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Kentucky Months Away from EPA Coal Ash Compliance

Kentucky is still several months away from implementing the federal coal ash disposal regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency last year.
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Tennessee’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission says more than half of the state’s grocery stores have received a license to sell wine under a new state liquor law.

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A new report finds more than a quarter of Kentucky and Tennessee children live in poverty and that economic conditions continue to worsen.

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In the first three months since its launch, more than 100,000 Kentucky voters have used the online registration portal GoVoteKY.com.  

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has toured each of Kentucky’s public universities promoting the feature to students and young voters.  

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  Morehead State University's Board of Regents has approved increases in tuition and residence hall fees beginning this fall. Morehead tuition will increase by 5.33 percent for undergraduate students, and residence hall rates will increase 4 percent. The board approved the tuition hike in the 2016-17 operating budget totaling $150.9 million. That budget represents a decrease of $6.8 million or 4.3 percent, and does not include faculty and staff salary increases.

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Over the past ten years, nearly 300 people are killed by lightning and ten times that amount are injured according to officials with the Division of Emergency Management. It is lightning safety awareness week, and this weather phenomenon can even injure you whether indoors or outdoors.

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Two Mayfield police officers who were recently suspended without pay have resigned.

Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell said in a news release that Maj. Shannon Keller resigned on Monday after having been accused of violating department regulations. 

By now we know that Zika is dangerous for pregnant women and their future babies. The virus can cause devastating birth defects.

But what about for infections after babies are born? Or in older children? Is Zika a danger for them?

So far, all the evidence suggests probably not. But there are a few caveats.

Let's start with what we know.

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Mammoth Cave National Park officials want to increase fees for tours and programs they offer. Superintendent Tracy Stakely tells WBKO-TV  the fee increase would begin in January, and park officials want feedback before the changes are implemented. 

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The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves a trail of waste. Natural gas is no exception. The waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. The gas industry produces thousands of tons of this “hot” waste and companies and state regulators throughout the Ohio River valley and Marcellus Shale gas region struggle to find safe ways to get rid of it.

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Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about today’s visit from a baby kangaroo during the Summer Reading Program.

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Next Sounds Good Lunch: Vickie Vaughn Returns June 24!

We welcome Kentucky-native and Nashville-based artist Vickie Vaughn back to WKMS Studio B for a Sounds Good Live Lunch Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. This time, she's joined by guitarist Corey Walker for an hour of bluegrass and country tunes. Watch the live webcast here!
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Coming-of-Age Film 'Sing Street', Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead' Coming to Maiden Alley

Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is featuring a pair of music-related movies over the next two weekends: Once writer-director John Carney’s 1985-set Sing Street and Don Cheadle’s directorial debut Miles Ahead, in which he stars as the late jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis. John Null caught up with MAC's film programming director John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.
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Hot Mess: How Radioactive Fracking Waste Wound Up Near Homes And Schools

The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves a trail of waste. Natural gas is no exception. The waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. The gas industry produces thousands of tons of this “hot” waste and companies and state regulators throughout the Ohio River valley and Marcellus Shale gas region struggle to find safe ways to get rid of it.
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Murray State University's Accounting Department Recognized Worldwide

Murray State University’s Department of Accounting has been recognized as one of the top accounting departments by the Social Science Research Network. According to the network, the department ranks 34th among the top 400 accounting departments worldwide.
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