Government
4:49 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Some Kentucky State Parks in the Region See Increased Attendance

Credit Kentucky State Parks (parks.ky.gov)

A few state parks in our region are seeing increased attendance rates this summer season.

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Government
4:42 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Grimes Responds to Bus Accusations

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes denies that her campaign may have violated federal campaign finance laws.

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Culture
4:26 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cinema International Fall 2014 Season Preview

Murray State's weekly film series free for campus and community opens tonight with a blockbuster and assistant professor of English Andy Black joins us on Sounds Good for an overview of the season, kicking off with this weekend with The Grand Budapest Hotel and including our partnership: WKMS Sci-Fi Friday feature! (Ack ack ack)

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Education
3:58 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Murray State Celebrates 50 Years of Nursing

Credit murraystate.edu

Dean of Murray's School of Nursing, Dr. Marcie Hobbs says its an exciting time for nursing at Murray State. She visits Sounds Good with an update on MSU's School of Nursing celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the accelerated bachelor's of nursing program with Madisonville Community College, White Coat initiative, "80 by '20" and more.

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Arts
3:23 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

VIDEO: Vickie Vaughn Band Plays 'Sounds Good Live Lunch'

www.vickievaughnband.com

Our next Sounds Good Live Lunch features Nashville-based bluegrass group Vickie Vaughn Band, Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m. live in WKMS Studio B. 

VIDEO: Thanks to Murray State's Digital Media Services team, we'll have the updated video link soon!

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Government
3:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Bank of America to Pay $23 Million to KRS

Tommy Elliot, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Executive Director Bill Thielen listen to a presentation during the meeting of Kentucky Retirement Systems on May 15, 2014.
Credit Credit Alix Mattingly / WFPL

Bank of America has agreed to pay $23 million in restitution to Kentucky Retirement Systems over fraudulent mortgage-backed securities that fueled the 2008 financial crash.

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Commentary
2:12 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Commentary: The Roots of Technology

Madisonville author Patricia Wiles returns as a WKMS commentator after a hiatus of many years. She reflects on "The Roots of Technology" and how, while 'graying gracefully' she and her husband have bonded over their iPhones.

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Business
1:58 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

August Underwriter Spotlight: Eddy Creek Marina Resort

Eddy Creek Marina It wouldn't be summer in our region without a trip to the lakes. And longtime WKMS underwriters, Eddy Creek Marina Resort, have the kind of view that makes you want to be on the water all day, and stay in a lakeside cabin by night. 

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Kentucky State Fair
11:32 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Kentucky's Grand Champ of Hams Nets $2 Million at Auction

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:09 am

Ronnie Drennan rubbed some salt and sugar into a ham about nine months ago and knew this was the start of something good.

He didn't know it was $2 million worth of good. That's the price tag his country ham snared Thursday morning in an auction at the Kentucky State Fair.

The auction of the state's "grand champion" ham is an annual tradition and the money goes to the charity of the winning bidder's choice. This year, the 16-pound piece of pork went to a group including owners of Louisville's Hermitage Farms, Bridgeman Foods and Republic Bank.

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Government
11:30 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Murray ABC Report Shows Steady Revenue, Higher DUIs

The City of Murray’s revenue from alcohol sales is steady this quarter, with alcohol-related crime showing no dramatic increase. 

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