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Politics & Government

To close or not to close?
County Judge Greg Pruitt cites revenue losses from state prisoners as reason for closing jail.
To close or not to close?


(Clinton, KY) The Hickman County Fiscal Court may be soon asked by the current Hickman County Judge Greg Pruitt to vote to close the county jail and move police dispatch and 911 functions out of the county.

Rumors of a closing have circulated for months. The matter hasn’t come before the Fiscal Court, leading locals to believe that the rumors were unfounded. The issue arose again when a letter entitled “Open Letter to the Citizens of Hickman County” appeared in the March 18th issue of the Hickman County Times.

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Savings Bond Bill Promoted by Treasurer Hollenbach Headed to the House
Treasurer Todd Hollenbach's bill slid through GOP controlled KY Senate.
Savings Bond Bill Promoted by Treasurer Hollenbach Headed to the House

Ever wonder what happened to those US savings bonds grandma said she had, but no one ever found? 

Somebody at the federal government knows where they are and Treasurer Todd Hollenbach has a bill to help track down those bonds.

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KET announces candidate debate schedule
KET announces candidate debate schedule

Beginning April 21st, KET's Kentucky Tonight with Bill Goodman will host a series of Congressional candidate debates.

Print and save the schedule so not a word is missed.

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Education

The New Political Landscape for Murray State University
Structures like a new Science Building complex have a direct cost to the students.
The New Political Landscape for Murray State University

As winter wanes, Murray State faces challenges covered by the snows of winter. At stake, the viability of the University as a regional center.

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PTHS Mock Trial Varsity makes top 10 in state contest
PTHS Mock Trial Varsity makes top 10 in state contest

The Mock Trial varsity team made it into the elite top ten, scoring 8th out of 26th teams at the State Mock Trial Competition held March 15 in Lexington. The JV Team also had a strong showing.

PTHS Mock Trial teams Row 1, l to r: Maddie Ybarzabal, Justin Blankenship, Alex Goreing, Alex Dunbar

Row 2: Madelyn Chambers, Elizabeth Katz, Madison Wurth, Meg Hancock, Karlee Humphrey, Teri Doss, Reese Butler

Row 3: Marcus Corbett, Trevor Bunte, Parker Loyd, Will Smith, Will Hancock, Cole Spicer, Miles Butler, Eric Robertson

 

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Graves County adds time to elementary school day
Kentucky schools are dealing with results of winter snow days.
Graves County adds time to elementary school day

The Graves County School District's elementary schools only will add time to school days, starting Monday, April 7, in order to improve the district's options in finalizing the 2013-14 school calendar.

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Hern wins regional carpentry competition
Stephanie Hern - perfect carpentry score
Hern wins regional carpentry competition

Paducah Tilghman and Paducah Area Technology Center (PATC) junior Stephanie Hern won first place in the first year student Regional Carpentry Competition held at WKCTC.

She scored a perfect score of 240, which has only happened once before in the competition. Stephanie will advance to compete in the state competition, which will be held April 16-19.

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PTHS senior wins UK Opera competition
PTHS senior wins UK Opera competition

Paducah Tilghman senior Blake Denson won the University of Kentucky Opera Theater Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition.

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