gathered in Washington D.C. on this day to send a direct message to the newly elected 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Their voices were spoken as one when they roared their resistance to Trump's election, administration taking shape, and why he has declared war on women's values...

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Speakers at DC March from variety of backgrounds

The roster of speakers at the January 21st Women's March shows a variety of backgrounds, interests, perspectives.

List follows.

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The word unheard. The people unseen.

The Saturday March for Equality and Social Justice in Murray Kentucky was at its core a political statement. The people there, women, men, youth and children walked and carried signs expressing opinions...

There were words said that can be repeated in church. There were words that can't.

With all the words written, spoken, chanted, there was a word that was not said, not on a sign, not on the march, not from the bed of the flat bed truck that served as a speaker's platform.

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Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments
Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture recognizes area FFA students for outstanding accomplishments

Students honored this year come from a number of high schools in the region: Ballard Memorial, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Marshall County, McCracken County and Trigg County in the Purchase Region; Caldwell County, Christian County, Crittenden County, Hopkins County Central, Hopkinsville, Lyon County, Madisonville North Hopkins, Muhlenberg County and Todd County in the Pennyrile Region; and Henderson and Webster County schools in the Green River Region.

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Wingo students participate in pillowcase project
Wingo students participate in pillowcase project
Wingo Elementary 3-6th graders recently participated in "The Pillowcase Project" which is sponsored by Disney.
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Beaver Dam rest area: You can hold it to July, can't you?
Beaver Dam rest area: You can hold it to July, can't you?

The state is seeking a new operator for the now shuttered Beaver Dam rest area.

Site visit for interested parties February 8, 2017 (use restroom before you go)

Bidding closes March 8, 2017.

Scheduled opening date- July 2017

Whew!

Follow the jump for more information

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Jerry Abramson: Life after the White House
Jerry Abramson: Life after the White House

As power of the White House is being transferred over to the Republicans, a well known Kentucky Democrat, Jerry Abramson is coming home.

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Graves 4-H wins Future City regional competition - going to DC
Graves 4-H wins Future City regional competition - going to DC

Above: Graves County 4-H Club members (front row, from left) Shelby Phillips (Graves County Middle School), Ryan Hayden (Fancy Farm Elementary), Micah Hall (GCMS), (back row, from left) Isabella Byassee (Graves County High School), Jamie LeMay (GCMS), Connor Wilson (GCMS) and Zacharie Lamb (GCMS), along with their coach, Graves County Extension agent for 4-H Tracey Tashjian, returned from the 2016-2017 Future City competition in LaGrange, Ky., Jan. 16 with a first place award in the regional contest vs. 48 other teams.

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Competition helps spur Lowes students to donate 3K of food
Competition helps spur Lowes students to donate 3K of food

Lowes Elementary School students collected some 3,000 pounds of canned food to help families in need during the 2016 Christmas season.

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Senate Bill 107 codifies removal of boards by governor
Senate Bill 107 codifies removal of boards by governor

The GOP controlled General Assembly has jumped into the university board controversy with SB 107.

It is the provision in Paragraph 4 that should send higher ed managers running to their legal counsel, their legislators and their lobbyists. As written, that paragraph gives a governor the power to abolish a board if it cannot play well together.

Time for other state higher ed administrators and college and university educators to pay attention to this first draft of legislation.

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dos Remedios Nominated by Commonwealth for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
dos Remedios Nominated by Commonwealth for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Frankfort, KY - Jose Roberto dos Remedios, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been named one of ten outstanding high school males nominated by the state of Kentucky for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

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Seven Days in January - General Assembly slams through seven bills
Seven Days in January - General Assembly slams through seven bills

Republicans controlling the Kentucky General Assembly had a busy week making good on campaign promises. This is the first time that Republicans have been in charge in 95 years.

The first seven days of the historic change in power in Kentucky was marked by the passage of seven bills by the Kentucky General Assembly:

  • Senate Bill 12 gave the Governor leave to reorganize the University of Louisville board of trustees by establishing a new, 10-member board...
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Eulogy for a friend, a mentor and a role model

Legendary broadcaster Ed Taylor, his professionalism, talent remembered over the course of 40 years of friendship

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Spc. Isiah L. Booker
Spc. Isiah L. Booker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell Soldier, Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, who died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

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WK Parkway Beaver Dam Center closes in contract snafu
WK Parkway Beaver Dam Center closes in contract snafu
The Beaver Dam rest area, located in the median of the Parkway at mile marker 75, will be closed temporarily. This stopover is along the Parkway between the U.S. 231 interchange and the William H. Natcher Parkway interchange in Ohio County.
Motorists who plan to travel the Parkway should be aware that no services will be available, including restrooms, food service and gasoline purchases during the closure. Truck parking will also be prohibited.
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Whoa, Nellie. Kentucky House and Senate GOP ragin' bulls
Whoa, Nellie. Kentucky House and Senate GOP ragin' bulls

Republicans in charge of the House and Senate are acting like bulls escaping from 90 years of solitary confinement into a Pottery Barn.

It's going to be quite a year.

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Chess tournament set for January 21st
Chess tournament set for January 21st

The Graves County Scholastic Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Graves County Central Elementary School, behind the Board of Education office at 2290 State Route 121 North, Mayfield.

The tournament will feature chess players from around western Kentucky in grades K-12. They will begin play at 9 a.m. (registration is at 8 a.m.) and will go until about 2 or 3 p.m.

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PSC reduces gas company increase
PSC reduces gas company increase

The Kentucky Public Service Commission gave customers of Columbia Gas a Christmas present when it reduced the utility's requested rate increase.

The PSC modified an agreed order that the Kentucky AG and other interest groups entered into with the Columbia Gas which serves customers in 30 counties in central and eastern Kentucky.

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Jackson Purchase Historical Society honors Calloway County patriot Lt. Nathaniel G. Hale Saturday, January 14, at the National Guard Armory, in Murray
Jackson Purchase Historical Society honors Calloway County patriot Lt. Nathaniel G. Hale Saturday, January 14, at the National Guard Armory, in Murray

Editor's Update: Bill Mulligan announced that January 13th will be First Lieutenant Nathaniel G. Hale/Calloway National Guard Day in recognition both of Lt. Hale who died January 13, 1917 while on the Mexican Expedition and all citizens of Calloway County who have served in the National Guard. Calloway County and the City of Murray are joining in this recognition.

The formal signing of the proclamation will be on Friday January 13 at 9:30 in the City Council Room in Murray City Hall.

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society is holding a special commemoration of Lt. Nathaniel G. Hale, a member of the Calloway County National Guard, who died in combat when his unit fought in the Mexican Expedition of 1916. Dr. Bill Schell will provide an overview of the military action, and local historian Greg Miller will describe the role of the local National Guard unit.

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Governor Bevin's new Press Office

Amanda Stahttps://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/shrinknp_200_200/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAkoAAAAJDg2NTRjMWE4LWUxNzgtNDNkMS1hYjg0LTdmMzk4NGQzMGU0ZA.jpgmper, New Director of Communications, Governor's Office will now take full charge of Governor Bevin's message moving out into the media and public.

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