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Preserving Our Voices 2015: Life Saving Stories (Rebroadcast: Sun. 9 am)

It can be a stranger passing by... a statement by a loved one... or a natural disaster... Those are just some instances in which your life could be forever changed... WKMS is proud to present Preserving Our Voices 2015: Life Saving Stories. Broadcast Dates:
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 The majority of independent retailers surveyed this fall expect to carry the same amount of holiday inventory as a year ago. They were polled through a questionnaire from the Kentucky Retail Federation. 

Flu season is in swing and likely won't let up until April.

It seemed like high time to check in on how Americans feel about flu vaccination, so we asked more than 3,000 adults in the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll, conducted during the first half of October.

All told, 62 percent of people said they had been vaccinated or intended to get vaccinated against flu.

The future of Kentucky’s health insurance exchange is being analyzed by the state’s outgoing and incoming administrations.

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A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractor is closely monitoring weather conditions ahead of Tuesday’s scheduled placement of the main span on the new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.


There were 15,650 incidents reported in Kentucky in 2014; 16,660 in 2013; and 16,620 in 2012. 

Daniel Lowry, spokesman for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, said Kentuckians should be able to do their jobs and go home safely.

In honor of Samuel Clemens’s 180th birthday, Robert Valentine presents “Twain Remembers” Monday night at 7:30 in Murray State University’s Johnson Theatre. The one-night performance features Valentine’s interpretation of American author and humorist Mark Twain. Admission proceeds benefit Playhouse in the Park and the MSU Department of Theatre.

The Paducah Police Department is looking to start the new year with new equipment. 

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Incoming state Auditor Mike Harmon is calling for the resignation of the executive director of the state’s most under-performing pension system.

The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees recently extended the contract of Executive Director Bill Thielen and gave him a 25 percent raise.

The Pilgrims are among the early heroes of American history, celebrated every Thanksgiving for their perseverance in the New World against great odds.

To Christian conservatives, they are role models for another reason as well: They were deeply committed to their Christian faith and not afraid to say so.

In the Mayflower Compact, the governing document signed shortly before the Pilgrims disembarked in Massachusetts' Provincetown Harbor, Pilgrim leaders said they undertook their voyage across the Atlantic "for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith."

10 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Friday

Nov 26, 2015

Record Store Day has become its own holiday for longtime music collectors. Nothing brings cheer to a connoisseur quite like unwrapping a rare find from an independent record store. It's fitting, then, that the people behind the institution are kicking off the holiday season with a special Black Friday event just for the vinyl lover in your life, full of exclusive releases and limited editions from some of music's most collectible artists, new and old.


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[Audio] How to Manage 'Heated' Conversations with Relatives on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is typically a time when family members come together around the table and enjoy a nice meal, but sometimes the conversations can get heated or become difficult. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri of Murray State University's Department of Psychology discuss some helpful tips for getting along better with relatives and being more effective in making interactions positive.
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[Audio] Halfway to LowerTown Fundraiser Features Local Bands, Friday

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