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Health
3:55 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Federal Panel Observing Rural Health Issues in Kentucky

Credit Medi-Share (http://blog.medi-share.org)

  A central Kentucky community hospital is playing host this week to a federal panel studying ways to increase life expectancy in rural areas.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Bevin Still Leads Comer Following Republican Gubernatorial Primary Recanvassing

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

  A recanvass of votes from last week’s primary election yielded no change in total votes submitted for James Comer or Matt Bevin in the Republican race for governor.

Agriculture Commissioner Comer requested the recanvass last week after he was defeated by Louisville businessman Bevin by 83 votes.

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Society
3:38 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Marshall County Wet/Dry Referendum Set for July 28

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Steve Snodgrass

Marshall County judge-executive Chyrill Miller has signed an executive order authorizing a special election after 3,366 residents signed a petition in support of legalizing alcohol sales in the county. That number meets the required 25 percent of voters in last year’s general election.

The referendum is now set to take place Tuesday, July 28.

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Arts
1:02 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Harpeth Rising Brings 'High Energy' to Paducah RIVERfront Concert Kick Off Tonight

Album cover for Harpeth Rising's forthcoming album 'Shifted'
Credit Harpeth Rising, Facebook

The Paducah Parks Services free summer RIVERfront Concert Series kicks off tonight (May 28) with Louisville group Harpeth Rising and local group The Wheelhouse Rousters. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Jordana Greenberg, lead singer and violinist of Harpeth Rising, about their new album, their move to Louisville and their performance tonight on the river in Paducah.

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Politics
10:58 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones to Emcee 135th Fancy Farm Picnic

Matt Jones
Credit Twitter/@KySportsRadio

A popular sports talk show host will serve as master of ceremonies for the political speaking at this August’s 135th Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.

Matt Jones is the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio, which in recent years has become a forum for politics. It will fall on Jones to manage the often-unruly crowd between speeches as the race to become Kentucky’s next governor will likely dominate the event.

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Business
10:15 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Riken Elastomers Adding Jobs at Hopkinsville Plant

Credit rec-ky.com

An automotive plastics manufacturer is planning to double its facility and workforce in Christian County. 

Gov. Steve Beshear announced today that Riken Elastomers Corporation will create 27 new jobs and invest more than $22 million into expanding its Hopkinsville facility. 

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Datebook
9:58 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Datebook: May 28 - Wickliffe Mounds Meeting, "A Tradition of Variations," Charity Golf Scramble

Wickliffe Mounds invites volunteers interested in hospitality, museums, history, archaeology, education, and Native American Indian culture to attend a volunteer meeting this Saturday afternoon at 1 in the Welcome Center. Volunteer opportunities available include ambassadors, horticulturalists, program specialists, and tour guides. 

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Society
3:28 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Protesters Show Up at Home of Hopkinsville Man Who Stepped on Flag

Protesters gather in front of the home of Zlatko Skuljan
Credit These Colors Don't Run/Facebook

More than 50 protesters showed up Tuesday at the house of a Hopkinsville man who made waves Memorial Day weekend after posting a photo online where he was shown stepping on an American flag.

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Arts
3:11 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Hosts "Tasting, Talk & Tunes" Bourbon Tour Fundraiser

Credit Bourbon Tour Kentucky - A Fundraiser for Playhouse in the Park, Facebook Event Page

Playhouse in the Park in Murray hosts a Bourbon Tasting fundraiser at the Murray Country Club on June 12 to raise funds to match a $5,000 anonymous gift to help restock props destroyed by the fire last summer in downtown Murray. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with President of the Playhouse Board of Directors Dan Lavit and devoted volunteer Staci Stone about the bourbon picked out for the event, the hors d'oeuvres and live music.

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Arts
2:42 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The Savage Radley Launch Indiegogo Campaign for First Album

Members of The Savage Radley on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Rural western Kentucky band The Savage Radley were WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists in 2014 and were the first band to play the WKMS Live Lunch series. Based in Murray, they have a blues, folk sound in the Delta-style. Otto Sharp and S. Knox Montgomery join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about their recently launched Indiegogo campaign for their first album, "Houses."

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