Society
5:26 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Kentucky's Bourbon Industry Booming

Credit kybourbon.com

Kentucky’s Bourbon industry has nearly doubled its workforce in the last two years, employing more than 15,000 people. It now contributes $3 billion in gross state product to the economy each year, up 67 percent from 2012, according to a new report on Kentucky’s distilling industry.

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Environment
4:19 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

These Beetles are Making a New Kind of Sound

A beetle of the Hydrophilidae family, more specifically the Tropisternus genus.
Credit user Fredlyfish4, via Wikimedia Commons

At some point, many of us have taken time to just sit down and listen to the birds sing. Ornithologists and avid listeners can usually identify birds just by their calls. MSU Biology professor Michael Flinn and former grad student Nissa Rudh are trying to ID something a little different.

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Arts
3:22 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

'Legally Blonde the Musical' Opens This Weekend at Murray's Playhouse in the Park

Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in an upbeat musical comedy about self-discovery in Legally Blonde the Musical, opening at Murray's Playhouse in the Park this week. Kate Lochte practices "The Bend and Snap" with director Josh Byrn and "Paulette" played by Joanne Guns on Sounds Good.

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Business
3:06 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Preservation Strategy Conference Focuses on Revitalizing Downtown Paducah

The Kentucky Heritage Council, Preservation Kentucky Inc. the Kentucky Main Street Program and Paducah Main Street invite the public to a full day of information and discussion about the historic preservation of downtown Paducah this Saturday at Maiden Alley Cinema and the River Discovery Center. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Heritage Council's executive director and state historic preservation officer Craig Potts about the conference, focusing on revitalizing downtown neighborhoods.

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Politics
2:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Murray Mayoral Debate: Bill Wells v Jack Rose

Jack Rose (left), Bill Wells (middle), moderator Chad Lampe (right)
Credit Terry Little

Murray’s mayoral candidates race say they would continue the city’s current policy of prohibiting Sunday alcohol sales. 

Former Murray State Faculty Regent Jack Rose and incumbent mayor Bill Wells met Tuesday morning to debate subjects ranging from revitalizing downtown Murray and facilitating business to the proposed Parks Referendum and a city payroll tax. 

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Government
2:13 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Anheuser-Busch Files Lawsuit For License to Distribute in Owensboro

Credit David Shankbone - Wikimedia Commons

Anheuser-Busch has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court to speed along an appeal process for the company’s disputed application to self-distribute in Owensboro. AB is asking the court to order the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control malt beverage administrator to immediately grant the company the license and rule on AB’s motion to dismiss appeals of the local ABC’s original approval. 

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Society
1:48 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Murray State Hosts Day-Long 'Eracism 101' Teach-In Today

Tracie Gilbert on Sounds Good

Murray State University hosts a teach-in today titled "Eracism 101," an effort in advancing the community in conversation on race in a positive way. Tracie Gilbert, Minority Teaching Fellow in the MSU Department of Psychology, English & Philosophy says the lack of touching the topic of race and racism fosters ignorance and that aversion and denial is what leads to the perpetuation of injustices. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the courageous conversations and what the event hopes to achieve.

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Government
1:00 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

PDGP Ownership Transferred to DOE; Former USEC Workers to be Hired by D&D Contractors

Credit www.usec.com

The US Department of Energy has resumed possession of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant from the former United States Enrichment Corporation following a ceremony this morning.

This marks the end of the year-long process after USEC announced it would no longer enrich uranium in May of 2013. 

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Datebook
10:30 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Datebook: October 21 - Symphony Orchestra, Kidapalooza, Food Pantry

The Murray State University Symphony Orchestra gives its first full concert of the fall semester this Thursday night at 7:30 in Lovett Auditorium. The program includes works by Mussorgsky, Mascagni, Tomasi, and Saint-Saens. The ensemble is conducted by Professor Dennis Johnson. The performance is free and open to all.

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Society
10:22 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord

Stuart Kinlough Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 8:03 am

This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

So your child moved back in with you after graduation, and it seems like she will never leave. Or worse, you're sending rent checks each month while she searches for jobs in the big city.

You often find yourself wondering if she will ever grow up. You're concerned that your child is suffering from delayed adolescence.

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