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Arts
4:52 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Kentucky Arts Council Encourages Artists to Enter National WWI Memorial Contest

The United States World War One Centennial Commission Logo
Credit worldwar-1centennial.org

A national competition for the design of a new WWI Memorial in Washington DC, offered by the WWI Centennial Commission, is getting underway. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows about how Kentucky artists can submit their plans and other programs offered by the Council this summer.

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Environment
4:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

13-Year Cicadas Serenade Parts of Western Kentucky

Cicadas in Murray, KY
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Cicada song is strong across the region this year as a brood of cicadas emerges after 13 years of sucking sap from tree roots.

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Education
3:40 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

All About McCracken County Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program

Credit McCracken County Public Library Logo, mclib.net

McCracken County Public Library gets ready to kick off their summer reading program this June and July, for three age groups: children, teens and adults, with grand prizes including an iPad, Chrome Book, Kindle Fire and more. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the library's youth services manager Linda Bartley and adult services manager Sara McGowan about the challenges and encouraging literacy.

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Science
3:05 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

"Don't Fry Day" How to Take Precaution Against Skin Cancer

"Don't Fry Day" Promotion
Credit National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, Facebook

Last Friday was what the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention called "Don't Fry Day," raising awareness for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Earlier last week, the Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library hosted a presentation by Kentucky Cancer Program Cancer Control Specialist Joan Lang. Lang speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about how to take precaution against and how to identify the signs of skin cancer.

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Culture
2:50 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

How a Preservation Grant Will Retell Kentucky's LGBT History

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 12:42 pm

Standing outside the Henry Clay building in downtown Louisville, a small group of people on Thursday celebrated a big day for LGBT history.

Members of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign, along with local and state preservationists, said they were excited because the Kentucky Heritage Council had been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Park Service that could lead to significant changes in the recognized history of buildings such as the Henry Clay and Whiskey Row.

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Politics
2:45 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Kentucky Earns 'D' Grade For Political Participation Among Women, Study Says

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 12:41 pm

Kentucky earns a “D” grade for political participation among women in a recently released report, but the state’s overall results show a complex landscape.

Kentucky ranks 46th out of 50 states for its number of women holding elected office in the state, according to the Status of Women report released by The Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

But women in the state take advantage of voting rights more than men, the study said.

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Government
2:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

KFW Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jacket After Weekend Drownings

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wikimedia Commons

After a pair of weekend drownings on Lake Barkley, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are stressing the importance of having a life jacket available while on the water. 

On Saturday, the bodies of 52-year-old Michael Bussell and his 13-year-old son NyDarion, both of Hopkinsville, were found in Lake Barkley. 

KFW Captain Garry Clark says neither were wearing a life jacket and that’s something he sees all too often.

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Sports
12:21 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

MSU Alumna Alexis Love Trains for Rio Olympics

Alexis Love
Credit alove4track.com

Murray State alumna Alexis Love finished her college career as a three time All-American, OVC Athlete of the Year, NCAA Division 1 Finalist and Top 25 ranked in the US in the indoor 200 meter. Now as a post-collegiate athlete she's working on getting a bid to compete in next August's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's all about time, as we learn in Love's conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Datebook
9:32 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Datebook: May 26 - Children's Farm Day, Kitty League, RIVERfront Concert

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes holds "Children's Day on the Farm" this Saturday afternoon from 1-4. Kids can participate in activities such as garden chores, laundry time, learning to weave, or teamster training to earn trade credits for 1850s-type goodies. Details at landbetweenthelakes.us

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Health
8:20 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Seniors in Kentucky Among Unhealthiest in the U.S., Report Says

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 12:42 pm

A new health ranking of senior citizen health in the U.S. puts Kentucky near the bottom of the list.

America’s Health Rankings looked at the health and well-being of people age 65 and older. Kentucky seniors were ranked 48th in the country. The low ranking was attributed to a high prevalence of smoking, high premature death rates and a low percentage of dental visits.

Louisiana was at the bottom of the list, with Mississippi just below Kentucky.

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