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Editor's Note: The Fall of Kentucky's Rock: Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal was selected for a 2022 Kentucky History Award, presented by the Kentucky Historical Society. Congratulations, George!
George G. Humphreys' new book, The Fall of Kentucky's Rock: Western Kentucky Democratic Politics Since the New Deal, examines the roots of a region once believed an impregnable stronghold for the Democratic Party fell. ..."The development of the public power system in western Kentucky was critical to the development of the region. The availability of cheap, abundant electricity was a key to the federal government's location of the massive uranium enrichment (atomic bomb) facility outside Paducah in the early 1950s. Some suggest the choice to locate in Paducah was influenced by Vice President Alben W. Barkley, the former US senator from Paducah..."
Following the December 10th tornado that devastated towns in western Kentucky and Tennessee, help has flooded in... Not all the help has been the same.
One group, Four Rivers Indivisible, has distributed over 1500 quality high filtration masks in January to Mayfield residents.
They can use your help to meet more needs.
June 14, 2012 (Mayfield, KY) The second mural in the new series of murals planned by Mayor Teresa Cantrell will be completed this Saturday. The mural will be located on the west side of the D&D Shoes Building (formerly the Merit Clothing Company).
...Prints of the mural will be available for purchase at a special area set up on the courthouse lawn on Saturday evening during the Cruise-In and Summer Music Fest Concert. Prints are numbered, and Rudy Holmes will be on hand that evening to personally sign any prints that are purchased. The sale price for the prints is $25.00 and they are 11" x 17". Additionally, notecards with the mural design will be available for purchase as well
(Hickman) County to send formal protest to Dr. Stack's office (State Department of Health) in regard to Purchase District Health Department not providing services for citizens here..
The nurse and clerk were hired under contract instead of being hired directly under the Purchase District Health Department. "In other words, they were hired by contract where they would not be put in the state retirement system," he said.
He said both of them recently made a request to the director of the Purchase District Health Department to be put under the state's retirement plan. "We were assured at the local health board meeting, and I was assured at the district meeting, that these ladies would not be asked to take a pay cut."
Discovery Park of America released details today about the upcoming temporary exhibit premiering at the museum and heritage park that will shine a spotlight on one of the most unique collections of globes and maps in the world. "The Fascinating World of Murray Hudson's Globes and Maps" will be on display in the museum's ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall Dec. 2, 2021-March 1, 2022.
Editor's note - Go. Go. Go to see this exhibit.
The Mississippi River is one of the world's major river systems in size, habitat diversity and biological productivity. It is also one of the world's most important commercial waterways and one of North America's great migration routes for both birds and fishes.
Barges and their tows move approximately 175 million tons of freight each year on the upper Mississippi through a system of 29 locks and dams.
The state of Illinois made a commitment of four million dollars to the Alexander--Cairo Port Project on June 2, 2021.
The just announced and planned river port on the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois will be completed in 2023. At that time the port will become a new central axis in American inland shipping security framework...
Port security has emerged as a significant part of the US Government debate on U.S. homeland security. The primary issues for Congress and states are (1) how to fund and structure needed local port development (2) designing new commitments to maintaining safe and secure maritime shipping from and into American ports.
Kentucky's positivity rate dropped below 10% in a report published October1, 2021. Several Purchase counties have climbed out of high rate of spread to moderate - a good sign of possible easing.
8800 Kentuckians have died from the virus.
Former Courier Journal reporter, Ira Simmons, penned the proclamation commemorating the 200th anniversary of the first county of the Kentucky Jackson Purchase.
The proclamation reprinted in the story was read by Clinton City Councilman Howard Dillard and signed by Hickman County Judge Kenny Wilson and Anniversary Chair Sherry Allison.
...Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby set this story in motion when they negotiated The Chickasaw Treaty of 1818. This treaty transferred a vast amount of Chickasaw Land in west Kentucky and west Tennessee to the US Government...
Our country has been protected and served by many men and women throughout its history. As we have recently remembered 9/11and as we approach our county's bicentennial celebration this fall, the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society remembers homegrown heroes...
During the era of the Korean crisis, William Batts stood guard over a nuclear cannon...
Statement from Dr. Donald Shively, Superintendent, Paducah Public Schools:
"Paducah Public Schools began the year with Level 3 COVID-19 mitigation strategies due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and American Academy of Pediatrics continue to recommend masking for all students. Therefore, the Level 3 mitigation strategies will remain in place.
All students (ages preschool through grade 12), staff and visitors are required to wear a mask or face coverings that cover their nose and mouth at school, on the bus, and on district property when indoors.
All but one Kentucky county in red zone as of September 13, 2021. Over 8000 deaths associated with virus.
Positivity rate 13.70%
Due to the rising COVID-19 numbers in our region, and considering that a majority of our sponsors and vendors work in healthcare or emergency management, our partners have made the difficult decision to postpone Saturday September 18th Pediatric Day 2021 until Nov. 13.
To the Editor:
I am a wife who, more times than I would like to count, has sat with her husband as a tube down his throat breathed for him. I have listened to the whoosh whoosh of oxygen being pushed into his lungs as he slept in a medically induced coma...
The bleating of the "freedom" lovers is drowning all else out...Freedom without responsibility is selfishness.
Carlisle and Trigg get out of red. Hickman gets in deeper. Eastern Kentucky suffering far more cases.
...The very achievements of Roman civilization hastened conditions for its collapse. The interconnectedness that the Roman empire achieved created ideal conditions for the pandemics that would overwhelm it...
...It is the impact of the virus on our belief systems that are the most intriguing.
Just as climate change and pandemics undermined a ruling Roman worldview, COVID has shaken the modern faith that we can reshape our natural world as we please...
Editor's Note: Why I love historians. Our story doesn't repeat but it may have more verses and a chorus.
With Fancy Farm's St. Jerome's Picnic over for 2021, the organizers of The Political Speaking (TPS from now on) are probably just glad it's over. Until next year. The complete abandonment by state Democratic elected officials and poohbahs cut the crowd down by more than half.
Is it time to change?
...there was one TV show that would pick me up once a week, make me laugh, cry, wonder what it all meant. This window into my new world was simply called "That Was the Week Was.' News events, art, songs, drama were presented and expressed in bundles of humor and satire.
Now, in this year of 2021, I sit here trying to just exist in a new world that seems to be changing every 10 seconds. The old me has become the new me. I read more. I think more. I do art. I build models. I collect stamps.
Changes are in store for the Purchase because census data show gains and losses in unexpected areas. We break down the gains and losses in towns and counties of the most western Kentucky counties.
We break down the numbers in text, charts and zip code map.
Sometimes a dream is so big it pulls a whole county into it. Such was the dream Hickman County librarian Laura Poole envisioned for a children's museum in Paducah. Funding wasn't forthcoming so that the Paducah dream was shelved.
When Laura began working at the Hickman County Library in 2013, she again started thinking about the children's museum. This one would be part of the library she managed and open without charge. As the idea spread, help and helpers started coming.
Hickman County Schools, a system that prided itself on community support and educational pride has run into the 21st century world of division along ideological lines. A special meeting of the School Board brought out a gym full of angry anti masking parents, teachers and community members.
And it wasn't pretty.
Paducah Public Schools will begin the school year with a Level 3 COVID-19 mitigation strategy due to a surge of COVID cases due to the Delta variant. The Level 3 strategy follows Governor Beshear's Executive Order on August 10 requiring that all Kentucky public school students, staff, and visitors wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
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