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Strict Obstructionist
"McConnell nevertheless manipulates the press masterfully, using methods that are head-smackingly obvious ..." Joshua Green, Atlantic Monthly
Strict Obstructionist

Joshua Green takes an unflinching look at Kentucky's senior senator, Mitch McConnell, in this month's Atlantic Monthly (an issue well worth buying for more than just this article).

"...McConnell, 68, is owlish, phlegmatic, and gray, and often looks bothered, as though lunch isn’t agreeing with him. He has been described as having “the natural charisma of an oyster.” Yet you sense that this is not so much a burden as a choice, that he has pared away any qualities extraneous to his political advancement..."

A must read for proponents, opponents, and those of us who don't know what to think about the Senate's Minority Leader.

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Politics & Government

State agency looking for environmental stewards

Environmental Quality Commission Requests Nominations for 2011 Earth Day Awards

Award recognizes environmental stewardship

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Education

KHS Accepting Nominations for 2011 History Teacher of the Year
...This year’s contest recognizes K-6 teachers of American history.  Nominees must have at least three years of classroom experience in teaching social studies with a focus on American history, including state and local history.  They must exhibit creativity and imagination in the classroom with the intent to promote literacy and content beyond state standards...
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TVA Helps Graves County Students Take LEAD
From left, are student Adam LeRoy, internship coordinator Dunning, TVA’s Mitchell, academy director Yeates, and student Cole Fields.
TVA Helps Graves County Students Take LEAD
Tennessee Valley Authority’s Valley Relations Director Nancy Mitchell presented a $3,000 check to Graves County High School’s LEAD Academy. LEAD stands for Leaders Excelling through Apprenticeships and Determination. The focus of the LEAD Academy is to help its students prepare for life after high school...
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Arts & Entertainment

Alicia Jones artwork currently on display
Alicia Jones artwork currently on display

The Hickman County Arts Council has a display in their case located in the hallway of the Hickman County Courthouse.  The works of a talented young local artist, Alicia Jones, are presently featured. 

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Technology & Science

Potter tells Denver meeting bedbugs here to stay

UK Researcher Michael Potter  told the National Bedbug Forum in Denver this week that bedbug infestations are "inevitable". 

Let this branch of the Potter family be the first to say "Ewww...."

 

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Agriculture, Home and Garden

The Hope of Spring
"While the fire crackles in the wood stove, I sit in my recliner with my morning coffee and drool over those beautiful flowers and luscious vegetables."
The Hope of Spring

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is past, it is time for one of my favorite gardening activities. This ritual into spring doesn’t require any mud, sweat or tears on my part. All it requires is my no-line bifocals and a flick of my wrist and I am transformed into my dream garden. It is the arrival of the first seed catalogues of the year that magically start appearing in my mailbox in January that gets me all pumped up and ready to start another growing season...

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