Posts Tagged ‘Madisonville’
Occupy LA is no more after police attacked in the night and arrested around 200.
NPR reports around 1400 LA Police officers raided the Occupy LA camp last night, arresting 200 in an overwhelming show of force.
Illinois~ A pension bill is on Gov Quinn’s desk.
The assassination of President William McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901, during a meet and greet at the Temple of Music on the grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He was shot twice by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Initially, he appeared to be recovering from his wounds, but died on September 14, 1901, and was succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. After McKinley’s murder, Congress passed legislation to officially charge the Secret Service with the responsibility of providing physical protection for U.S. presidents.
It’s Tuesday, September 6
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts commemorates the 10th anniversary of the events which occurred on September 11, 2001 with a combined community choir and orchestra program at 6 p.m. Sunday. Special guests are composer and soloist Dr. Mike Harland and soloist Teresa Harland. The Glema Mahr Center is on the campus of Madisonville Community College.
The Paris Henry County Arts Council presents the Bethel University Renaissance Theatre production of “Steel Magnolias”. The play starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Krider Performing Arts Center 650 Volunteer Drive, Paris. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp hosts a Community Conversation next Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m. at Hopkinsville Middle School. The program includes details of the new city building and other projects. The Hopkinsville High School Choir performs and there will be light refreshments as well as a door prize handcrafted by a local artist.
See details at wkms.org. Thanks for listening.
As the bear population rises in Yellowstone, face to snout encounters are becoming more common.
NPR reports that some bears are helping humans to test bear resistant products.
Kentucky~ Gubernatorial wives are front and center this election cycle. Madisonville PD are on the hunt for drugs. UK receives a grant for a Pharmacogenetics program. Four states team up to stop prescription drug abuse. This year’s spring storms are bringing big money to the region.
Illinois~ A gun advocate group wants gun owners’ names to remain a secret.
Tennessee~ Holly Petraeus visits Fort Campbell in order to address predatory lenders who target soldiers.
In Sweden, nuclear waste disposal sites have become tourist attractions.
NPR reports that the Swedish nuclear industry has taken its toxic waste sites from protested hidden facilities to scientific field trip locations.
Kentucky~ A Paducah kid won another karate contest (I wouldn’t mess with him). Lanes are closed on US 45 in Paducah. Daviess County is becoming more disabled friendly. More Post Office closings are predicted (say it ain’t so Ms. Cleo). Guardsman Miller gets life for murder. Jack Conway is suing Daymar for screwing college kids.
Hug a tree and kiss the grass, it’s Earth Day! Click here to learn more about how the day came to be.
It’s Friday, April 22.
In Madisonville Blue Grass Pharmacy offers free document shredding and out of date medicine disposal tomorrow from 10 to noon at its 1128 North Main location. Unwanted medical equipment is welcome for refurbishment and redistribution to those in need.
Angels Attic Thrift Shop at 972 Chestnut in Murray invites spring cleaning cast offs. The store which supports the Angels Community Clinic, receives donations at the rear of the building off Arcadia Drive. Books, CDs, DVDs, household items, toys, appliances, furniture and clothing are welcome. Donation hours are 8 to 5 Monday through Saturday. Shopping hours are 11 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday.
Next week the 27th Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest brings thousands to the Paducah Expo Center, Julian Carol Convention Center and the Pavilion, all at 415 Park Avenue in Paducah. Hours are 9 to 6 Wednesday through Friday, 9 to 5 Saturday. Admission for non AQS members is $11 daily – $30 multi-Day.
Use wkms.org for further information about community events. Here’s to a peaceful Easter Weekend!
In the wake of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, BP executives declared it was not their accident, blamed their contractors and made the company look arrogant and callous.
NPR reports BP‘s response has now become a textbook example of how not to do crisis management.
KENTUCKY~ McCracken officials want to disappear pay disparity between local law enforcement departments. Madisonville will vote Monday on whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Meteorologists predict ‘normal’ summer rains. Kids get in free @ State Parks until Halloween. MSU’s Softball team wiped the field with Alabama State. GOP Gov-hopeful fundraising breakdown: Williams ($1.2m), Moffett ($100k), Holsclaw ($23k). Gov Beshear eBays extra airplanes.
ILLINOIS~ A 2nd day of purported progress in contract talks between Honeywell and USW.
“Hiring managers say when they extend an offer to someone who’s been referred, they often feel more confident that they know what they are getting.”
NPR reports some businesses are paying for good referrals.
KENTUCKY ~ The CEO of Big Rivers Electric tells Congress why proposed EPA regulations would be bad for business, and Ed Whitfield says greenhouse gas regulation would hurt coal. LBL and farm services among the list of government agencies that would shut down. Farmers are planting less tobacco. Madisonville city council members consider Sunday alcohol sales, while Marshall County enacts a burn ban. Teach for America comes to Kentucky (eastern) for the first time. Prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty in Evrard kidnapping/murder case. FLW College Fishing Tourney holds first weigh-in.
TENNESSEE ~ Proposal in the House would make insurance companies pay for hearing aids for kids.
ILLINOIS ~ Supreme Court rules people with gun permits in other states don’t have to get a new permit in Illinois.