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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: the Art of Attack Ads at the 2012 Fancy Farm Political Picnic
GOP team included cheerleaders to organize crowd
Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: the Art of Attack Ads at the 2012 Fancy Farm Political Picnic
(Fancy Farm, KY. August 4, 2012) -  At moments, there seemed to be more signs visible than people in the politically charged audience. Of course this effect was just that, an illusion of space, message, passion and political agenda. And illusion was king for the day at this 2012 Fancy Farm Picnic.
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Education

Falcon Academy launches building on past successes
L to R- Bill Bartleman, Pres. Imhoff, Pres. Veazey and Pres.Dunn
Falcon Academy launches building on past successes

(Clinton KY, August 14, 2012) – Superintendent Kenny Wilson launched the third year of Falcon Academy at an event billed as The Falcon Academy Celebration with the help of WKCTC President Barbara Veazey, Mid-Continent President Robert Imhoff and MSU President Randy Dunn, faculty, parents, students and community supporters.

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Playing Possum
Playing Possum
(Cuba, KY - August 14, 2012) - PLAYING POSSUM – Cuba Elementary students are always excited when Micah Seavers of Seavers’ Beavers Wildlife Management visits the school. Recently he visited several classrooms to discuss the importance of wildlife management.

Pictured at left is teacher JoAnna Mounger's third grade class watching as Seavers handles an opossum. The students had an opportunity to learn about the animal's natural habitat and many other facts that correlated with science core content.

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Editorials

Fancy Farm Picnic: what's outdated is good manners
Gatewood Galbraith seemed to relish trading barbs with hecklers.
Fancy Farm Picnic: what's outdated is good manners

...While I wish that Lt. Gov. Abramson had not made the remarks he made in the forum he made them, I cannot totally disagree with what he said.

...The political speaking has descended from witty repartee to character assassination. Hordes come, not to listen to the speaker and quarrel with their perspective, but to drown out and humiliate them.

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Berry Craig's History Bits

The burly
A giant of a man - General William O. Nelson 6' 4", 300 lbs.
The burly "Bull" takes command

(August 17, 2012) - On this date in 1862, an ex-navy lieutenant turned army major general was the new Union commander in Kentucky.

Mason County native William O. Nelson was the only naval officer to become a two-star general in the Civil War. He was also one of the largest commanders in blue or gray. The burly, bearded Nelson was six-feet-four and weighed 300-pounds, hence his nickname “Bull.”

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