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GENEVIEVE POSTLETHWAIT | The Sun
The students of Paducah Middleâ  s â  Lighthouse Team⠝ worked Thursday to make Valentineâ  s Day goodie bags for each and every
      administrator, teacher and staff member in the school to show their appreciation. The Lighthouse Team was formed as part of
      the Leader In Me program, which aims to empower students through teaching 21st century leadership and life skills. The Lighthouse
      student leaders develop their own ideas, like those listed on the posters pictured, to improve their community and school. 

'Leader in Me' making positive impact at local middle schools

Before this school year, Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" was just a best-selling book that teachers and students in western Kentucky may or may not have heard about. Today, however, it's at the core of the culture taking shape at 10 area middle schools that are now part of a program called Leader in Me that's based on Covey's "Seven Habi ...

Local legislators believe passage of minimum wage hike unlikely

A House bill that would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2018 is gaining ground in committees, but local legislators are skeptical about its chance of passage. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, filed House Bill 278 on Jan. 20. The legislation lines out a schedule that would raise the minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour to $8.20 on Aug. 1, th ...

Bevin, Beshear begin to battle on health care

FRANKFORT - Kentucky's two most recent governors went to war over the state's health care system Thursday, raising the stakes in a battle that could tarnish the legacy of the Obama administration's health care law. Former Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear formed a tax-exempt organization that will pay for an online campaign he said will "educate voters" about Republ ...
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