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GOP asks: What if Mitch McConnell loses? - Politico.com
GOP asks: What if Mitch McConnell loses? - Politico.com

Speculation among Republicans in the Senate about Sen. Mitch McConnell's fate is quiet, but ongoing. What if their leader falls in November? While saying "It ain't gonna happen" - still - life goes on ...

To read what the Senate Minority Leader's boon companions are telling Politico.com, follow the jump.

 

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Six Jackson Purchase students, each representing a different high school, place highly in 2014 National FBLA Conference

Students from six different Jackson Purchase high schools were among the national winners at the recent 2014 National Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Two other far western Kentucky high schools also placed in the top ten in their categories of competition.

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Rand Paul right where he wants to be for 2016 presidential race
Rand Paul right where he wants to be for 2016 presidential race

No less than the venerable Washington Post is handicapping Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's chances in the 2016 race.

Note to Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe who said on his show this morning that Sen. Paul cannot possibly win the Republican nomination -

Rand ain't Ron and this ain't 2008.

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Jackson Purchase Historical Society visits historic Coca Cola building Saturday in Paducah.
Jackson Purchase Historical Society visits historic Coca Cola building Saturday in Paducah.

Paducah developers Ed and Meagan Musselman will make a presentation about restorations to the historic Coca Cola bottling plant building and give a tour of the facility at the quarterly meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society in Paducah.

The meeting begins 10:30 AM Saturday, July 19, in meeting room A in the conference center, first floor of Doctor’s Building 2, Baptist Health, Paducah. The tour follows immediately after the meeting and presentation. Members of the public are welcome. There is no charge for attendance.

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Political doin's start before August 2nd
Political doin's start before August 2nd

The political doin's start before the candidates take the stage in Fancy Farm, Kentucky. There's eatin' aplenty and hobknobbin' goin' on in the Purchase.

We have compiled a partial list of both GOP and Dem events.

(Email editor@westkyjournal.com and we will add events we probably missed.)

UPDATE: Correction: We had the GOP and Dem Saturday morning breakfast sites backwards. Thanks to reader for catching mistake. 

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New MSU President to open e-learning center in Clinton
New MSU President to open e-learning center in Clinton

New Murray State President Bob Davies will be in Clinton at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center on August 1st to dedicate a new e-learning center.

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Are campaign dollars a finite resource? Kentucky Dems will soon find out.
Are campaign dollars a finite resource? Kentucky Dems will soon find out.

Jack Conway and running mate Sannie Overly took in over $750,000 in the seven weeks since May 6th, when they became a slate to run for governor and lieutenant governor. They also picked up endorsements from Crit Luallen, former Governor Wendell Ford and Congressman John Yarmuth.

Pundits wondered at the time of the announcement if Conway’s early start in the governor’s race would hurt Alison Lundergan Grimes’ fundraising efforts. Grimes just announced that in the second reported quarter her campaign raised $4 million dollars. That’s one million dollars more than her opponent’s $3 million.

...Has Conway’s fundraising hurt Grimes? Probably no more than Andy Beshear’s fund raising of one million dollars in his 2015 race for attorney general has hurt her...

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Grimes breaks fundraising record
Grimes breaks fundraising record

GRIMES BREAKS KENTUCKY FUNDRAISING RECORD:
RAISES OVER $4 MILLION IN SECOND QUARTER

 

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That’s Right, Kid, I’m Reading a Newspaper. Deal with It!
That’s Right, Kid, I’m Reading a Newspaper. Deal with It!

It was a rare moment of reality! It was at a juncture of disruptive technology, hunger, old media and a smart mouth preteen. The time was 12:04 on a recent Friday when I was confronted with change.

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Howard Baker: Courageous Leader and Congressional Cutup

...I have a treasure trove of Baker memories, all of which reinforce my sense of Howard Baker as one of the most decent people with whom I have worked. While I was simply a young staffer, he never treated me or my colleagues as anything else but equals...

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The Humble Members of Society
The Humble Members of Society

Who wrote this in support of “the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers” :

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers-who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government...

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Coming for Fancy Farm Picnic? Take some time to explore the Jackson Purchase
Coming for Fancy Farm Picnic? Take some time to explore the Jackson Purchase

Coming down to the farthest corner of the state for barbecue and bombast?

Why not get away from the madding crowd by visiting places unconnected to politics?

We have a few suggestions:

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Enough with the unnatural citizens' rights, already!

Repeat after me:

Money isn't speech.

It's money.

Corporations are not people.

Only people are people.

