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Politics & Government

District One Engineer earns honor for bridge reconstruction
Mike McGregor named 2011 Engineer of the Year
District One Engineer earns honor for bridge reconstruction
Mike McGregor, Transportation Engineer Branch Manager for Project Development in Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 at Paducah, was recently recognized by KATE- The Kentucky Association of Transportation Engineers as the organization’s 2011”Engineer of the Year.”
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Emerge KY - 6 alum win in May primaries
Emerge Kentucky candidates did well in primary 2012

Six graduates of Emerge Kentucky, a non-profit organization established in 2009 to recruit and train Democratic women to run for public office, were on primary ballots on Tuesday, and all six emerged victorious.

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On present course, future looks dim for mental health care providers
....fourteen (14) Community Mental Health – Mental Retardation Centers (CMHCs)  are the public safety net for Kentuckians needing mental health, addictions and intellectual & developmental disability services and supports. The CMHCs served over 179,000 individuals in FY ’11 – this represents approximately 1 out of every 25 Kentuckians.

 .... In addition to serving a huge number of our neighbors, we employ approximately 9,000 individuals in a wide array of positions from administrative to clinical to medical. Based upon data from the KY Chamber of Commerce, the CMHCs employ approximately 1 out of every 200 working Kentuckians... The future of the fourteen (14) CMHCs does not appear to be bright as costs continue to grow and revenue from our largest source most assuredly will decrease. 

 

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Education

Coal Severance funds to go to UPIKE students
Coal Severance funds to go to UPIKE students

Gov. Beshear Authorizes Coal Severance Funds for Scholarships

Pilot project to provide $4.3 million for students

 in nine-county area over two years

The scholarships will benefit students attending the main campuses of the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) and Alice Lloyd College, or the extension campuses of Morehead State University (Prestonsburg), Lincoln Memorial University and Lindsey Wilson College and UPIKE.

 

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Symsonia Elementary students rock to ’60s music with Wulfe Brothers
Symsonia Elementary students rock to ’60s music with Wulfe Brothers
Symsonia Elementary School students, from left, Zephan Farris, Austin Lee, Jamey Theobald, Dominic Cross, John Michael Holmes, and Michael Cox rocked out recently at an in-school concert.
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YOUNG WRITERS’ SUMMER CAMP TO BEGIN JUNE 18 AT UT MARTIN
YOUNG WRITERS’ SUMMER CAMP TO BEGIN JUNE 18 AT UT MARTIN

 

MARTIN, Tenn. – Young writers in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s annual Young Writers’ Summer Camp, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day beginning June 18 and continuing through the week.

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Technology & Science

Feds look for ways to help USEC
Feds look for ways to help USEC
The Energy Department is considering the purchase of experimental centrifuges from the United States Enrichment Corp as a way of channeling money to the ailing nuclear fuel company, which says it needs an infusion of cash by the end of the month. 
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Community and Regional News

Vote for Columbus Belmont State Park in Coke contest
Help Columbus Belmont State Park win $100K
Vote for Columbus Belmont State Park in Coke contest

(COLUMBUS KY - May 30, 2012) - Fans of Columbus Belmont Park have a chance to vote early and vote often in an online competition sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Park Manager Cindy Lynch urges everyone who loves the Park to participate in the third annual Coca Cola "America is Your Park" contest.

The park with the most votes will receive a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola. The second-place park will receive $50,000, and third place will receive $25,000. These recreation grants are provided to help restore, rebuild or enhance activity areas in parks where people can play and be active.

The deadline for voting is July 15, 2012.

Voting is easy. Visit www.livepositively.com/parks to earn one vote per click for your favorite Kentucky State Park. You can also vote by checking in from your favorite state park. More details are available by visiting the website.

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Gov. Beshear Announces TeleTech to Create 700 Jobs in Hopkinsville

Global customer service company to make $12 million investment in the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced TeleTech Services Corporation, a subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of technology-enabled customer experience solutions, will invest more than $12 million to open a state-of-the-art customer experience delivery center in Hopkinsville.

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