News
4:04 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Region May See Severe Weekend Weather

Forecast map for the U.S.
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The National Weather Service in Paducah says the region could see severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening.  NWS Meteorologist Chris Noles says southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and a small portion of northwest Tennessee will likely see severe thunderstorms that could develop into more hazardous weather. 

"Any storms that form mid-day Saturday," Noles says, "on through the afternoon will be capable of producing very large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes as the environment does appear as if it will be favorable for supercell thunderstorms."

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Culture
1:56 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

QuiltWeek Festivities in Paducah Wrap Up Saturday

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The 31st annual QuiltWeek event in Paducah ends Saturday. Each year, thousands from the region and beyond gather to celebrate the craft.

Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning spoke with Kate Lochte on "Sounds Good" about how the week's gone so far and what to look forward to Friday and Saturday.

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Government
1:52 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Montgomery County has Lowest Jobless Rates in Northwest Tennessee

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Tennessee unemployment rates are showing a better outlook than previous months.  

The new figures come from the Tennessee Department of Labor.  

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Education
1:38 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Belizean Journalist Visits Murray for "100,000 Strong in the Americas" Initiative

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Murray State University is one of four places in America to host a Belizean journalist for a part of the "100,000 Strong in the Americas" initiative.

The initiative's designed to increase educational exchanges between the US, the Americas and the Caribbean.

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Society
1:30 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Explosion at Moonshine Distillery in Marshall County

Silver Trail Distillery's "LBL's Most Wanted" moonshine product line
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  Reports are coming in of an explosion at a moonshine distillery and museum in Marshall County causing some injuries.

Fire and rescue crews responded to Silver Trail Distillery on Highway 402 this morning.  

Government
12:28 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Christian County Officials Looking To Form Local Narcotics Task Force

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Several law enforcement officials are working to create a local narcotics task force in Christian County. The area is now part of the 11-county Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force but Commonwealth Lynn Pryor said there is need for a smaller unit in the high-crime area.

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Society
9:05 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Louisville Metro Council Approves Needle Exchange Program

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Without debate, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously approved a measure Thursday evening giving local health officials approval to start a needle exchange program.

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Culture
4:21 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised" Opening Tonight in Murray

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"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged Revised" opens tonight in Robert E. Johnson Theatre. The Murray State Arts and Entertainment event condenses all 37 of the playwright's works into one 90-minute show.

Director and MSU Professor Matt Crider spoke with Kate Lochte on the work that went into this one-of-a-kind play.

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Culture
4:03 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Murray Woman's Club Hosting Floral Show and Luncheon May 7

A view of the Murray Woman's Club clubhouse.
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The Murray Woman's Club's Garden Department sponsors a Floral and Iris Color Show Plant Sale and Luncheon May 7. Proceeds fund the MSU Horticulture Student Scholarship. President Judy Kelso Spoke with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the festivities and the benefits it brings.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

James Comer Leads Republicans in Fundraising For Governor’s Race

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Three Republicans and one Democrat have raised more than $1 million in this year’s race for governor in advance of the May 19 primary election.

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