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Politics & Government

19th Amendment - women's vote is 95 years old.
Lt. Governor Crit Luallen at swearing in ceremony.
19th Amendment - women's vote is 95 years old.

Amendment XIX


The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

..Today, Lt. Governor Crit Luallen will take part in a commemoration at the Kentucky State Fair of the 95th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution which gave women the right to vote.

Would the women who fought the long battle to get the vote make of universal suffrage in 2015?..

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Education

Murray State completes learning center partnerships
Opening the Barlow computer center.
Murray State completes learning center partnerships
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Editorials

Privatization of state parks: an bad idea supported by Bevin and Conway
Privatization of state parks: an bad idea supported by Bevin and Conway

...At one time, Kentucky's state parks were crown jewels enticing millions of tourists to the state. Shrinking resources have changed those parks from jewels to being described as "sad" and "dilapidated" by the candidates of the two major political parties. Instead of pledging increased support to polish the jewels, Conway and Bevin are willing to foist the parks off to private industry.

Have we learned nothing from privatizing jails?...

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Community and Regional News

Horse and buggy doctor's office being restored
Dr. Thomas Lamkin\'s - office has been relocated next to the Hickman County Museum.
Horse and buggy doctor's office being restored

In horse and buggy days, a physician could only cover so much territory. Consequently in the early 1900s there were as many as 28 doctors in Hickman County, "from Columbus to Clinton and from Oakton to Springhill."

Dr. Thomas Lenard Lamkin was one of these "horse-and-buggy doctors." His one-room office, located in the Springhill community, had all the necessities: an operating table, a life-sized skeleton, and castor oil in a whiskey bottle.

Dr. Lamkin's office has been relocated several times but now it has a permanent home. Thanks to its most recent owner, Carlean Black, the old doctor's office is now being restored and is part of the Hickman County Museum in Clinton...

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