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Arising from the rubble - Historical Society celebrates on Saturday
The new Society building - bigger, newer, stabler.
Arising from the rubble - Historical Society celebrates on Saturday

(Clinton, KY) - On Saturday, April 24, 2014, the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society will officially re-open its doors to the community. The Society will provide brunch foods and tours of its new facilities between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and noon.

It will be a celebration of arising from the rubble of the past year.

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2014 Spring Chicken Festival April 25 -26
All dressed up and ready to party - Arts Council chicken will be feather flauntin' this weekend.
2014 Spring Chicken Festival April 25 -26

The chickens are springing up all over Clinton in anticipation of the 4th Annual Spring Chicken Festival.

There will be fun runs, a "Chicken Idol" competition, music on the square, cornhole tournament, open houses, and chicken themed food available on the square.

Follow the jump to the Hickman County Chamber website for event times, dates..

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Murder in Mayfield: Easley to share book
Murder in Mayfield: Easley to share book

(Mayfield, KY) - Author Sid Easley will read from and talk about his recent book A Courthouse Tragedy: Politics, Murder, and Redemption in a Small Kentucky Town Saturday morning in the Mayfield, Kentucky, courthouse where the crime and subsequent trial took place more than ninety years ago.

The event, hosted by the Jackson Purchase Historical Society, begins at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 26, in the District Courtroom on the ground floor of the historic Graves County Courthouse on the square in Mayfield, Kentucky. It is free and open to the public.

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Quilt Festival 2014 enjoying great weather, quilts and crowds
Best of Show for 2014 - ElaTed by Ted Storm, ‘s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Quilt Festival 2014 enjoying great weather, quilts and crowds

There's still time to see some of the most creative art shows in America - and all on cloth.

The American Quilters Society's Paducah Show continues through Saturday.

Show winners come from as far away as Japan and as near as Paducah, Kentucky.

To see more winners and for more information on the show, follow the jump to the AQS website.

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Politics & Government

Ag puts Farmer's guns, knives up for auction

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The state will auction dozens of high-quality collector’s items left over from a 2008 agriculture conference during Richie Farmer’s tenure as Kentucky agriculture commissioner.

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Education

Meteorologist shares weather info with 2nd graders
Meteorologist shares weather info with 2nd graders

WPSD/Local 6 chief meteorologist, Jennifer Rukavina recently visited Fancy Farm Elementary School second grade students in teachers Diane Smithson's and Kim Brickeen's classes.

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Community and Regional News

Fulton County's unemployment rate drops
Employment rates - going like a house afire in Fulton County
Fulton County's unemployment rate drops

Fulton County's unemployment rate dropped by over 4 percentage points between March 2013 and March 2014 according to a report just released by the Education Cabinet.

 

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DOE Contractor LATA Kentucky Exceeds 2.5 Million Safe Work Hours
Mark Duff, LATA Kentucky project manager addresses workers.
DOE Contractor LATA Kentucky Exceeds 2.5 Million Safe Work Hours

PADUCAH, KY — U.S. Department of Energy prime contractor LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky credits the diligence of its workers for safely completing 3½ years of facility demolition and environmental cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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