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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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Grimes in the Purchase Friday and Saturday
Grimes in the Purchase Friday and Saturday

Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will be the keynote speaker in the annual Jefferson Jackson dinner in Murray. Democrats from across Kentucky will gather in the Curris Center to hear their best hope for sending a Democrat to the U. S. Senate.

On Saturday, Grimes will tour Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton and Ballard Counties (see schedule below) in what the campaign is calling a jobs tour.

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM: Hickman, Fulton County -- Citizens Bank -- 1522 Union City Hwy, Hickman, KY 42050

11:00 AM– 11:45 AM: Clinton, Hickman County -- Clinton Women’s Club (Public Library) -- East Jackson St, Clinton, KY 42031

12:15 AM – 1:00 PM: Bardwell, Carlisle County -- 51 Grill -- 464 US 51 N, Bardwell, KY 42023

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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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