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Judge Denies Bevin’s Request To Vacate Ruling That Blocked U of L Overhaul

A judge has denied Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to vacate a ruling against the governor’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.
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Attend the Short Storytelling Contest Finals on Tuesday, October 25

6:00 p.m. @ Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is set to meet next week with attorneys general from West Virginia and Ohio, as well as experts from law enforcement, health care and faith-based groups to discuss ways to combat the opioid epidemic. 

Ky. Sudden Infant Deaths Exceed National Average

Oct 19, 2016

Every five days a Kentucky infant dies from a sudden unexplained death. That’s according to the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, The Fayette Health Department hosted a training program last week on risk factors and investigative practices.

Participants working in the coroner’s office, law enforcement, child welfare, and public health got briefed on sudden infant death issues. 

Lexington Mayor Seeks Input on Gun Violence

Oct 19, 2016

Lexington city leaders are asking police how local government can help to reduce gun violence.  The issue came up for discussion at Tuesday’s council work session in reaction to the shooting death of Lexington Lafayette High School Sophomore Trinity Gay.  She died after being hit in an exchange of gunfire in a restaurant parking lot.  

Police Chief Mark Barnard says some of the best help could come from citizens who have information about those involved in violent crimes.


A fourth person has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter. 

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

Murray State University's homecoming weekend coming up ahead of Halloween and numerous financial changes are underway, including implementing federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes and the recent court decision reallocating 2% of a state appropriation back to university budgets. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf catches up with President Bob Davies on these topics, also what being a "Marketplace of Ideas" means for the university community and his thoughts on suggestions of a payroll tax in Murray.

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Murray State is honoring a theatre alum now working on the silver screen and television.

W. Earl Brown will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award at the College of Humanities and Fine Arts' annual A Taste of the Arts Dinner and Auction next Thursday.

PF Pictures

This weekend's Cinema International film, "Requiem for the American Dream," is a documentary about America's greatest living intellectual:  Noam Chomsky.

University of Louisville

A leading supporter of former University of Louisville President James Ramsey is resigning his seat on the school's foundation board.

The Courier-Journal reports that Dr. Bob Hughes sent a copy of his resignation letter to the newspaper on Tuesday.

Hughes, a physician who practices in Murray, remains on the school's board of trustees.

He unsuccessfully fought to retain Ramsey as president of the university and foundation. Ramsey was forced to resign from both positions.

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The head of the Jefferson County Republican Party is defending Donald Trump’s claim that the media is “rigging” the election against the GOP nominee.


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Using Halloween to Practice Exposure Therapy

Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the idea that Halloween can be a fun and effective time to practice exposure therapy to help treat anxiety issues.
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[Audio] 2016 Western Kentucky Highland Festival This Weekend

Candidate Forum

Lance Dennee, WKMS

Paducah Mayoral & City Commissioner Candidates Debate 'Guiding a Changing Community'

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.
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Ohio Valley ReSource

Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource

Lazarus Drug: The Medicine Saving Lives Amid The Opioid Crisis

With the opioid crisis driving up overdose rates across the Ohio Valley, a once-obscure medication is becoming a household feature. Naloxone can reverse an overdose and, with training, can be administered by just about anyone. Aaron Payne of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the drug is saving lives, but is no silver bullet for the region’s addiction problems.
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Let’s Talk Rock Music Saturday Nights at 8 with "Sound Opinions"

New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation.
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