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Whitfield not running in 2016
First District Congressman Ed Whitfield is retiring from Congress
Whitfield not running in 2016

First District Congressman Ed Whitfield is not running again for Congress.

The weirdest shaped district in America is about to get a new congressman in 2016.

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Tipping Point: Mapping Predicted Population Changes - 2010 - 2030
Tipping Point: Mapping Predicted Population Changes - 2010 - 2030

Back in July, when no one was looking, a US Census study charting population changes using census numbers for 2000 and 2010 then extrapolating out through the year 2050 was released. Some counties will do very well. Others will do very poorly. Not surprisingly, the greatest loss of population is in far Eastern Kentucky. The surprise is that the four counties of the Mississippi and a band of counties around the northwestern edge of the state are among the losers.

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Education

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Kentucky Safe Schools Week- October 18-24, 2015
October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Kentucky Safe Schools Week- October 18-24, 2015

October is Bullying Prevention Month and Kentucky Center for School Safety proudly announces the theme for Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 18-24) This year's theme "I WANT TO BE A SCHOOL SAFETY SUPERHERO..."

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Hancock Selected to Attend Princeton University Symposium
Hancock Selected to Attend Princeton University Symposium

Meg Hancock, a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been invited to be one of only 90 outstanding student artists and scholars from across the country to attend Princeton University's Creative Arts and Humanities Symposium.

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Editorials

Ky. LRC has a new Director: Era of sex, drugs, rock-n-roll over

David Byerman, from the Nevada Senate, has just signed a two year contract for a base salary of $ 135,000. If he is still standing in six months, he will get a 5% raise.

On the surface, Byerman looks like a good choice. His background is impressive. His entire public career has been deep in the areas of public policy, inter agency coordination, government-people communications, and issue problem solving.

However, the question of the day is, "Can he deal with the Dark Side of the insider Frankfort politics and the General Assembly without losing his job?"

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Community and Regional News

PADD Picnic draws hundreds
PADD Picnic draws hundreds

Over 260 guests gathered for the 2015 Purchase Area Development District Annual Fish Fry at Columbus Belmont Park.

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