Society http://wkms.org en $700K in Additional Funding Approved for Trigg County Hospital Expansion http://wkms.org/post/700k-additional-funding-approved-trigg-county-hospital-expansion <p>The Trigg County Hospital Corporation Board has approved an additional 10 percent funding request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program for its hospital expansion project.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:01:11 +0000 John Null 42503 at http://wkms.org $700K in Additional Funding Approved for Trigg County Hospital Expansion Kentucky Tourism Board OKs $18 Million In Tax Incentives for Ark Encounter http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-tourism-board-oks-18-million-tax-incentives-ark-encounter <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board has approved $18 million in tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The board unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve sales tax incentives for the Ark Encounter, a religious theme park to be built in Williamstown. The theme park is&nbsp;controlled by Answers in Genesis, a conservative Christian non-profit that also operates the Creation Museum.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:55:33 +0000 Jonathan Meador 42473 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Tourism Board OKs $18 Million In Tax Incentives for Ark Encounter Constru Casa Builds Homes for Guatemalan Families with Western Ketucky Help http://wkms.org/post/constru-casa-builds-homes-guatemalan-families-western-ketucky-help <p>Badgett Playhouse's Bill Minihan visits <em>Sounds Good </em>with Caroline van Heerde. She's the founder and director of Constru Casa, an organization that builds housing for families living in extreme poverty in Guatemala. Minihan's involvement with Constru Casa has led to more than $100,000 raised in our region to support its work.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:47:40 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42438 at http://wkms.org Constru Casa Builds Homes for Guatemalan Families with Western Ketucky Help People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer http://wkms.org/post/people-who-feel-they-have-purpose-life-live-longer We know that happiness and social connection can have positive benefits on health. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:34:01 +0000 Patti Neighmond 42419 at http://wkms.org People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer Why Do 27 Percent of Kentucky's Kids Live in Poverty? http://wkms.org/post/why-do-27-percent-kentuckys-kids-live-poverty <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Ian D. Keating/Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/9409142961_7b2888d20e_z.jpg" alt="" /><p>On Tuesday, we examined a report that said <a href="/post/27-percent-kentucky-children-live-poverty-report-says">27 percent of Kentucky children in 2012 lived in poverty.&#160;</a><p>The issue of poverty raises plenty of question. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:38:38 +0000 Jacob Ryan 42406 at http://wkms.org Why Do 27 Percent of Kentucky's Kids Live in Poverty? 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