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Politics & Government

Hubbard and Humphries answer questions from Farm Bureau
Carroll Hubbard and Stan Humphries take notes at Farm Bureau Forum
Hubbard and Humphries answer questions from Farm Bureau

Carroll Hubbard : “We’ve got a lot of waste in state government. Sometime go to Frankfort, get there about eight o’clock when state employees are supposed to be coming in and see how many come in at 8:20, 8:30. Then go to the cafeteria and see how many are in there having coffee and then look to see how many are having cigarette breaks...

Hubbard and opponent Stan Humphries answered questions related to agriculture and rural areas on last Thursday evening at a Farm Bureau Candidate Forum in Clinton.

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Paducah candidates encourage student participation
Paducah candidates attended a candidate's forum on Monday evening
Paducah candidates encourage student participation
(Paducah, KY) - City Commission candidates, along with mayoral candidate Gayle Kaler, encouraged PTHS students to be active as voters and citizens at Monday's candidates forum organized by the PTHS speech and forensics team.
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Education

Falcon Academy - new ground plowed in rural area
Falcon Academy - new ground plowed in rural area

There stands in Kentucky a model educational platform for teaching the future. It is called The Falcon Academy. It calls home Hickman County, Kentucky, a county of under 5,000. With 19 people per square mile, it’s the second smallest county of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

Clinton has one stop light, three restaurants, two drug stores, two doctors, two banks, one agriculture credit office, churches and several small businesses. The town’s population is just under 1200. In culture, the town looks a whole lot like a scene from a small town 1950-60 movie set...

For the young adults, the physical act of learning is now “cool.”

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High School & Chamber start Third Year Leadership Class
Leadership students researching at Historical Society.
High School & Chamber start Third Year Leadership Class
The Chamber of Commerce and the Hickman County High School started its third year in the cultivation and growth of young leaders. The joint program is the only one of its kind in the state of Kentucky. This year’s program is made up of sixteen seniors. The two prior years students were sophomores and juniors.
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Toddler Time acquaints young children with Graves elementary schools
Toddler Time acquaints young children with Graves elementary schools

SCHOOL PREVIEW – Toddler Time participant Jordan Hughes seems to have found a new friend in a puppet his mother, Jessica Hughes, brought to life for him recently at Graves County Central Elementary School. Family Resource Center director Andrea Elliott initiated Toddler Time at Sedalia and Cuba during the 2010-11 school year.

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Travel & Tourism

Legends and ghosts of Clinton, Kentucky
Legends and ghosts of Clinton, Kentucky

...Yet, this wall and its sidewalk stand guard, as best as they can over the comings and goings of spirits, both human and ghost to the entrance of the old Jewell House on Clay Street.

This is the place I stand before approaching a stately two story clapboard wooden house, with full wraparound outside porches, upstairs and downstairs, framed with gingerbread trim.

We now call this house the Van Slambrouck Home. Tom and his wife, Reena, have undertaken to restore the old mansion to its earlier glory. They have done much work on the old home place, where once Ramer B. Jewell was born. He later married Virginia.

This is my connection. Virginia Jewell...

Editor's Note: What Ivan calls the "Jewel House" is on the historic register as the Watson House (see related story)

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History as an Economic Tool for Tourism
Van Slambrouck home will be site of community picnic and tours.
History as an Economic Tool for Tourism

 

The first selection for this new economic development approach is the pre-Civil War home on West Clay Street where Ramer B. Jewell lived.

The current owners, Tom and Reena Van Slambrouck and the Society will co-host a community picnic on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6 pm. The Society will provide the meat. Those attending are welcome to bring their favorite side dishes. There will be tours of the house available...


 

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Editorials

Kentucky Education: Dumbing Down or Gearing Up for the Future
So many warm bodies for cold wooden chairs in dark old buildings that were call historic
Kentucky Education: Dumbing Down or Gearing Up for the Future

Big Education, like big government, is broken. It doesn’t work anymore to do the right thing. The art and science of teaching in modern America is about teaching to the test, not about teaching to the self or the individual.

Somewhere in the past 60 years, we have forgotten how America works, how America learns, how America grows. The demarcation point probability can be traced to the vast influx of baby boomers to a national and local school system not prepared for such numbers of new students. 

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Laws of Entrepreneurial Education

 

LAW NO. 1     The entrenchment of tradition, without compassion and or vision, suffocates the rise of educational innovation.

LAW NO. 2     Order and chaos are in equal proportions when educational systems lose funding or tax base.

LAW NO. 3     Power to define the act of learning, with its subcomponent, teaching, is held only as long as budgets reflect growth.

LAW NO.  4    The force of risk is inversely squared to the force of control

 LAW NO. 5     Disruptive force of technology gives risk greater impact upon forces of control)

LAW NO. 6     Normal exists as a result of status quo and is therefore vulnerable to dynamics of change

LAW N0. 7     A virtual classroom is defined in its shape and dimension not by those who teach but rather by those who learn.

LAW N0. 8     Power of the individual is now the supreme force for driving change, with disruption of civilizational dynamics, as a byproduct. 

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