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Down at the Farm . . . Conference

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Here’s some pictures from Murray State University’s Department of Agriculture Regional Conference. The event drew in over a hundred participants from Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois.

Written by Angela Hatton

November 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Datebook: November 17 – World Peace Day

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It’s Wednesday, November 17.

The Global Alumni Lecture Series at Murray State features Sean Finnegan and Martyn Brewer in a discussion at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Curris Center Theatre.  Finnegan is an pioneer in global digital media and online advertising.  Brewer manages Global Sports Relations for Adidas, currently building a team in Moscow.

The Pennyrile Housing Corporation’s regular board meeting is tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Pennyrile Development District Office, 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.

Murray State’s Art Department’s Holiday Art Auction benefitting art and design student scholarships and more is Friday at Clara M. Eagle Gallery, sixth floor, Doyle Fine Arts Building.

A preview and silent auction with refreshments and live music starts at 6.  The live auction starts at 7:30.

Downtown Unwrapped includes the Athena Delphian Club Holiday Bake Sale Friday from 8 a.m. until sold out on the west side of the Paris Court Square with a rain location nearby.

See more community events at and listen to last Saturday’s Music from the Front Porch on demand.

Written by Matt Markgraf

November 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

morning cram [hired edition]

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Some employers are saying if you’re out of work, we don’t want to hire you.

~NPR tells one man’s story beginning about 1,000 job applications in.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah weighs 174 acres heavier today.  KY-305 will be closed tomorrow and (part of) Friday and watch out for lane restrictions on Western Kentucky Parkway in Hopkins County. Cleaning up a major Marshall County methlab will cost +$100k. You can burn things again in Marshall and Calloway (thank the rain). Find out what legislators are thinking about this session (sort of). Beshear has a plan to balance the state’s Medicaid budget, but some of his opponents dislike it. KACo officials converge in Louisville to talk jail costs. Several more of our local military heroes died abroad.

TENNESSEE~ APSU’s injured QB is out of the hospital (after the MSU game). Henry County will host Stewart County’s extra prisoners @ $35 a day (each).

Written by Chris Taylor

November 17, 2010 at 9:17 am

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