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Showing 7 articles from December 12, 2008.

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State Budget Dire as Gov. Reveals Round One Plan
..."I sense on behalf of all the legislative leaders an openness to look at all of our options. Obviously, we don’t have any commitments. They’ve just heard about my plan and will take some time to look at it. I have confidence that common ground will be found with the Legislature"

- Governor Steve Beshear in Paducah, Thursday 12/11/08
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Locally Made Products Hit Big
An MSNBC commentator on Morning Joe bemoaned the fact that "nobody in America makes anything anymore". 

Not so, sir. 

Artists, authors and craftspeople filled the Methodist Church's Young Center in Clinton last Saturday offering their uniquely personal works for sale. 

Come and see their wares....
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Judge Bill Cunningham - West Kentuckian

Judge Bill Cunningham said that being a West Kentuckian in Frankfort is “Wonderful. Every day when I drive up the mall and see that huge beautiful edifice and thinks of the wonderful people far away and in a different time zone that I represent, I get a high. I am just so humbled to be there.”
Photo: Judge Cunningham signs a book for me while Hickman County Judge Greg Pruitt and wife, Norma, look on.

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Kentucky Pecans - Stuff of Legends
It is amazing how pecans from Kentucky Nut Corporation’s Kentucky Kernel find their way into the best kitchens of America, be it a place like Lynn’s Paradise Café or your home.
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Missy Jenkins' Formula: Courage + Faith = Hope
Missy Jenkins Smith was at the Hickman County Arts, Crafts, Book and Food Fair last Saturday. A lovely young woman, Missy visited with old friends and new while she signed and sold copies of her book, "I Choose to Be Happy".  Next to her in the photo is husband, Josh.
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Travel & Tourism

Re-discovering the Spirit of the Holidays
No one in my family went shopping on Black Friday. We all are making gifts or buying locally made foods and crafts for gifts this year.
Somewhere past a grandson taking his first step into the arms of his soldier father and a forty year in the making family dinner, I found my Thanksgiving spirit of saying “Thank you, God, for my joys and wealth.”
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Student Debaters
Last week, Ivan and I were asked to be judges at a regional debate among four local high schools. Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton Counties and Fulton City Schools all sent students from their high school advanced programs to compete.

What an honor and delight to see such bright young people listen to each other's arguments and use logic in their own to win the day!
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