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Dave Jackson Speaks on Becoming New Madisonville Mayor
Madisonville, KY ~ In another Upset in Madisonville Incumbent Democratic Mayor Will Cox lost by 72 votes to Republican David Jackson. Hopkins County Voters mostly followed a national trend to send Republicans to office.
Incumbent State Senator Jerry Rhoads lost his home county but carried Ohio and Muhlenburg to Win Re-election. David Schmoll speaks with Mayor Elect David Jackson about his win and plans for the office.
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A conversation with Mayfield’s first female mayor, Teresa Cantrell
Mayfield, KY ~ Two weeks ago, we brought you a story on the tensions among Mayfield voters over that city’s mayoral contest. Those tensions were in stark contrast to the actual conduct of the candidates themselves. The results are in now and the voters have elected long-time mayor’s aide Teresa Cantrell to the city’s top post. She defeated incumbent Mayor Arthur Byrn by almost a thousand votes. Cantrell will be Mayfield’s first female mayor and she joins on the line now from her office in Mayfield.
Voting in America: A Conversation with Professor Martin Battle
Murray, KY ~ Voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections was high compared to recent years. In Kentucky, just under half the registered voters made it out to the polls. Though high for American standards, less than half is not high compared to many democracies in the rest of the world. Reporter Rebecca Feldhaus sat down with British-born Murray State Political Science Professor Dr. Martin Battle to discuss a larger perspective on American voting.
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Written by Chris Taylor

November 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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Datebook – November 5, 2010

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It’s Friday, November 5.

Murray State’s Department of Music presents a concert “So you want to be an opera singer?” tonight at 7:30.  The Audience votes on arias by several composers to determine the program.  Pamela Wurgler moderates, Angelu Wu the pianist, and singers include Sonya Baker, Randall Black, Tana Field and Christopher Mitchell.  The free concert’s in Performing Arts Hall of Doyle Fine Arts.

The 2011 Lower Town Arts and Music Festival has announced a call for artists with entries due January 31.  See zapplication.org.  It’s open to artists within a 300 mile radius of Paducah.  E-mail lowertownartsandmusicfestival@gmail.com for more.

The Murray State Department of History offers a free concert of American Roots Music at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Wrather Museum Auditorium at Murray State.  Performers include the Grand Ole Opry’s Scott Miller accompanied by Ted Franklin Belue, OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU artist Mike Compton and David Peterson, and Lew Jetton and 61 South performing roots blues.

Thanks for listening.  Use wkms.org to hear regional news and music.

morning cram [less ladies edition]

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This year’s election will probably be the first time in 30 years that the number of women serving in Congress declines.

~NPR reports ironically it began as a banner year for female candidates, with more running in party primaries than ever before.

KENTUCKY~ The US Army Corps of Engineers wants to know what you think about plans to fix up Paducah’s Floodwall. Calloway County officials will review an ordinance today that will issue a $25 million loan for a local chemical company to expand. The state budget may see a surplus. Republican gains in the state senate may change up the horse industry’s gameplan to bring video lottery terminals at race tracks. Governor Beshear declares a drought-driven state of emergency and orders flags to half today.

TENNESSEE~ Police arrest 2 men for last week’s murder. TVA’s board votes to give the CEO a 10% raise.

ILLINOIS~ Democrats are not calling for a vote on Governor Quinn’s pension borrowing plans.

SPORTS~ (Women’s Soccer) APSU > MSU; (Men’s Basketball) APSU > CMU.