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Clinton a gathering place for artists and crafts again on Saturday April 30th
Brian Risner of the Hickman County Times captured this bird for the Spring Chicken Festival logo
Clinton a gathering place for artists and crafts again on Saturday April 30th

Clinton could become a regional center for arts and crafts. Already, in December, the Arts Council show has become a stable for selling local and regional art as gifts for Christmas. Now local and regional artist are excited about having a spring showing of their works. Already 17 artist and crafts vendors have signed up to be a part of the 1st annual Chicken Festival in Clinton.

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Sierra Club takes fight to stop coal terminal in McCracken
Show of hands: those who oppose the coal terminal
Sierra Club takes fight to stop coal terminal in McCracken

Tuesday night, April 19th, the McCracken Fiscal Court met to consider a rezoning request by Southern Coal. The meeting was attended by 200 residents opposed to the zone change. The meeting went on for three hours... Here's an account of that meeting

For the last three months the Great Rivers Group of the Sierra Club and the Beyond Coal Campaign Western Kentucky Organizing Representative Thomas Pearce have been organizing with community members in West Paducah including Ben Killmon a 50 year member of the Sierra Club who happens to live across the street from the proposed site

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Politics & Government

Edelen and four Dems running for Com'r of Ag at forum in Murray
John Lackey - supports subsidies for small farmers
Edelen and four Dems running for Com'r of Ag at forum in Murray

The only argument that came out of the Democratic commissioner of agriculture candidate forum was whether the post of auditor is the second most important elected office in the state – or whether the Ag Commissioner is. That “argument” was between candidate for auditor Adam Edelen and candidate for ag commissioner Stewart Gritton. It was a friendly one at that.

Edelen and four Dems who will vie in the May primary to face either James Comer or Rob Rothenburger (see our story on these candidates at GOP candidates for Ag Com'r), were in Murray on Monday evening speaking to a small group of Democrats at Pagliai’s.

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Education

Graves High well-represented in 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program
Graves High well-represented in 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program

GRAVES GSP STUDENTS – Several Graves County High School juniors have been selected for the prestigious Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program this summer...

Pictured, from left, (seated) are alternate Kadie Kinnis, participant Shelia Marie Stacy, alternate Bridget Wilkerson, participant Miranda Oldham, participant Shayna Hall, (standing) participant Megan Durham, participant C.J. Elliott, alternate Austin McCallon, and alternate Sara Barrett.

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Hickman County High Juniors attending summer GSP and CHA
L to R: Charles Byassee, Aaron Harpole, Alex Allen, Kelsey Grubbs and Alex Richards
Hickman County High Juniors attending summer GSP and CHA

Hickman County High School, population 350 students, will be sending four juniors to the Governors’ Scholars Program (GSP) this summer and one junior to Murray State to participate in the Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP).

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Paducah Tilghman Students chosen for Governor's Scholars Program
Madison Whelan, Kaitlyn Curry, Courtney Hawkins, Chandler Smith, Jared Holt, Olivia Carner, Mackenzie Bruce
Paducah Tilghman Students chosen for Governor's Scholars Program
Paducah Tilghman juniors Olivia Carner, Kaitlyn Curry, Jared Holt, Chandler Smith, and Madison Whelan have been chosen as scholars, and juniors Mackenzie Bruce and Courtney Hawkins have been chosen as alternates in the 2011 Governor's Scholars Program.
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Editorials

Why a Chicken Festival in Clinton KY?
Sunday dinner involved chicken for many families
Why a Chicken Festival in Clinton KY?

The question is being asked around town and in the county, “Why a Chicken Festival in Clinton Kentucky?” Simple words spoken but they frame a rather complex issue and even more complex answer...

Many of us grew up on a small farm or had family who grew up in the county. Sunday dinners after church usually meant a full course of good food served to a large extended family of uncles, aunts, and cousins. More often than not, the main course was cooked around chicken. Fried, baked, barbequed, grilled, the story was the same....

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Good Friday Lament: How many more of our children will die in Afghanistan?
Good Friday Lament: How many more of our children will die in Afghanistan?

This week, it has been my honor and my sorrow to publish the names and pictures of five more soldiers from Ft. Campbell killed in the War in Afghanistan. The fallen range in age from 21 to 39. Their hometowns stretch across the globe from the Republic of Palau, 500 miles east of the Philippines, to Moosup Connecticut.   Thanks to a wonderful website, Honor the Fallen, I am able to share them to you.

I hope each one of you that read this site take the time to look at their faces. So earnest. So devoted. So committed. 

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Arts & Entertainment

Justice Cunningham named Writer of the Decade
Justice Cunningham receives plaque from Circuit Judge Tim Langford
Justice Cunningham named Writer of the Decade

Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham was honored on Thursday with an award naming him the Robert Penn Warren Writer of the Decade 2000-2010. For plaque inscription, jump to page two.

 

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Dorothy Nell Harper named as Poet Laureate of Jackson Purchase
Dorothy Nell and Sheri Roberts read the award plaque
Dorothy Nell Harper named as Poet Laureate of Jackson Purchase
Dorothy Nell Harper was named Jackson Purchase Poet Laureate on Thursday, April 21 in a program in Clinton.
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John Kelly Ross named Historian of Hickman County
LaDonna reads John Kelly Ross' plaque inscription as she presents it to him.
John Kelly Ross named Historian of Hickman County

At a program at the Hickman County Women's Club Building in Clinton on Thursday, John Kelly Ross was named Historian of Hickman County. He was presented with a plaque by LaDonna Lathem of the Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society.

 

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Community and Regional News

Fulton Fire Department participates in Spring Fling
Fulton Fire Department participates in Spring Fling

 Teresa Amburg (L), Jordan Jones (C) and Jimmy Fissette of the Fulton Fire Department and Twin City Ambulance Service return the department’s ladder truck to service after participating in the Fulton First Baptist Church “Spring Fling” conducted on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

 

The event was staged on the parking lot in front of the church. The children were treated to snacks, games, fingernail painting, a hula hoop contest, a story hour, a clown making balloon animals and a close up look at the fire department ladder truck. 

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Kentucky Governor Acknowledges Soldier Sacrifice

Ft. Campbell Soldier: Spc. Sonny J. Moses
Spc. Sonny J. Moses
Ft. Campbell Soldier: Spc. Sonny J. Moses
 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 22, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Sonny J. Moses, 22, of Koror, Palau, died April 18 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered as a result of a grenade attack at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 16.  He was assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky

 

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Agriculture, Home and Garden

Hummingbird Seminar and a remedy for moles and Japanese beetles
Hummingbird Seminar and a remedy for moles and Japanese beetles

Hi Folks,

...We want to invite everyone to come out Saturday at 2:00 for a free Hummingbird/Oriole Seminar that we are having.  We are very excited to have Aviva Yasgar from the Nature Station in LBL to hold this seminar for us.  She always has an excellent program and is very knowledgeable about Hummingbirds and their habits. 

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