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When the Beast of Disruptive Technology Hunts new Markets: Redbox Video and the Rural America
When the Beast of Disruptive Technology Hunts new Markets: Redbox Video and the Rural America
It happened in the middle of the night, the beast technology invaded this small town of Clinton, Ky. Bright Red in color to lure its prey closer to its side, the beast puts its back squarely against the concrete block wall and waits for sunrise.
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Politics & Government

Celebrating a Milestone: Clean Water Act turns 40
Great Rivers Sierra Club Chair Dianna Riddick (red shirt) listens to George Kipphut's ideas.
Celebrating a Milestone: Clean Water Act turns 40
(Murray KY, September 5, 2012) - The Clean Water Act, passed back in 1972, turns forty this year. Like most reaching middle age, the Act is getting a little gray and maybe a tiny bit behind the times, but the Act (known as CWA) is still relevant.

The Clean Water Act is in for a birthday celebration in Murray in October. There will be cake and punch, funny hats, candles and speeches and panels. It's time to celebrate a law that has kept US drinking water safe, allowing Americans to enjoy a benefit that is not worldwide. Potable water is becoming scarcer as desertification takes place across Africa and Asia. Populations, human and animal, are moving to find drinking water.

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Berry Craig's History Bits

Rebels seize Frankfort, Lexington, threaten Louisville, Cincinnati
Confederate General Kirby Smith captured Frankfort.
Rebels seize Frankfort, Lexington, threaten Louisville, Cincinnati

(August 31, 2012) - On this date in 1862, the Confederate flag fluttered over Frankfort, the only capital of a loyal state captured in the Civil War.

The Unionist government was gone. Gov. James F. Robinson and the General Assembly were safely in Louisville.

 

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Political deal nets Kentucky a new governor
Political deal nets Kentucky a new governor
 (September 7, 2012) - On this date in 1862, Beriah Magoffin was settling back into private life in Harrodsburg, his hometown, having finally given up the governorship...

Moderately pro-Southern, Magoffin had resigned on Aug. 18, 1862. He had been at odds with the Unionist legislature since the start of the secession crisis that preceded the war. Not until Aug. 16, 1862, did Magoffin hint he might step down, and only then “provided a successor is chosen to suit him, but not otherwise,” Lewis and Richard Collins wrote in their History of Kentucky.

Magoffin, a Democrat, was elected in 1859. He was fiercely pro-slavery and believed states had the ultimate right to secede. But he was unwilling to lead Kentucky out of the Union like Kentucky-born Missouri Gov. Claiborne F. Jackson tried unsuccessfully to do in the Show Me State.

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