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Martin Luther King III Speaks at Murray State University

The oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King says he thought the United States would be at a different juncture as a nation when it comes to civil rights in the 21st century. Martin Luther King III spoke at the Murray State University 12th Annual Presidential Lecture Series Monday night.
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In honor of Black History Month, author Ted Franklin Belue speaks on "Black Indians and Black Mountain Men on the Frontier: Restoring a Vanishing Legacy" this Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Calloway County Public Library. Belue is a professor in the Murray State University department of history. The program is free and open to the public. 

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The Zika virus cases in Central and South America are certainly getting attention in the U.S. Health officials at the University of Kentucky are offering some advice. 

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We'll keep this post updated as we learn of weather-related closings for Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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The oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King says he thought the United States would be at a different juncture as a nation when it comes to civil rights in the 21st century. Martin Luther King III spoke at the Murray State University 12th Annual Presidential Lecture Series Monday night.

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Three advocates for LGBT rights who were arrested last year at the state fair’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast & Auction have filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky State Police. 

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  Legislation to prohibit localities from banning certain dog breeds is under review in the Kentucky Senate.  The measure got the backing of the Senate Agriculture Committee last week. Lee Greenwood with Best Friends Animal Society says it’s a property rights issue.

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A diverse group of education, economic, and health organizations is banding together to push for tax reform in Kentucky. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards two contracts for interchange upgrades on the I-69 corridor in Marshall and Graves Counties. Governor Matt Bevin announced both contracts totaling more than $60 million dollars will go to Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers. 

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A group of Republican lawmakers in the state House are pushing a bill that would allow some residents to carry concealed weapons on public school property.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

An “Internet Purchase Exchange Location” is now in the McCracken County courthouse parking lot. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department established the designated meeting point to offer a “peace of mind” when meeting a buyer or seller from an internet transaction.

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Take the WKMS 2016 Programming Survey

This is where the "public" in public radio comes in. Share your comments about WKMS in our 2016 programming survey. Your responses can help us improve the quality of your listening and let us know what matters to you. Tell us what you think! Take the WKMS 2016 Programming Survey
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Sounds Good Conversations

[Audio] How Civil Rights Era, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photo was Gifted to Murray State

Pogue Library at Murray State University is home to numerous special collections and oral history projects. Tucked among these documents is the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Coretta Scott King and her daughter Bernice at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral taken by Owensboro native Moneta Sleet Jr. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, about how this photo, and a thank you letter signed by Sleet ended up in the archives at Murray State.
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Chad Lampe Named WKMS Station Manager

Murray State President Bob Davies has named Chad Lampe as the new station manager of WKMS, effective February 1, 2016. Lampe served as the WKMS news director since 2007 and as interim station manager during the national search for the position.
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WKMS Special Programming for Valentine's Day

Feel the love with WKMS local music hosts this Valentine’s Day! Here's the rundown of romantic programming:
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