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Civil War returns to Columbus Belmont Park October
The first skirmish will be Saturday Oct. 13th at 2:00.
Civil War returns to Columbus Belmont Park October

The Civil War returns to Columbus Belmont Park on Friday, October 12th. Around 400 schoolchildren will be treated to demonstrations by artists and experts in antebellum arts and crafts. School buses from schools around the region will visit the Park all day Friday.

The Commemoration goes into high gear Friday evening with a sunset cannon salute, ghost walks and free hot dogs furnished by a local bank.

On Saturday and Sunday, battle will be joined.. For a list of events, follow the jump. 

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Politics & Government

PTHS student Sarah Miller goes to Washington
PTHS student Sarah Miller goes to Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. - PTHS sophomore Sarah Miller recently joined high school students from across the United States to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security (NYLF/NS): Exploring American Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense.
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Editorials

IS “THANK GOD FOR MISSISSIPPI OR ARKANSAS” FINALLY BEHIND US?

 After 72 plus years of living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including 12 years of public school education, earning one baccalaureate degree, two masters, and one Ph.D., then teaching four years in two high schools, three years at Lees Junior College, finishing 29 years teaching history at Eastern Kentucky University, and, in retirement, writing A History of Eastern Kentucky University, and more recently A History of Education in Kentucky, I believe I am well-qualified to make some suggestions about how we should proceed in the coming years to improve all levels of education in our state...

... The key to improving education nationally and in Kentucky is addressing the high school drop out rate, improving high school education, and increasing higher education performance while keeping all of this affordable...

 

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Community and Regional News

2012 Environmental Excellence Awards presented by Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Meg Hancock, Paducah Middle School
2012 Environmental Excellence Awards presented by Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Environmental Pacesetter Award for an Individual/Organization: Meg Hancock–Paducah

Three years ago as a sixth-grader, Meg Hancock proposed that Paducah Middle School begin a recycling program. Through her efforts, the school recycles plastic, cardboard, aluminum, glass and paper. She was named Kentucky’s top middle school volunteer of 2012 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

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