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Got a message for Senator McConnell? Slip it under his door
Jeff Wiggins delivering a letter asking for passage of HEROES Act
Got a message for Senator McConnell? Slip it under his door

(Paducah KY) - On Thursday, Western Kentucky union leader Jeff Wiggins went to Senator Mitch McConnell's Paducah office to deliver a letter.

The Majority Leader was still in Washington working on a sorely needed compromise with the House on legislation. But Wiggins wanted to put his concerns about passage of the HEROES Act in writing in hopes staff would share with the Senator.

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Burma Shave McConnell signs - damaged, fixed in record time
Burma Shave McConnell signs - damaged, fixed in record time

It took less than 72 hours for vandals to damage Leslie McColgin's signs.

But it only took a few hours for her neighbors to repair them.

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THE FREEDMEN SCHOOL AT COLUMBUS, KY
Columbus KY had a Freedmen School like this one in South Carolina.
THE FREEDMEN SCHOOL AT COLUMBUS, KY

"From 1866 to 1868 Columbus served as our regional center for the Freedmen's Bureau which had been formed to help the former slaves. Schools were set up for both children and adults, marriages were formally recognized, legal advice offered, courses and a savings bank established, labor contracts were negotiated and enforced, medical and food aid supplied, and disabled former soldiers were helped to obtain their pensions. The Union Army garrison at Columbus provided protection for both the Bureau's employees and for the former slaves from the hostility of most local whites.

But this proved to be only temporary..."

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To the PSC-
Map of Middlesboro kyatlas.com
To the PSC- "Please listen to the public cry of the people of Middlesboro"

Middlesboro residents are pouring out their hearts to the Public Service Commission in handwritten letters, letters typed on letterhead stationary, in form letters and emails. At this writing over fifty letters are shown on the Public Service Commission website.

They are expressing their dismay at Water Services Corp of Kentucky's (WSCKY) latest request for a rate increase.

Their plea over and over again "Please listen to the public cry of the people of Middlesboro."

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