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Dissolve the city of Lone Oak, KY - 10/31/08 08:45 AM
In 1979, business owner Carl Ligon lead the move to incorporate a half-square mile area of Lone Oak, KY to avoid being annexed by the city of Paducah. The effort succeeded, however, the city hasn't been able to grow because of the same reason the city incorporated in the first place - neighboring residents don't want to be annexed and pay additional taxes. Since the incorporation in 1979, Lone Oak residents have enjoyed their own police department, mayor, city commission and taxes. Now, residents are fed up with paying the taxes and say they are not receiving much in return or would rather go without. One (4 comments)
Goodbye Delta Queen - 10/28/08 04:00 PM
The Delta Queen riverboat left Paducah for the last time on Monday, October 27. The riverboat will no longer be allowed to sail the rivers of the midwest due to a refusal by Congress to issue an exemption as has been done since 1966. In 1966 Congress passed a Safety of Life at Sea Law that forbids the Delta Queen from operating because it is primarily constructed of wood. The current exemption expires on November 1, 2008. I understand, from people who were at the riverfront watching it leave, that Paducah didn't want to let go. Apparently there was enough of (3 comments)
Surprise Sunday Morning - 10/26/08 07:35 PM
After I got up this morning I checked the newspaper as I usually do. I always read the online version of the paper as it's easier and cheaper for me. A monthly subscription of the online version is about $5.50 / month. On the frontpage was an article about tax rates rising while property values have been decreasing. Next to the article was a photo of a home with a Prudential sign in front of it. To my surprise the house was a listing of mine and the sign was mine! Unfortunately, the address of the home was not listed with (6 comments)
Meet Bruce Lunsford. Candidate for US Senate in Kentucky. There's a TV and radio commercial here in Kentucky advertising Bruce Lunsford's (D) bid for the senate. He's running against incumbent Mitch McConnell (R). One of the statements in Lunsford's ads says "He met payroll". What idiot thought that up? Doesn't every business owner across the country meet payroll? Does this make every business owner qualified for a position in the US Senate? I think not. So you met payroll. Big deal! Did you manage to put your shoes on the right feet in the morning as well? (4 comments)
First Plane Ride - 10/19/08 09:52 AM
Last Christmas, my wife bought me a ticket for a "Discovery Flight" from Midwest Aviation. This business is located next to the Barkley Regional Airport just west of Paducah. Midwest offers aviation services to the area out of Barkley. This Discovery Flight was, IMO, cheaply priced at a mere $75 for about a 30 minute plane ride. My 10 year old son and I took our plane ride yesterday. Of course, this plane ride was everything my son talked about for a couple of days beforehand. We arrived at the airport 10 minutes before our scheduled time. We found the front desk easily (5 comments)
Calls off of my web site - 10/16/08 01:18 PM
Like anyone, I am always tickled when I get a reply off my website. In the past 2 weeks I've gotten a couple of strange phone calls. But I was glad to have gotten them. One call was from an insurance agent. She told me a gentleman asked her for an insurance quote on a home he had found on my web site. She called me to obtain some details about the home. Before I learned my web site was involved I told her I didn't have any idea what she was talking about. The home was an hour away from (5 comments)
Parking Wars - 10/12/08 05:05 PM
Today my family and I spent most of my time watching TV. While channel surfing we came across a marathon on A&E called "Parking Wars". It's a reality TV show that shows the daily events of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. The show has periods where the camera crew follow "meter maids", tow truck drivers and the staff at the impound lot. As you might expect, the public that is shown is not in a good mood. Most of the public is either being ticketed for being parked in a no parking zone, next to a fire hydrant or in a rush hour zone. One lady we saw (5 comments)
Recycle in Paducah - 10/09/08 09:46 PM
Paducah's GPS RecycleNow recycling efforts have expanded hours and a new location! Now, you can bring your recyclables to 1830 North 8th Street during the following hours: Thursday 12pm - 6pm Friday 7am - 12pm Saturday 9am - 1pm Volunteers are needed to help. Volunteering information can be found at http://www.recyclenowpaducah.com/node/18 An example of acceptable recycables are shown below.
Marry wife, get winter tires! - 10/03/08 11:17 PM
When I married my wife back in 2001, the deal included a couple of winter tires! One of the things that intrigued us when we first talked on the phone before our blind date was the fact that we both owned Ford Broncos. She had the one her dad gave her and I had one I bought myself. Her Bronco was an '86 and mine was a '92. Her dad had bought a couple of WinterTrax winter tires for her. For as long as I've known my wife she never used the tires. it doesn't really snow that much around here. I never installed (0 comments)
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