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Angie and Irvin Stroud side by side in small businesses
Irvin and Angie Stroud have side by side shops on the square in Clinton.
Angie and Irvin Stroud side by side in small businesses

Irvin and Angie Stroud work side by side.

Just not in the same building.

Angie owns and operates Bella's Boutique, a shotgun store filled with blouses, dresses, leggings and jewelry. Irvin owns A Shear Blend, a full service barber and hairdresser's shop right next door.

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Politics & Government

Carroll comes to Mayfield to recommend Wright for House
West Kentucky native Governor Julian Carroll points the way to election for candidate Jesse Wright..
Carroll comes to Mayfield to recommend Wright for House

"It is unfathomable that someone comes into your office, asks for a job. Then goes and does nothing for four years." Candidate Jesse Wright told over 100 supporters last week.

Former Governor Julian Carroll showed up to reminisce about Dick Castleman and his own time in office and offer encouragement to a candidate young enough to be a grandson.

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Fulton County Dems gather for dinner, tribute, politics
A chair left empty for popular Fulton County Sheriff Bobby Hopper.
Fulton County Dems gather for dinner, tribute, politics

(Hickman, KY) - Fulton County Democrats gathered at the Methodist Enrichment Center for the first of what organizers hope to be an annual event. The "Fulton County River Banquet" was attended by over 75 Democrats.

There was barbecue, music, politics and a poignant tribute to Sheriff Bobby Hopper.

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Education

Ballard, Calloway and Murray Ind. Schools of Distinction in latest report card
Ballard, Calloway and Murray Ind. Schools of Distinction in latest report card

The Kentucky Department of Education last week released the annual district report cards. Some districts in West Kentucky have ample reason to rejoice. None need despair.

Scores are a compilation of bits of information on each school and district.

The scores of 14 Western Kentucky districts follows the jump.

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Editorials

On the Strength and Resilience of Rural America
President Obama: "...the values that drive our small towns and rural communities are the same ones that drive America as a whole.
On the Strength and Resilience of Rural America

...Over the last eight years, my Administration has worked hand-in-hand with rural communities to build more opportunity -- investing in rural schools, supporting rural small business owners, deploying high speed internet and wireless, and building partnerships between businesses and colleges to help train folks not just for a job, but for a career. And for those struggling with opioid use, we've expanded access to treatment to help them get the care they need.

So we're making progress -- progress that's possible only because of the strength and resilience of the people in our rural communities.

In Pikeville, Kentucky, former coal miners are trading coal for code. They're retraining to learn HTML, JavaScript, and PHP, transforming an old bottling factory into a digital hub. It's a transition that not only supports good jobs, but also offers a glimpse of what the future could look like in other communities like Pikeville...

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