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Politics & Government

Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011 – Introduction
Murray Mayor Bill Wells and Calloway Dem Chair Hal Kemp
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011 – Introduction
Political dinners follow a predictable course. Whether served in the Ritz Carleton or a barbecue on the river, programming has attained the status of sacred ritual.
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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: A grand night for singing
L to R: Jack Conway, Mark Blankenship, Shea Nickell, Todd Hollenbach
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: A grand night for singing
...Nickell invited three in the audience to share the singing of My Old Kentucky Home with him: Attorney General Jack Conway, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach and Calloway/Marshall Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship...
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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Jerry Abramson – a travelogue of campaigning
Candidate for Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Jerry Abramson – a travelogue of campaigning

...Abramson, running for statewide office for the first time, recited his travel schedule. He started the day in Richmond in Madison County and ended it in Calloway County. Abramson said that across the state, people are talking about jobs...

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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Jack Conway – going after the “Bully from Burkesville”
Attorney General Jack Conway rolled up his sleeves at Dem dinner.
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Jack Conway – going after the “Bully from Burkesville”

..Conway is back running to keep his current job for one more term. He told the crowd that the polls look like the voters like him again...

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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Allison Lundergan Grimes – keep the ballot box open for all
Allison Lundergan Grimes - candidate for Ky secretary of state
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Allison Lundergan Grimes – keep the ballot box open for all

Grimes, the daughter of Jerry Lundergan, who most recently brought Kentucky solidly and resoundingly into Hillary Clinton’s column in the last presidential primary, told the crowd that Dad would want credit for her victory over Elaine Walker to become secretary of state...

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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Adam Edelan – social contract means remembering the forgotten
Candidate for Auditor Adam Edelan
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Adam Edelan – social contract means remembering the forgotten
...Adam Edelan recently made news in the Purchase by traveling to the tiny precinct of Madrid Bend, home of seventeen voters living on 14,000 acres. Madrid Bend is the dot at the far western end of Kentucky...
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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Todd Hollenbach – Dems the positive party
Candidate for Treasurer Todd Hollenbach
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Todd Hollenbach – Dems the positive party
Todd Hollenbach has been in the Purchase so many times he should get honorary citizenship. 
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Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Bob Farmer – the right name for the job
Bob Farmer, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture
Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2011: Bob Farmer – the right name for the job
...Farmer, who denies being kinfolk to that other Farmer who shares his last name, is a gregarious talker whose forte is advertising...
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Editorials

Kentucky's state song originally told sad slave story
Stephen Foster wrote "My Old Kentucky" Home as tribute to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Kentucky's state song originally told sad slave story

The choice of My Old Kentucky Home as the state anthem must stand as the greatest irony in the history of state songs. 

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Community and Regional News

Governor appoints four to Water Valley City Council

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members as City Councilpersons for the City of Water Valley in Graves County, to serve until the next general election: 

  • Ray K. McCord, of Water Valley, is a print shop manager for Letica Corp. 
  • Richard Bradley, of Water Valley, is a carpenter/welder for C & W Lumber Co.  
  • Chris L. Barnes, of Water Valley, is a parts sales employee for Hutson Inc.  
  • Jon W. True, of Water Valley, is a maintenance employee for Turner Holdings LLC.
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