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Oh. That pipeline.
Bluegrass Pipeline- suggested route through Kentucky
Oh. That pipeline.

UPDATE- Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 - Erica Peterson of WFPL is reporting this afternoon that IF the Bluegrass Pipeline gets built, it will be built a year later than planned.

(Clinton KY - February 18, 2014) - An issue getting a great deal of press, ink and airtime in Central Kentucky that isn't reaching this part of the state is the Bluegrass Pipeline.

It's a fight that pits nuns and ordinary people against energy interests and big business. It's politics, fallen Corvettes and a big blow-up. It's fracking and environmentalism. 

And it's comin' this way.

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Kerry Charges Climate Change as Weapon of Mass Destruction
Drought - one of the results of climate change.
Kerry Charges Climate Change as Weapon of Mass Destruction

American Secretary of State John Kerry this week warned the world to the new threat of extreme climate shifts on his trip in Asia...

“Climate change may be the world’s “most fearsome” weapon of mass destruction and urgent global action is needed to combat it.”

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Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky
Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian
Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky

Governor Beshear Recognizes Sacrifice of a Kentucky Marine

 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 18 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky Marine who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

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Politics & Government

Federal Judge strikes portion of KY Constitution related to same sex marriage.

(February 12, 2014) - Federal Judge John J. Heyburn II ruled today that the Commonwealth's refusal to recognize same sex marriages legal in other jurisdictions is a violation of the Equal Protections Clause of the US Constitution.

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[Black] History Repeating Itself?
Rep. Reginald Meeks
[Black] History Repeating Itself?

A people who do not remember their history are doomed to repeat it. You know the message: learn from your past or you will continue to repeat mistakes into the future. In honor of Black History Month, ponder these few observations about our history…

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Education

Denson and Chisom compete in voice contest
Blake Denson and Jailon Chism, PTHS seniors
Denson and Chisom compete in voice contest

Tilghman seniors Blake Denson (l) and Jailon Chism (r) competed at Bellarmine University's 4th annual 'Traditional Negro Spiritual' Voice Competition on February 15. Denson won the competition and a $500 cash prize.

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Editorials

Editorial: Don't know much about... politics

(Clinton KY, February 18, 2014) - Recently, we’ve heard from educated Kentuckians that they don't know much about politics. Further, they don't care for it. It's so... messy.

Surprisingly, it appears to be a point of pride that not only does one not take an interest, but somehow, it's not quite the done thing.

Politicians in the view of our enlightened friends are:

(A. All crooked
(B. All stupid
(C. No one we know
(D. All of the above

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Community and Regional News

Bridges project contract let
Bridges project contract let

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear announced the award of a contract to build the first of the much-anticipated twin Lake Bridges in the tourism-rich Jackson Purchase of western Kentucky.

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