youth http://wkms.org en Paducah Family Launches YA Online Literary Magazine http://wkms.org/post/paducah-family-launches-ya-online-literary-magazine <p>Members of Paducah's Jaeger&nbsp;family have created an online literary magazine "for the imaginative young adult reader, inspired young adult writer and adventurous artist," titled <em>Stone Crowns</em>. Kate Lochte speaks with Matt Jaeger on <em>Sounds Good</em>. The <em>Stone Crowns </em>philosophy is to facilitate realistic and/or fantastic worlds exciting and worth exploring.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:10:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 39651 at http://wkms.org Paducah Family Launches YA Online Literary Magazine West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign' http://wkms.org/post/west-kentucky-mentoring-launches-buddy-campaign <p>West Kentucky Mentoring or WKM has launched its annual Buddy Campaign. Today on <em>Sounds Good</em>, we welcome back Executive Director Suzy Crook to learn more about it. West Kentucky Mentoring serves youth ages 5 to 18 by partnering caring adult mentors with kids in various sites such as schools, libraries and homes to provide at least one hour per week of personal time spent helping with homework, sports, talking about life, etc.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:01:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 39650 at http://wkms.org West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign' Fitness Games and Healthy Education at WOW Kids Fitness & Wellness Fair http://wkms.org/post/fitness-games-and-healthy-education-wow-kids-fitness-wellness-fair <p>Woodmen of the World hosts a Kids Fitness &amp; Wellness Fair at Mid-Continent University's gymnasium on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features sports safety and first aid information, anti-drug and alcohol education, health screenings, story time, gardening demonstrations, healthy snacks, games and a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit giveaway. WOW Community Outreach Manager Angela Hatton joins us on <em>Sounds Good</em> to tell us more.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:54:57 +0000 Kate Lochte 39233 at http://wkms.org Fitness Games and Healthy Education at WOW Kids Fitness & Wellness Fair "Putt" Children First Fundraiser for Youth Mentors, Feb. 15 http://wkms.org/post/putt-children-first-fundraiser-youth-mentors-feb-15 <p>West Kentucky Mentoring provides one-to-one site-based mentoring services to youth between the ages of 5 to 18. They match caring adults with youth in various sites like schools libraries and homes; spending time helping with homework, sports and talking about life. Director Suzy Crook joins Kate on Sounds Good to talk about the first annual "Putt" Children First Fundraiser, February 15 at Treasure &nbsp;Golf in Murray.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:31:26 +0000 Kate Lochte 38554 at http://wkms.org "Putt" Children First Fundraiser for Youth Mentors, Feb. 15 BikeWorld Offers Teens 'Adventure by Bike Leadership Camp' http://wkms.org/post/bikeworld-offers-teens-adventure-bike-leadership-camp <p>'Adventure by Bike Leadership Camp' is a new service BikeWorld is offering for families. Its design is to allow teens between the ages of 13 and 15 an opportunity to navigate outside of their immediate neighborhoods, while providing safety and peace of mind when young teens explore by bicycle. Camp founder and BikeWorld co-owner Martha Emmons describes it as "helping teenagers become confident young leaders with a connection to Paducah." She speaks with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:07:05 +0000 Kate Lochte 32001 at http://wkms.org BikeWorld Offers Teens 'Adventure by Bike Leadership Camp' Murray Attorney on Youth Pranks and Crimes http://wkms.org/post/murray-attorney-youth-pranks-and-crimes <p>Murray Attorney Mark Blankenship joins Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em> to discuss how youths need to realize that what used to be pranks now lead to involvement with the courts.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:07:57 +0000 Kate Lochte 31613 at http://wkms.org Murray Attorney on Youth Pranks and Crimes MSU Regional Youth Leadership Program Focuses on Participatory Citizenship http://wkms.org/post/msu-regional-youth-leadership-program-focuses-participatory-citizenship <p>Carmen Garland coordinates a new leadership program for eighth graders. It is called the Regional Youth Leadership Program of MSU's Regional Outreach K12 Connect initiative, and it focuses on participatory citizenship. She spoke with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:19:13 +0000 Kate Lochte 29898 at http://wkms.org MSU Regional Youth Leadership Program Focuses on Participatory Citizenship Folk Musician Peter Yarrow to Speak at Murray State http://wkms.org/post/folk-musician-peter-yarrow-speak-murray-state <p>Joe Baust, Murray State professor emeritus, education, hosts Peter Yarrow of the famed folk group Peter, Paul and Mary for a 2 hour free concert in Wrather Hall on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Yarrow travels spreading the word about his non-profit, Operation Respect, which works to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can occur free of bullying, ridicule and violence. Joe spoke to Kate Lochte about the upcoming event, during <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:56:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 28922 at http://wkms.org Folk Musician Peter Yarrow to Speak at Murray State Even With Plenty of Activity, Families Find it Hard to Stay Fit http://wkms.org/post/even-plenty-activity-families-find-it-hard-stay-fit <p>The average adult American is ballooning in weight. This isn&rsquo;t breaking news. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky possessed a 31 percent obesity rate in 2010, one of the highest in the nation. Naturally, kids are following suit. The nation needs a diet. However, when families strategize ways in which to fight the obesity epidemic, is more activity a key or a curse?<br /> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Casey Northcutt 17468 at http://wkms.org Even With Plenty of Activity, Families Find it Hard to Stay Fit