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Bad weather headed to parts of Purchase - pretreating beginning
Sleet started in Clinton around four, then turned to snow by 5:00 p.m.
Bad weather headed to parts of Purchase - pretreating beginning

(Tuesday, January 15, 2013) - ...The National Weather Service has placed portions of Western Kentucky under a Winter Weather Advisory until 2:00 a.m., CST, Wednesday.  An area of wintry mix that is expected to hit northwest Tennessee could move northward to impact a number of Kentucky counties.  The forecast includes a chance of sleet, freezing rain, and/or snow south of a line from about Mayfield to near Owensboro...

           

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Federal Advisory Committee Releases Draft National Climate Assessment
Climate change is already affecting us" Todd Sanford, a UCS climate scientist. Pictured: more precipitation ahead
Federal Advisory Committee Releases Draft National Climate Assessment
..The impacts of climate change – including increasingly high temperatures and rising sea levels -- are more apparent and extreme impacts are becoming more likely as global emissions rise...
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Education

PTHS speech team win something to brag about
Paducah Tilghman Speech and Forensic Team
PTHS speech team win something to brag about

(Paducah, KY January 15, 2013) - The Paducah Tilghman Speech and Forensic Team took First Place out of 10 teams competing in the Marshall County Speech Tournament on January 12, 2013. The team scored 231 points to the 195 points earned by 2nd place finisher Calloway County. Third place went to Henry County High of Paris, TN, with 110 points.

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Community and Regional News

Dippin' Dots lives again
Dippin' Dots lives again

Gov. Beshear Announces Dippin’ Dots to Expand Manufacturing in Paducah, Create 30 Jobs

Iconic ice cream products maker to invest $3.1 million in the Commonwealth

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Berry Craig's History Bits

Kentucky: pro-Union, pro-slavery and anti-Lincoln
Unionist KY Governor James F. Robinson condemned Emancipation Proclamation.
Kentucky: pro-Union, pro-slavery and anti-Lincoln
...The Emancipation Proclamation took effect on Jan. 1, 1863, brewing a “storm of disapproval that…had never been equalled up to that time,” E. Merton Coulter wrote in The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky.

The proclamation did not affect Kentucky, a loyal state. It declared slaves free in Rebel-held territory...

Nonetheless, even the most ardently pro-Union newspapers in the Bluegrass State, including the powerful Louisville Journal, lambasted Lincoln.

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The Futurist's Corner

Nude Fields and Insane Rains
I watched as water kept coming from about 100 acres of farmland now acting as a large lake.
Nude Fields and Insane Rains
Naked before the storm, the last clumps of grass fought against the ripping grips of winds they were unwilling to move or resist. Explosions after explosion tore into the fragile soil as the raindrops bore down on the uncovered field. Within minutes of the first wave of storm rains, the naked fields started to shed rivers of muddy waters.
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