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Murray State Basketball Star, Tennis Coach Bennie Purcell Dies at 86

Former Murray State University basketball star and tennis coach Bennie Purcell has died. Purcell was 86.
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Men who want prescriptions for erectile dysfunction medicine will have to clear some hurdles under a bill filed in the General Assembly. Louisville Democratic Representative Mary Lou Marzian says her bill is in reaction to the handful of anti-abortion measures that the legislature is currently considering. 

Calloway County Sheriff

UPDATE: Friday   

The Calloway County Sheriff's Office is still looking for Jennifer Hicks, who has not been seen or heard from since noon Tuesday.  

The CCSO issued a release earlier today with more information. 

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Legislation seeking to establish a statewide definition for bullying in schools has passed the state House.  

Money May Not Buy You Love, But It Sure Helps

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A candlelit dinner, a bottle of bubbly Champagne and a beautiful date. You tear your gaze away for a second to glance at the check your waiter just gave you. Your heart skips a beat at the sight of the three-digit number. But never mind, the stunning smile across the table is worth it.

Right?

Relationships come with sweet romance and accelerating heartbeats, but money, unfortunately, is often a crucial ingredient in the mix as well. Think about it: Weekly date nights, vacations, wedding, honeymoon and even divorce ring up bills of all sorts.

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Legislation to revamp how academic standards are set in public elementary, middle, and high schools is headed to the Kentucky Senate. The measure is one of this year’s top priorities for senate republicans. 

Murray State Sports, via Twitter

Former Murray State University basketball star and tennis coach Bennie Purcell has died. Purcell was 86.

Murray State University

As legislators debate Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget, which includes a 9-percent cut to higher education funding, university leaders are working to convince lawmakers of the impacts the cuts would have. Meanwhile, education officials are contemplating a switch to a performance-based funding model.

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Governor Matt Bevin is not backing away from his proposed funding cuts for public higher education institutions across Kentucky. 

Weakley Cnty Tenn, Facebook

A western Tennessee county is so far one of four in the state to receive a clean audit report in fiscal year 2015. Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury reports Weakley County's audit contained no findings. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Join us today for a special live lunch featuring Dr. Todd Hill and the Murray State University Jazz Combo!

Todd Hill was recently named KMEA 2016 College and University Teacher of the Year for his work with groups like the one we'll hear today. 

Watch the live stream here:

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Take the WKMS 2016 Programming Survey

This is where the "public" in public radio comes in. Share your comments about WKMS in our 2016 programming survey. Your responses can help us improve the quality of your listening and let us know what matters to you. Tell us what you think! Take the WKMS 2016 Programming Survey
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Murray State University

[Audio] Davies: State Universities Asked to Do Better with Less

As legislators debate Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget, which includes a 9-percent cut to higher education funding, university leaders are working to convince lawmakers of the impacts the cuts would have. Meanwhile, education officials are contemplating a switch to a performance-based funding model.
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Chad Lampe Named WKMS Station Manager

Murray State President Bob Davies has named Chad Lampe as the new station manager of WKMS, effective February 1, 2016. Lampe served as the WKMS news director since 2007 and as interim station manager during the national search for the position.
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WKMS Special Programming for Valentine's Day

Feel the love with WKMS local music hosts this Valentine’s Day! Here's the rundown of romantic programming:
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