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Archive for June 7th, 2011

Datebook: June 7 – Supreme Court sets precedent for vulgar writing 40 years ago

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On June 7, 1971, the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Paul Cohen, setting a precedent for protecting vulgar writing under the First Amendment of the Constitution.  Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with freedom of speech. The Court overturned a disturbing the peace conviction of a man wearing a jacket decorated with profanity.

It’s Tuesday, June 7

There’s a Jackson Purchase ACA Trail Ride, Saddle Up for St. Jude, Saturday at Wrangler’s Campground in LBL. Registration is from 9 to 11:30 am; with the ride running from 12:30 to 4 pm. Lunch will take place from 11 am to noon. The award ceremony is set for 4 pm. Lunch is provided for participants collecting donations. Contact

Mickey Garrison offers a drawing workshop at the Murray Art Guild for youth ages 10 and up, all next week, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Traditional drawing techniques and fun themes with heroes and characters are part of the experience. Get details about this and other summer art workshops at

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts hosts a free visual and performing arts camp, Bluegrass Splash, for children ages 6 to 14 next Monday through July 1. Make reservations for the variety of sessions by phoning the museum. Tomorrow’s the deadline. See or call 270-685-3181.

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the morning cram [tricky politicians edition]

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Many politicians take “full responsibility” for their actions. But what does that mean?

NPR reports most politicians claim to take full responsibility for mistakes they have made, however this means little.

Kentucky~ The weather is hot, really hot! FEMA held a meeting to explain why you can’t repair your house yet.  A Paducah liquor store opposes new liquor sales. Nunn is placed in protective custody after a jail house beating. A report says coal mines aren’t compliant with federal regulations.

Tennessee~ Montgomery County residents are now eligible for flood related unemployment funds.