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...Presidents' Day became the commonly accepted name, partly due to retailers' use of President's Day sales and the proximity to Lincoln's birthday. Thus, on the third Monday of February, we celebrate.
George Washington was highlighted in a recent column "The Man who would NOT be King". "To George Washington the key ingredient [for exercising power] was moral character which gave to his decision-making a quality of careful, good judgement and to his authority a generosity of spirit."
Our current occupant of the White House has neither moral character, good judgement nor generosity of spirit...
Editor's Note: In his column for the Murray Ledger republished here with his permission, Marshall Ward recounts what generals have said about the current commander in chief..
Paducah Tilghman senior Samuel Lambert has been named a semifinalist in the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. He is among 120 semifinalists nationwide in the scholarship program based on the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship demonstrated at school, at the workplace, and within the community. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, with up to 20 finalists receiving a total award of $40,000 on the basis of continued enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
Admiral William McRaven to be at Murray State University on Thursday evening discussing his military life as a SEAL and his connection to MSU through his father. The program part of the Murray State Presidential Lecture series begins at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium and is free and open to the public
McRaven author of the best selling "Make Your Bed" and a biography led the special operations forces during such historic events as the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and rescues of Americans held captive by terrorists.
(Clinton, Hickman County KY) Like super spoiled teenagers who always want more allowance money, the Mayor of Lexington and the President of UK, have defined how they want to control of Kentucky's future.
Mayor Linda Gorton, City of Lexington and UK President Eli Capilouto, made the case in an editorial in the Lexington Herald Leader on February 6, 2020 that more state money and federal money will make their city and their university a high tech center..
Green Valley Missionary Baptist Church will host author, professor and distinguished scholar Dr. Brian Clardy on Thursday February 20th at 6:00 pm at the church. The event, cosponsored by the Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society, is free and open to the public.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted Knott County Water and Sewer District a rate adjustment that will increase water service rates by 45 percent immediately and another 15 percent a year from now...
For a typical residential customer using 3,500 gallons per month, the first phase of the rate change will increase the monthly bill by $12.19, from $26.70 to $38.89. The second increase a year from now will add another $5.84 to the monthly bill, bringing it to $44.73.
Since the very first day of its founding, America has been a nation in motion of trying to define itself through exploration of geography, settlement of frontiers, inventors of always new technology and a fear of what lies across the great oceans. For many, this fear comes from a primeval lineage of families fleeing hells of economic slavery and minority persecution for religion or culture.
Mosby, part of my spiritual connection with the rhythms of nature is no more of this world. He left me today at 11:35 am. I held him in my arms for the last time. Stroking his gray furry head, life left him battling a rare disease.
Mosby was my special gray Maine Coon kitten who grew over 12 years to be my personal side kick in pushing the boundaries of personal growth.
(Jan. 13, 2020) - Gov. Andy Beshear and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Dennis Keene today announced grants to four western Kentucky communities.
...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.
Scholarship program offers tuition assistance, summer work and employment upon graduation
Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2020 deadline for scholarship consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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."...
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...
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...
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.
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...
...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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