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In the state of Kentucky, there are 38 classrooms of excellence. Graves County has four of those.
From left, are Selise Ridolfi, Graves County Schools' director of special education; Amy Poe, Farmington preschool teacher and Classroom of Excellence recipient; Jeanna Crosslin, Farmington preschool instructional assistant; Courtney Hayden, Sedalia preschool teacher and Classroom of Excellence recipient; Angie Duncan, Sedalia preschool instructional assistant; Melissa Bazzell, district preschool consultant; and Nancy Lovett, director of the Calloway County Early Childhood Regional Training Center.
The city of Martin, the University of Tennessee at Martin and many local businesses and organizations partner to bring the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival to Martin each year, and the 2016 concert lineup is one to remember. The 23rd annual festival, held Sept. 2-9, will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment options, including concert appearances by the Plain White T's, Vince Gill and Three Dog Night...
FRANKFORT--Engineers watched a few weeks ago from a control room inside an old building on Short Street in Lexington as a small box was pushed into place aboard the International Space Station.
Designed and built in Kentucky under the direction of Kentucky-based Space Tango, the box is a laboratory called TangoLab 1 filled with 21 cubes capable of running different bioengineering experiments simultaneously.
Space Tango is part of a growing export aerospace business for the Commonwealth, bringing in $8.7 billion in 2015.
PADUCAH, KY (August 23, 2016) - Beginning September 3, Paducah School of Art and Design is offering several workshops, as part of the community education offerings in the West Kentucky Community and Technical College fall catalog.
Two Saturday intensive workshops for high school students also begin September 3.
UNION CITY, TN- Officials at Discovery Park of America are announcing today the largest expansion that the park has had since it opened in November of 2013 with the addition of a Children's Discovery Garden, with an expected cost of over one-half million dollars.
The Children's Discovery Garden will be located on the North side of the property, just over the bridge to the right and will be over 23,000 square feet of space where children can learn, explore, romp, and play...
Photo: Rhapsody outdoor musical equipment will be one of the first surprises guests will encounter when winding their way down the aesthetic pathway of the new "Children's Discovery Garden," set to open in the first quarter of 2017 on the grounds at Discovery Park of America.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Everybody talks about bringing, creating, fostering, growing jobs in Kentucky. Kentucky's governors have for years trumpeted their job successes. So what's the news from this administration?
We looked at seventeen job creation press releases since January 2016 and conclude that there are jobs being created - but not where they are most needed.
As part of President Obama's ongoing efforts to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector, today the Administration is announcing awards totaling $38.8 million for 29 economic and workforce development projects -- in and across multiple states -- that are building a stronger economic future for their communities, businesses, and workers.
For project names, places, amounts, follow the jump.
Versailles, Ky. - Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced tonight the appointment of Dr. Anton Reece as president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC).
Paducah, KY (August 22, 2016) - The hit country group Lonestar opens the Clemens Fine Arts Center's Arts In Focus series Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
In spite of massive public outcry which included testimony from medical professionals, warnings from vision and dental experts, fact driven data from advocates and pleas from Kentuckians who will be devastated by the loss of their healthcare, Gov. Bevin has submitted a harsh, draconian expanded Medicaid waiver proposal to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for consideration.
In doing so, the governor has made good on his campaign promise to strip healthcare away from 440,000 Kentuckians...
Many things were normal for this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Heat index around 108 degrees. Homemade and professional signs screaming support "for our side" and distrust to the "other side."
The few Democrats speaking assumed the position of being General Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn. They were a token voice against the avalanche of Republican top grade speakers. Senator Rand Paul. Senator Mitch McConnell, Comer, candidate for Congress, and Kentucky Governor Bevin.
The Republicans had a field day with little to no opposition in their political presence from the Kentucky Democratic Party. This was due to the fact that for the first time in 50 years of modern Fancy Farm events, no leadership from Frankfort Democrats dared to show up at Fancy Farm.
Organizers of the River County Economic Development Project are trying to strike a spark to bring jobs to the four Kentucky counties farthest from Frankfort.
Step One is to find a catchy name. Locals are being urged to visit survey monkey to select one.
Step Two: Have a conference.
Barry Peel, a former television reporter, penned an editorial in today's Lexington Herald Leader, aka www.kentucky.com expressing the view that the Fancy Farm political speaking "has outlived its usefulness because it has outlived its root values." (to read his editorial, click on "More")
Whether Peel is right or not depends on the political leadership of this state.
Frankly, we are not optimistic.
...To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attacks, West Kentucky Community and Technical College invites the public to share their September 11 stories and hear the stories of others during a free one-hour presentation beginning at 11 a.m. in Matheson Library.
FRANKFORT - The 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3 and will last 30 legislative days.
When it comes to a secure retirement many Kentuckians are in danger in part because they lack access to a retirement account at work that can help them save, new research by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows.
Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jone and former State Auditor Adam Edelen launched their long awaited New Kentucky Project on Tuesday.
The New Kentucky Board roster includes one new leader west of I-65, the county attorney of Henderson County.
Whether the "new" touches the Purchase is a question for the future.
Finalists for the position of president/CEO of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) are scheduled for on-campus visits and interviews August 18 and 19. During those visits candidates will meet with WKCTC faculty, staff, students, the WKCTC board of directors and local leaders.
In 1838, John Benge led 1100 Cherokees and their households through Hickman County to cross the Mississippi River at Columbus. This little known chapter in the Trail of Tears is now preserved in signs and records in Clinton.
Out of this meeting came the formation of the Chickasaw-Cherokee History Center of the Jackson Purchase that will be housed at the Hickman County Historical Society Building."
Saturday, August 20th, Market House Theatre in Paducah will sponsor the fourth annual Kids Creative Arts Street Fair from 10- 2.
Tiffany Carlson, a 2015 Emerge Kentucky graduate, filed to run for the Marshall County School Board on August 10th. Carlson is a graduate of Marshall County High School. She is currently employed as a certified paralegal in the office of Blankenship, Edwards & Darnall.
...An integral part of the annual Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking, a/k/a slug fest, is the American art form of signs and posters.
At this year's gathering, over thirty separate sign designs were in sight. What follows the jump is a slide show of some of them.
Scott Jennings brought his political view to his duties as emcee.
The selection of Jennings is said to be the reason that Kentucky Democratic leaders skipped this year's Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking.
Governor Bevin and Senator McConnell both ridiculed Democratic leaders for passing up the Fancy Farm Picnic this year.
Neither spent much time pushing their presidential ticket.
(Fancy Farm KY) - Senator Rand Paul came back to Fancy Farm Picnic, a place that first saw his rise to national prominence, ready to make the case for another term.
Paul spent much of his five minutes criticizing Democrats who weren't present...
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