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KYTC Sets Dec. 1 to Place Span

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have set Dec. 1, weather permitting, as the target for placing the 550-foot main span – a $20 million steel basket-handle arch – on the new U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge.
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Remember that health class you had in middle school? Where you found out all that stuff about your body? We wondered why there wasn't a class like that for middle age. Could someone tell us what happens to us as we move through the decades?

Morning Edition asked listeners to send their questions about women's bodies and aging as part of our ongoing series Changing Lives of Women. We heard from hundreds of you asking about everything from sleeplessness to STDs to sex in old age.

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  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have set Dec. 1, weather permitting, as the target for placing the 550-foot main span – a $20 million steel basket-handle arch – on the new U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge.

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Bob Valentine, Senior Lecturer in Murray State's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been performing Mark Twain for 40 years, but introduces a fresh script with an updated voice and new hair to the MSU Johnson Theatre stage on November 30, as part of a joint Town & Gown fundraiser for MSU Theatre and Playhouse in the Park. He stops by Sounds Good with Mark Welch, Director of Community Relations and Alumni Affairs, to talk about the performance.

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The criminal trial of former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry and his deputy begins in three weeks.  

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Graves County voters decide  on January 26th whether to allow liquor sales.

County Clerk Barry Kennemore said his office verified 2,373 signatures from the Vote Graves County Wet petition, 152 more than the petition needed.

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Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in the Calloway County quadruple homicide that occurred last week.

Twenty-one-year-old Pascasio Arellano of Mayfield faces the following charges:

The Consumer Technology Association forecasts that 400,000 drones will be sold in the United States this holiday season. That's not to mention the commercial drones being developed by Google (now known as Alphabet), Amazon, Wal-Mart and others.

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Saying he’s unwilling to give up his sports commentary gig just yet, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones announced Monday he won’t run for political office in 2016.

United States Department of Agriculture

  Some farmers may receive less financial support from the government to mitigate crop loss due to changes to the federal farm bill. The US Department of Agriculture is cutting the direct payment program which provided support to farmers who submitted a base production plan. 

Here's a preview of our featured guests on Sounds Good, November 23 through 27. Hear the music and community conversation program weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The schedule may be subject to change.


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[Audio] How to Manage 'Heated' Conversations with Relatives on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is typically a time when family members come together around the table and enjoy a nice meal, but sometimes the conversations can get heated or become difficult. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri of Murray State University's Department of Psychology discuss some helpful tips for getting along better with relatives and being more effective in making interactions positive.
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Hear Local Youth Concerts

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Hear Past 'Preserving Our Voices' Stories Ahead of New Special Nov. 27

Wherever friends and families gather, they tell stories. And as we prepare to come together for the holidays, WKMS marks this custom on the Friday after Thanksgiving with Preserving Our Voices, a program of remarkable true stories told by loved ones to loved ones. Leading up to the debut our new special on November 17 at Noon, we listen back to some past stories on Sounds Good. Here's the schedule:
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