Environment
1:37 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Kentucky Had Its Lowest-Ever Quarter of Coal Production

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  Kentucky’s coal industry has recorded another dismal quarter, where both coal jobs and production have declined across the state.

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Crime
1:20 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Paducah Police Arrest 3 and Seek Another Suspect in Noble Park Shooting

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Three McCracken County residents have been taken into custody and a fourth is being sought after a shooting last night at Paducah’s Noble Park.

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Culture
1:04 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Up, Up and Away! Balloons Over the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Balloons Over The Garden event at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
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The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden in Owensboro wraps up the summer with Balloons Over The Garden, the last weekend of August. Originally part of the Dazzling Daylillies Festival last June, the event was rescheduled due to weather. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Rob Blackham, Vice President of the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Board and engineer involved with "Balloons Over The Garden" about how one can cross 'riding in a hot air balloon' off their bucket list and whether or not 'selfie sticks' are allowed on the ride.

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Society
12:23 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Now That Marshall County Is Wet, When Will Alcohol Sales Start?

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A timeline is beginning to emerge on when Marshall County might actually see liquor sales after voters approved going wet earlier this week.

Jason Darnall is the assistant county attorney and met Friday morning with judge-executive Chyrill Miller to discuss the process before them.

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Education
11:18 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Murray State University Names New VP of Marketing and Outreach

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Following a national search, Murray State University has named its new Vice President of Marketing and Outreach. Dr. Adrienne King will begin her duties on September 1, pending approval of the board of regents. 

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Crime
11:09 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Paducah Juvenile Charged in Discarded Infant Case

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A Paducah juvenile has been charged with attempted murder after admitting he left an infant in a dumpster.

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Environment
10:46 am
Fri July 31, 2015

[Audio] Local Beekeeper on Bringing Bees Back from the Brink

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Bees have been on decline in the western hemisphere for the last 10 or 15 years, says beekeeper hobbyist Jim Gould. This is due to reduction in habitat, invasive pests and an increase in pesticide use. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Gould about how beekeepers can bring populations back from the brink and how people interested in beekeeping can get started, ahead of the McCracken County Master Gardener's Toolbox program next Tuesday.

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Datebook
9:27 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Datebook: July 31 - Pet Food Drive, Kentucky Crafted Applications, Drag Boat Racing

The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office continues its pet food drive benefiting the Hopkins County Humane Society. Drop off unopened bags or cans of cat or dog food Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 14. 

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Government
7:53 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Bluegrass Poll: Kentucky Governor's Race Is a Toss-Up

Jack Conway
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Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway leads Republican Louisville businessman Matt Bevin by a slight margin in the race for governor according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

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Society
4:35 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Louisville Man Hopeful After Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Leaders

Gregory Bourke is pictured here with his adopted son Isaiah.
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  A decision this week by the Boy Scouts of America to allow same-sex leaders has a Louisville man ready to serve.

Greg Bourke was the leader of his son’s troop for 11 years before he was forced out for being openly gay. That was three years ago.  This week, the organization ended its ban on gay adult leaders.  Bourke says it was time. 

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