Arts
1:34 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Next Sounds Good Live Lunch: Dan Cohen - November 21

dancohenmusic.com

Nashville-based Dan Cohen plays Sounds Good live lunch on November 21 at Noon. The Murray native singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has written songs with Jace Everett, Doug Powell, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Rodney Clawson, Dylan Altman and Matt King. He's played at the Grand Ole Opry and runs the record label Weston Boys. In his website bio, he says he also loves Thai soup.

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Government
11:36 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Regional Members Reappointed to KY Human Rights Commission

Dr. Doris Sarr (L), Timothy Thomas
Credit kentucky.gov

Governor Steve Beshear has re-appointed two west Kentuckians to the Commonwealth’s Human Rights Commission.  Dr. Doris Sarr is the director of the Adventures in Math and Science program at Murray State University and has served on the commission since 2012.  Madisonville’s Timothy Thomas is a funeral director in Hopkinsville and serves as president of Kentucky State Crime-Stoppers Association. 

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Datebook
9:44 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Datebook: October 31 - Happy Halloween!

Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church sponsors a concert by The Crabb Family tomorrow evening at 6. The concert is held at the church, located at 300 Fountain Avenue in Paducah. Everyone is invited to attend. 

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Government
9:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

For the First Time in 40 Years, Kentucky's Circuit, Appellate Courts Will Be Redrawn

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:01 am

As Kentucky's circuit judges' eight-year terms come to an end this year, the state legislature and Supreme Court have begun developing a strategy to redraw the state's appellate and circuit courts for the first time in more than 40 years.

In a recent legislative committee meeting, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton announced the start of the judiciary branch's massive redistricting undertaking, starting with an enormous study of each circuit's caseloads and responsibilities to be completed by January 2016.

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Culture
9:40 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

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Phoebe Boswell for NPR

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 12:57 pm

It's Halloween — a time for Frankenstein monsters and vampires and werewolves. But many of us have our own monsters from different cultures, and when we threw out a call to our readers asking what ghost stories and folktales they grew up with in their own traditions, we got back stories of creatures stalking the shadows of Latin American hallways and vengeful demons from South Asia with backward feet. (And that's before we get to the werehyenas and the infernal bathroom stalls.) Below are some of the best we've found or that were told to us by Code Switch readers.

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Society
6:56 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says, as many as 40 percent of the organization's emergency vehicles were assigned for public relations purposes. This photo, which shows one of the trucks on Long Island, N.Y., in January 2013, is one example of the many publicity photos taken by the Red Cross.
Les Stone American Red Cross

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:06 pm

This week, NPR and ProPublica have been reporting on the Red Cross response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Isaac and other major storms.

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Society
5:46 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Anthropology Professor Writes Penetrating Look at the History of Hopkinsville's Racial Inequality

Dr. Jack Glazier

Oberlin College's Emeritus Professor of Anthropology Dr. Jack Glazier offers a penetrating look at Hopkinsville and Christian County in his book, which is part ethnography and part historical narrative, titled Been Coming Through Some Hard Times - Race, History and Memory in Western Kentucky. Glazier met with Hopkinsville groups last year to discuss his conclusion: that structural inequality persists in the community. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Glazier about the root of his interest in Hopkinsville, the historical significance of Kentucky granting marriage rights to African Americans and the failure of the Freedman's Bureau in the city.

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Government
4:51 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

KSP Uses Laser Scanner in Champion Deaths Investigation

Kentucky State Police Unveil 3D Laser Scanner, 2012
Credit Kentucky State Police

Police are using 3D diagrams from a laser scanner in their investigation of the Champion family deaths Sunday.

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Health
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Six Months After Legislature Allows CBD Trials for Epilepsy, Doctors Still Jumping Through Hoops

Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

More than six months after Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation allowing limited trials for cannabidiol epilepsy treatments, doctors have not been able to begin them.

Kosair Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Director Karen Skjei says she is waiting on FDA approval for the trials. She says one potential obstacle is if the agency requires trials with animals before testing the treatment for people.

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Education
4:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Calloway High School Holds Mock Election, Re-Elects McConnell

Credit Rob Canning

If Kentucky's 2014 elections were up to the students of Calloway County High School, Mitch McConnell would win re-election in the US Senate, Jack Rose would be Murray's next mayor and the county would have a new Parks Tax. 

CCHS held a mock election yesterday for local, state and national seats before the November 4th mid-terms. 

Political science teacher Marshall Ward says the school started administering the exercise every election cycle since 2000 as a way of invigorating young people to vote. 

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