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WAVE plans SOAR like event for Oct. 24 -25
Historic Columbus Belmont Park is site of WAVE Confluence October 24-25
WAVE plans SOAR like event for Oct. 24 -25

UPDATE: A link has been added to the story to sign up to attend this event.

Governor Bevin has agreed to be a speaker at the WAVE conference.

WAVE, (West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy), the effort by four Mississippi River Counties for jobs and attention, is planning a two day "confluence" at Columbus-Belmont Park October 24-25th.

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Western Kentucky House races getting little notice from leadership and press
Dem Party Chair Rep. Sannie Overly can offer encourage to candidate Jesse Wright but not much else.
Western Kentucky House races getting little notice from leadership and press

There are multiple House races going on in the far western end of the state, but the challengers are getting little attention from media and party leadership in Central Kentucky.

Sadly, that's no surprise to natives living as far from the capital and still be in the Bluegrass State.

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Green Creatures That Haunt Our Yards and Minds
Green Creatures That Haunt Our Yards and Minds

Thinking just how the piece of wood looked totally out of place nestled within the bed of soft spoken rain drops and fiber of the morning rain, I reached toward it.

To my surprise, the stick rose up on small powerful legs. In an instance my human world was being confronted by an alien creature, the kind sometimes found in late night B-movie monster movies.

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Sen. Paul on listening tour in River Counties
With Senator Paul: HCHS students Carley Byassee, Allison Pettit, Natalie Hannon, Taylor Ramage, Adriann Crider, Jakob Stahr, Sierra Miner, and teacher Kent Green
Sen. Paul on listening tour in River Counties

Sen. Rand Paul toured the River Counties earlier this summer in an event labeled not a campaign event. The ever unpredictable Kentucky senator never mentioned the election at two stops in Hickman and Fulton Counties on the tour. Instead, he spent more time listening than talking.

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Politics & Government

Rep. Kay prefiles transparency bill for Kentucky Retirement System

FRANKFORT - Looking to better insulate Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) from politics while making the agency more publicly accountable, state Rep. James Kay pre-filed legislation today that would block future gubernatorial re-organizations of its board of trustees, lift secrecy on investments and limit the size of any future raises that KRS leaders receive.

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Education

UK and U of L lawsuits in brief
UK and U of L lawsuits in brief

The famous Abbott and Costello burlesque routine riffing on a baseball line up- "Who's on first?" Answer: "Who" was our first thought as we read and listen to the ongoing battles between universities, foundations, a student newspaper and now public watchdog media group.

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Leadership students start year with culture, tourism tour
Sponsor Beverly Hopkins watches sophomores discover their family histories.
Leadership students start year with culture, tourism tour

The 2016-2017 Hickman County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class visited tourism sites on Tuesday.

...Students spent time looking through the Society's archives, finding pictures of family members.

"Look at Grandma's hair!" was overheard more than once.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Named Among Ten Finalist for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Named Among Ten Finalist for 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

WKCTC has earned a place on the ten finalists' list every year the Prize has been awarded

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Travel & Tourism

Heritage Days 2016 - Waterfield friends share memories
Henry Edwards, a classmate of Harry Lee Waterfield looks on as LaDonna Latham makes a presentation to Waterfield honoring his father.
Heritage Days 2016 - Waterfield friends share memories

Friends gathered in Clinton to honor Harry Lee Waterfield, Sr. at the first event of Heritage Days to recall Waterfield, his life, times and family.

Everybody had stories- especially his son, Harry Lee Waterfield, Jr. who recalled his father's life in politics.

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Editorials

River County Group has a new name and an old attitude
River County Group has a new name and an old attitude

At a steering committee meeting on September 8th, facilitator Jonathan Miller announced the results of an online pick the best name with best acronym contest to name the group formerly known as the River County Economic Development Project. Miller said the overwhelming choice was Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy- WAVE.

After organizing committees and writing a plan, the next step was a kickin' logo. One that is sharp and recognizable. One that embodies all the vibrant forward motion that WAVE wants to project. One that says great people, great jobs, great pay, opportunity for growth, happiness and bluebirds and all things chocolate. One that costs the four counties participating in the economic development project nothing.

Free. Zero. Zip. Nada.

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Business

Small hardware store expands with sweat equity
Lloyd Callison, co-owner of Clinton Hardware, takes an early morning customer call
Small hardware store expands with sweat equity

(Clinton, KY) - Lloyd Callison, co-owner of Clinton Hardware with his wife, Sharon, calls running a hardware store a dream come true. He and his wife acquired the small corner hardware store almost three years ago when the last owner retired. Callison purchased a building next door and is expanding the hardware store by moving the main building "two doors down."

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Agriculture, Home and Garden

Murray State receives farm gift
Murray State receives farm gift

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon announced at the WAVE steering committee meeting the gift of Eagle Rest Plantation in Ballard County to the university. The gift is valued at over 2.5 million dollars and is one of the largest in the school's history.

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