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An ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 64% of those surveyed this month think the war in Afghanistan is ‘not worth fighting.’

NPR blogs the survey reflects a 4% shift in the last few months.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah wins an online popularity contest. A Heath High School shooting victim’s mom claims attorneys and doctors are making up excuses for Michael Carneal. Maybe Mayfield’s new Police Chief will catch city park vandals. A Madisonville company gets a dental award for an oral health program that saves money (and babies). A Fort Campbell teenage hero dies in Afghanistan. Jack Conway won’t investigate optometrists’ political donations. State lawmakers continue scratching their heads on how to pay for Medicaid. US Senator McConnell and Rep Whitfield are sponsoring EPA-blocking bills. MSU bows out of the NIT.

TENNESSEE~ TVA’s fuel cost next month is (up to) $2 cheaper.

Datebook: March 14 – Pi Day

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It’s Monday, March 14.

Waterfowl and eagle refuge areas closed since November reopen Wednesday in Land Between the Lakes.  These include Rushing Bay, Duncan Bay and Lake, Smith Bay, Fulton/Honker Bay, Honker Lake Refuge, Long Creek Waterfowl Refuge and portions of Energy Lake.  Hematite Lake opens Wednesday for bank fishing only.

Angels Attic Thrift Shop, which provides support for the Angel’s community clinic, seeks inventory.  Angels Attic can resell furniture, clothing, appliances, toys, books, CDs, DVDs, and household items.  Donation hours are 8 to 5 Monday through Saturday; shopping hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The shop’s at 972 Chestnut in Murray.

Paducah was named one of the  2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through tomorrow there’s online voting to determine a favorite. Voting for Paducah is available by registering and making your mark at

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Datebook – August 30, 2010

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It’s Monday, August 30.

Madisonville’s Downtown Turnaround Partnership seeks community votes to win a $25,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Go to and follow the link to vote. The grant supports volunteer beautification and restoration efforts and more.

The Humane Society of Marshall County starts accepting donated items for their October benefit yard sale this Thursday. Bring items during normal business hours Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Do not bring TVs, computers or other electronic equipment. The facility is at 6301 US Highway 68 east of Benton.

There’s a Gourdmobile workshop at the Murray Art Guild Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A $15 fee includes gourds, wheels, and axles. The gourdmobiles will compete at a derby September 18 during Mayfield’s Gourd Patch Festival. Murray Art Guild is at 500 North 4th Street. Call 270-753-4059.

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