Education
5:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign'

West Kentucky Mentoring or WKM has launched its annual Buddy Campaign. Today on Sounds Good, we welcome back Executive Director Suzy Crook to learn more about it. West Kentucky Mentoring serves youth ages 5 to 18 by partnering caring adult mentors with kids in various sites such as schools, libraries and homes to provide at least one hour per week of personal time spent helping with homework, sports, talking about life, etc. 

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WKMS Profiles
4:38 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

[Slideshow] Why We Give to WKMS

WKMS News Reporter Whitney Jones

There are all kinds of reasons to give to WKMS! WKMS staff and listeners alike each have a special place in their hearts for this public radio station. Our Spring Fundraiser is about to get underway and we want to know why you give? Share your photo with us and your friends on Facebook and Twitter (#givewkms). Be an ambassador for WKMS during this fundraiser and help us reach our goal quickly so we can continue bringing you the shows you love. Share the love for WKMS!

Make your Spring contribution today.

Sports
4:36 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU AD Allen Ward Talks Racers' Championship CIT Run

Listen to the full interview with MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward.

 Mercer University just gained national attention after stunning the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament. But just two years ago they won the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

The Murray State Racers are hoping for similar results as they host the Yale Bulldogs Thursday in the CIT championship. John Null spoke with MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward about the Racers' long postseason run.

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Education
2:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: 

Further investigation into last night’s incident involving a supposed gunman on Murray Stateu University's campus seems to indicate the person was transferring the weapon to his car in " a non-threatening manner."

Whether the action was harmless or not, it could have been a violation of MSU’s weapons policy.

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Education
1:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.

The General Assembly did not include the CPE’s request for performance funding in its two-year spending plan that awaits the governor’s signature. CPE President Bob King says the performance funding request was among several suggestions to bring more money to the state’s universities.

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Business
12:40 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton

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Todd County will soon be home to a new Custom Cooler Incorporated factory creating 75 jobs as part of a $5.8 million dollar investment. 

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company chose the location in the small town of Elkton over three other states to establish its second manufacturing facility. 

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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Datebook
10:28 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Datebook: April 2 - Share the Love Day!

The Humane Society of Calloway County holds the annual Humane Society Yard Sale Saturday from 9 until 2 at the Calloway County Library Meeting Room on Main Street. For more information about the sale or to find out how to donate items, visit the Humane Society website at forthepets.org.

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Society
7:22 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Human Remains Found In Livingston County

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The Kentucky State Police is investigating the discovery of human remains in Livingston County.

A hiker discovered a human skull on the banks of the Tennessee River Monday while he was searching for arrowheads.

Investigators responded to the area and recovered the skull along with multiple other items. The Livingston County Coroner is assisting in determining the identity of the remains. Foul play is not suspected.

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Sports
4:47 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Racers Seek CIT Championship Bid

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The men’s Racer basketball team faces off against the Pacific Tigers in the semifinal round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament tonight.  The Racers enter the semis after knocking off Towson while the Tigers are fresh off a win over San Diego.

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