WKMS Press Releases
1:34 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

WKMS Newsroom Wins National Awards for Documentary Work

WKMS News Director Chad Lampe at the PRNDI Awards 2015

The WKMS Newsroom recently received two national awards for the radio documentary Living on the Line: Poverty in Western Kentucky at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) annual conference in Salt Lake City. Attending the conference as a Board Member of the organization, WKMS News Director Chad Lampe accepted the awards given to the WKMS Newsroom for reporting about people challenged by the economy in the WKMS listening area.

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11:17 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Christian County Chamber of Commerce Announces New President and CEO

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Following an intensive selection process beginning in March,  the Christian County Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of its new President and CEO, Kelli Pendleton. 

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11:11 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Comer Lost Republican Gubernatorial Primary Despite Late Surge In Big Donations

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Campaign finance records filed last week reveal a late burst of six-figure donations to James Comer in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for Kentucky governor last month, with similar sums going to a political organization aiming to defeat the eventual primary winner, Matt Bevin.

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11:06 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

Ten-year-old Jake Herrera and his Los Angeles team run around the diamond as a warmup for baseball practice.
Benjamin B. Morris for NPR

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 4:24 pm

Amy Roegler and her husband, Octavio Herrera, live with their young kids, Jake and Alyssa, in Los Angeles. When it comes to pro baseball, they're all Dodgers fans. And Jake loved balls even as a baby, Octavio says.

"We have a picture of him as a 3-month-old with a little Dodger jersey and a glove," Octavio says. "So he was definitely going to be introduced to sports early, and he took to it right away." Today 10-year-old Jake is on his baseball league's All-Star team.

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9:57 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Datebook: Yard Sale Donations, Fish Fry Friday, Summer Art Party

The Mayfield-Graves County Needline & Food Pantry Community Yard Sale accepts donations at a different location in the Mayfield Shopping Plaza this year. Drop off items from 9 to noon Tuesdays and from 3 to 8 Thursdays at the small building to the right of the old Gotham City store, behind the Princess Theater. For more information, call (270) 247-2204. 

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7:05 am
Wed July 1, 2015

How Raising the Overtime Salary Threshold Could Affect Kentucky

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An estimated additional 70,000 Kentuckians would be eligible to receive overtime pay if a new U.S. Department of Labor rule goes into effect.

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4:27 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Worried? How This Can Prevent You from Living the Life You Want

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Worry is a normal part of our everyday lives, but it can also be an incredibly detrimental process that takes people out of the day to day and into living in their own heads and not engaging with the world, says Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about worry and anxiety and how this can prevent us from living the life we want.

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3:53 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

SLIDESHOW: Demolition Completed on 37 Inactive Buildings at PGDP

Once the building was down, heavy equipment operators began “top-down” shearing to safely remove the remaining structure. Demolition debris was then downsized and loaded into rail cars for shipment off site.

The U.S. Department of Energy says an important milestone has been reached in the clean-up process at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, as the last of 37 inactive buildings has been safely removed.

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3:39 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Alligator Snapping Turtle, Green Salamander May Be Getting Federal Protection

The alligator snapping turtle is known to live in Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Livingston, and McCracken counties.
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  Reptile and amphibian species native to Kentucky are in the midst of a scientific review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if they need federal protection.

Both the alligator snapping turtle and green salamander are already being monitored as a “species of greatest conservation need” under the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Wildlife Action Plan.

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3:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Dr. Bob Previews the Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue! This Friday

Dr. Bob stops by Sounds Good to talk about the Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue!
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

"It's the greatest rhythm and blues festival that never happened" and it's this Friday from 7 to 11 pm on WKMS. The Fireworks Rhythm & Blues Revue! is a virtual concert featuring legendary performers like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Solomon Burke, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles, James Brown and many others. Dr. Bob Lochte produced this unique experience and speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good  about the concept, how he chose the music and reuniting former WKMS hosts John Griffin and Jim Carpenter.

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