Culture
4:03 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

In The South, Way More People Are Identifying As Both Black And White

AP

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 7:40 pm

The number of people who identify as belonging to two or more races keeps climbing with each Census. The number of people identified as both black and white, for example, more than doubled between 2000 and 2010, from about 780,000 to 1.8 million.

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Politics
3:49 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Despite GOP Objections, Kentucky House Moves On Legislative Research Commission Reforms

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The state House on Friday passed a bill that would create a personnel policy for the troubled Legislative Research Commission, the state agency that provides staffers and research for legislators.

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Education
3:43 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

MSU Board of Regents Approve Tuition Increase and Honors College

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Murray State University's Board of Regents approved a tuition increase and the establishing of an Honors College during its quarterly meeting today. 

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Business
3:34 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Tennessee, Kentucky Rural Electric Groups Look Deeper Into Consolidating

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Hickman-Fulton Counties Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation and Gibson Electric Membership Corporation are proceeding with an in-depth study on consolidating the Kentucky and Tennessee utilities.

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Arts
3:34 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Murray Shakespeare Festival 2015: "Method In Madness"

Patrick Earl as Hamlet in HAMLET
Credit Courtesy of American Shakespeare Center. Photo by Michael Bailey.

Update: Sounds Good conversation with Dr. Rusty Jones and commentary by Dr. Andy Black about the Cinema International film Much Ado About Nothing added to this article.

The American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia, will grace the Lovett Auditorium stage once again with performances of Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, March 2-6. Hear "A Minute With Shakespeare" on WKMS weekdays leading up to the performances at 7:19 a.m., 12:19 p.m. and 4:19 p.m.

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Arts
3:26 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

An Evening with Humorist Jeanne Robertson at Glema Mahr Center

Jeanne Robertson
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She's six-feet, two-inches tall, she's in her 7th decade and her humorous down-home stories attract millions of viewers to her YouTube channel with clips like "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets former Miss North Carolina storyteller, wife of "Left Brain," Jeanne Robertson, who entertains at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville on March 12.

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Politics
2:53 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Kentucky State Senate Sets Debt Ceiling for Future Years

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A bill intended to reduce state debt over time is on its way to the Kentucky House. The Senate voted 28-8 Friday in favor of the measure, which limits general fund supported debt to six percent. 

Sponsor Joe Bowen says, taking into account courthouse construction borrowing, the Commonwealth's current debt ratio is eight percent. Somerset Senator Chris Girdler says attitudes about borrowing are troubling. 

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Business
2:38 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

MSU Professor: Businesses Have a Social Responsibility to End Human Trafficking

Credit Courtesy of Dr. Katherine Taken Smith

We begin a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our first guest is Dr. Katherine Taken Smith, who teaches consumer behavior and promotions management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. She published an article on human trafficking and its connection with businesses, what corporations can do to eliminate human trafficking in their supply chains and how consumer behavior can put pressure on businesses to be proactive in curbing the demand for this modern form of slavery. 

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Environment
1:35 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Trigg, Lyon County Residents Unhappy With Land Between the Lakes Logging

Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

A few hundred people turned out for Thursday’s public forum in Grand Rivers to express concerns over current and future logging at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, who helped organize the event, says he’s concerned the logging is happening on too much land, and too fast.

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Politics
12:50 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Kentucky Senate Passes 'Transgender Bathroom' Bill

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The Kentucky Senate has acted to require public school students to use the bathroom of their biological sex. 

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