Society http://wkms.org en Kentucky Unaffected By Contradictory Health Care Rulings http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-unaffected-contradictory-health-care-rulings <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Phalinn Ooi/Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Health.jpg" alt="" /><p>A <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-appeals-court-panel-deals-major-blow-to-health-law/2014/07/22/c86dd2ce-06a5-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html">pair of conflicting appeals court rulings about the Affordable Care Act</a> issued Tuesday will not impact Kentucky's implementation of the federal overhaul, state off Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 42310 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Unaffected By Contradictory Health Care Rulings 'Making Busy Lives Easier' at Murray Mom Expo http://wkms.org/post/making-busy-lives-easier-murray-mom-expo <p>CASA by the Lakes Director Lindsey Harlan drops by <em>Sounds Good </em>with the scoop on the first ever Murray Mom Expo this evening (Tuesday) from 4 to 8 pm in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. Everyone's welcome to visit vendors of products and services designed to make busy lives easier.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:31 +0000 Kate Lochte 42294 at http://wkms.org 'Making Busy Lives Easier' at Murray Mom Expo 27 Percent of Kentucky Children Live in Poverty, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/27-percent-kentucky-children-live-poverty-report-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201302/4757626910_13b99afbf7_b.jpg" alt="" /><p>Twenty-seven percent of Kentucky children lived in poverty in 2012, according to the 2014 Kids Count report released Tuesday.<p>That percentage is worse than 25 years ago when about a quarter of Kentucky kids lived in poverty, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, which produced the report with the Annie E. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:28:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 42280 at http://wkms.org 27 Percent of Kentucky Children Live in Poverty, Report Says Kentucky Autism Training Center Neurologist Comes to Lourdes Hospital http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-autism-training-center-neurologist-comes-lourdes-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pediatric neurologist Dr. Gregory Barnes from the Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs in Louisville is opening the Office of Autism in Kentucky, a statewide and regional office providing support for families and caregivers by coordinating resources, and giving referrals - &nbsp;local points of contact - of specific physicians such as pediatric developmental doctors. Crissy </span>Ramey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Families on the Spectrum comes back to <em>Sounds Good</em> to tell us about the meeting at Lourdes tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 22), welcoming Dr. Barnes to Paducah.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:23:51 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42269 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Autism Training Center Neurologist Comes to Lourdes Hospital Alltech Expanding to Pikeville with $24M Investment http://wkms.org/post/alltech-expanding-pikeville-24m-investment <p>State officials have announced a new economic development project that ties in with efforts to reinvigorate eastern Kentucky’s economy in the face of declining coal jobs.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:59:32 +0000 Jonathan Meador 42268 at http://wkms.org Alltech Expanding to Pikeville with $24M Investment Cairo Residents To Erect Memorial For Bank Murder Victims http://wkms.org/post/cairo-residents-erect-memorial-bank-murder-victims <div>Citizens of Cairo are planning to establish a memorial for the victims of a botched bank robbery.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anita Grace and Nita Jo Smith were both murdered in May. A surviving bank employee was seriously injured.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monica Smith, the director of the Cairo Public Library, is planning to place two inscribed pink granite benches in a park near First National Bank in honor of the two women who were killed. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:30 +0000 Jacob McCleland 42260 at http://wkms.org Cairo Residents To Erect Memorial For Bank Murder Victims MSU Professor Gives Context to Central American Refugee Crisis http://wkms.org/post/msu-professor-gives-context-central-american-refugee-crisis <p>Thursday, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/17/332205161/children-are-fleeing-for-their-lives-says-journalist-covering-border-crisis">Steve Inskeep spoke with Sonia Nazario</a>, the author of "Enrique's Journey," a book about a child from Honduras who reached the United States, and she says many of the thousands of Central American children crossing the U.S. - Mexico border are actually refugees, not migrants who mostly need to be sent home. Murray State College of Humanities and Fine Arts History Professor Dr. Bill Schell's areas of research involve Latin America and Mexico and Kate Lochte asks him about the background for the current spike in numbers of children trying to enter the U.S.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:48:25 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42208 at http://wkms.org MSU Professor Gives Context to Central American Refugee Crisis U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down http://wkms.org/post/malaysia-airlines-loses-contact-plane-over-ukraine <strong>This post was last updated at 6:40 p.m. ET.</strong><p>A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 passengers and crew aboard has crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area of the country that has been wracked by a separatist insurgency.<p>The airline's senior vice president and European chief, Huib Gorter, told reporters the plane was carrying at least 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos and one Canadian. The nationalities of 47 passengers had yet to be determined. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:22:44 +0000 Bill Chappell 42160 at http://wkms.org U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain http://wkms.org/post/skimping-sleep-can-stress-body-and-brain "The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:49:23 +0000 Michelle Trudeau 42157 at http://wkms.org Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults http://wkms.org/post/stroke-rate-may-be-declining-older-adults Stroke is the fourth highest cause of death among adults in the U.S. But among people older than 65, stroke rates may be going down, a study published Tuesday suggests. And compared with 10 or 20 years ago, more of those hit with a stroke are surviving.<p>In 1987, researchers from several universities recruited a group of 14,300 healthy adults who were above the age of 45, then kept track of their medical progress for 24 years. To see whether stroke rates were increasing or decreasing, the scientists compared people within the same age groups. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:04:19 +0000 Maanvi Singh 42113 at http://wkms.org Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults