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We continue our look at what was happening in Kentucky 150 years ago as the nation descended into disunion.

New rules for family law cases in Kentucky 

Kentucky now has a uniform set of rules governing all family law cases in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh was at the Frankfort news conference where the rules were unveiled.

A January Conversation with Murray State’s President 

Kentucky’s Revenue Receipts continue to climb, but State Budget Director Mary Lassiter suspects that growth to be tempered in the coming months. The initial positive news of growth has many state institutions wondering about renewed funding. Today in their monthly conversation, Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn about MSU funding in this budget climate along with campus safety, and this year’s presidential lecturer Ben Stein.

Tennessee’s First Woman Speaker of the House 

Tennessee Representatives elected their first woman Speaker of the House this week. Beth Harwell was elected to 22 years ago. Then, she was one of only 40 Republicans. Now, she’s among the majority, and the first Republican speaker since Reconstruction. Harwell speaks with Tennessee Public Radio’s Candice Ludlow about her new role and how she’ll lead.

Kentucky’s Family Courts Changes 

Kentucky now has a uniform set of rules governing all family law cases in the Commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh was at the Frankfort news conference where the rules were unveiled.

Market House: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged!

Paducah’s Market House Theater is currently running The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged! Director Ross Daniels commutes from Marion, Illinois to lend his long-earned talents to the production. Despite his busy schedule, he scraped up a few minutes to talk with Jacque Day. Beware. He seems to be possessed with the ghost of the Bard himself, at least a little bit.

 

National Letter Writing Week 2011 

Is the thoughtful art of the handwritten letter becoming the stuff of legend? To commemorate National Letter Writing Week, Jacque Day explores this question with three people of diverse but writing-invested paths, and brings us this story.

 

Maiden Alley film critic Larry Thomas reviews “True Grit” 

1969’s True Grit brought star John Wayne the only Oscar he ever received in his fifty year career, and it’s a part of the American film canon. The 2010 version, helmed by the Coen Brothers and starring Jeff Bridges as Marshal Rooster Cogburn, hasn’t gotten to that point just yet, but it has made it onto the American Film Institute’s list of the top films of 2010. Our movie reviewer Larry Thomas mounts up to review True Grit.

 

Woodward Steps into Mayfield as Chamber Director 

With the New Year came a new Director for the Mayfield-Graves County Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Written by Chris Taylor

January 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Posted in The Front Page

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