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Speaker Stumbo honors retiring MSU Dr. Jack Rose
Speaker Stumbo honors retiring MSU Dr. Jack Rose

Dr. Jack Rose was honored on his impending retirement June 30, 2014, by the Board of the Kentucky Center for School Safety at their June 17th meeting in Frankfort. The Honorable Greg Stumbo, Speaker of the House, addressed the KCSS Board Members, staff and visitors bestowing Rose a well-deserved plaque for exemplary service and leadership during his 49-year career in secondary and post-secondary education.

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Public Storm Damages Increase Due to Farm Operations
Public Storm Damages Increase Due to Farm Operations

Ravaging rains, sometimes as much as 4” to 8” falling in one storm, have escalated the debate over who pays for storm damages. New concerns at the public government levels are growing over how much structural damage is being caused by massive new storm waters runoff in public places.

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Morehead State University Earth and Space Sciences
Morehead State University Earth and Space Sciences

Morehead State University has an almost secret program for embracing the challenges of a demanding 21st century better than any other Kentucky.

It has a space program.

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EDELEN OUT OF  GOVERNOR’S RACE
EDELEN OUT OF GOVERNOR’S RACE

Late Tuesday night, June 17, 2014, Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen, announced that he would not run to be Kentucky’s next governor...

In addition to his stated reason - strain on his family - there's a backstory to why he's not seeking the top state spot.

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Ft. Campbell Soldiers: Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald and Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund
Ft. Campbell Soldiers: Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald and Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 16, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifices of two Fort Campbell soldiers who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California; and Staff Sgt. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia; were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell.

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E-Learning Centers open in Fulton County.
E-Learning Centers open in Fulton County.

The federal government gave Kentucky grants of $5.3 million dollars for broadband mapping and outreach. On Tuesday, the first installment of outreach was made in the basement of the Fulton Public Library.

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Ft. Campbell Soldier: Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund
Ft. Campbell Soldier: Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 16, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifices of two Fort Campbell soldiers who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California; and Staff Sgt. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia; were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell.

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Closing Cuba Elementary in Judge's hands
Closing Cuba Elementary in Judge's hands

UPDATE: (Friday, June 27, 2014) -The hearing in Franklin Circuit Court did not result in an immediate decision by Judge Phillip Shepherd. He's taken the case under advisement and will issue a decision on Plaintiff's request for a restraining order before the auction scheduled for Wednesday.

(Cuba, KY) – Along the tranquil back roads of the Purchase where row crops stretch as far as the eye can see, a battle is raging. The antagonists are committed to their present courses. So committed and so diametrically opposed that at the end of June, a Franklin County circuit court judge will decide who will be the removal of the heart of a small Graves County community.

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd has the unenviable task of deciding the case of Josh Cherry, William Bell, Richard Jackson, and Larry Dale Shelby vs. Graves County Schools et al. Cherry has a child in Cuba Elementary School. The other plaintiffs are residents of Graves County. Shepherd has decided to hear the arguments from both sides on June 27th in Frankfort.

 Editor's Update: Friday, June 13, 2014 - The Graves County Board voted 3-1 last night to reschedule the auction to Wednesday,July 2, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Board member Kelly Whitaker cast the dissenting vote.

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Elizabeth Warren to join Grimes in a student loan bill tour
Elizabeth Warren to join Grimes in a student loan bill tour

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky this month for according to a press release  "multiple events, including a meeting with local college students and recent graduates to discuss their experiences and concerns.

Press release follows.

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McConnell leads in blocking student debt relief
McConnell leads in blocking student debt relief

James Carroll reports in the Courier Journal that Mitch McConnell and other Republicans blocked the bill that would offer relief to student debtors.

Here's what Sen. Al Franken said about the bill:

"We need to address this," he said. "Why, why are you able to refinance your home loan in this country, you're able to refinance your car loan, you're able to refinance a business loan, but you can't refinance your student debt? That just makes no sense...This is about fairness."

