Culture
4:58 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

"Remembering The Holocaust" with Guest Speakers at Murray State, Thursday

Dr. Roxane Riegler
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Department of Modern Languages at Murray State University hosts "Remembering the Holocaust" this Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 in Faculty Hall Room 208. The event features presentations by Holocaust survivor Arthur Pais and Holocaust scholar Dr. Joseph White. The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend. MSU Assistant Professor of French and German Dr. Roxane Riegler joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the speakers for this event.

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Business
4:40 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

A 120-foot-tall replica bat fronts the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Ky. Hillerich & Bradsby on Monday announced a deal to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.
Timothy D. Easley AP

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:31 am

Update at 7:21 p.m. ET. Jobs to be lost in deal:

Baseball's most iconic bat has a new owner. Monday, Hillerich & Bradsby Co., which owns Louisville Slugger, announced the brand would be acquired by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million in cash. The move means that Wilson, maker of Major League Baseball's official glove, will soon own the maker of MLB's official bat.

Jacob Ryan of NPR member station WFPL reports that some jobs will be lost in the acquisition:

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Government
4:03 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 9:30 am

Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students.

A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is circulating in draft form. It has bipartisan sponsorship from Democratic Rep. Jared S. Polis of Colorado and Republican Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana.

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Society
1:47 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Supporters of Marshall County Alcohol Sales Petitioning to Vote

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Marshall County citizens who, once again, want to put alcohol sales to a vote are collecting a steady stream of petition signatures.

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Business
1:34 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Paducah Main Street Regains National Accreditation

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Paducah Main Street has regained its national accreditation following a downgrade last year.

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Sports
1:14 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Racers Take on Tulsa in NIT Second Round Action

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The Murray State Men’s basketball team takes on No. 2 seed Tulsa (23-10, 14-4 American) tonight at 8, with a trip to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals on the line.

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Datebook
8:44 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Datebook: March 23 - Remembering The Holocaust, Youth Art Month, Small Business Scavenger Hunt

The Department of Modern Languages at Murray State University hosts "Remembering the Holocaust" this Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 in Faculty Hall room 208. The event features presentations by Holocaust survivor Arthur Pais and Holocaust scholar Dr. Joseph White. The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend. 

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Business
6:48 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Muhlenberg Hospital Joins Owensboro Health

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As small, rural hospitals continue to adapt to changes and challenges from the Affordable Care Act, Muhlenberg Community Hospital is joining the larger Owensboro Health system.

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Transportation
6:41 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Highway Fatalities in Work Zones Falling, but Crashes Have Increased

Credit transportation.ky.gov

As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels. 

Monday marks the beginning of Work Zone Awareness Week across the commonwealth. The number of fatalities in highway work zones in Kentucky has dropped the last three years, but crashes have significantly increased.

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Government
6:29 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Heroin, Teachers Pension Solutions Elusive in Kentucky General Assembly

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With two working days to go, Kentucky lawmakers still haven’t nailed down legislation to address the state’s growing heroin problem and it’s ailing teachers pension system.

On Friday, legislators from both chambers met for hours, trying to craft compromises on the bills.

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