Science
9:33 am
Sat November 22, 2014

You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

Temperatures are taken two ways at Casablanca's airport: with an infrared body scanner (left) and a handheld thermometer (right).
Abdeljalil Bounhar AP

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 4:33 am

What's your temperature?

That's the question of the hour. The Ebola virus has made taking your temperature part of everyday conversation. People in West Africa are doing it. People returning from the region are doing it. And so are the overly paranoid in the United States.

For anyone who's been exposed to the virus, a body temperatures of 100.4 or higher has been deemed the point of concern. The goal, of course, is that magic number: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Except 98.6 degrees isn't so magical after all. In fact, that might not be your normal temperature.

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Culture
5:15 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Remarkable Kentuckians: When Presley O'Bannon Fought the Barbary Pirates

Presley O'Bannon
Credit Wikimedia Commons, United States Marine Corps

Up to and through the Civil War, Kentucky was considered America's frontier. It was a central part of American history, says historian James Claypool, who writes for the Kentucky Humanities Council. On Sounds Good, he shares the story of Logan County's Presley O'Bannon, "one of the most remarkable people in Kentucky - and American history for that matter. Certainly one of the most significant Marines ever," who fought the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli in 1805, became a model for US Marine Corps traditions and retired to serve in the State Legislature and Senate.

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Government
4:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Gov Beshear Remarks Strong Numbers in 2nd kynect Enrollment Opening Week

Gov. Steve Beshear says the first week of kynect’s latest open enrollment period is “going strong.”

The governor’s office reports that the health exchange’s website received 72,000 visits in the last week with more than 6,400 new applications submitted and 4,100 Kentuckians newly enrolled. 

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Society
4:01 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Murray-Calloway United Way to See New Leadership Next Year

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The  Murray-Calloway County United Way will see several changes in leadership in the new year. 

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Government
3:45 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Bob Hayter Named Head of Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice

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Bob Hayter is the new commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary Michael Brown made the announcement today. 

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Society
1:13 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Kentucky Among Worst States In Accessibility for Poor, Disabled in Criminal Justice, Study Says

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 2:21 pm

Kentucky is among the worst states in the U.S. at providing vulnerable populations with accessibility to critical elements of the justice system, according to the Justice Index study released this month by the National Center for Access to Justice.

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Datebook
1:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Datebook: November 21 - Cram the Cruiser, Warm Jacket Donation, A House Divided

The "Cram the Cruiser" food drive starts today and runs through Dec. 16 at Kentucky State Police Post 1. A KSP cruiser is parked at the entrance of KSP Post 1 on Highway 45 in Graves County. Drop off nonperishable food items in the cruiser, and the KSP takes the items to local food pantries for distribution to families in the area. 

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Society
6:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

Agent Illustrateur Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:34 pm

As efforts increase around the nation to combat campus sexual assault, one aspect of prevention seems to confound schools the most: how to warn students about staying safe — without sounding like they're blaming the victim.

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Environment
6:05 am
Fri November 21, 2014

$359 Million for PGDP Cleanup

Credit DOE

The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization expects the U.S. Department of Energy to spend about $359 million on the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant cleanup for 2015.

PACRO Director Charlie Martin says $89 million left over from last year will roll over to join the 2015 allocation of $270 million dollars. He says this is higher than what DOE generally allocates annually to the PGDP cleanup, which is good for PACRO.

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Government
7:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

President Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House on Thursday.
Pool Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:01 pm

After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans over the issue of immigration, President Obama announced he has decided to go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.

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