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Murray, KY – The Calloway County Democratic Party hosts the Jefferson Jackson Dinner tonight in Murray State's Curris Center. The 7 o'clock dinner features democratic keynote speakers lieutenant governor nominee Jerry Abramson, Secretary of State nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor nominee Adam Edelan, Incumbent Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, and Ag Commissioner nominee Bob Farmer.

Murray, KY – This Sunday is Father's Day, and if this is new information to you, it's not too late to do some last-minute shopping! Whether you're a father, soon-to-be-a-father, a father-figure or feel a paternal bond with loved ones, this commentary is for you. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham shares a special Father's Day message and his own personal guidelines for a father to follow in raising children.

Murray, KY – From now until Election Day in November, 2012, the American people will be tuned in to fundraisers, conventions, debates and dialogues with political leaders vying to be president of the United States. Commentator and foreign policy analyst Dr. Brian Clardy says he'll be listening to serious answers to his questions regarding the future of American foreign policy in this open letter to the candidates.

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Louisville, KY – The Kentucky National Guard holds a departure ceremony this Saturday for more than 1,300 guardsmen headed to Iraq. This is the largest deployment of Kentucky National Guard soldiers since WWII. Members of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade leave after the ceremony for further training this summer before going overseas. The departure ceremony will be held in Freedom Hall in Louisville.

Murray, KY – President Barack Obama on Thursday (May 19, 2011) outlined what White House officials called a "major address" on foreign policy in the Middle East, which included U.S. support for a future Palestinian state based on borders that existed before 1967. Response has ranged from "just more political slogans" to "good enough." Commentator and foreign policy analyst Dr. Brian Clardy asks for specifics, and poses five key and critical questions to President Obama in this open letter.

Frankfort, KY – In this economy, Kentucky can no longer afford to feed 15,000 people free country ham, eggs and grits at the annual Governor's Derby Breakfast. Usually held on the State Capitol grounds, the event is moving to downtown Frankfort. On Derby Day 1936, Kentucky Governor Happy Chandler invited a few friends over to the governor's mansion for breakfast. By the 1990s, thousands of people were annually showing up at the State Capitol. Bob Stewart is coordinating this year's event.

Murray, KY – On March 20, Florida pastor Terry Jones held a self-styled mock trial in which he burned a Quran at his church in Orlando. The desecration sparked a wave of protests in Afghanistan, which left dozens dead. Commentator Richard Nelson says the book burning is troubling, but pales in comparison to the violent response overseas, where the freedom of speech and the right to articulate opinions are not respected.

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