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Hundreds Join 'March for Equality and Social Justice' in Murray

As thousands of demonstrators joined the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, a similar march in far western Kentucky drew hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds to Murray. Ebony Clark and Taylor Inman bring this audio postcard:

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It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

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Federal prosecutors say a business owner has pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy that included kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the Fulton County Detention Center expansion project.

Ebony Clark, WKMS

As thousands of demonstrators joined the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, a similar march in far western Kentucky drew hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds to Murray. Ebony Clark and Taylor Inman bring this audio postcard:

U of L Board Appoints Greg Postel Interim President

Jan 21, 2017
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The new University of Louisville board of trustees moved quickly Saturday morning to fill an impending leadership void.

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Hundreds of thousands of people from across the U.S. descended on the National Mall in the nation’s capitol Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. A small, but energized group from far western Kentucky joined them. Matt Markgraf spoke with some of the women who made the journey.

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The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $100,000 grant for Operation UNITE to continue fighting drug abuse in southern and eastern Kentucky. 

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As Northside Baptist Pastor Brett Miles led the devotional and prayer for a group of approximately 70 Trump supporters Friday morning, he asked the group to acknowledge the luxury of calling this country home.


As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, protests, demonstrations — and a few celebrations — were underway in cities around the world.

In London, demonstrators holding anti-Trump signs gathered outside the U.S. Embassy on Friday evening. Earlier in the day, huge banners saying "Build Bridges Not Walls" were hung across the city's bridges, part of a U.K. campaign that that began after Trump was elected in November.

A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first."

Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated themes from his historic and divisive campaign message, describing children in poverty, schools in crisis and streets pocked with crime and "carnage."

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The McCracken County Board of education has voted to relocate the Heath High School shooting memorial.

 

A school shooting in 1997 killed three girls between the ages of 14 and 17. The memorial is located behind a fence at Heath Middle School but may only be accessed by those with permission. It will be moved to an open lot across the street from the middle school in a project costing under $20,000. The new memorial will be designed by the parents of the victims and will include 24/7 access and lighting at night.

 

President-elect Donald Trump plans to hit the ground running. He could sign his first executive orders within hours of taking the oath of office.

"I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump said in a videotaped message in November. "It's about time."

Vice President-elect Mike Pence echoed that message in a meeting with reporters on Thursday.

"Our job is to be ready on Day 1," Pence said. "We are all ready to go to work."

The incoming president has promised to:

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Enter the 2017 WKMS Singer/Songwriter Competition

Attention Singer/Songwriters! Send us your best original song by Sunday, February 26 at midnight, and you could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize.

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Ross Reviewed: Trump’s Choice For Commerce Left Mixed Legacy In Ohio Valley

The billionaire Wilbur Ross heads for Senate hearings this week as Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce. Ross gained ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets here in the Ohio Valley region. Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on the mixed legacy his businesses left behind.

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