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Is McConnell trying to lose? Not hardly.
Matt Bevin - the opponent that bedevils Mitch McConnell.
Is McConnell trying to lose? Not hardly.

(Clinton, KY – March 28, 2014) – Jonathan Miller’s provocatively titled article “Is Mitch McConnell Trying to Lose?” appeared on this week on the Daily Beast website. Miller muses that McConnell “is having a Bulworth moment...

Borrowing some language from my day job as an attorney, I admit in part and deny in part Jonathan’s premise. He does a fine job of recounting McConnell’s recent missteps. I shall not repeat them here.

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Lead to Discover
Hickman County Leadership Program students tour Discovery Park of America
Lead to Discover

The Hickman County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program visited The Discovery Park of America on March 27th...

The Leadership Program also attended a meeting held at the Obion County Public Library with Lindsay Frilling and Katie Keathly... One important lesson learned was that in order to make it in the work industry is relationships are the key to success.

 

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Politics & Government

A tale of two counties - Carlisle and Fulton made opposite decisions on local jails
Carlisle County located their dispatch service in their new courthouse.
A tale of two counties - Carlisle and Fulton made opposite decisions on local jails

When confronted with the same question - whether to build a new jail or not - the two counties to the north and south of Hickman County reached exactly opposite conclusions. One built. The other did not. And both are happy almost fifteen years later with the decisions they made.

While Hickman County struggles with deciding the fate of its jail, 911 call and dispatch service, Carlisle and Fulton Counties made those decisions years ago. We talked with both county judges to get their take on how their counties are dealing with jails and 911...

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Education

Waterfield Distinguished Lecture to feature UofL health affairs executive vice president
Waterfield Distinguished Lecture to feature UofL health affairs executive vice president

MURRAY, Ky. — The 2014 Harry Lee Waterfield Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs will feature Dr. David Dunn, executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Louisville (U of L). One of Murray State University’s signature lecture series, the Waterfield Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom (third floor) on the MSU campus. Dunn will speak on “The Great American Health Care Event Horizon.”

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Editorials

Our dirty little secret
Our dirty little secret

(Mayfield, Kentucky) - The doctor was astonished. “You have NEVER had a colonoscopy before?” she asked Ivan. “You need one every five years.”

My husband, sitting on an examining table in the emergency room, said he just hadn't.

I jumped in and blurted out our dirty little secret to save him from further inquisition.  “Because...

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Community and Regional News

Budget has 14th round of cuts since 2008
The budget harms higher education students...Jason Bailey
Budget has 14th round of cuts since 2008

While it is good to see the chambers of the General Assembly come together to pass a budget, the new budget falls short of what it will take to make needed progress in Kentucky. It contains the 14th round of cuts since 2008—cuts that have deeply impacted the public services that make Kentuckians healthier and more educated, our communities safer and more attractive, and our economy stronger...

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