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Labor Parade - unions turn out in Paducah
Paducah Labor Day Parade 2017
Labor Parade - unions turn out in Paducah

Organized labor marched in an hour-long parade through downtown Paducah on Labor Day. Floats, flatbeds, big trucks, fancy cars and the Shriners made a long line on a perfect September Monday.

The theme of this year's parade "Still Standing."

Follow the jump for the slide show and story.

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State employees, teachers to take brunt of pension crisis
Funding Kentucky\'s retirement system. Longest bar indicates legislative pension funding.
State employees, teachers to take brunt of pension crisis

Pensions in Kentucky regarded as the "inviolable contract" are under siege. Supporters of Governor Bevin's position on converting retirement to a 401K plans believe that changing times require changing retirement plans. Retirees and state workers strenuously disagree.

Fueling the distress many of them are feeling is the release of a 113 page report "Pension Performance and Best Practices Analysis"...

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Politics & Government

Social and emotional learning important in early childhood, lawmakers told

Young children need to learn their ABCs and numbers to advance in school, but they'll need good social and emotional skills to advance in life, an early children expert told a group of state lawmakers today.

"If you want academic success, it requires social and emotional learning," said Dr. Tom Lottman, a senior director and researcher with Children, Inc., an early childhood development agency in Northern Kentucky.

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