Society http://wkms.org en Western Kentucky Loses Civil Rights Trailblazer http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-loses-civil-rights-trailblazer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah has lost a formative civil rights activist and its first black City Commissioner. Reverend Wardelle G. Harvey died the&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_1947018811" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">Tuesday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;evening at the age of 88.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:31:44 +0000 Allison Crawford 41990 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Loses Civil Rights Trailblazer Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking" http://wkms.org/post/commentary-preventing-gun-violence-magical-thinking <p>Earlier this month, Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun bill, known as the "guns everywhere bill" allowing licensed owners to carry firearms in many churches, bars, and government buildings. One of the provisions allows school districts to let teachers carry guns. Commentator Celia Brewer draws on a personal experience when living in New Orleans to express her concern over expanding gun rights.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:25:47 +0000 Celia Brewer & Matt Markgraf 41982 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking" Don't Be #Intexticated: The Dangers of Texting and Driving http://wkms.org/post/dont-be-intexticated-dangers-texting-and-driving <p><em>Warning an image in the above slideshow may be graphic for certain viewers.</em></p><p>The Paducah Business and Professional Organization recently sponsored an event to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Captain Donald Hodgson of the Paducah Police Department made a presentation along with Hillary Coltharp, a young Paducah woman who was severely injured in an automobile accident while she was texting and driving. Kate is joined by Captain Hodgson to learn more about the campaign.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:59:40 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 41975 at http://wkms.org Don't Be #Intexticated: The Dangers of Texting and Driving Calloway County Teen Missing Again http://wkms.org/post/calloway-county-teen-missing-again <p>A Calloway County teen has gone missing, <a href="http://wkms.org/post/missing-calloway-co-teen-found-safe">just days after being found safe in Paducah</a> following a previous runaway.</p><p>The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Gabrielle (Gabby) Rose Gowen.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:44:43 +0000 John Null 41976 at http://wkms.org Calloway County Teen Missing Again Body of Missing Doctor Found Near Marina Village http://wkms.org/post/body-missing-doctor-found-near-marina-village <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Searchers in Livingston County have found the body of Dr. John P. </span>Lyles<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> after he went missing July </span>2nd<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:24:31 +0000 Allison Crawford 41968 at http://wkms.org Body of Missing Doctor Found Near Marina Village Former KHA Chair: Edelen's Assessment of Rural Hospital 'Crisis' Will Point to Medicaid Managed Care http://wkms.org/post/former-kha-chair-edelens-assessment-rural-hospital-crisis-will-point-medicaid-managed-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former chair of the Kentucky Hospital Association says state Auditor Adam </span>Edelen’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> efforts to compile data related to what he calls a financial “crisis” for rural hospitals will point toward <a href="http://wkms.org/post/kha-says-overwhelming-majority-hospitals-still-report-unpaid-mco-claims">the impact of Medicaid managed care</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:33:45 +0000 John Null 41953 at http://wkms.org Former KHA Chair: Edelen's Assessment of Rural Hospital 'Crisis' Will Point to Medicaid Managed Care Missing Calloway Co. Teen Found Safe http://wkms.org/post/missing-calloway-co-teen-found-safe <p><strong>UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. July 7:</strong></p><p>A missing girl from Calloway County has been found.&nbsp;</p><p>"Gabrielle was located in Paducah and is safely back with her family," said Mike Gowen, Gabrielle's father. "We would like to thank the community for all the help locating her, especially the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, the Paducah Police Department and the Paris Police Department."</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:56:52 +0000 Troy Taylor & Allison Crawford 41867 at http://wkms.org Missing Calloway Co. Teen Found Safe Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was http://wkms.org/post/teen-tries-be-parent-his-own-dad-never-was <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series. </em><p>Marvin Ramos found out he was going to be a father when his girlfriend, Stephanie, called him during a basketball game. He says he sat down on a bench and looked up at the sky. He was 16. Stephanie was 19.<p>When his daughter, Hailey, was born, Ramos was overwhelmed. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:53:52 +0000 NPR Staff 41893 at http://wkms.org Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was Four Escaped Paducah Inmates at Large http://wkms.org/post/four-escaped-paducah-inmates-large <p>Kentucky State Police are searching for four escaped inmates last seen in Paducah yesterday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials say all four were found missing during a head count at the </span>Keeton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Correctional Institution.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:35:30 +0000 Parker Franklin 41883 at http://wkms.org Four Escaped Paducah Inmates at Large Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives http://wkms.org/post/stressed-out-americans-tell-us-about-stress-their-lives Everyone seems to talk about feeling stressed out. But what's the reality of stress in America these days?<p>NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find out.<p>Our questions zeroed in on the effect of stress in Americans' lives. We asked about people's personal experiences with stress in the preceding month and year. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:50:45 +0000 editor 41875 at http://wkms.org Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives