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Earthquake rattles Purchase
Earthquake rattles Purchase

Residents of the Jackson Purchase experienced a small quake Wednesday morning. The 2.5 magnitude quake hit the Mississippi River five miles west of Bardwell Kentucky. It rattled residents and dishes.

The quake is this year's reminder that this is an earthquake zone.

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HCHS Drama Class performs Friday night

Hickman County High School's Drama Class will present "Parents Just Don't Understand" on Friday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the HCHS gym.

The play is under the direction of Ann Heath. Admission is $5.

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Students create a very tiny satellite and display at Capitol
Students create a very tiny satellite and display at Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. -- Saeed Almalki and Mitchell Harris represented Murray State University's Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program at the 16th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2 in Frankfort, Ky. The students displayed the CricketSatellite Project, a very small satellite that measures temperature at different altitudes...

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PTHS speech team competes at state
PTHS speech team competes at state

Thirteen students from Paducah Tilghman competed in the 2017 KHSSL State Senior Championships on March 10-11. Seven of the team's entries advanced to the second day of competition and earned recognition.

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Kentucky Secretary of State to be in Paducah March 23rd
Kentucky Secretary of State to be in Paducah March 23rd

The time has been changed to noon.

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Comer to host town hall meeting in Paducah March 24th
Comer to host town hall meeting in Paducah March 24th

First Congressional District Representative James Comer will host a town hall meeting in Paducah on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Paducah Bank in the Commerce Center.

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Budget cuts to housing have local effect
Budget cuts to housing have local effect

The Columbus City Council toured the last house built under the program on Monday night. Mayor Kay Ferguson symbolically presented Christina Thomas with the key to her new home. Homeowner Christina Thomas and her four children, ages 10 months to 16 years, now have a beautiful four bedroom energy efficient home. Her house will be the last built for a long while if HUD money disappears.

Among the cuts to housing: disabled, senior, low income housing, homeless vets vouchers.

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PTHS Mock Trial team finishes 13th out of 26 schools
PTHS Mock Trial team finishes 13th out of 26 schools

The Paducah Tilghman High School Mock Trial Team competed at the Kentucky Mock Trial State Tournament on March 3 and 4. The team placed 13th overall out of 26 teams from across the state, and Tilghman was the only school representing Western Kentucky.

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One More Chance: Last PSC Public Meeting in KU, LG&E Rate Cases
One More Chance: Last PSC Public Meeting in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2017) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings in Louisville, Lexington, and Madisonville to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E)...

Lexington

Tuesday, April 18, 2015, 5:30 p.m. EDT

Northside Branch

Lexington Public Library

1733 Russell Cave Rd.

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Education bills bloom in 2017 Session
Education bills bloom in 2017 Session

Education is on the minds of the 2017 General Assembly. From testing and academic standards to charter schools to higher education college boards and performance funding, this session is considering a myriad of bills that affect Kentucky's students.

We look at the status of some of them. Photos courtesy of LRC Public Information Office.

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Print Media in Jackson Purchase in Transition
Print Media in Jackson Purchase in Transition

Last week, the eight counties of the Jackson Purchase had twelve county wide weekly newspapers.

After March 1, 2017 that number will be reduced to 10 newspapers.

Three local newspapers, The Hickman Courier, The Hickman Gazette and The Fulton Leader, will merge into The Current.

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PADD Report: 1641 seniors receive food in January 2017
PADD Report: 1641 seniors receive food in January 2017

According to Feeding America, "In 2015: 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children...

During January, the PADD distributed 70,658 pounds of food to 2,708 households.

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Mayfield, Benton and Graves awarded grants from state

On February 16, 2017, Governor Bevin announced $1.3 million in recreation trail grants. The City of Mayfield was one of the recipients, receiving $49,766 for the Kess Creek Walking Trail. The money will go to extend the Trail and provide lighting.

The Governor also awarded land and water conservation grants to two Purchase area projects. Graves County Fiscal Court will receive $22,500 to improve the Mayfield-Graves County Baseball Park. Benton will get $75,000 for the City of Benton Pool House.

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Hemp bill clears KY Senate
Hemp bill clears KY Senate

Former Rep. Fred Nesler of Mayfield, who now works for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture told us on Monday that he thought the legislation would be successful this time.

He's right so far. SB 218 passed the Kentucky Senate unanimously yesterday.

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Stroud donates items to Historical Society
Stroud donates items to Historical Society

Irvin Stroud has donated to the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society several items collected by his family and ancestors.

The items include a ledger book believed to have been used in the Bugg Store on the Clinton and Metropolis Road (now #307); the carpenter's square used by John Montgomery to build coffins at his shop..

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Scales donated to Historical Society
Scales donated to Historical Society

Recently, Sherry Bryan Daugherty donated to the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society this set of scales which belonged to her great great grandfather, John Bugg.

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New Book is a must read for Trump Resistance
New Book is a must read for Trump Resistance

This collection of progressive thought will give the reader many new ideas to think about for the Trump resistance growing in the counties of far west Kentucky.

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Former Governor Martha Layne Collins addresses local officials
Former Governor Martha Layne Collins addresses local officials

Governor Martha Layne Collins spoke to local officials at the monthly Purchase Area Development District meeting in Mayfield on February 27, 2017.

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Senate Bill 9 will change courts in Purchase
Senate Bill 9 will change courts in Purchase

Senate Bill 9 which realigns judicial circuits is set to be heard on March 1st by the full Kentucky Senate. If it becomes law, there will be some big changes in Purchase courthouses.

EDITOR'S NOTE: SB 9 passed Senate and is on its way to House Judiciary Committee.

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WKCTC deadline approaching
WKCTC deadline approaching

PADUCAH, KY (February 27, 2017) - The deadline to apply for a 2017-18 scholarship at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is Wednesday, March 1 by noon.

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Commonwealth has a growing export industry
Commonwealth has a growing export industry

Kentucky export trade sets new record at $29 billion in 2016

Aerospace, motor vehicles and pharmaceuticals remain state's top exports

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Across the miles: Wingo 4th graders skype with others
Across the miles: Wingo 4th graders skype with others

Wingo Elementary 4th graders had the opportunity to talk with other 4th graders from Colorado, Minnesota, and Texas on Valentine's Day!

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HCHS students skype with author
HCHS students skype with author

Comprised of avid readers, members of the HCHS Book Club recently had the opportunity to meet Courtney C. Stevens, a successful young adult author.

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SB 214 changes to net metering, fees for rooftop solar

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth sent out an action alert this morning about a bill on fast track to approval. If you've ever considered solar panels (or you have them already) - this bill affects you.

Senate Bill 214 - SB 214 crushes customer choice by imposing unfair costs and rules on rooftop solar and other distributed renewable energy systems. It rewards monopoly electric utilities while banning community solar solutions...

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Concerns that bill to separate county retirement from state goes farther

...I write to you today because of my concerns about Senate Bill 226. This bill is 376 pages long and has passed out of committee. The bill seeks to separate CERS from KRS administration, but goes beyond separation. I have a concern it will be used to reduce existing benefits, contrary to KY Revised Statute 78.852, by nullifying the inviolable contract provisions of 78.852.

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