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FrontPage News

Delivering the news: battling through early morning missteps and packs of wild dogs
Don't mess with the Paducah Sun Delivery Woman in Clinton
Delivering the news: battling through early morning missteps and packs of wild dogs

...Sipping my splendid first cup of coffee for the day, I deduced that the newspaper route delivery person had noticed that her paper had missed its mark...

..Now the Sunday newspaper lay an equal distance from the newspaper lady and a pack of wild dogs...

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Online Paducah Sun Newspaper seeks new identity and workers
Online Paducah Sun Newspaper seeks new identity and workers
The Sunday Paducah Sun often has little that really shocks me, grabs my attention, or stops me in my tracks....

Yet, the past Sunday edition of the Paducah Sun, that is exactly what happened. It came within the pages of the Classified Ads section...

.Wow! There they were last Sunday - several ads for an online newspaper to be started by the Paducah Sun. These ads were for a newspaper page designer, an online news reporter and a production inserting position...

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Politics & Government

Campaign Notes: Chapter One
But in this election cycle, it seems to be less about voting for Romney than it is about voting against Obama.
Campaign Notes: Chapter One
..As an itinerant crackpot reporter for the West Kentucky Journal, presently residing in Green Bay, I had an idea. Why not go? Take it all in and report back to my editor (and law school classmate) Mary Potter. So I sent Mary an email to see if she might be interested, and her immediate answer was, “yes! Yes! YES!”

So here is the story of this Democrat’s somewhat frightening, somewhat amusing journey through the bowels of Teapublican Hell, officially named the “Victory Rally Town Hall with Paul Ryan and the GOP Team, Wisconsin.” Or something like that...

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Education

Graves High students earn career preparation certificates in child care
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PTHS student artwork to be displayed at DeaFESTIVAL
PTHS freshman Jessica Lopez poses with the 2012 fiberglass horse that will be displayed by the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
PTHS student artwork to be displayed at DeaFESTIVAL
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Sedalia kindergarteners learn community matters
While on the trip, students mailed hand-written letters made for Grandparents’ Day at the local post office,
Sedalia kindergarteners learn community matters

COMMUNITY MATTERS -- Sedalia Elementary kindergarten students recently concluded a unit of study on community and community helpers. To wrap up their study, students took a walking field trip around their own community of Sedalia, discussing places they saw and types of service each provides the community.

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Editorials

The Price of News, What is it worth?
The Price of News, What is it worth?
For over 200 years, this device we call the newspaper has been a ritual of culture that has been an important tool for helping to give meaning to our community’s structure...

..One of the realities of the 21st century is that news is no longer just news. For the well off and corporate, news is about social intelligence, market conditions, and political power...

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Berry Craig's History Bits

Bracken Unionists banish, threaten anti-slavery minister
Rev. James G. Fee, abolitionist and founder of Berea College.
Bracken Unionists banish, threaten anti-slavery minister

 (September 14, 2012) - On this date in 1862, local Unionists drove the Rev. James G. Fee from his native Bracken County “for preaching abolitionism.”

The Union men forced Fee onto an Ohio River ferryboat, which carried him to Ohio, a free state. They threatened to hang him if he dared return, according to Lewis and Richard Collins’ History of Kentucky.

Fee was a rarity in Kentucky, a slave state. He risked life and limb by openly preaching against human bondage.

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