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...The statewide college going data showed that in the Class of 2012, nearly 90 percent started out as full-time students, about 9 percent attended an out-of-state college or university, and more than 50 percent were pursuing a bachelor's degree while nearly 35 percent were seeking an associate's degree.
Data also revealed that more than 54 percent of males compared to about 68 percent of females in the Class of 2012 attended college. In addition, nearly 61 percent of white students, about 58 percent of African-American students and 56 percent of Hispanic students attended college. More than 21 percent of students with access to special education attended college.
(Mayfiled, KY - April 20, 2015) - Dr. Stuart Foster, Director of the Kentucky Climate Center located at Western Kentucky University, spoke with elected officials at the April Purchase Area Development District meeting. The state climatologist is on a mission to get more automated weather and climate stations funded in the area.
The system called the Kentucky Mesonet measures temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind speed and direction.
Butterfly Rose wowed a small crowd on Saturday evening in Clinton with a musical history lesson.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) introduced H.R. 1779, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA). This legislation will reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act--currently the only federal program targeted solely to help runaway youth--and also add new protections for youth victims of human trafficking or sexual exploitation..
(April 10, 2015 - Murray KY) - Dr. Robert O. Davies officially became the 13th president of Murray State University in a ceremony full of pomp, circumstance and tradition.
The effort to promote "right to work" laws with local governments in Kentucky is founded on claims about job and economic growth that are unsupported by the research, according to a new report by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
The report looks at the most careful previous studies on RTW that show the law is not associated with an increase in jobs, but with lower wages and benefits for all workers...
Paducah Tilghman juniors Parker Belt, Reese Butler, Lauren Eickholz, Meg Hancock, Grant Hutcheson, and Lucie Tyrrell have been chosen as scholars and juniors Shelby Browning and Palmer Stroup have been chosen as an alternates for the 2015 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program.
Robert Kirkland, founder of the Discovery Park of America, died at his home on April 11, 2015.
In my head, I am calling this May primary the "Friends and Family Election."
This may be the first Kentucky election where winners are judged by the number of Facebook friends they have.
The difficult years of the Twenties through the Forties saw some businesses lose their way through first one World War then another. The Great Depression sandwiched between the two challenged businesses in Hickman County.
While the subject may sound depressing, the book is livened up with anecdotes. One such story tells of Tasty Bakery, and its deliveries of day old bread to the local CCC camp. The New Dealers who established the camps throughout America believed that fresh dough was unhealthy. Bakeries had to wait 24 hours for their bread to get a little stale before it was fit for hungry young men.
A launch party for the book will be held at the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society at 107 S. Washington St. in Clinton on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00. The author will share her own anecdotes about the book and the ups and downs of being both author and publisher.
To mark its 21 years of celebrating Hickman County's rich history, the Hickman County Museum will spearhead a Heritage Week celebration in mid-September.
Call it the rule of threes. Whenever he sees a story three times from three different angles, my futurist husband calls the subject a trend. Recently, even I, the grounded in today pragmatist, had to admit that there's something is going on when we read, watched and listened to an alternative to the college model we grew up with.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul threw his hat into the ring today in the race to become the next president of the United States. Senator Paul used the occasion to blast both sides of the political aisle - saying that the GOP did not need to nominate a candidate who is a "Democrat-lite"; Congress cannot balance the budget without a constitutional amendment and Pres. Obama is tripling the national debt.
For the full text of Paul's speech, follow the jump.
West Kentucky Community & Technical College Awarded $100,000 prize for achieving outstanding outcomes in: learning, degree completion, minority and low-income student success, and employment and earnings
FRANKFORT, Ky. - This baseball season, you can add Kentucky Proud Popcorn to your starting lineup of Kentucky Proud foods and snacks at minor league parks in Florence, Lexington, and Louisville...
Kentucky Proud Popcorn is a premium popcorn product made from corn grown by western Kentucky farm families and processed in Murray by Preferred Popcorn.
"...we're making sure that everybody has opportunity and everybody has a shot. And we're investing in the job training and apprenticeships and on-the-job training and online training that it's going to take to make sure that anybody can access a good job if they're willing to work hard and apply themselves and focus...
Republicans in Congress have put forward their budget and it provides tax cuts to folks like me and folks who are doing pretty darn well, but it would cut right now job training for 2.2 million people, including 28,800 right here in Kentucky. And that's just not the right way for us to plan in terms of long-term growth and stability.."
ROAD IS NOW OPEN.
KY 58 will be closed in eastern Hickman County to allow erosion control and repair work around the Canadian National railroad overpass at mile point 19.8. This closure point is along KY 58 in the Watts Crossing area near the Hickman-Graves County Line.
Free Kentucky Work Ready Communities Best Practices Summit April 29 will help counties prepare for economic growth
Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen to deliver keynote address
Hickman County Judge Kenny Wilson is wholeheartedly committed to getting Hickman County named a Work Ready Community. To begin the process, Judge Wilson invited local leaders to a luncheon to get them committed too.
In a joint press statement, the White House and Majority Leader McConnell confirmed that Kentucky's senior senator will provide much needed support for President's Obama's plan to attack poverty in the Bluegrass State.
... HB 152, called the AT & T bill takes regulation of most telecommunications out of the hands of the Public Service Commission. Providers of, let's call it phone service, can now decide to request of the PSC that areas of service with a population of over 15,000 no longer be serviced by land lines. That's both a recognition of how quickly urban areas are moving away from land lines and toward cell and internet services and a measure of the decreasing power base for rural areas. The 15,000 exception sounds good, but not that many areas with a large town will be covered...
Andy Beshear, Democratic candidate for Kentucky Attorney General in the November 2015 election, toured the River Counties on Monday starting in Ballard County and ending his day in the southernmost county, Fulton.
When asked what his focus would be should he be elected, Beshear didn't' hesitate. "Child abuse."
(Fulton, KY. March 31, 2015) - This day is the last day of operations for Parkway Regional Hospital. It will be closed by the end of the day.
Fulton, Kentucky now becomes part of the national debate over how health care will be provided to Americans and under what circumstances that care is to be given. It has just lost its rural regional hospital... The closing comes the day after a report by the Kentucky State Auditor on the health of Kentucky's rural hospitals.
A Purchase Area Development District study found 200 employees affected - 64 have not found new jobs - of these 86% are women.
For decades, drinking strong spirits in the old civilized world of Europe was about scotch, gin, fine wines. Every now and then, when one traveled to the tropic islands of the Caribbean, one drank rum. The most famous rums came from the Bacardi family.
In the twists and turns of a 21st Century, when traditional markets are collapsing to make way for new taste buds and wallets, the world of strong spirits is no longer held to traditions of centuries.
The latest case in point is the announcement that Bacardi Rum will be acquiring Kentucky based Angel's Envy bourbon...
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