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The course correction is producing benefits and attention from state and federal politicians and policy makers. Inviting company down to Columbus Belmont State Park on Thursday, July 18, 2019 was a day for WAVE to show off...
What stood out in the speeches was the newest crop being hailed as the saving grace for farmers beset by too much rain, too many tariffs and too full grain bins. Keynote speaker Matt Lohr, USDA Chief of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) hailed the West Kentucky farmers and their "spirit of innovation". He said that Kentucky is the epicenter of hemp production.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured the UK hemp research facility this week. Perdue was accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of Agriculture Ryan Quarles...
Perdue most likely was glad to get out of the Capital City to the friendlier climes of Kentucky. The Secretary has been in the news in recent days for a controversial decision to move out of the DC area two research arms of his agency.
Last week President Trump made a vow to the American people. As he signed into law by Presidential executive orders new EPA rules, he made this statement, "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal."
The war isn't going well as two more mining companies shut down.
MURRAY, Ky. -- A Murray State biology professor has named a new insect species after her daughter, who helped make the discovery while planting flowers in western Kentucky.
Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers teaches zoology, ornithology and human anatomy classes to undergraduate students at Murray State. She's also mom to 5-year-old Sylvie. During the summer of 2016, when Sylvie was two years old, the toddler uncovered a brand new insect species...
Hickman County will celebrate Heritage Days from Tuesday September 3 to Saturday September 7th. The county, state, nation and world of 1919 will be the focus this year. A loosely organized series of events will celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars, the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote among other events.
Artist Elizabeth Jewell created the collage poster "1919" currently on display in the lobby of the Clinton post office. The collage depicts the major events of the year: marching soldiers, WW I African American infantrymen and suffragettes in their white dresses and protest signs.
...Farms and related industries rely on seasonal, temporary labor, which they obtain through the H-2A and H-2B temporary worker visa programs. The problem is, these programs are antiquated and in desperate need of modernization. They are rife with unnecessary red tape and bureaucratic obstacles that prevent the Kentucky agriculture community from hiring and retaining the workers they need...
6/27/19 UPDATE: Lt. Governor Hampton will not be at the August 3rd Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking. Governor Bevin's running mate, Ralph Alvaredo will be. Bevin told reporters the kerfluffle with Hampton was all media hype.
Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean M. Hampton sent a press release outing Governor Matt Bevin's chief of staff Blake Brickman as the man who fired her chief of staff, Adrienne Southworth, a Lawrenceburg resident.
To say that the first floor is failing "plays well with others" would be an understatement.
For the full text of her message, follow the jump.
Dorothy Nell Harper passed from this world to the next at her home on Harper Road yesterday. In her 102 years of life, she touched many of us with her wit, her charm and her kindness. She was a wife, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and toward the end of her life, a great-great grandmother..
Of all those roles, for me, she was a poet. Her poetry was a simple and straightforward as the life she lived..
Despite the difficulties getting into the Curris Center, around three hundred Democrats came to hear their gubernatorial candidate and several candidates on the Democratic slate speak.
Candidate for governor Andy Beshear spoke on education, fighting opioid abuse, testing rape kits and the lawsuits Attorney General Andy Beshear has been filing against present Governor Matt Bevin.
ICYMI - PSC removes a barrier to electric cars win a victory for electric vehicle charging stations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2019) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled today that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are not utilities and therefore should not be subject to regulation.
In a flash of civilizational time, Clinton went from a thriving county seat of the 19th century to a more complex and thriving city of the early 20th century.
Whole sets of job skills and needs disappeared overnight to be replaced with new job skills and work.
This same model of work disruption is now underway with regard to the needs and opportunities of a new 21st Century.
There will be jobs- we have a list.
At the top of their party's tickets in November will be Matt Bevin, the current Republican governor versus Andy Beshear, the Democratic attorney general.
For a really cool interactive look at all the primary races, click on "More" in the story to go to the New York Times interactive map to see how your county voted in the governor's race.
Native son, Graves County High Class of '02 valedictorian Matthew Madding, will lead the Graves County School District as superintendent, beginning July 1. The Graves County Board of Education voted to hire him in a special, called meeting Wednesday afternoon, May 15.
Now a week out from the 2019 primary election in Kentucky for governor and other constitutional officers, all the candidates are in the final phase of their fighting for voters.
Reaching the predicted 15% that will turn out to vote is of primary importance.
Music, movies, horse racing, political scandal and military history were topics researched and presented by five students at the fifth annual Young Historians Project dinner...
The Young Historians Projects is a joint effort of Hickman County Schools, the Hickman County Historical Society with assistance from Paula McCuiston of the Hickman County Extension Service.
(Clinton KY) - Kentucky House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins came through the River Counties on a campaign swing that takes him as far from his home as he can get. Adkins, who is running to be the Democratic nominee for governor in the May 21st primary, spoke briefly at the Hickman County Senior Citizen Center..
The Murray State University Bass Anglers fishing team is making waves in the middle of one of its strongest seasons. The team is ranked second in the entire country as of the latest Association of Collegiate Anglers standings released May 6, ahead of a national championship berth next month.
Pope's Concessions rolled into Clinton on Thursday April 25th for the Spring Chicken Festival on the court square.Their welcome was a home cooked meal, groaning table of desserts and sweet tea served by members of Clinton First United Methodist Church...
The company travels the South and each appearance is a different experience...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in Syria while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan, died April 29, 2019, in Kobani, Syria, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident.
Pfc. Thomason was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
PADUCAH, KY (04/27/2019) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design will feature works by students enrolled in classes at the art school in the 2018-2019 academic year with its annual student exhibition. The community is invited to an opening reception and awards ceremony for the exhibition Thursday, May 2 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery at PSAD's 2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street...
The student exhibition runs from May 2-8, 2019, and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
...Let me be more specific. This administration hung its hat on fixing the pension problem. Currently, the count is 0 - 2. It could not be fixed in a failed Special Session. [0-1] It did not get fixed in a Regular Session [0-2], even though a pension bill did pass. Now we have been put on notice that the Governor will call us back to the batter's box for yet another swing at fixing the pension in a Special Session before the beginning of July. If this is accomplished, no doubt it will be the key campaign garland he wears around his neck in November's General Election bid. If not, speaking baseball, "Governor, you're Ooouuuttt!"
Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Heather French Henry was in the Purchase this week visiting courthouses and restaurants.
As Miss America, (September 1999-October 2000) her focus was on homeless veterans. After her reign, she continued her interest in veterans' issues. Henry was Commissioner of Veteran Affairs in 2014 by Governor Steve Beshear. Henry stresses that her experience working across party lines for veterans' issues is a major asset for a secretary of state working with a legislature run by Republicans.
In 1917, a tornado swept through Clinton. Among other structures, the local high school was destroyed. The bricks from that school were used to build the new Kane School which opened in 1919. The school would educate African American children until its final closing in 1966.
Kane School was remembered as part of Black History Month on Saturday February 16th at a program at the Historical & Genealogical Society on North Washington Street in Clinton...
Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Shea Nickell is running for the seat vacated by First District Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham.
...Judges Cunningham and Nickell tour the River Counties (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman) every year, visiting schools, courthouses and meeting members of the bar...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 22, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation.
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