Arts
10:34 am
Sat September 20, 2014

The Wheelhouse Rousters LIVE on WKMS September 28

Credit The Wheelhouse Rousters, Facebook

On Sunday, September 28th hear old-time river music with The Wheelhouse Rousters on a special extended A Prairie Home Companion 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Longtime friends of the station, Nathan Blake Lynn on guitar, Josh Coffey on fiddle, and Eddie Coffey on standup bass, play tunes from their new album (set to drop early October) of long forgotten songs gathered by Mary Wheeler of Paducah, as well as some familiar favorites.

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WKMS Fall Fundraiser
10:11 am
Sat September 20, 2014

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Education
4:11 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Kentucky Community College Top Job Draws 40 Applicants. (Just Don't Ask Who.)

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 9:54 am

Sometime after Nov. 1, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System will name a new president to succeed the retiring Michael McCall. But only a group of insiders knows who’s in the running.

The application deadline passed nearly two months ago, on July 25. With the help of an outside search agency, the Association of Community College Trustees, a 16-person search committee expects to narrow the field of applicants to just a few finalists next month. KCTCS Chairman P.G. Peeples, co-chairman of the search committee, said he is pleased with the progress being made.

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Environment
3:26 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Report: 13 Percent of Country's Coal-Fired Power Plants Have Already, or Will Be, Retired

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 3:16 pm

A new report by the federal Government Accountability Office raises concerns about electricity reliability in the United States as coal-fired power plants close to comply with environmental regulations.

The GAO report updates one the office originally published in 2012. That report estimated anywhere from two to 12 percent of the country’s coal-fired power plants would be retired by 2025. But now, the new data suggests the number is actually 13 percent.

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Government
3:25 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Kentucky Election Finance Leader Retiring

Sarah M. Jackson

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 1:50 pm

The longtime head of Kentucky’s agency overseeing state campaign finance law is stepping down later this year.

Sarah Jackson announced this week she is retiring as executive director of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance effective Nov. 1 after serving in the position since 1999.

“Sarah has been a tremendous asset to the agency and a true professional as executive director. The agency is stronger for it,” said KREF board chairman Craig C. Dilger in a released statement.

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Education
3:11 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

WKCTC Introduces A'la Carte Evening Culinary Class

Patrick Fletcher, Program Coordinator Culinary Arts
Credit WKCTC

Chicken andouille, schnitzel, tiramisu and more are on the subject list for students attending a culinary class starting next week at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Chef Patrick Fletcher about the five-week course on Sounds Good.

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Business
2:55 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Paducah Power Chairman Says He Would Step Down Only If Board Asks Him

Credit paducahpower.com

Despite calls for Paducah Power Board Chairman Ray McLennan’s resignation from some community leaders, he says he’ll only step down if the board asks him to do so.

Rising electric rates and an inappropriate Facebook comment from McLennan has Paducah leaders like City Commissioner Carol Gault calling for his resignation. McLennan acknowledges that his comment online was inappropriate, but he added that it referred to a city leader who had allegedly used his position for sex.

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Sports
2:43 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Neal Bradley's Racer Football Season Outlook

Murray State returns to action with their final non-conference game of the season at Western Michigan
Credit Kyser Lough, goracers.com

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley and Tracy Ross look back at the first two games of the Racer Football season, preview tomorrow's game at Western Michigan and the upcoming match-up with OVC favorites: Jacksonville State on Sounds Good.

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Politics
12:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Former Rep. Anne Northup Endorses James Comer for Kentucky Governor

James Comer and Anne Northup

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Former Louisville Congresswoman Anne Northup has endorsed Republican state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in his bid for the governor’s mansion.

Northup joined Comer for a press conference atop Waterfront Park’s Big Four pedestrian bridge Friday morning, commending the 2015 gubernatorial hopeful on his success in helping legalize industrial hemp in the state. She urged Republican voters in Jefferson County and across the state to support his candidacy.

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Politics
9:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Kentucky Senators Split on Islamic State Plan as Obama Praises Congress’ Approval

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 10:03 am

The U.S. Senate gave overwhelming approval Thursday to a measure aimed at training and arming Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State.

By a 78-22 margin, senators backed a plan to combat the terrorist group, a plan that was pushed by President Obama and tucked in a larger spending bill. The House approved the same measure a day earlier by a similarly comfortable margin.

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