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Graves County High School junior Hunter Wilkerson recently won first place in the Kentucky Skills USA precision machining competition in Louisville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”..
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.
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 ...
What about county offices?
We looked at several county offices to see if women are making significant inroads into jobs traditionally reserved for men - coroner, sheriff, jailer, county judge and magistrate.
Women are running. Just not too many.
Don’t forget about the candidate Meet and Greet sponsored by the McCracken County Democratic Executive Committee set for this Saturday 3:30 to 6:00 pm at the Paducah Elk’s lodge 310 North 4th Street in Paducah.
Come quiz local candidates for political office and enjoy the running of the Kentucky Derby. It should be a fun afternoon of food, drink and fellowship. Tickets are $15 each and are available from any committee member or at the door.
Five students from Paducah Tilghman High School have been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2014) – Kentucky’s health insurance companies will have the option to extend policies not compliant under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the Oct. 1, 2016, renewal, the Department of Insurance (DOI) announced today. This means some consumers can continue these policies until Oct. 1, 2017.
The Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center recently presented the program, "It's My Body and I'm in Charge!" to students at Wingo Elementary School.
Clark fourth graders in Mrs. Armstrong’s science classes participated in the 2014 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Poem Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Katherine Glisson won first place, Frannie Hideg won second, and Lily Holm was honorable mention in the contest.
Follow the jump to read the winning poems.
The Graves County Schools sent a team to compete in the Special Olympics track and field games recently at Murray State University.
For team member names, events and places in competition, follow the jump.
There is much I do not understand. For example, although I am fascinated by physics, I will never really understand dark matter, black holes or Higgs boson particles....
There are other issues closer to home I do not understand. Like the Keystone Pipeline.
(Clinton, KY - April 22, 2014) - Kentucky author Eddie Price fulfilled a lifelong dream when his historical novel, Widder's Landing, was published in September 2012. Since the book came out, he's been a tireless marketer for his work.
On Tuesday evening, Price shared what he's learned about writing and marketing...
(Clinton, KY – April 22, 2014) – For years after, preachers in the frontier would preface tent revivals with the words “Lord, make it like it was at Cane Ridge!”...
A little known event in Kentucky history came to life recently in Clinton.
Shannon Miller is the only American to rank among the top 10 all-time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame – twice!
She's also a cancer survivor and a health and fitness advocate.
MVP Group International Schedules Job Fair for Fulton Facility
Thursday, May 8th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pontotoc Community Center, Fulton KY
GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Georgetown College became the seventh higher education institution in Kentucky to join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony Friday at the Cralle Student Center on the GC campus.
After 13 years of annual Kentucky legislative sessions, the verdict is that this model has failed to deliver on its promise to improve and save money in law making.
At a luncheon at the Peery House in Springhill, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice shared state news with Fulton and Hickman County attorneys.
Some snippets: court clerks will get a raise; the bar exam is under scrutiny and law school applications are dropping.
FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session ended this evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and measures that will impact people throughout the state.
Since the session’s start in early January, lawmakers have approved measures to allow medical use of cannabis oil, create an adult abuse registry, prevent children from buying electronic cigarettes, establish a two-year plan for road and bridge construction, improve the juvenile justice system, and establish legal protections for victims of human trafficking.
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