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January 25, 2018.
Wingo Elementary School fifth-grade students in teacher Blake Jessup's class worked diligently Wednesday on brainstorming hundreds of kind thoughts to change the world, following the tragic shooting at Marshall County High School Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Over 100 supporters of the Women's March gathered at the Cherry Community Center in Paducah, not to march, but to listen to candidates, create signs and to take them to the street.
Rep. Kenny Imes, (R - Calloway) presenting HB 23. Photo courtesy of LRC
FRANKFORT, Jan. 8 -- House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Chair Kenny Imes, R-Murray, presents HB 23, a bill proposing to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky to move the election of statewide constitutional officers to even-numbered years starting in 2024. If the bill passes, the proposed amendment would go before voters.
A resolution encouraging feds to accelerate research in marijuana cleared the KY House.
FRANKFORT--The Kentucky House wants the federal government to accelerate research on the "safety and effectiveness" of medical marijuana.
That is at least one message found in House Concurrent Resolution 34 sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, a licensed pharmacist who cautioned his House colleagues against adopting drug policy without thorough study.
Politics & Government
The solar power industry faces state and federal hurdles. Photo: www.solarpowerauthority.com
Update: The solar bill is back after House leadership added three (friendly) new members to Gooch's committee. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are saying call, call, call the General Assembly.
Rep. Jim Gooch (R - House 12) of climate denying and coal loving fame brought HB 227 which would gut the growing solar power movement in Kentucky. Committee Chair Gooch pulled HB 227 off the Natural Resources & Energy Committee schedule on Thursday.
The bill supported by the traditional utility industry, is opposed by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and other consumer groups.
Former Rep. Leslie Combs and Senator Reginald Thomas in Hickman last year.
I anticipate this will be a lively session. Work is already underway on the state's spending plan. As you read in my last correspondence, the Governor has released his proposal and it is the possession of the House, where that body is preparing a budget to send to the Senate
FRANKFORT--A constitutional crime victims' "bill of rights" amendment edged closer to this fall's statewide election ballot with today's final passage of a bill proposing the change.
Senate Bill 3--widely known as Marsy's Law--sponsored by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, will place the proposed amendment before voters this November. Kentucky currently has crime victims' rights listed in statute, but not in the state's constitution.
Sen. Harper-Angel (D-Louisville) who voted no on SB 71 speaks with Sen. Alice Kerr (R- Lexington) who voted yes..
FRANKFORT - A bill that would require the inclusion of abstinence education in any human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases curriculum passed the Senate by a 32-5 vote today...
Sen. Danny Carroll, R- Paducah, voted for SB 71.
Sweetheart Serenade, a new event in the Graves County Schools' Season Event Series, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. It will include performances from Graves High's various bands, choirs, orchestras and drama, as well as light refreshments. In keeping with the Valentine's season, the music features love songs.
Alan Wier will be one of three readers at MSU on February 8th
MURRAY, Ky. -- Three creative writing faculty members at Murray State University -- including Ann Neelon, Dale Ray Phillips and Allen Wier -- will give readings from their work Thursday, Feb. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery on Murray State's campus. A book-signing and reception will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.
Cairo housing units scheduled for demolition
Today was a breakthrough day for the poor of Kentucky (wink, wink). Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Ben Carson (R ) joined with Kentucky's Governor, Matt Bevin (R ) and Congressman Andy Barr (R ) to show how Republicans have come to the rescue of the poor and homeless in America.
O what a short memory these Republicans have!
The frantic shopping of the Christmas season always starts with my wife saying "What gift are you getting for our grandson (this year he is 6)?"
Toys R Us, located in Paducah, Kentucky was a place of options. They had a little of everything for the young minds. However, they were also an hour driving time from our front porch. But this year, it didn't work out for shopping in Paducah.
Community and Regional News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) - Today Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III announced the opening of the Beaver Dam Rest Area, originally slated for Jan. 26, is delayed due to unforeseen construction issues that are taking longer to address than anticipated.
Our newest site of interest is the Jackson Purchase Historical Society which meets quarterly. http://jacksonpurchasehistory.org/
The Wild World of the Jackson Purchase
Richard Dwayne Parker
Benton, Kentucky Public Library
Health & Wellness
Jason Heilig, radiation therapy; Joelle Long; Tonya Rittenberry, radiation therapy; Ryan Long; Roy Lowdenback, vice president of business development, and Lora Croley, philanthropy director
Ryan and Joelle Long of Texas Roadhouse in Paducah recently presented $33,500 raised from last fall's Stomping Towards a Cure fundraiser to the Baptist Health Paducah Your Fight Fund, a fund started by employees to support local cancer patients.
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