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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.
Tilghman juniors Katherine Peck and Mark Taylor and sophomores Jenna Price and Mason Romanak have been selected as participants for the 2019 Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) program.
...Retired Justice Cunningham had lunch with some members of the First District Bar at The Meadows, Fulton's newest hotel. The Meadows, restored to its former glory, currently has nineteen bedrooms. There are plans to add more rooms in buildings acquired next door. The lunch group was treated to tours of the rooms and lunched in the tin ceilinged dining room. The Judge told stories, reminisced about shared acquaintances and talked cheerfully of a future in retirement...
PADUCAH, KY (04/10/2019) An articulation agreement between Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College was signed April 9 that will provide WKCTC students who have earned an associate's degree a seamless transfer process into Murray State's nonprofit leadership studies program...
The USDA highlights their web ability to provide data by zip code and refinements which take into account more weather controlling elements such as mountains and bodies of water. This should allow more precision in plant hardiness decisions.
Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press points to zone changes indicative of global warming whereas USDA denies the soundness of using temperature lows as a predictor of change. He points out that "nearly entire states, such as Ohio, Nebraska, and Texas are in warmer zones."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin last week sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event in February and March. The system produced extended episodes of strong winds and torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides.
The weather system caused over $41 million in damages statewide. Nine counties in the Purchase are among those in the request. Follow the jump for the full list.
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University senior Autumn "Grace" Anderson has earned an English Teaching Assistant award from the Fulbright Program to teach English in Estonia
(Murray KY April 6, 2019) - Candidate Adam Edelen was on Murray State's campus this sunny Saturday afternoon for a "Politics and Pizza" campaign stop. Stacked boxes of pizza and bottled water greeted those who came out to hear Edelen in Faculty Hall on the MSU campus.
The crowd was divided along age lines with a third college students, a third out of school adults and a third retirees. Edelen knew several there, greeting them by name and working them into his remarks.
Speaking without notes, Edelen spoke for twenty five minutes on issues dear to the hearts of progressives, students and environmental activists. Then he took lots of questions from those in attendance.
....the KFTC Steering Committee voted at its March meeting for KFTC's New Power PAC to endorse Adam Edelen for governor in the Democratic primary...
Richard "Rick" Justice will speak on "Tennessee Blitz: Nathan Bedford Forrest's Lighting Raids in Western Tennessee" at the Hickman County Historical Society, 107 S. Washington St. in Clinton on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 a.m.
The program is a presentation of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society.
Rep. Rocky Adkins was back in Paducah on Monday April 1st for a candidates' forum sponsored by the McCracken County Democratic Executive Committee...
In his remarks to the fifty plus attending the event in Laborer's Hall, Adkins pitch was that he has the "experience and proven leadership" to defeat Matt Bevin. He vowed to bring "common sense" back to Kentucky government...
PADUCAH, KY (03/30/2019) Author Michelle Cox will share about her award-winning mystery, romance book A Girl Like You: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel, at West Kentucky Community and Technical College Wednesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. in Matheson Library. Her presentation is free and open to the public.
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