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Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Reflects on 10 Years in Western Kentucky

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passing through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area and, according to one study, displacing 400,000 people in the process. But it also marks 10 years for a new life made in western Kentucky.
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Confused? Here Is Where The Rowan County Case Stands

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Uber Arrives in Bowling Green

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  A Weakley County poultry farm lost its contract with Tyson Foods and McDonalds after an undercover video purported abuse of the chickens. A Mercy For Animals video revealed birds being painfully beaten, stabbed, and impaled by makeshift clubs.  Mercy for Animals’ Matt Rice said s an investigator was at T&S Farms in Dukedom, Tennessee for three weeks before handing over their footage to the local officials, who have now taken the lead in the investigation.

Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican Congressman Hal Rogers celebrated the start of construction of a broadband network, KentuckyWired, that will extend 3,400 miles throughout the state when completed.

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  A review of federal education data shows more than 30,000 Kentucky students are homeless. The projection puts the Commonwealth at the nation’s highest rate of student homelessness.

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Bob Warren is remembered across the region not only for his career as a professional basketball player after graduating from South Marshall High School and going on to Vanderbilt but also his Christian ministry organization, The Hill, located in Hardin. Marshall Countian Jhonda Johnston's new book The Argument tells Warren's personal story, collected before his passing last year. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets Johnston with The Hill administrator Brent Armstrong.

About this time last year, Dr. Jim Gould told WKMS that Gene Katterjohn of Paducah had a good story and arranged for Kate Lochte to chat at the Katterjohn’s home one stormy afternoon. The Katterjohns are among the city’s many multi-generational community-minded families. Back in 1919 a Katterjohn won the mayoral race by 86 votes. 

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"Where did we come from?" is one of the biggest questions we wrestle with.  Some will say the answers lie only in science; others will say religion is the sole source of truth.  And some from both sides say the two sides are irreconcilable.  But are they?  Two Murray State University professors are giving a presentation tonight that asserts that, far from conflicting, science and religion are in harmony when it comes to where our planet and all its life came from.  Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Josh Ridley of Murray State's Institute of Engineering and Dr.

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On Friday, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an order from a federal court for her to resume issuing marriage licenses while a lawsuit against her from four local couples makes its way through court.

Participation in sports by girls and young women has soared in recent decades — by 560 percent among high school students since 1972, and 990 percent among college students, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. Highly committed young female athletes now run track and play soccer, basketball, water polo and other demanding sports that require strong bodies.

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The ride-sharing service Uber has come to Bowling Green. 

Uber uses a mobile app to connect people who need rides with available drivers, who use their own cars to carry passengers. 

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Teams from Kentucky State Police and the National Guard have spent the summer trying to rid the state of an illegal crop.  

Trooper Corey King says teams fly over the commonwealth each summer looking for marijuana. 

"We're looking for those cultivating marijuana small-scale like out in the gardens to the large scale in the quantities of thousands that's out either in a rural spots or out in the cornfields," said King.

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Kate Lochte Retires from WKMS-FM

With the retirement of Kate Lochte at the end of this month, Murray State’s public radio station WKMS will have a new station manager for the first time since 1992.
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Sounds Good

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[Audio] MSU Professors Present on Scientific Evidence for God

"Where did we come from?" is one of the biggest questions we wrestle with. Some will say the answers lie only in science; others will say religion is the sole source of truth. And some from both sides say the two sides are irreconcilable. But are they? Two Murray State University professors are giving a presentation tonight that asserts that, far from conflicting, science and religion are in harmony when it comes to where our planet and all its life came from. Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Josh...
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WKMS Sci-Fi Friday, Sept. 11

WKMS hosts a free showing of Blade Runner with MSU's Cinema International

Hear Local Youth Concerts

Broadcasting on WKMS All-Classical