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Kentucky Political Important Dates 2014-2015
Kentucky Political Important Dates 2014-2015

Like clockwork, the act of running for political office in Kentucky is held to four actions around major public events. These events are: (1) Candidate announcing for office or “The Coming Out Party” (2) May Primary Elections (3) Fancy Farm and (4) November General Elections

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Aerospace Industries Lead Kentucky Exports

Kentucky made products and services reached a new high of $25.3 billion dollars in 2013. This is the third year in a row that Kentucky exports have performed at new highs...

Leading Kentucky’s export growth is aerospace products ($5.6 billion), followed by motor vehicles and parts ($5.5 billion) and synthetic rubber and resin ($1.4 billion)...

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Obama offers help for student loan debtors
Obama offers help for student loan debtors

President Obama's plan to help with overwhelming student debts include:

1. "Pay as you earn" - students paying their loans will be able to cap payments at 10% of their income.

2.  Renegotiate contracts with private lenders - like Sallie Mae - with goal to reduce student debt.

3.  More education of public on help available for student debtors.

For the President's full remarks, follow the jump.

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Katz to Attend Carnegie-Mellon Pre-College Drama Program

Elizabeth Katz, a junior at PTHS, will attend the pre-college drama program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh June 28 – August 9.

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Making Kynections to Other Policy Matters

...With Kynect, we’re hearing stories of people going to the doctor for the first time in years to get treatment for lingering conditions before ending up in the emergency room.

What if we applied that same philosophy of prevention to investment in early childhood education, or to intervention in problems like heroin use before they become crises..

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WKCTC's Skilled Craft Training Center Named Mayfield's Industry of the Month
WKCTC's Skilled Craft Training Center Named Mayfield's Industry of the Month

MAYFIELD, KY - (June 10, 2014) - Five years after enrolling its first 11 students, West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Skilled Craft Training Center (SCTC) in Hickory was recognized as the city of Mayfield's Industry of the Month.

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Turtle Zen and the Art of Crossing a Blacktop Road
Turtle Zen and the Art of Crossing a Blacktop Road

Turtles have to be creatures of extreme faith, or they do not understand the reality of crossing a road.Try to imagine what a road must look like if you see it from a vantage point of three inches above the ground.

...when Mother Nature flips that primeval switch for laying eggs, a journey must be made...

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Graves County Bookmobile opens up the World to Rural Folks
Graves County Bookmobile opens up the World to Rural Folks

(Somewhere in Graves County, KY) - Running late for a press conference in Murray, I was moving very fast along KY Highway 339, just 2 miles out of Sedalia...

...Mary, my editor, often says that I have a bad habit of following bright shiny objects without knowing why. Well on this day, the bright shiny object made a rapid turn to the left as I was trying to read all the colorful writings on its sides...

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Ft. Campbell Soldier: Pfc. Matthew H. Walker
Ft. Campbell Soldier: Pfc. Matthew H. Walker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 9, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell solider who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.

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Emerge Kentucky comes to Paducah
Emerge Kentucky comes to Paducah

Emerge Kentucky students were hosted by Mark and Sue Bryant at their home in Paducah recently.

 

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Jamie Comer is Gathering Speed and Momentum in Governors race
Jamie Comer is Gathering Speed and Momentum in Governors race

Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner, Jamie Comer, is on “media fire.” During his term in office, he has been releasing an average of 3 statewide press releases a week...

 Compared to his rivals, Comer is getting eight times more local coverage..

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Murray Main Street Program nationally accredited

Frankfort, Ky. – The National Main Street Center (NMSC) has announced that 22 Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) communities have achieved national accreditation, up from 17 in 2013.

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Grimes to McConnell:  Shorter debates and more of them
Grimes to McConnell: Shorter debates and more of them

The Grimes campaign released a letter this morning about upcoming debates. Grimes wants more than one debate and she wants them before and after Labor Day. She also wants to have debates at more than one location around the state. 

"...I believe we should have a series of open debates..."

Follow the jump to read the whole letter

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Governor appoints Heather French Henry to lead KY DVA

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Heather French Henry, of Louisville, will be Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), replacing Ken Lucas,

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VA Head resigns. Whew!

The Washington Post reported at 10:20  a.m. CDT that Gen. Eric K. Shinseki stepped down as head of the Veteran's Administration.

At 11:06 a.m. CDT,  we received a statement from Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign.

Rep. John Yarmuth's office sent a statement at 11:09 a.m. CDT.

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