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PSC Sets Public Meetings in Water Service Corp. Case
PSC Sets Public Meetings in Water Service Corp. Case

Comments on proposed rate increase taken in Middlesboro, Clinton

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 1, 2011) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold public meetings this month in Middlesboro and Clinton to receive comments on a request for a rate increase by Water Service Corp. of Kentucky.

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Education

Farmington Elementary has a new principal
Farmington Elementary has a new principal

Farmington Elementary School’s site-based decision-making council Wednesday morning, June 8, selected Matt Madding as its new principal. The 2002 Graves County High School graduate returned to GCHS as a teacher in 2006.

SBDM council chairperson Debbie Jones, pictured at right with the new principal, said the council “believes that Mr. Madding is the best fit for Farmington.” Madding called the position a “great opportunity” and said he plans to continue to provide teachers with the tools they need to help students learn both academics and character.

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The Coming Revolution in Education
The Coming Revolution in Education
...Stanford reports that if US students in this category could raise their performance by just 5% it would add $41 trillion to the US economy over the next 20 years.

There is a marked difference between America and Canada too – so near, yet so far. The quality of education in the US puts America in 16th position among 17 other OECD countries, while Canada ranks second behind Finland..."

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Editorials

A Short (no pun intended) Comment on Rep. Wiener

The latest scandal out of Washington involves New York Congressman Anthony Wiener and photos he sent to women over the internet. The whole thing has led me to three conclusions:

1.    Doing something that is wrong then lying about it doesn't work...

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Community and Regional News

To Live and Die in Rural America
Red light? Green light? Which direction are rural communities going?
To Live and Die in Rural America

This week's Daily Yonder takes a look at living and dying in rural America. What's dying are areas that are "old rural" - areas that refuse to change.

Rural America isn't being helped by government policies that have as a starting point that bigger is better.

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