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Kentucky ranks 3rd in site selection business survey

Site Selection.com ranked the Bluegrass State third behind Georgia and North Carolina in their 2015 survey of site selectors. In 2014, Kentucky was ranked 8th. This year, the state came in 1st in "new plants per capita" in 2014 and 2015.

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Education

Southeast Missouri State University Professor and Poet to Visit WKCTC November 19
Poet susan Swartwout will be at WKCTC on November 19th
Southeast Missouri State University Professor and Poet to Visit WKCTC November 19

Paducah, KY (November 5, 2015) - Susan Swartwout, professor of creative writing and publishing at Southeast Missouri State University will share poems from her new book at West Kentucky Community and Technical College November 19.

The poetry reading from Swartwout's new release, Odd Beauty, Strange Fruit: poems, is free and open to the public and will be held in WKCTC's Matheson Library at 2 p.m.

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Editorials

The House stands alone
Democratic candidate Jack Conway greets a 94 year old supporter in Paducah. Photo submitted by Berry Craig
The House stands alone

Democratic candidate Jack Conway called the Kentucky governor's election a race "between the mainstream and the extreme."

The extreme won.

Republican Governor-elect Matt Bevin's extremism is nowhere plainer than in his hatred for unions.

Before Tuesday night, Gov. Steve Beshear and a Democratic-majority Kentucky House of Representatives were all that stood between us and a "right to work" law and repeal of the prevailing wage.

Now the House stands alone...

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Community and Regional News

Sharing Stories About the Black Patch
Passions of the Black Patch by Bobbie Smith Bryantr
Sharing Stories About the Black Patch

....I often write about my family's ten generation tobacco farm in the Black Patch of Western Kentucky, the traditions that were fostered there, and the ways in which times have changed. My most recent book, Farming in the Black Patch, tells the story of farming, from our past to what we know it to be today...

Editor's Note: Bobbie will be at the Hickman County Arts, Crafts & Book Fair on November 21st at the Hickman County Elementary Gym in Clinton KY. The Fair runs from 8:30-2:30.

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