 

 

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Graves County Middle Student wins Beta Club Leadership Award

Graves County Middle School eighth grader and president of the Jr. Beta Club this past year, Carson McKee, recently won the John W. Harris Leadership Award from The National Beta Club.

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Fun in the Sun: Division of Water lists places unsafe for swimming

State Agencies Continue Swimming Advisories for

Kentucky Lakes and Streams

E.coli threat creates potential for illnesses

Avoid areas with obvious green or brown surface scums or obvious foul odors.

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Grimes West KY. Bus Road Tour: Preaching Hope and Waging Political War at the Edge of Civilization
Grimes West KY. Bus Road Tour: Preaching Hope and Waging Political War at the Edge of Civilization

...For a few seconds there just two set of eyes meeting. These two ladies, one just 11 years old and other one older and wiser, held and forged a deep bond of solidarity. The room noise faded for both, as these two women found a new level of strength, one in sandals, the other in cowboy boots...

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Franklin Circuit Court Stops Auction of Cuba School
Franklin Circuit Court Stops Auction of Cuba School

(Frankfort KY July 1, 2014) - Fireworks over Cuba Kentucky may be brighter this 4th of July because their school, set to be sold at auction on July 2nd, got a reprieve from Franklin Circuit Judge Philip Shepherd. Under the Circuit Court's order, the sale is cancelled until the merits of the case can be sorted out.

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Waking Up the Beast of Democratic West Kentucky: Grimes comes for Dinner

...this year the Calloway County Democratic Party that hosts the event had to scramble when Auditor Adam Edelen cancelled at the last minute, as did Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway...

It didn’t matter. The Democrats came for one reason, to hear Alison Lundergan Grimes.

 

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Grimes on the Road: Fine Art of Political Advance Team Field Work

(Clinton, KY. 6-23-14) - In this out of the way piece of geography, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democrat, proved how she is able to mount a serious challenge against Mitch McConnell, Republican. McConnell, the 30 year senior Senator and Minority Leader of the US Senate, is losing by 3 points in recent polls to Grimes, a new first time Democratic challenger.

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Federal Judge sends Delta Mariner Defendants to Marshall Circuit Court
Federal Judge sends Delta Mariner Defendants to Marshall Circuit Court

A federal judge ruled today that employees of Fosse Maritime, the company that owns the Delta Mariner, will face a jury in Marshall Circuit Court. The defendants had sought to get the case heard in federal court.

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Dems show up, fired up at Purchase Dinner
Dems show up, fired up at Purchase Dinner

(Murray, KY) - June 20, 2014 - A bigger than usual crowd showed up for the Purchase Area Democratic Dinner on a muggy Friday night. Democratic faithful from around the Purchase came to eat, greet, meet and rub elbows with the darling of Kentucky’s Democratic Party, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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LA Congressman admits to vote in anticipation of check from Heritage Foundation

McAllister admits to vote for contribution
LOUISIANA – The Ouachita Citizen -- By Zach Parker -- June 6, 2014

Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana admitted to voting against legislation in the U.S. House, anticipating he would get a political contribution for his vote.

The Congressman from Swartz spoke about the matter as an example of how “money controls Washington” and how work on Capitol Hill is a “steady cycle of voting for fundraising and money instead of voting for what is right.”

McAllister said he voted "no" on legislation related to the Bureau of Land Management though he did not identify the bill. McAllister said a colleague on the House floor told him he would receive a $1,200 contribution from Heritage Foundation if he voted against the bill.

Editor's Note: This story should be filed under P for Pathetic!

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New Ethics Laws Take Effect July 15
New Ethics Laws Take Effect July 15

"Let me buy you a cup of coffee" will be words unsaid by lobbyists, aka legislative agents, to individual legislators after July 15. 

Legislative Ethics News has a synopsis of do's and don'ts under the new law.

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Senate President Stivers - a change in style at the top
Senate President Stivers - a change in style at the top

(Clinton, KY) - Senator Robert Stivers came into the Young Center at the Methodist Church on Wednesday evening apologizing profusely for making a small group of supporters wait over an hour past his scheduled time of arrival. Minds boggled trying to imagine his predecessor making that same apology.

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Media Flock to MSU Press Conference
Media Flock to MSU Press Conference

Like a proud daddy, Murray State Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon stood before a crowd of mixed media to show off his latest plantings of hemp.

...About twenty West Kentucky media came to take photos, video tape, and record the event for internet, press and television broadcast.

Why all the attention for an old crop? our ace old guy wondered.

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