Society
5:21 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Paducah Convention Hotel to Manage Convention Centers

Credit City of Paducah

The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation board has approved an agreement that the Paducah Convention Hotel will manage the Paducah Expo and Julian Carroll Convention centers.

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Business
4:22 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

USEC Emerges from Bankruptcy Under New Name

Credit Centrus Energy

The United States Enrichment Corporation emerged from Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy with a new name after completion of its restructuring plan today.

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Politics
3:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Republicans and Democrats Vie for Female Votes

As we head into the final stretch of the 2014 election season, representatives from the state's two major political parties are making their predictions for Kentucky's most watched November race. Appearing on KET's Kentucky Tonight program Monday, both sides agreed that female voters could play a significant role in the U.S. Senate race.

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Arts
2:34 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Murray State's ROOTS 5 Features Bluegrass, Western Swing Headliners

(left) Mark Newton & Steve Thomas, Facebook photo (right) Chris Scruggs, Facebook photo

Murray State University's ROOTS 5 Music Concert comes to the Lovett Auditorium stage on October 7, featuring Grammy-nominated Mark Newton and Steve Thomas headlining with a bluegrass set, along with Jason McKendree on banjo. Also, Nashville-based Chris Scruggs and the Stone Fox 5 with vintage country and western swing, featuring Kenny Vaughan (named best guitarist in the Nashville Scene Music Awards). Ted Belue stops by Sounds Good with a preview. 

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Developing Story
1:30 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Student Shot and Injured at Fern Creek High School

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 4:39 pm

Update 5:05: Police Make Arrest

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley confirmed that an arrest was made in connection to the shooting at Fern Creek High School.

Smiley said a male suspect was arrested around 4 p.m.  She said police have not yet interviewed the suspect, so she could not give details regarding the suspect, including where the arrest happened.

Update 3:14: Injured Student Reunited with Family

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Arts
1:07 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

WKMS to Broadcast 'The Maltese Falcon - A Big Read Documentary'

Listen Thursday, October 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Meet Sam Spade, detective, lady-killer. Before it became a classic film, it was first an incredible moral tale of crime and deception. Find out why in this Big Read Documentary, produced by the National Endowment for the Arts. Hopkinsville was one of 77 communities in the country to receive a grant celebrating literacy in events spanning six weeks. Last week, we spoke with Pennyroyal Arts Council's Margaret Prim about the series

About the Documentary:

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Science
12:53 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Happy 1st Anniversary to The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky

Credit Easter Seals West Kentucky, Facebook

Children with complex medical conditions can play and learn with other kids in the safe and nurturing environment of The Lily Pad at Easter Seals West Kentucky. it's the region's first medically-based childcare facility and it opened its doors exactly one year ago. There's an anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. today (September 30) at the 801 North 29th Street, Paducah location. Kate Lochte speaks with Director of Nursing Jessie Meiser on Sounds Good.

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Arts
12:44 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

City-Wide Party in Benton for New Children's Arts Center

Credit marshallcountyarts.com

Celebrating the completion of the new Marshall County Children's Arts Center, the Marshall Co. Arts Commission and the City of Benton are throwing a ticketed party. Anne Riley of the Arts Commission speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event on October 16 and updates on the current status of the new building, as well as some of the events that have already gotten underway there.

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Datebook
11:49 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Datebook: September 30 - The Big Read, Salad Spectacular, Teaching Art Together

The Big Read celebration kicks off with a party Thursday night from 6 to 7:30 at the historic Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville. The event includes live music, mystery theater, popcorn, a 1920s photo booth, and more. The first 100 readers receive a free copy of “The Maltese Falcon.” More information at bigreadhopkinsville.com

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Society
11:32 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter Emma as Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares administers a measles vaccination at Miami Children's Hospital.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 4:14 pm

When essayist Eula Biss was pregnant with her son, she decided she wanted to do just a bit of research into vaccination. "I thought I would do a small amount of research to answer some questions that had come up for me," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "And the questions just got bigger the more I learned and the more I read."

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