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Turtle Zen and the Art of Crossing a Blacktop Road
now the world was upside down
Turtle Zen and the Art of Crossing a Blacktop Road

Turtles have to be creatures of extreme faith, or they do not understand the reality of crossing a road.Try to imagine what a road must look like if you see it from a vantage point of three inches above the ground.

...when Mother Nature flips that primeval switch for laying eggs, a journey must be made...

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Kentucky Political Important Dates 2014-2015
Tick. Tick. Tick. Clock is ticking for 2015 candidates.
Kentucky Political Important Dates 2014-2015

Like clockwork, the act of running for political office in Kentucky is held to four actions around major public events. These events are: (1) Candidate announcing for office or “The Coming Out Party” (2) May Primary Elections (3) Fancy Farm and (4) November General Elections

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Aerospace Industries Lead Kentucky Exports

Kentucky made products and services reached a new high of $25.3 billion dollars in 2013. This is the third year in a row that Kentucky exports have performed at new highs...

Leading Kentucky’s export growth is aerospace products ($5.6 billion), followed by motor vehicles and parts ($5.5 billion) and synthetic rubber and resin ($1.4 billion)...

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Ft. Campbell Soldier: Pfc. Matthew H. Walker
Pfc. Matthew H. Walker
Ft. Campbell Soldier: Pfc. Matthew H. Walker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 9, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell solider who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.

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Obama offers help for student loan debtors
Average tuition at a public university has tripled over the last 30 years.
Obama offers help for student loan debtors

President Obama's plan to help with overwhelming student debts include:

1. "Pay as you earn" - students paying their loans will be able to cap payments at 10% of their income.

2.  Renegotiate contracts with private lenders - like Sallie Mae - with goal to reduce student debt.

3.  More education of public on help available for student debtors.

For the President's full remarks, follow the jump.

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Politics & Government

Emerge Kentucky comes to Paducah
Emerge Chair Jennifer Moore thanks supporters of Emerge KY at reception in Paducah
Emerge Kentucky comes to Paducah

Emerge Kentucky students were hosted by Mark and Sue Bryant at their home in Paducah recently.

 

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Education

Katz to Attend Carnegie-Mellon Pre-College Drama Program

Elizabeth Katz, a junior at PTHS, will attend the pre-college drama program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh June 28 – August 9.

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Editorials

Making Kynections to Other Policy Matters

...With Kynect, we’re hearing stories of people going to the doctor for the first time in years to get treatment for lingering conditions before ending up in the emergency room.

What if we applied that same philosophy of prevention to investment in early childhood education, or to intervention in problems like heroin use before they become crises..

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Community and Regional News

Graves County Bookmobile opens up the World to Rural Folks
The Graves County Graves County Bookmobile with Sandra Hennessey at the wheel
Graves County Bookmobile opens up the World to Rural Folks

(Somewhere in Graves County, KY) - Running late for a press conference in Murray, I was moving very fast along KY Highway 339, just 2 miles out of Sedalia...

...Mary, my editor, often says that I have a bad habit of following bright shiny objects without knowing why. Well on this day, the bright shiny object made a rapid turn to the left as I was trying to read all the colorful writings on its sides...

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WKCTC's Skilled Craft Training Center Named Mayfield's Industry of the Month
Stephanie Milliken, WKCTC's dean of applied technologies, accepts recognition of the Skilled Craft Training Center by Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell (right)
WKCTC's Skilled Craft Training Center Named Mayfield's Industry of the Month

MAYFIELD, KY - (June 10, 2014) - Five years after enrolling its first 11 students, West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Skilled Craft Training Center (SCTC) in Hickory was recognized as the city of Mayfield's Industry of the Month.

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