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Showing 4 articles from April 18, 2013.

FrontPage News

Boston is hometown to us all

Editor's Note: The full transcript of President Obama's remarks at the Interfaith Prayer Service on the Thursday after the Boston Marathon bombing follows the jump.

...It was a beautiful day to be in Boston -- a day that explains why a poet once wrote that this town is not just a capital, not just a place. Boston, he said, “is the perfect state of grace.” 

And then, in an instant, the day’s beauty was shattered. A celebration became a tragedy. And so we come together to pray, and mourn, and measure our loss. But we also come together today to reclaim that state of grace -- to reaffirm that the spirit of this city is undaunted, and the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed.

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Sen. Paul Re-introduces Harbor Equity Act
Aerial view of the Port of Hickman in Fulton County KY
Sen. Paul Re-introduces Harbor Equity Act
The Harbor Equity Act would benefit smaller harbors that could face shut-downs, such as the Hickman-Fulton County Riverport in Kentucky. The legislation requires the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize smaller harbors for dredging rather than just larger, commercial harbors. Without this prioritization, there would be a significant financial impact on farmers, towing companies, and the small communities they serve.
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Paducah student essay named best by KY AARP
David Watkins, 5th grade at McNabb Elementary in Paducah
Paducah student essay named best by KY AARP
McNabb fifth grader David Watkins was honored at the Paducah Board of Education meeting on April 15, 2013 for winning the county and state AARP Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest.  Watkins and his grandfather will receive awards at the 12th Annual "AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year" ceremony in Louisville on April 23.
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Community and Regional News

Is the TVA for sale?

Several major news sources are reporting their interpretation of the President’s budget as having language that may suggest that TVA is up for sale...

President Obama’s 2014 budget is calling for a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority, both its debt as well as its resources for supplying energy in the 21st Century. Washington DC insiders see this as a chance for the possibility that the largest U.S. public utility could be sold or privatized. The TVA's debt as of end of 2012 was over $24 billion

Even though the regional electric giant does not receive any federal funds, its debt levels are considered as part of the federal deficit...

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