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Showing 10 articles from April 11, 2014.

Politics & Government

Check, please.
Clinton Mayor Tommy Kimbro, left, and City Councilman Howard Dillard.
Check, please.

(Clinton, KY) – You're sitting in a nice restaurant in a party of six. Five get up and leave. The last one out says, "Just pay 1/6 of the check."

No problem. How bad can it be?

You open the bill and your heart skips a beat. The bill is over 200% more than you spent last time you were here.

Now what?

That's the scenario that confronted the Clinton City Council this week. The bill for dispatch is check is a lot more than they bargained for when they began planning next year's budget a month ago. The bad news came by mail.

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Still time to sign up for kynect

402,000 Now Enrolled in kynect;

More than 30,000 in Last 7 Days

Kentuckians who encountered problems

have until midnight Friday to enroll

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Education

'Battle of the Birds' Alumni Bowl
Mayfield High Alumni Team 2014
'Battle of the Birds' Alumni Bowl

Jackson Purchase Medical Center is doing its part in uniting a community for the "Battle of the Birds" Alumni Bowl between Graves County and Mayfield high schools.

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Latta named to KHSAA Outstanding  Senior
GCHS senior Kelsey Latta
Latta named to KHSAA Outstanding Senior

Graves County High School senior bowler Kelsey Latta has been named to the "Outstanding Senior" class in her sport...

Graves County has competed in bowling for the past four years. The KHSAA has sanctioned bowling as a "sport activity" for the past three years.

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McCracken County educator elected to KEA post
Lakilia Bedeau
McCracken County educator elected to KEA post

Lakilia Bedeau was elected KEA Ethnic-Minority Director at the recent Kentucky Education Association Delegate Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky on April 2.

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Paducah Middle students reach semi-final in speech tournament
l to r: Alexandra Wisner, Marco Garcia, Jamie Black, Ella Bailey
Paducah Middle students reach semi-final in speech tournament

Four Paducah Middle School eighth graders reached the semi-final round of the state speech tournament held on the campus of the University of Kentucky on March 28-29, 2014. Semi-finalists were Ella Bailey in solo acting, Ella Bailey/Jamie Black in improvisational duo, Marco Garcia in impromptu speaking, and Alexandra Wisner in prose.

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Editorials

Jail - a tough decision, but 911 a "no-brainer"

"...On the dispatch issue, it’s a no-brainer to me. We cannot put a price of public safety. The first duty of local government is public protection. As my fellow emergency personnel will agree, moving the 911 dispatch out of the county is very dangerous to our citizens for a variety of reasons..."

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How Will Rural America Pay for its Future?
Storm clouds of budget woes gather over small town America.
How Will Rural America Pay for its Future?

It is budget time in rural America. This means for many rural towns they dance with economic disaster in making a budget balance.

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Arts & Entertainment

HCHS Drama Club - sly and witty performances in
Sneakin' about - a conspirator hides under Principal Piddles' desk
HCHS Drama Club - sly and witty performances in "The Usual Suspects"

What do a jock, a princess, a rocker, and a nerd have in common?

An enemy, of course.

Hickman County High's Drama Club presents laugh out loud comedy.

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Community and Regional News

Glasgow to create methane recovery system with state help
Example of system - from Wikipedia
Glasgow to create methane recovery system with state help

GLASGOW, Ky. (April 9, 2014) – Gov. Beshear today announced funding to help create an environmentally-friendly methane gas recovery system in the city of Glasgow that will also save taxpayer dollars. The new system will harness the gas emitted from the Glasgow Regional Landfill and turn it into electricity...

The new methane gas recovery system will also provide emergency backup service to the city-owned waste water treatment plant. The city’s cost-savings to avoid buying a new generator for the plant is $400,000... (emphasis added)

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