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Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal bring ties to agriculture's 90th anniversary at Murray State
Murray State Homecoming Court Selected
The Chamber brought a panel of local journalists to question Democrat candidate Sannie Overly and Republican candidate Jeanette Hampton. Independent candidate Heather Curtis didn't meet whatever criteria was set for participation and was not invited.
Reporters Jennifer Horbelt of WPSD Channel 6, Mallory Paluska, of the Paducah Sun, Chad Lampe of WKMS radio, Matt McClain of WKYQ & WKYX took turns asking Overly and Hampton questions... Neither candidate stumbled dramatically.
Hampton said she is voting for Rand Paul for President. Overly reminded listeners of her experience with local issues.
With an enthusiasm usually reserved for the hometown team going off to a state championship, a crowd of well wishers gathered on the Hickman County Courthouse lawn came to cheer a hometown boy on in his entry into a competition as bruising as a state football championship game.
On Thursday October 1, 2015, less than one year after becoming the first Republican elected to countywide office, Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts announced to over 170 supporters that he is running for Congress. Batts' seemingly quixotic quest is the product of a lifetime moving through the Republican political farm club...
October 7, 2015 - Racetrack Promotions will sponsor a Monster Truck Show at the Fairgrounds!
The Fairgrounds will come alive with the sights and sounds of Monster Trucks battling each
Local talent is sought to participate! If interested please contact Ron at 480.772.7490, come by City Hall to pick up an entry form, or go to the City of Mayfield FB page to download the entry form.
Editor's Note: This press release should be read iin a thundery race track announcer voice for best effect.
The last debate between two of the three gubernatorial candidates, Jack Conway (D) and Matt Bevin (R) was again not televised in Western Kentucky. Online streaming was available.
Independent candidate Drew Curtis sat in the audience.
The debate/forum/Q & A would have been same old same old except for what Matt Bevin said ...
Get ready Grandma - it's time for your test..
Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. a new movie "Clarissa's War" will preview at Columbus Belmont State Park. The movie is based upon the book "This Time Forever" by Linda Swift .
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $2 and concessions of popcorn and drinks are available.
The movie kicks off the 25th Annual Civil War Days at Columbus Belmont State Park
Gov. Beshear Announces Plan to Complete Widening of U.S. 68/KY 80;
Raising Speed Limit on KY 80 West of Kentucky Lake
There is a lot to celebrate in the Hickman County School District at all levels.
The District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a Distinguished School District based on accountability scores for the 2014-2015 school year..
Ryland Barton is reporting on WKMS.org that gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin has said he won't vote for Ky Senator Rand Paul in the presidential primary - but for Dr. Ben Carson.
Awkward. Paul is scheduled to do a fundraiser for Bevin
Updated: Bevin walks back comment on Twitter.
Ryland Barton is reporting that gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin says he won't vote for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the presidential race.
Instead, he will vote for Ben Carson.
Adam Beam at Kentucky.com is reporting that James Comer is going to run for Whitfield's seat.
Things sure change quickly. On Monday he was riding off into the sunset.
Wait. The First District stretches from sunrise to sunset.
First District Congressman Ed Whitfield is not running again for Congress.
The weirdest shaped district in America is about to get a new congressman in 2016.
David Byerman, from the Nevada Senate, has just signed a two year contract for a base salary of $ 135,000. If he is still standing in six months, he will get a 5% raise.
On the surface, Byerman looks like a good choice. His background is impressive. His entire public career has been deep in the areas of public policy, inter agency coordination, government-people communications, and issue problem solving.
However, the question of the day is, "Can he deal with the Dark Side of the insider Frankfort politics and the General Assembly without losing his job?"
Meg Hancock, a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been invited to be one of only 90 outstanding student artists and scholars from across the country to attend Princeton University's Creative Arts and Humanities Symposium.
October is Bullying Prevention Month and Kentucky Center for School Safety proudly announces the theme for Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 18-24) This year's theme "I WANT TO BE A SCHOOL SAFETY SUPERHERO..."
Back in July, when no one was looking, a US Census study charting population changes using census numbers for 2000 and 2010 then extrapolating out through the year 2050 was released. Some counties will do very well. Others will do very poorly. Not surprisingly, the greatest loss of population is in far Eastern Kentucky. The surprise is that the four counties of the Mississippi and a band of counties around the northwestern edge of the state are among the losers.
Over 260 guests gathered for the 2015 Purchase Area Development District Annual Fish Fry at Columbus Belmont Park.
Berea College program working in Knox County Kentucky to be one of 10 demo programs -
Over six million Americans in rural areas live in poverty, including about 1.5 million children. In many communities, high rates of poverty have persisted for generations: over 300 rural counties have had poverty rates of over 20 percent in every Census since 1980. As President Obama has stated, "A child's course in life should be determined not by the ZIP code she's born in, but by the strength of her work ethic and the scope of her dreams."
Kamalie (pronounced kuh-MALL-ee) Matthews never dreamed football would be a part of his life. When he finally decided to pursue it, he had a rocky start. Now, he's working as an assistant coach and teaching assistant at Graves County High School and hoping to get a call to the National Football League!
Frankfort, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2015) - The Kentucky Department of Corrections recently honored employees across the state at its annual Corrections Awards Luncheon held Sept. 9 in Louisville.
Among those honored were Department of Corrections Hero Awards were presented to: Jon Tangerose, lieutenant and Donnie Konias, sergeant, Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC);
The Hickman County Friends of the Arts is in the planning stages for the 11th Annual Christmas Arts/Crafts/Book Fair set for Saturday, November 21st, in the gymnasium at the Hickman County Elementary School in Clinton. The Fair draws shoppers from western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee and is expected to be even bigger and better this year due to an advertising budget that includes a direct mail catalog.
The Fair is currently recruiting new vendors and is limited to craftsmen and artists who hand-make their own items for sale, vendors who offer food items prepared in their own kitchens and local companies, and authors signing and selling their books. More info after the jump.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University is hosting the 20th "Come Together Kentucky" Oct. 23-25. The Come Together Kentucky conference targeted toward LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) college students, high school students, community members and the ally community. The conference is free to all who want to attend.
This year's conference theme is "With Liberty and Justice for All."
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University is inviting adult students with 80 or more college credit hours to enroll in classes to complete their bachelor's degree in any of the spring, summer or fall 2016 semesters.
As a special incentive for those who apply during Project Graduate Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Murray State will waive the application fee for eligible individuals...
Members of Clinton First United Methodist Church are partnering with members of New Obion Missionary Baptist Church in an effort to reach the heart of Clinton. The effort named "Heartfelt Connection" focuses on reaching out to the unchurched and needy of the community.
During the week following Labor Day, Hickman Countians focused on the history of their county. It was a week of all ages learning something new. Photo - Ms. Dean's 8th grade history class researches at Historical & Genealogical Society.
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