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Fundraising among GOP US 1st District House candidates buries Dems
Fundraising among GOP US 1st District House candidates buries Dems

Candidates for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Rep. Ed Whitfield are in the fundraising phase. Because there are multiple candidate filings, there will be a May primary.

It doesn't look hopeful for the Democrats. Candidate Samuel Gaskin has raised the most of the Democrats competing with under $5000 raised. So far, his opponents have raised zero dollars.

Three candidates on the GOP side have collectively raised over one half million dollars. As of December 31, 2015, Michael Pape has $214,630 cash on hand followed closely by James Comer at $205,741. Jason Batts reported $92,603.

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Rep. Sannie Overly elected to head Ky Dem Party
Rep. Sannie Overly, left, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in Mayfield August 2015.
Rep. Sannie Overly elected to head Ky Dem Party

Rep. Sannie Overly was elected by the Kentucky Democratic Central Committee to head up the Kentucky Democratic Party. She replaces Patrick Hughes...

Overly's first job will be the four open seats in the House which will be filled in a special election on March 8th...

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Education

Graves Students partner with GC Library
Graves Students partner with GC Library

Graves County Central Elementary School recently hosted Graves County Public Library director Deana Gschwind and cataloger Melissa Collins to participate in the school's professional learning communities program. They taught students about library and internet etiquette and then led them in making bookmarks from duct tape.

Pictured, from left, are (front row) Nataly Mata, Nathan Toon, Clayton Pickard, Brooklyn Williams, (middle row) Mylee Hayes, Tara Nicholson, Gracie Webber, Gary Gipson, (back row) Gschwind, Collins, and student Walker Johnson.

Graves County Central Elementary School recently hosted Graves County Public Library director Deana Gschwind and cataloger Melissa Collins to participate in the school's professional learning communities program. They taught students about library and internet etiquette and then led them in making bookmarks from duct tape.

Pictured, from left, are (front row) Nataly Mata, Nathan Toon, Clayton Pickard, Brooklyn Williams, (middle row) Mylee Hayes, Tara Nicholson, Gracie Webber, Gary Gipson, (back row) Gschwind, Collins, and student Walker Johnson.

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Editorials

Democrats must vote, whether we nominate Sanders or Clinton
Candidate Hillary Clinton campaigning in Paducah.
Democrats must vote, whether we nominate Sanders or Clinton

...Sanders and Clinton do mostly agree on the issues, especially on union issues. Sanders, an independent Vermont senator, doesn't rate a whole lot better than Clinton on the AFL-CIO legislative scorecard.

When she was a New York senator in 2001-2009, Clinton supported the union position on legislation 94 percent of the time. Sen. Sanders has a 98 percent score, according to the AFL-CIO.

When I taught history at a Kentucky community college, 90 and above was an A in my classes...

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Community and Regional News

Lampe named station manager for WKMS
Chad Lampe named WKMS station manager.
Lampe named station manager for WKMS

Murray State President Bob Davies has named Chad Lampe as the new station manager of WKMS, effective February 1, 2016. Lampe served as the WKMS news director since 2007 and as interim station manager during the national search for the position. Kate Lochte retired as station manager during the fall of 2015 after nearly 25 years of service. In his new role, Lampe will oversee all operations of the station including news, engineering, business and fundraising.

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The Futurist's Corner

Who's killing  Bubba?
Who's killing Bubba?

...Bubba likes to start the day off with biscuits and gravy, eggs, home fries, bacon or sausage, or large ham steaks. Lunch is usually something involving processed meats or fried something.

This Southern lifestyle is now catching up with many young and middle aged men. Health experts are seeing a future where heart problems, obesity, and general lack of medical care is attacking a whole region of America...

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