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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...
(Fancy Farm KY) - Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington, and millionaire owner of Gray Construction, appeared unfazed by heckling at his first appearance at Fancy Farm.
Gray began his five minute speech by introducing himself as "the guy who's going to beat Rand Paul" to Senator McConnell who called him a "nobody" during his seven minute speech...
(Fancy Farm 2016) - Representative Richard Heath running for re-election to the Kentucky House from Graves County gave the standard Republican stump speech.
If one didn't know what county Fancy Farm is located in - one wouldn't know that Heath is in his district. The truth is that very few Graves Countians set foot anywhere near the political speaking at the Fancy Farm Picnic...
Dr. Brian Clardy teaches history at Murray State University. In July, he attended the National Democratic Convention as a Kentucky delegate.
This local professor met celebrities, photobombed a television journalist, heard some stirring speeches and witnessed history as Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman nominated to run for president by a major political party.
(Fancy Farm, KY) - A crack in the political landscape of Kentucky appeared at Fancy Farm Picnic. A small but important fissure of change took place under the hot shadow of a medium sized tree, next to a booth selling lottery tickets and ice cold drinks in the 100-degree heat.
...For over fifty years of the great Fancy Farm homecoming event, these fires have foretold of great events on the following day of change, politics, men and women who dare to seize power or keep power over the Kingdom.
McConnell is the King of Kentucky politics. For 40 years, he has ruled with an iron fist to control the Republican Party as well as state politics. Standing on the stage at Fancy Farm... McConnell sounded and looked tired.
...Comer offered the crowd at Fancy Farm "a strong conservative voice" in Washington. He was short on details on details. Facing long shot Sam Gaskins, Comer is seen as the odds on favorite.
He was the only candidate to offer his website address. JamesComer.com and he was the only candidate to paraphrase Donald Trump's slogan of "Make America Great Again."
(Fancy Farm 2016) - Sam Gaskins may be a long shot in his race to replace 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield, but if passion counts for anything, don't count him out.
According to Democratic House candidate Jesse Wright, Heath hasn't proposed anything since his election in 2013. Wright told the audience that "We need somebody to go to Frankfort and do some work. We've given him a fair chance to go to Frankfort and get results."
St. Jerome's Picnic is a family affair - food, fun and awards to local citizens.
Two presentations Pioneer Awards at the 2106 FF picnic Dennis Wilson and Hugh and Jill Kirby.
The Graves County School District's 700 faculty and staff members celebrated the Opening Day to the 2016-17 school year on August 3rd with fun, games, motivational speeches and a tribute to law enforcement and the U.S.A.
One in six Kentuckians are "food insecure" according to Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. The problem of hunger is not a partisan issue.
Addressing hunger is not a partisan issue. Witness the joint appearance of Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Secretary of State in Mayfield on Thursday.
Gibson EMC's Change for the Community program donated $10,000 to local charities. Senior centers, food banks, youth programs and the Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society picked up their awards on Wednesday, August 3rd.
All participants agreed that their needs are great and resources small.
Hickman County programs received
This year's Picnic is shaping up to be a quiet one on the Dem side and a victory dance for the GOP.
(Paducah, Ky.) July 20, 2016 -- Baptist Health Paducah has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognizing its positive work environment where nurses can excel.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University has been distinguished as a "2016 Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education after receiving top ratings from employees on collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. This marks the seventh year since 2009 that the school has been recognized.
A local church told members that they must vote a certain way or leave.
(Clinton KY) - Members of the Mayfield/Graves County Historical Society took a field trip to Hickman County today, visiting the Hickman County Historical Society and the Hickman County Museum. The historians, several of whom had Hickman roots, perused marriage and school records.
Hickman County history and the battle of Columbus-Belmont are the focus of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society meeting Saturday, July 16, in Clinton, Kentucky.
.....Dr. Gregory Barnes of the University of Louisville testified about his research into the effectiveness of cannabidiol, known as CBD, in epilepsy.
"It might not only represent a compound that is anti-seizure in character but also a compound that improves behaviors and cognition," said Barnes. "I think that is a very important point for the committee to understand."
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University has announced a new partnership with the Peace Corps that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career. Murray State is the first academic institution in the state of Kentucky to offer the Peace Corps Prep program.
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