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  • Poverty In Kentucky

    The term “poverty-stricken” tends to be synonymous with neighborhoods in urban areas that have median income that is substandard compared to the majority of the city. However, for those living in South Eastern Kentucky, poverty holds a definition that stretches far abroad the city limits. There is a large population in this rural setting who live below the poverty line. My point is not to invalidate those living in more urbanized areas, but bring awareness to the communities in South Eastern Kentucky who struggle with making ends meets This is an issue that I have seen with my own eyes: ever since a young age, I have watched my family and almost everyone around me struggle with finances ever since I was very young. But if we use the same hard work strategies and drive that Kentucky has been known for – a…

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  • Night Comes To The Cumberlands Summary

    industries’ effects on mid 20th century Appalachia. Caudhill’s book tells the story of modern Appalachia, specifically the coal mining areas of West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Caudhill was a lawyer who had stern opinions about the coal industry whose book stood as a voice for the people of Appalachia. Caudhill describes the coal industry as an industry that destroys the Appalachian hills. Night Comes to the Cumberlands consisted of issues that people may have not necessarily been able to…

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  • Bob Gibson's First Teachers Analysis

    As a result, Bob listened to lessons from the other grades, which encouraged him to “learn about reading more.” He also received his first recognition as a writer in fifth grade, with a story “about the Pilgrims landing in the New World.” He remarks that the story was probably “historically way off base,” but nonetheless the story reached “the top county educators in Harlan County, Kentucky.” They asked him if he had copied it or if his parents had written it, and when he finally convinced them…

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  • Save Lives Research Paper

    Liability Reduced liability in Jeffersontown Police Officers is one of the primary key selling points for this proposition. In one actual random event in Southern California in 2003, an officer lost 30% of his hearing when we fired his patrol rifle without any hearing protection. Had he been wearing a tactical communications device, he would have his hearing, and the City of Irvine would have saved $1,000s (if not $100,000s) in disability. Although it’s cliché, the underlying message with our…

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  • Informative Speech About Slavery

    Good morning, noble gentlemen of the legislature of Kentucky, allow me to introduce myself. I am the Obdurate Planter, but you can call me Adam Harrison. I am from the Jackson Purchase region and I grew up in tidewater Virginia on my father’s 5,000 acre plantation. Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by slaves and my father’s wealth and success depended on slavery. After college, I met and became engaged to a nice young woman from good family. She had never seen a slave before, so when I…

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  • Runaway Slaves In Virginia

    dependence upon it grew exponentially. The slave labor force increased southern economic prosperity, causing the growth of expansive plantations that enslaved hundreds of Africans. Virginia, one of the largest slave states, had a population of 747,610 in 1790, of which 292,627 were slaves. Due to Virginia’s heavy influence on Kentucky that was prompted by a majority of first settlers having Virginian roots, many expected Kentucky to follow suit in establishing harsh slave laws. However, Kentucky…

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  • Non Traditional Student Analysis

    Kentucky residents of Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Trimble, Meade, Shelby, and Spencer counties qualify for in-state resident tuition. Other counties are considered out-of-state tuition. As of Summer 2016, IUS switched to a flat fee tuition rate. This enables students to register from 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. Tuition for enrollment in fewer than 12 credit hours is charged at the current per-credit-hour rate of $215.92 per credit hour. At IUS, most degree programs encourage…

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  • Waverly Hills Sanitarium Case

    Waverly Hills was proposed in 1906 by the Kentucky legislature as an aid to staunching the epidemic of tuberculosis known as the White Plague. By 1910, the hospital was fully operational, with a capacity of 40 people. The hospital, though minimal at first, was provided further funding, allowing for the hospital to expand to a capacity of more than 400 patients. Waverly Hills became a strangely isolated community. It even had its own postal code! Patients and staff alike were made to say their…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Missouri Compromise (1820.

    Missouri Compromise (1820) A Free State: (before the Civil War) A state in the United States in which slavery was illegal (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20state). A Slave State: Any of the 15 states of the Union in which slavery was legal before the Civil War. (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/slave+state) In 1819, a huge debate grew in Congress as to whether or not to make the new state of Missouri and free state or a slave state. Missouri wanted to become part of the union…

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  • Panama Canal Analysis

    of grit that has empowered me to meet and exceed my goals. I believe the policy experience I have gained, my ability to communicate those policies to the public, and desire to reach my goals has prepared me to excel in the Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Urban Planning programs at the University of Louisville. After returning to Louisville from Panama, I began to look for additional opportunities that would enhance my knowledge of the policy making process. The Frankfort…

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