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April 17th Woods Walk
Imagine First Americans’ Life: Woods Walk at Wickliffe Mounds

Wickliffe, Ky.--All around us spring is poised to add new color to Kentucky’s natural landscapes.   The seasonal lushness in southwest Kentucky at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, where the Ohio River merges into the Mighty Mississippi, is a picturesque backdrop for the Woods Walk scheduled for April 17.  Join in and learn more about this historic land and the people who lived there eons ago.
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Dem Candidates' Staffers Duel in press releases
He said - She said back - He said back to her..
Mongiardo and Conway spokespeople in duelling press releases


He said: FRANKFORT --- University of Kentucky graduate and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Daniel Mongiardo today offered a friendly wager to Duke graduate Attorney General Jack Conway that Kentucky will advance farther than Duke in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
She said:
Dear Mr. Geveden,
While we certainly appreciate the Mongiardo campaign's offer to wager on the NCAA tournament, at a time when Kentucky's unemployment rate is nearly 11%...
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No Man is an Island
The Republic of Maldives, 1200 small islands, faces extinction as the Indian Ocean rises.
No Man is an Island
Thus, in my e-mail this day was a story about the island nation of Republic of Maldives. This small nation in the Indian Ocean is actually a series of 1200 islands linked into a common culture and nationhood. The story I was following is their attempt to survive in this new era of extreme weather and results of climate change.
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The Geo-Political Realities of Super Ports on the Mississippi River
Will the Obama Administration decide that funding a port in his home state is a better bet than funding a TN or KY port?
The Geo-Political Realities of Super Ports on the Mississippi River
The political realities of Cates Landing and the recent pull back of rural development funding for Columbus, Kentucky may suggest that the states of Tennessee and Kentucky are out of favor with this new Washington DC administration.   
 
With Senators like Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, Kentucky is becoming a daily embarrassment to the White House. With the Congressional and governor’s race in Tennessee moving into Republican and Tea Party far right wing politics, the White House has little to lose with not supporting Tennessee Projects.
 
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West Tenn. riverport not funded
West Tennessee Riverport Project Loses Funding
 
In the first week of March, 2010, county officials in Northwest Tennessee learned that $35 million federal grant funding of the proposed Mississippi River Cates Landing Riverport would not happen this year.  Located near Tiptonville, Tennessee in Lake County, this proposed riverport complex was planned to impact the counties of Obion, Dyer, and Lake.  At stake was the creation of 4,000 to 5,000 construction and river industry jobs. They are sorely needed. Dyer County has a 16% unemployment rate.
 
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Editorials

A Short Rant by Ivan Potter
What does Google know and when did it know it?
A Short Rant by Ivan Potter
The End of Western Civilization, Blood Pressure, and Google
 
...Yet, as I had just hit the final edit e-mail transmission, I noticed that there was an odd look or feel about the ads that appeared on the initial story page from Google.
 
As we all know, Google makes money from advertising. What I didn’t know was just how precise they are in marrying up requests to advertisers on a one to one basis.
 
Five advertisers were linked to my request for data. These five advertisers are shown at the end of this rant...
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