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Kentucky General Assembly 2016 session ends.

FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky General Assembly's 2016 regular session ended on Friday, April 15, shortly before midnight, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state's next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will impact people throughout the state.

Most new laws - those that come from legislation that don't contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates - will go into effect in mid-July.

A partial list of bills approved this year by the General Assembly follows

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Students create Eggs-xactly right display for Spring Chicken Festival

Two groups of local students decorated eggs to celebrate Spring Chicken Festival in Clinton this weekend.

The Festival begins with music on the square of Clinton on Friday evening and continues all day Saturday with a 5K run/walk, music, vendors, children's events and of course - lots of food. The Spring Chicken Festival is a reflection of Hickman County's being the site of the most chicken barns in the state of Kentucky.

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Education

Leader in Me Community Service Day
Leader in Me Community Service Day

Hickman County Middle School students all turned out in late April to work around Clinton and Columbus on public works projects. The work day was the culmination of a year long program called "Leader in Me".

The Leader in Me initiative is based on author Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People".

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Community and Regional News

TN General Assembly reduces UT Martin Match for new STEM building
Closer to reality - STEM building closer to reality thanks to change in match
TN General Assembly reduces UT Martin Match for new STEM building

MARTIN, Tenn. - A highly sought-after Science and Engineering Building is closer to reality at the University of Tennessee at Martin, thanks to a change in the university's required match to fund the project. The match reduction from 25 percent to 10 percent was led by State Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) and is the first of its kind in Tennessee government.

Editor's Note: This is interesting for two reasons: (1) Students from our area enjoy reciprocity with TN students and (2) A TN legislator went to bat for a university and got results.

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