Arts
6:18 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Celebrate the Skills of Our Ancestors at The Homeplace Trades Fair

The Homeplace Trades Fair, August 30-31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Credit landbetweenthelakes.us

Celebrate the trades this Labor Day weekend 1850s-style at the Land Between the Lakes Homeplace Trades Fair on the Farm, highlighting skills from chairmaking, salt extracting, spinning and more. Lead Homeplace Interpreter Cindy Earls joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with all the details and some insight into what life was like in 1850s Stewart County, Tennessee.

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Education
4:33 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Networking and Fun at AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day

Murray State's Telecommunications Systems Management program hosts the AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day on September 11. Program coordinator Annie Vandiver shares the details during Sounds Good and gives some insight into where some of the TSM graduates are working.

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Society
4:07 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Paducah Named One of World’s Smartest Cities

Paducah has been named one of the world’s most intelligent urban areas by National Geographic.

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Government
4:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Murray-Calloway Parks & Rec “Nickel Tax” Signature Count Verified

Credit Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department has enough signatures to put a “nickel tax” on the ballot this November.

Roughly 3,000 signatures were needed. The County Fiscal Court verified the petition this week.

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Society
3:53 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MSU Students, Faculty Hold Ferguson Demonstration

Students hold signs and chant "Hands up, don't shoot" as part of a demonstration in Murray.
Credit Allison Crawford/WKMS

In a peaceful rally at MSU today, a group of Murray State students and staff wanted to raise awareness of ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Higher Education
2:28 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MSU Opts to Expand Racer Academy as Part of First Regents Meeting Under New President

Credit nse.org

Murray State University’s Board of Regents has endorsed the expansion of a dual enrollment program for high school students in and around Murray. The Racer Academy currently operates at MSU’s Hopkinsville regional campus. The academy offers courses to high school seniors to obtain both high school and college credit. The board’s move allows MSU officials to expand the program to MSU’s Murray campus.  The program boosts MSU’s enrollment and also allows high school graduates to enter college with a number of courses completed toward graduation.

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The Salt
8:24 am
Thu August 28, 2014

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Bob O'Connor, a Foster Farms veterinarian, holds an 11-day-old chick at a ranch near the town of Merced, in California's Central Valley.
Dan Charles NPR

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Foster Farms, California's biggest chicken producer, has been accused of poisoning people with salmonella bacteria. After an outbreak last fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture threatened to shut down three of the company's plants.

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Politics
8:19 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Leaked McConnell Tape Lacks ‘Gotcha Moment’ But Underscores Democratic Narrative

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell speaking at the 2014 Fancy Farm event.

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:01 am

A secret recording of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell telling a summit of wealthy conservatives that he plans to block many populist measures sent Democrats in a fury this week.

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Environment
4:53 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

'The Astronomy Channel' Comes to Hopkinsville for Pre Solar Eclipse Event

The Astronomy Channel minivan at Middle-Tennessee State University
Credit Lonnie Puterbaugh, Facebook

The Hopkinsville Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsor a pre-solar eclipse event this Saturday with Lonnie Puterbaugh, designer of "The Astronomy Channel," a mobile observatory from Brentwood, Tennessee. Puterbaugh says the sun is quite active in its post solar maximum stage and invites the public to see the flares and prominences, as the community gets ready for the 2017 total eclipse.

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Education
4:03 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

MSU School of Agriculture: Record Enrollment, Hemp Crop Update

"It's a good time for agriculture and an even better time to be at Murray State in agriculture," says the Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon. He joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about another record year of enrollment, a new high profile crop approaching harvest and a fundraising gala for The Arboretum.

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