Government
5:09 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Madisonville Looking at Options in Contract Dispute with KU

A Madisonville official says the city is weighing its options as the effective date of a disputed contract with electricity provider Kentucky Utilities nears. In September, KU notified the city of impending changes to the parties’ contract that would take effect April 23rd.

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Environment
4:32 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Kentucky Natural Lands Continues Buying Heavily-Forested Land to Restore, Connect Wild Lands

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As this year's observance of Earth Day approaches, the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust continues to buy up property in typically heavily-forested areas. It's a statewide land trust with a mission to protect, restore, and connect wild lands. 

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Education
4:18 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Murray State’s Next President Says University Discussing Short, Long Term Roles with Mid-Continent

Murray State’s next president, Bob Davies, says while MSU is focusing on helping Mid-Continent University students after their school’s closure, it is also discussing its role in the future of the Mayfield facility.

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Culture
3:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Common Beliefs Unite Christians, Messianic Jews During Passover Seder

David Hannigan begins the Seder at Murray Family Church as pastor Butch Seargent and his wife Jan Seargent sit by his side.
Whitney Jones WKMS

With Passover beginning this week, Jews across the world celebrate with a ceremonial feast called a Seder. But they aren’t the only ones holding the tradition. In Murray a small interfaith community breaks matzah together.

At Murray Family Church enough tables to seat 60 form a U for the annual Seder. Traditional Hebrew music plays softly in the background. Candles grace heavy burgundy tablecloths with matchbooks lying beside them.

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Society
1:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Calloway's Relay For Life Kicks Off Tonight

Credit Relay For Life of Murray-Calloway County, Facebook

Calloway County's Relay For Life will begin tonight at 7 in Murray’s Cherry Expo Center. Over its 15+ years, the relay has honored those affected by cancer while raising donations toward a cure. This includes survivors, caretakers and those who have lost their lives to the disease.

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Culture
12:15 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

How Terrapin Station is Celebrating Record Store Day

"Indie record stores were the only music teachers I ever had. The world would be a dark and lonely place without them."- Neko Case, recordstoreday.com

Tomorrow (April 19) is Record Store Day. Conceived in 2007, it's a day of gathering at independent record stores around the world to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding local music shops. Sounds Good co-host Austin Carter speaks with Tim Peyton, manager of Terrapin Station, a participating store in Murray about the day and what his store is doing to celebrate.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
12:06 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?

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Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 10:56 am

Religion is a cross-cultural universal, even though not every human being professes faith in God or some other supernatural being. Those of us who are atheist or agnostic make up 6 percent of the American population. A further 14 percent say they are not affiliated with any particular religion.

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Arts
11:38 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week

Credit American Quilter's Society, Facebook

More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded during the American Quilter's Society's shows that are in their third decade in 2014. The Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center is the epicenter of the AQS Quilt Week activities that start with an awards preview next Tuesday (April 22) then show opening Wednesday, continuing through Saturday. American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Schroeder is at the Expo Center helping to unpack quilts for judging over the weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with her on Sounds Good.

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Datebook
11:06 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Datebook: April 18

The McCracken County Public Library hosts an Elevenses Tea Party tomorrow from 11 to noon for young ladies and gentlemen ages 10 to 13. The free event includes tea, biscuits, and a lesson on proper table manners. Costumes are welcome. The first seating is at 11 and the second is at 11:30. For more information, visit mclib.net

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Government
6:54 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session

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Kentucky Representative Joni Jenkins says if a special legislative session is called for later this year, ethics reform should be on the agenda.

During the session, Jenkins filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would reconfigure the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, which has come under fire after it found former lawmaker John Arnold not guilty of sexual harassment charges, but the Senate didn’t take up that bill.

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