Education
4:46 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

CPE President Says Staff Working Toward Tuition Cap Decision in Light of Kentucky Budget

Dr. Bob King
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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says his staff is working through the state budget passed this week to determine the tuition cap for universities across the state.

Last year, CPE capped tuition increases at 3 percent. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent operational funding cut in addition to the state-mandated pension increase, which universities must fund half. For Murray State, that increase alone totals $700,000.

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Society
4:22 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Hopkins Co. Sheriff Hit with Cease and Desist Request from County Attorney

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Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool has slapped Sheriff Frank Latham with a cease and desist request after allegedly threatening legal action against the Madisonville Police Department over jurisdiction gripes.

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Government
4:12 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Fate of Heroin Bill Uncertain in Kentucky General Assembly

A bill that would raise penalties for heroin traffickers and expand addiction treatment is on shaky ground in the Kentucky General Assembly.

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Government
2:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Stumbo: State Defunding Won't Kill "Beshear Care"

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Kentucky’s highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker says language in the state’s budget that attempts to pull funding for the Affordable Care Act won’t kill the program.

Kentucky is set to begin paying a portion of the cost for expanded Medicaid and the health-insurance exchange in 2017. Provisions in the recently-passed state budget bar state money from going toward the program.

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Science
2:07 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

1,000 Kentuckians on Organ Donor Wait List, How You Can Help

April is National Donate Life Month, and nearly one thousand Kentuckians are on the waiting list for donated organs. The easiest way for an individual to help is to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, where one's wishes are documented electronically in a database, and where one person could potentially save 50 lives. Jenny Miller Jones is Director of Education for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to bring us up to date on the donor registry online. 

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Arts
1:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Acclaimed Poet Alan Shapiro Reads at Murray State

Highly lauded poet, Boston native, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Alan Shapiro reads from his latest book at Murray State this Thursday (April 3) in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Shapiro has won numerous awards for his work including two from the National Arts Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation. On Sounds Good, Shapiro reads from his work and talks about how he became a poet after his high school basketball career ended.

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Politics
1:26 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

McCracken County Judge Executive Race Set With Three Candidates

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Updated 5 p.m.

The stage is set for the next McCracken County Judge Executive race, with two candidates filing their letter of intent by today's deadline.

Kentucky’s 2nd District Senator Bob Leeper filed his candidacy statement this morning, and current Judge Executive Van Newberry filed at 3:25 p.m.

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Government
9:46 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Kentucky Road Plan Waits for Another Day

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Decisions about three and a half billion dollars in road and bridge projects across Kentucky will wait for another day.

Lawmakers from the House and Senate spent many hours negotiating over the weekend before finally reaching agreement on a two year state budget.  But, consensus on a road plan remains on the 'to do' list.  

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Datebook
9:26 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Datebook: April 1 - Lon Chaney's Birthday

The Sucker Punch Century Ride is Saturday beginning and ending at Gear Up Cycles in Murray. The 100 mile ride is at 8, the 60 mile ride is at 8:15, and the 30 mile ride is at 8:30. The cost is $40 on the day of the race. Proceeds benefit the Murray State University Cycling Team and the Murray Lion's Club Community Skate Park. For details call 270-761-2453.

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Animals
9:13 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Scratch That: One Cat's Struggle With Internet Stardom

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 10:08 am

No matter what the market's doing, a certain breed of entrepreneur tends to come out on top — or should we say, breeds? Domestic short hair, Persian, Siamese — if you have the right breed of cat, or at least one with a certain look, you may be feeding kitty treats to a potential gold mine.

Luckily, there's a road map to feline stardom — published Tuesday, it's called How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom.

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