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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

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Kentuckiana rally planned for January 21st

Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 AM - 12 Noon

Louisville Metro Hall

527 W. Jefferson Street

(Northwest corner of 5th and Jefferson)

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Legislative calendar 30 days over 3 months
Legislative calendar 30 days over 3 months

The Kentucky General Assembly gavels in on Tuesday, January 3rd then breaks on Friday, January 6th. Then it takes a month long break.

Welcome to the Legislature's short session.

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Senator Stan Humphries previews 2017 General Assembly
Senator Stan Humphries previews 2017 General Assembly

Sen. Stan Humphries was in Mayfield addressing local officials updating them on what he sees coming in the January session.

Humphries sounded positive that repealing Kentucky's prevailing wage law, passing right to work and tort reform will pass in the short session beginning in January. He did not think social issues will be on the front burner.

Editor's Note: Humphries was 75% right. Social issues are on the front burner in the House.

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Bowling Green getting 30 new jobs
Bowling Green getting 30 new jobs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2016) - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Performance Feeds LLC, a manufacturer of nutritional feed products for cattle, will relocate its primary production facility from Tennessee to Bowling Green with a nearly $2.3 million investment expected to create 30 full-time jobs.

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Elkins takes on Calloway Library Board
Elkins takes on Calloway Library Board

(Murray KY) County Judge Larry Elkins continued his year long dispute with the Calloway County Library Board. At issue is how much a planned expansion of the facilities will cost. Elkins' issue is that the Library Board will have to finance at least half of the project. As a special taxing district, the Board can assess taxes for funding.

Elkins sent us an email he sent out with his objections and a link to a John Oliver "Last Week Tonight" segment on special taxing districts that featured former Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

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Hickman County students compete in brown bag art contest
Hickman County students compete in brown bag art contest

Hickman County elementary, middle and high school students turned shopping bags into works of art for the second annual brown bag art contest.

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Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action
Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

December 19, 2016. The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during next year's General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 am in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 am.

Prayer in Action Days are inspired by Moral Mondays in North Carolina, where religious leaders created significant change in policies that oppressed the poor and people of color.

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Lydia Bailey Brown Named Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2016) - Lydia Bailey Brown will serve as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Arts Council. Bailey Brown was nominated by Don Parkinson, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary, and approved today by the Kentucky Arts Council Board.

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Walden and Yarmuth introduce media bill

WASHINGTON - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and committee member Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) today introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the newspaper broadcast cross-ownership ban.

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Local Woman Elected KCTCS Board of Regents Secretary
Local Woman Elected KCTCS Board of Regents Secretary

Versailles, Ky. (December 2, 2016) - Tammy Thompson, public relations coordinator at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, was elected board secretary to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents, during a board meeting last week.

Thompson, a staff representative on the KCTCS Board of Regents, will fill the vacancy created by Regent Betsy Flynn's term expiration in September 2016. Thompson will serve as the Secretary to the KCTCS Board of Regents beginning December 2, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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TIM LONGMEYER'S FALSE APOLOGY

Tim Longmeyer recently entered his third guilty plea arising out of the kickback of about $200,000 he received. The first was in federal court, then before the state executive branch ethics commission, and now in state criminal court. And, each time he said he apologized to all the people he let down. Baloney!...

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MSU graduates 1,195 December 2016
MSU graduates 1,195 December 2016

MURRAY, Ky. - Murray State University's December 2016 Commencement ceremony was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the CFSB Center on the Murray campus.

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Paducah and Hydroelectric Project being considered for National Register
Paducah and Hydroelectric Project being considered for National Register

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2016) - Nominations of 14 sites to the National Register of Historic Places, and a research project documenting a new statewide context to evaluate future submissions, will be considered by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board during its next meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at Frankfort Convention Center.

Paducah City Hall and the Kentucky Hydroelectric Project in Marshall - Livingston County are on the list for consideration.

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WKCTC Nursing Students Receive Nursing Pins December 12 at Carson Center

PADUCAH, KY - West Kentucky Community & Technical College's Fall 2016 nursing pinning ceremony will be held Monday, December 12 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m.

Forty-eight nursing students will cross the stage to receive nursing pins in their respective programs with 26 receiving pins representing the completion of the associate degree in nursing program and 22 receiving pins representing the completion of the practical nursing program.

For a list of nurses being pinned, follow the jump.

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Sen. Thomas: searching for reasons for Dem losses
Sen. Thomas: searching for reasons for Dem losses

During a festive holiday gathering at MeMaw's on Thursday evening, December 8th, special guest Kentucky State Senator Reggie Thomas, of the 13th District, brought to the attention of his fellow Democratic Party followers that their Party seems to have lost the heart and soul of Middle America..

Senator Thomas supports building a bridge between Kentucky and Missouri, but says the funding needs to be found. "It is a federal issue and hopefully if we can get Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul behind it, we can make it happen."

"I am well aware of the challenges that Fulton County is facing," he said. He attributes a lot of that to Fulton County Democratic Committee Chairman Brad Wiley.

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