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Fort Campbell Soldier: Pfc Shane G. Wilson
Pfc. Shane WilsonFRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2012) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Shane G. Wilson, 20, of Kuna, Idaho, died Oct. 18, in Khost, Afghanistan. Wilson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Governor will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Pfc. Wilsons’ interment for which arrangements are still pending.

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Hickman County Superintendent Wilson honored by MSU
Hickman County Supt. Kenny Wilson spends a great deal of time with students.
Hickman County Superintendent Wilson honored by MSU
(Murray, KY, Saturday, October 13, 2012) - Hickman County Superintendent Kenny Wilson was presented the MSU College of Education 2012 Outstanding Service Award at the 27th Annual Homecoming Breakfast...
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Politics & Government

Bill Clinton in Green Bay: wading into issues and crowd
Bill Clinton waded into issues and well wishers in Green Bay.
Bill Clinton in Green Bay: wading into issues and crowd

Editor's Note: Intrepid reporter Karen Stewart braved the cold of a Wisconsin night to cover a campaign event in Green Bay Wisconsin for us. Follow the jump for her report

"...On the issue of taxation, Clinton gave a short lesson on the “Economics of Arithmetic v. Economics of Illusions.” Romney’s plan, he told us, depends on your not understanding addition, subtraction and multiplication. It’s simply impossible to give a 20% across-the-board tax cut, simultaneously increase military spending and end up with a surplus. You can’t pay out more with less money. The First Grade level arithmetic does not work. There have been five balanced federal budgets in the past 50 years, Clinton told the crowd. Four of the balanced budgets occurred during the Clinton administration; the other, during the Johnson administration. How is it that the Republicans crow about their record of “fiscal responsibility”?..."

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Education

Five Graves High students recognized for 2012 KCEC awards
Five Graves High students recognized for 2012 KCEC awards

YES, I CAN! –Five Graves County High School students have won the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children’s 2012 "Yes, I Can Award."

Pictured, from left, back row, they include Morgan Elliott, for technology; Logan Lear, for athletics; and Megan Roach, for employment. Elliott also won an award last year. Two other GCHS students received certificates recognizing their nominations. Pictured, from left, front row, are Robert Trent, for community service, and Brett Errickson, for academics. Elliott, Lear, and Roach will receive their awards at the November state conference in Louisville.

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PTHS student Bobby Caldwell honored
PTHS senior Bobby Caldwell
PTHS student Bobby Caldwell honored
(Paducah, KY, October 19, 2012) - Paducah Tilghman High School senior Bobby Caldwell has been named an Outstanding Participant in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
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Editorials

Kentucky Needs More Adequate Tax Revenue

Kentucky’s tax system needs to be modernized. We need to distribute the total tax burden more fairly among economic segments of the population. But we also need to produce more revenue with which to address our evolving needs in the 21st century. This problem of inadequate revenue must be addressed if we are to maintain, much less grow, our standard of living.

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Community and Regional News

Mayfield awarded $15,000 Homeland Security Grant
(Mayfield, KY - October 19, 2012) - The City of Mayfield received news today that they are the recipients of a $15,000 Homeland Security Grant...

...The City of Mayfield applied for the grant earlier in the year in order to provide face masks and a mask leak/fit tester for the members of the Mayfield Fire Department.

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Berry Craig's History Bits

Perryville loser nothing to
General Braxton Bragg
Perryville loser nothing to "Bragg" about

(October 19, 2012) - On this date in 1862, Rebel Gen. Braxton Bragg was in full spin doctor mode, claiming his retreat from Kentucky was a good move.

On Oct. 8, 1862, Bragg fought Gen. Don Carlos Buell to a standstill at the Battle of Perryville in Boyle County. But Bragg's withdrawal turned his tactical victory into a strategic win for the Yankee army...

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