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Governor Beshear brings attention, money to western Kentucky

(Jan. 13, 2020) - Gov. Andy Beshear and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Dennis Keene today announced grants to four western Kentucky communities.


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Free admission for youngsters during January at DPA
Free admission for youngsters during January at DPA
Magnolia Place Assisted Living is paying for Discovery Park of America admission for all children 17 and younger as a way to pay tribute to and memorialize Jenny Kirkland. Kirkland, who died in Aug. 2019. Student groups must be arranged in advance by calling 731-885-5455 or emailing reservations@discoveryparkofamerica.com.
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Red Flag law targets dangerous individuals - but roils 2A devotees
Red Flag law targets dangerous individuals - but roils 2A devotees

...The purpose of Indiana's red flag law is to prevent someone who is considered to be a safety threat from buying or possessing firearms until their mental state can be assessed or the issue otherwise resolved. Three separate reviews must be met before that can happen, said Mull: law enforcement must find probable cause that the person is a safety threat, a prosecutor must file an action in court, and a judge has to find "clear and convincing evidence" that an order is needed...

A similar law proposed for Kentucky died during the 2019 session of the General Assembly.

So much for any commonsense proposal that comes close to touching on the inalienable rights of gun owners, sellers and manufacturers.

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KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students
KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students

Scholarship program offers tuition assistance, summer work and employment upon graduation

Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2020 deadline for scholarship consideration.

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Eagle Watch Weekends Offered at Three Parks in January and February
Eagle Watch Weekends Offered at Three Parks in January and February

Kentucky State Parks are offering Eagle Watch Weekends at three state parks during January and February 2020.

Guests can see bald eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat along the shores of Kentucky Lake. Kentucky State Parks have been offering eagle tours for more than 40 years.

The tours are led by state park naturalists and staff from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design opens exhibition by Paducah native and noted African-American folk artist
WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design opens exhibition by Paducah native and noted African-American folk artist

PADUCAH, KY (01/06/2020) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design opens its exhibition Paducah, Our Legacy, Our Future - Paintings by Joan Dance, with a reception January 16, 2020.

Our Legacy, Our Future showcases the paintings, past and present, of Paducah native and noted African-American folk artist Joan Dance. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted in the Bill Ford Gallery from 5-6:30 p.m. The gallery is located in Paducah School of Art and Design's (PSAD) 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street.

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Kentucky's Ethics Laws Stand- United States Supreme Court denies petition
Kentucky's Ethics Laws Stand- United States Supreme Court denies petition

Thanks to the Kentucky General Assembly's bipartisan action in 2014, Kentucky has a "no cup of coffee" rule that prevents individual legislators from receiving food and beverages and other gifts from lobbyists and their employers...

The ethics law, enacted as a response to the BOPTROT scandal (bless their hearts) in the early 1990's, was strengthened by the General Assembly in 2014.

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Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action
Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

January 3, 2020. The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during this year's General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 11:00 am in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings, listed below, will begin at 9:30 am.

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2020 - challenging the definitions of resolution
2020 - challenging the definitions of resolution

Definition of resolution- from Merriam-Webster.com

1 : the act or process of resolving: such as...

I recognize the cheap trick of using a definition as a literary device. What can I say? It's a New Year and I am all out of old tricks...

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NAACP to host showing of
NAACP to host showing of "Harriet" in Mayfield

The Mayfield-Graves County NAACP branch will host a special viewing of the critically-acclaimed movie Harriet at 7 p.m. Monday November 18th, in the Princess Theater, 1102 Paris Road in Mayfield.

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Unbowed Bevin loses to Beshear
Unbowed Bevin loses to Beshear

Everyone in America now knows that Trump groupie Governor Matt Bevin lost Tuesday's election to former governor's son and now Governor-Elect Andy Beshear. Everyone, that is, except Governor Matt Bevin.

Despite being the least popular governor in America, Bevin came within 5000 + votes of keeping his seat. Rural areas in the eastern and western ends of the state voted strongly for the incumbent.

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If you don't know there's an election Tuesday, that's not an accident
If you don't know there's an election Tuesday, that's not an accident

There's an election on Tuesday. It's a limited ballot. With the exception of some local candidate replacement races, a Kentucky Supreme Court seat in the first district, only state executive branch offices are on the ballot. No sheriffs. No county judges. No state senators or state representatives. No presidents, senators or congressmen.


That's no accident. The General Assembly set it up that way.

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Rep. Comer Caught Between Rock and Hard Place in Trump Trade Wars
Rep. Comer Caught Between Rock and Hard Place in Trump Trade Wars

The media and legal storms stirring around President Trump are impacting the economic future of West Kentucky.

Recently Rep. James Comer, KY R-Tompkinsville 1st Congressional District spoke to various Rotary and civic clubs in the Jackson Purchase Counties of far Western Kentucky. His main topic for these gatherings was about the current trade war with China. He descried it as "a battle that America must participate in."

