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The Myth of Practicing Law
Attorneys are commonly viewed as wealthy individuals, but according to a recent study out of Northwestern, upwards of 15,000 attorney and legal staff jobs have been eliminated as companies scale back on legal expenses. Those recently departed from law school may have their eyes set on the dollar signs ahead in their career, but as David Schmoll reports, those dollar signs may be a bit further down the road than a lot of society thinks.


The Civil War in Western Kentucky Part 1
We begin another series on the Civil War, this one taking a more broad view of the war in our area. We’ll look at the issues, people, places, and events unique to the Four Rivers, and get insights from the experts.


In-depth on Kentucky House Illegal Immigration Legislation
The issue of illegal immigration is likely to get a lot of attention over the next few weeks in Frankfort. Whether the Kentucky general assembly takes any final action on legislation is another matter. Kentucky Public Radio’s Stu Johnson reports it appears house members are preparing for a deliberate review of illegal alien legislation.


The Q&A – The economic impact of arts in Paducah
Todd Hatton sits down with Market House Theatre’s Executive Director Michael Cochran to talk about the economic impact from the arts in and around Paducah and what it means for the community beyond economics.


Paducah Seeks to Hire More African-American Teachers
According to the Kentucky Department of Education, 93% of teachers in the public school system in 2010 were white. Nationally, the number is lower, but not by much. The majority of Kentucky residents are also white, but that’s changing. African-Americans make up eight percent of the state’s population. But African-Americans make up 13% of the public school population. At Paducah Independent Schools, white students are the minority.


Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth Speech
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear told state lawmakers last night he continues to oppose broad-based tax increases, and he’s urging unity, not divisiveness.

Written by Chris Taylor

February 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Posted in The Front Page

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