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Showing 6 articles from December 22, 2011.

FrontPage News

Nesler not running again
Nesler not running again

Fred Nesler, the long serving representative from Mayfield announced he will not seek an 11th term. Instead, it is rumored he will run for Graves County judge executive according to a report on West Kentucky Star.

One name has surfaced as a potential candidate for the 2nd district seat- that of Graves County School Board member Kelly Whitaker.

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Politics & Government

Seriously?  Will this be a how - to seminar?
Jack Abramoff will talk ethics to KY Legislature
Seriously? Will this be a how - to seminar?

FRANKFORT, KY. — Jack Abramoff, recently described by "60 Minutes" as perhaps "the most notorious and crooked lobbyist of our time," will help teach ethics to Kentucky lawmakers during the opening week of the 2012 General Assembly.

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is paying Abramoff a $5,000 speaking fee, plus expenses, to tell legislators how his corrupt actions helped him rise to the top of Washington’s lobbying world — and end up serving 3½ years in prison after pleading guilty in 2006 to corrupting public officials, tax evasion and fraud.

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Kentucky college-going rates increase to highest level recorded

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2011) — More than 63 percent of Kentucky’s public high school Class of 2010 has enrolled in college – the highest percentage on record, the Kentucky P-20 Data Collaborative announced today. The P-20 Data Collaborative used a more comprehensive set of data to calculate the rates, which revealed that of the more than 43,000 public high school graduates in 2010, 63.1 percent enrolled in some form of higher education.

Shamelessly Proud Editor's Note: Follow the link in the story to check out how your local high school scored. We did and were happy to find that Hickman County High had an 81.4% college going rate - 20 points above the state average. Go Falcons!

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Ode to the Passing of what has been and what is to be

I do not apologize for my views.

I do not apologize for your views.

I do not apologize for the turn of events and flow of history we call modern times.

I do not apologize for the coming darkness of civilizational ignorance.

I do not apologize for those among us who feel neither passion nor peace.

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Community and Regional News

Local officials and bands participate in Inaugural Parade
Hopkinsville Band turns out in Christmas red for parade.
Local officials and bands participate in Inaugural Parade

Bands from Dawson Springs, Marshall County, Reidland, Hopkinsville and Livingston County were among the fifty four bands strutting their stuff up the long parade route from the Kentucky River to the State Capitol. Sixty seven units were in the Parade with over 4,000 participants.

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Kemp to run
Hal Kemp and his wife Leslie own the Murray Dairy Queen.
Kemp to run

(Murray, KY Dec. 21, 2011) - Calloway County businessman Hal Kemp announced today he will seek the seat being vacated by 5th District Representative Melvin Henley, who is retiring.

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