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Jamie Comer's decision to leak e-mails to newspaper went wrong
James Comer in Mayfield - Did the Courier Journal doom his election for governor?
Jamie Comer's decision to leak e-mails to newspaper went wrong

This is a story of how an ex-girlfriend of a candidate for governor in the 2015 Republican primary altered the destiny of the Commonwealth. The story is based on confidential interviews that Kentucky Roll Call conducted over the past two months with credible sources close to the campaigns of Jamie Comer and Hal Heiner.

With leaked emails - stolen identities - private detectives - a sex and abuse scandal involving a major candidate for governor - it's a story straight out of a political thriller.

Thanks to Lowell Reese for allowing us to reprint.

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Murray State encourages degree completion with Project Graduate

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University is inviting adult students with 80 or more college credit hours to enroll in classes to complete their bachelor's degree in any of the spring, summer or fall 2016 semesters.

As a special incentive for those who apply during Project Graduate Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Murray State will waive the application fee for eligible individuals...

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Politics & Government

Department of Corrections honors employees

Frankfort, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2015) - The Kentucky Department of Corrections recently honored employees across the state at its annual Corrections Awards Luncheon held Sept. 9 in Louisville.

Among those honored were Department of Corrections Hero Awards were presented to: Jon Tangerose, lieutenant and Donnie Konias, sergeant, Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC);

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Education

Murray State to host Come Together Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University is hosting the 20th "Come Together Kentucky" Oct. 23-25. The Come Together Kentucky conference targeted toward LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) college students, high school students, community members and the ally community. The conference is free to all who want to attend.

This year's conference theme is "With Liberty and Justice for All."

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Graves High assistant Kamalie Matthews transforms late football start into college degree, coaching, NFL dreams
Graves COunty High School Assistant Coach Kamalie Matthews
Graves High assistant Kamalie Matthews transforms late football start into college degree, coaching, NFL dreams

Kamalie (pronounced kuh-MALL-ee) Matthews never dreamed football would be a part of his life. When he finally decided to pursue it, he had a rocky start. Now, he's working as an assistant coach and teaching assistant at Graves County High School and hoping to get a call to the National Football League!

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Hickman County Heritage Days - a rolling history lesson
From left, Stacey Simmons, Mallorie Hobbs, Mrs. Lynn Yarbro, Mrs. Karen Dean, Jondavid McClanahan
Hickman County Heritage Days - a rolling history lesson

During the week following Labor Day, Hickman Countians focused on the history of their county. It was a week of all ages learning something new. Photo - Ms. Dean's 8th grade history class researches at Historical & Genealogical Society.

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Religion, Morality & Values

Churches unite for a
Listening to Riverheart Band share gospel music outdoors on a Sunday evening.
Churches unite for a "Heartfelt Connection"

Members of Clinton First United Methodist Church are partnering with members of New Obion Missionary Baptist Church in an effort to reach the heart of Clinton. The effort named "Heartfelt Connection" focuses on reaching out to the unchurched and needy of the community.

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Community and Regional News

Still Room at 11th Annual Arts, Crafts, Book Fair
Still Room at 11th Annual Arts, Crafts, Book Fair

The Hickman County Friends of the Arts is in the planning stages for the 11th Annual Christmas Arts/Crafts/Book Fair set for Saturday, November 21st, in the gymnasium at the Hickman County Elementary School in Clinton. The Fair draws shoppers from western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee and is expected to be even bigger and better this year due to an advertising budget that includes a direct mail catalog.

The Fair is currently recruiting new vendors and is limited to craftsmen and artists who hand-make their own items for sale, vendors who offer food items prepared in their own kitchens and local companies, and authors signing and selling their books. More info after the jump.

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Berea College and Knox County to be part of demo project

Berea College program working in Knox County Kentucky to be one of 10 demo programs -

Over six million Americans in rural areas live in poverty, including about 1.5 million children. In many communities, high rates of poverty have persisted for generations: over 300 rural counties have had poverty rates of over 20 percent in every Census since 1980. As President Obama has stated, "A child's course in life should be determined not by the ZIP code she's born in, but by the strength of her work ethic and the scope of her dreams."

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COMER PREDICTS BIG FUTURE FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN SPEECH TO HEMP INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
COMER PREDICTS BIG FUTURE FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN SPEECH TO HEMP INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Industrial hemp will cover tens of thousands of acres and generate thousands of jobs in Kentucky in the near future, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told hundreds of hemp growers, processors, and enthusiasts at the Hemp Industries Association Conference today in Lexington.

"In the future, I think we're going to go from 1,700 acres to 10,000 acres to 20,000 acres to 40,000 acres"..

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