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Governor reorganizes Kentucky Arts Council

Only four members of the pre-Bevin Kentucky Arts Council kept their seats. Cadiz resident Paul Fourshee is a hold over and the only member from west of Bowling Green.

Executive Director Lori Meadows resigned from the post she held since 2005. Ironically, also off the board is Darlene Mazzone, whose Paducah Life magazine just won the media award in the Governor's Awards.


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PTHS Senior Michael-Ellen Walden recognized
PTHS Senior Michael-Ellen Walden recognized

PTHS senior Michael-Ellen Walden has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

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Discovery Park of America December schedule
Discovery Park of America December schedule

Santa Claus, miles of Christmas lights, dinosaurs and music are December attractions at the Discovery Park of America.

Schedule follows the jump.

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Homestead Exemption increases by $700

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2016) - The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $37,600 for the 2017 and 2018 tax periods. The 2017-2018 exemption reflects a $700 increase over the 2015 - 2016 exemption of $36,900.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! KYDOT ready for white stuff
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! KYDOT ready for white stuff

The Cabinet is winter-ready, fully stocked with a supply of 431,200 tons of salt, 1.1 million gallons of salt brine and 1.1 million gallons of calcium chloride.

The Cabinet has approximately 980 deployable trucks and plows among the 125 snow and ice front line maintenance crews. Another 451 contracted trucks are available to assist in snow and ice operations.

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Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest $13 million to strengthen Kentucky's workforce, infrastructure, and economy
Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest $13 million to strengthen Kentucky's workforce, infrastructure, and economy

The Delta Regional Commission announced multiple programs to help communities in West Kentucky. Among them, the Merryman House in Paducah. Merryman Kemp led a campaign for safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse. The DRA is kicking in $256,500 toward expansion of the Paducah facility. Total project cost will be $2.185 million. For other projects, follow the jump.

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2017 Potter Calendar
2017 Potter Calendar "Looking Through the Year" available Saturday

(Clinton KY) - Jackson Purchase regional photographers, Mary and Ivan Potter of Clinton, KY, have published their 2017 Calendar. "Looking Through the Year." The limited edition signed by both photographers, will be on sale this Saturday at the Hickman County Arts, Crafts and Book Fair at the Hickman County Elementary School Gym. The Fair runs from 8:30 - 2:30...

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Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to add jobs
Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to add jobs

Energy Department Announces Agreement to Sell

Depleted Uranium to be Enriched for Civil Nuclear Power

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Emerge Graduates on the ballot November 8th
Emerge Graduates on the ballot November 8th

Several Purchase graduates of Emerge KY are on the ballot, including a mayoral candidate, judge, legislator and school board member.

For complete list of Emerge candidates, follow the jump.

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Arts, Crafts, & Book Fair Saturday November 19th
Arts, Crafts, & Book Fair Saturday November 19th

The 12th Annual Arts, Crafts & Book Fair will be held on Saturday, November 19th from 8:30 - 2:30.

45 vendors bring their original work to the Fair. Choices range from goat soap to furniture with stops in between for books, jewelry, Christmas decorations

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Senate candidates hit Paducah day before election
Senate candidates hit Paducah day before election

Democrat Lexington Mayor Jim Gray came to Paducah this morning for one more visit before the election in his challenge to unseat Senator Rand Paul.

Republican Senator Rand Paul swings by Paducah today in his final ride around before tomorrow's vote.

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After over a year of politicians talking to us - tomorrow is our day
After over a year of politicians talking to us - tomorrow is our day

Tomorrow, November 8th, is OUR day. It's the day voters get to talk back to the politicians.

At best, 7 out of 10 of us will speak at the ballot box.

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Seating choices affect learning
Seating choices affect learning

Fancy Farm Elementary students get choices in alternative seating

that experts say can improve academic performance

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2016 MSU Art Auction Friday
2016 MSU Art Auction Friday

MURRAY, Ky. -- The Murray State University Department of Art & Design and the Clara M. Eagle Gallery are pleased to present the 2016 Annual Art Auction on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The art auction is a scholarship benefit that will take place in the main space of the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 6th floor of the Fine Arts Building on campus, with a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. and a live auction at 5:30 p.m.

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P3 update delivered to state lawmakers at Kentucky Horse Park
P3 update delivered to state lawmakers at Kentucky Horse Park

With over $100-plus million in maintenance needs at Kentucky's state parks, public-private partnerships, known as P3s, are expected to help reduce the parks' deferred maintenance while employing a strict system of check and balances built into HB 309, said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet General Counsel Leigh Powers.

"We're not selling off state parks..." Powers

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Fort Campbell soldier, Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen
Fort Campbell soldier, Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen

(November 7, 2016) Governor Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of Fort Campbell soldier, Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, of Kirksville, Missouri.

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Fort Campbell Soldier: Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe
Fort Campbell Soldier: Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe

(November 7, 2016) Governor Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of Fort Campbell soldier, Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, of Tucson, AZ

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Fort Campbell Soldier: Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty
Fort Campbell Soldier: Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty

(November 7, 2016) Governor Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of Fort Campbell soldier, Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville Texas.

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Senator Rand Paul -
Senator Rand Paul - "find common ground"

...The election being only days away and party rancor the highest since Burr shot Hamilton, Senator Paul was asked about bipartisanship in Congress.

Could he work with the other side of the aisle?

Paul says that he can and that he has. He reeled off a laundry list of bills and issues that he has worked with Democratic senators: Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut on stopping weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, a practice Paul said puts guns into the hands of terrorists like ISIS...

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Murphy to be at MeMows in Hickman
Murphy to be at MeMows in Hickman

Fulton County Democrats will host a Michael Murphy Night on November 4 from 5 to 7:30 at Memows in Hickman.

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Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal.

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Dem Women sponsor debate watch party
Dem Women sponsor debate watch party

The Alben Barkley Women's Club will be having a Chili Supper Fund Raiser/Debate Watch party Wednesday October 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Laborers Local #1214 Hall,1415 South 3rd Street, in Paducah. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are $10 per person. Several local political candidates are expected to be in attend and will speak.

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Former McCracken Judge Van Newberry struck by car while cycling
Former McCracken Judge Van Newberry struck by car while cycling

..Van Newberry was funny, irreverent, hard working and very, very smart. More often than not, attempts to interview him proved unsuccessful as he reduced me to giggles.

He will be missed.

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Paducah Life Magazine to be honored for arts coverage

Paducah Life Magazine won the 2016 Governor's Award in the Arts for media coverage of the arts.

Congratulations!

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Governor Bevin to be at WAVE Conference
Governor Bevin to be at WAVE Conference

Governor Bevin will be the first speaker for the WAVE Confluence scheduled for October 24th - 25th

at Columbus-Belmont Park, Hickman County KY

The schedule follows the jump.

Other speakers may be added at a later date.

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