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Datebook – September 8, 2010

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It’s Wednesday, September 8

The Wickliffe Harvest Festival starts Friday at 4 p.m. with entertainments in City Park and continues through Sunday with a gospel sing and dinner around noon. There’s a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday with political speaking at 10 on the main stage. The Mid South Fair Talent Show starts at 6 Saturday night.

The McCracken County Public Library offers “Baby and Me Story Time” a 20 minute, guided class for children from birth to 24 months at 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Learn songs and finger plays to engage your infant or toddler while socializing with other caregivers. The library’s at 555 Washington Street in Paducah.

Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema and the Yeiser Art Center benefit from a performance by Todd Hill, vocals and piano tomorrow. Todd Hill directs Jazz Ensembles at Murray State University and his repertoire includes straight ahead jazz, romantic ballads and swing standards. Coffee and desserts at 6 p.m. in the Maiden Alley lobby precede Hill’s 7 p.m. concert.

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morning cram [taxilicious edition]

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The income tax is only part of the picture. There are property taxes, sales taxes and even taxes built into every cell phone bill.

~NPR documents how almost a quarter of one American family’s income goes to taxes.

KENTUCKY~ Four MSU faculty vie for a position on the school’s Board of Regents, citing  salaries as a top priority. A Nashville-based pro-Islamic group wants to break the ice between Mayfield and local Somali Muslims (who were recently denied a permit to build a mosque there). A Providence man dies in a car wreck. Hopkinsville opts to freeze its property taxes this year. Burn bans are in effect across the region (not in Calloway County though). A Fort Campbell captain died in Afghanistan. The state plans to scale back its public flu prevention campaign. Can Kentucky execute?

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County commissioners will vote next week on whether or not to fund building a new airport terminal. A Clarksville city councilman gets fined for ethics violations. A report finds TVA’s massive coal ash spill barely endangered the public health.

ILLINOIS~ Nuclear regulators continue to monitor the Honeywell plant.

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