"I don't like participating in it," he said. "If you ask me, if I support or oppose these tariffs, my answer is that I oppose them."...

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West Kentucky Political Parties Emerge for 2019 Statewide Elections
West Kentucky Political Parties Emerge for 2019 Statewide Elections

There are three political issue driven parties in West Kentucky. One is the Democratic Party, mirrored by the Republican Party. Both of these institutions have been in play for about 50 years of tradition and issues. Each has established core beliefs on selected issues comfortable to a "white male voter" power base. A third group is just now taking shape. They are the independent/climate change/Trump resistance folks who are merging into a strong base outside the more traditional Kentucky political parties...

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DEMOCRACY SLIPPING AWAY?
DEMOCRACY SLIPPING AWAY?

It happens every coupla years. The World Boxing Federation balloons in size. The inflation is caused when the "Fighters" in politics announce their purported level of spunk.

Bombarded by TV and radio political ads, a foreign visitor must wonder if any American politician is honest or all are just hacks. Political ads appear to bear no resemblance to the needs of Americans...

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Murray State Department of Computer Science and Information Systems wins Bauernfeind Cup
Murray State Department of Computer Science and Information Systems wins Bauernfeind Cup

The Murray State University Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is this year's Bauernfeind Cup winner after having the most scholarly work published in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business between fall 2017 to fall 2018.

The department collectively published 29 peer-reviewed print journal articles, one book chapter and three peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and completed six presentations at peer-reviewed conferences. Topics included contemporary approaches of data mining, machine learning and advanced data analytics in accounting, finance and management.

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Children 17 and Younger to be Offered Free Admission to Discovery Park of America in Jan. 2020
Children 17 and Younger to be Offered Free Admission to Discovery Park of America in Jan. 2020

Union City, Tenn.--Discovery Park of America and Magnolia Place Assisted Living announced today that Magnolia Place will pay for Discovery Park of America admission for all children 17 and younger as a way to pay tribute to and memorialize Jenny Kirkland.

Throughout the month of Jan. 2020 children 17 and under will receive free general admission to Discovery Park at the ticket counter or as part of a student group...

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Legislator proposes bill banning driver cell use
Legislator proposes bill banning driver cell use

...BR 166, dubbed the hands-free law, would ban drivers from using mobile phones, tablets, laptop computers and other personal communication devices. The law would carve out exceptions for voice-activated programs such as GPS navigation and hands-free calling. BR 166 would also prohibit drivers from watching, recording or broadcasting videos...

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Parnassus Books secures Perfect Gift for My Book Lover

Recently, I had a book crisis on hand. My Mary was having a major birthday in August. It was now late May and I couldn't figure out any new good gift for her.

She has everything she needs or wants, she informs me.

Yet, in many relationships, you always want to celebrate your soul mates birth into this world. The problem is and has always been, finding that very special gift...

Enter Parnassus Books...

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Jerry Hoover was one of the architects of modern West Kentucky

Another friend has departed this timeline.

In today's (10-1-19) Paducah Sun, mention of Jerry L. Hoover's passing was made..

Jerry was one of those shoulders that modern West Kentucky was built on.

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Kentucky lobbying increases more than $1 million from last odd year's totals
Kentucky lobbying increases more than $1 million from last odd year's totals

Businesses and organizations spent $15.7 million on lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly during the first eight months of 2019, which is up $1.2 million from the most recent short session year, in 2017...

For a list of the biggest spenders, follow the jump.

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Neihoff opens WKCTC Backstage Pass Series
Neihoff opens WKCTC Backstage Pass Series

PADUCAH, KY (09/04/2019) Local singer, songwriter and musician Daniel Neihoff is just beginning his career, yet he is also a seasoned and well-crafted artist. His musical talent is sure to captivate the audience as he opens this year's Backstage Pass Series at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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OLD HYMN SING Returns September 6th
OLD HYMN SING Returns September 6th
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Graves Central Elementary 6th graders receive Chromebooks
Graves Central Elementary 6th graders receive Chromebooks

Graves County Central Elementary School sixth-graders recently received Chromebooks for their school work.

At left, the district's chief information officer Jack Smith issues devices to (from left) Ellie Clark, Aleya Burnett, Evan Green, Edgar Garcia, and Hunter Carr.

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Fancy Farm 2019: Labor Luncheon labor and educators have common goal
Fancy Farm 2019: Labor Luncheon labor and educators have common goal

The brothers in organized labor met the sisters of KEA, the un-union, at the Labor Luncheon in Paducah on Friday, August 2nd in one of the run up events to the Fancy Farm Picnic.

In 2019, brothers and sisters found common ground in their goal of making Matt Bevin a one term governor.

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