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If you believe the pundits, pollsters and pointy heads,
half of you reading this message
won't vote tomorrow.
PROVE THEM WRONG!
(and maybe they will shut up.)
This week the Hickman County Leadership Class did a lot of fun things learning about business in Hickman County. We couldn't believe how much a business needs to be successful.
Our first stop was Peerless Premier Appliance Company...
Halloween brings out the zombie in members of the Hickman County Museum Board as they offer free tours of the Museum on All Hallows Eve!
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2014) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has given permission for Lovelaceville Water Company to cease operations and to close and abandon its system.
Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign announced today that Senator Elizabeth Warren will campaign with her in Louisville on Tuesday evening.
On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be with Grimes in Northern Kentucky and Lexington.
The last push by the Democratic candidate before Tuesday November 4th is on.
For the past year, Senator McConnell of Kentucky has waged a 50 million dollar media war against Democrat candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes. McConnell has been trying to make the death of coal, on his watch, a personal vendetta of President Obama wanting to kill coal jobs in Kentucky.
Artist, world traveler, and documentarian of local history Robert Nunley will show his photographs and talk about his travels and experiences at the quarterly meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society, Saturday, November 1, in Martin, Tennessee. The meeting begins at 10:30 AM in the meeting room at the Weldon Public Library, 100 Main Street. Nunley's presentation begins at approximately 11 AM. Jackson Purchase Historical Society meetings are open to the public, and there is no admission charge.
A new offering will come on the market in early November from Woodford Reserve along the Bourbon Trail in central Kentucky,
Former President Bill Clinton told over 1700 activist Democrats that he "loves Kentucky."
From the enthusiastic reception he received at a "get out the vote" appearance at McCracken County High School, the feeling is mutual.
(Frankfort, KY) - Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled today that the Graves County Board of Education had the discretion to decide to close Cuba Elementary School. A lawsuit was brought by Josh Cherry, Richard Jackson, William Bell and Larry Dale Shelby, all Graves County citizens to stop the closure. Plaintiffs argued that the closure did not follow state law. The Court disagreed.
Cuba Elementary School now sits empty.
The Graves County High School boys' basketball team will celebrate a special part of its county history when it hosts the Hickman County Falcons on Monday, Dec. 15, at the Wingo Elementary School gym.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TO JOIN
ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES IN OWENSBORO AND PADUCAH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
For schedule, follow the jump.
Former First Lady, former Senator, former Secretary of State and soon to be candidate for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton came to Louisville on Wednesday night and was greeted by a screaming crowd of fans at the Commonwealth Convention Center.
For more photos than words, follow the jump.
Publisher's Note: Jacob Barker, energy and environment reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, wrote a long article on why coal is having a bad year. It's an important story for Kentuckians going to the polls in November. Unfortunately, we could not locate the online story to link to - a summary of the story follows with Barker's contact information.
Reason No. 3 why coal is having a bad year: "Though environmental rules are making new coal plants prohibitively expensive and leading to the closure of some older plants, it's really market conditions -- oversupply and the advent of cheap natural gas -- that are hitting coal miners hardest, said Ken Colburn, a senior associate at the Regulatory Assistance Project who specializes in air regulations.
"I don't think this is an easy cakewalk necessarily, but nothing the (Environmental Protection Agency) does will lead to the kind of impact on coal as a fuel that the market is having,"
...The founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bozos, always had the dream of becoming the "Wal-Mart of the Internet" from early in the company's start up history. Experts believe that he achieved this goal in 2014.
Now, Bezos wants to go "brick & mortar" with a mega retail store in New York City, in time for Christmas market.
...Now in the autumn of 2014, war once again is good business. As if by plan, after America spent some 13 years and over a trillion dollars fighting bad guys in the Middle East, we now are brought back into a new arena of conflict, which we created on the way out of the last war..
KET spokesperson Todd Piccirilli just announced that last night's Kentucky Tonight program w/ Sen. McConnell and Sec. Grimes rated a 5.9 out of an 8 share in the Louisville market. That makes it the highest rated show on PBS nationally last night.
KET estimates are that 133,000 Kentuckians tuned in to watch the two candidates discuss issues with host Bill Goodman.
New Report: More than One in Five Louisville Workers Would Benefit
from Proposed Minimum Wage Increase
Workers to Benefit Are Overwhelmingly Adults,
Most Are Women and Full-Time Workers
Editor's Note: During his KET Kentucky Tonight appearance on 10/13/14, Sen. McConnell insisted that minimum wage is for entry level youths. According to the linked report, that is not an accurate statement.
Retired MSU dean and Calloway County Schools administrator Dr. Jack Rose is running for elected office for the first time ever.
His "Walk Across Murray" campaign is being posted on Facebook - neighborhood by neighborhood. The veteran educator is seamlessly blending new social media with an old fashioned press the flesh door to door strategy.
(October 11, 2014) - Former Kentucky governor and current Kentucky state Senator Julian Carroll returned home on Saturday and couldn't stop grinnin'..
Not a good night for the senior senator from Kentucky
He thinks that Kentucky's adoption of the Affordable Care Act - called Kynect is "just a website."
Poor kids will benefit from trickle down economy (but not a raise in the minimum wage).
Will the unions rally support for Dems in November with right to work on the table?
(October 11, 2014) - A rainy Saturday in Paducah became the center of Kentucky's organized labor movement for a few hours.
Hickman County Schools has increased its overall score and is now a Proficient School District and continues to show progress across all grade levels.
Six Graves County elementary schools earned the status of Distinguished, the highest designation available, indicating success beyond the Kentucky Department of Education's goals for the 2014 Unbridled Learning Assessment..
Paducah Public Schools KPREP Data Shows Growth
in Achievement and Gap Scores
Updated data moves PTHS to" Proficient" Category
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