forum http://wkms.org en Afternoon Round-Up 5/10/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-51012 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> The residents of Windsor, Ontario, say they&#39;re being invaded by an irritating sound that&#39;s emanating from outside Detroit. It&#39;s known as the &quot;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/10/152426817/hear-that-annoying-hum-has-canada-making-noise">Windsor Hum</a>&quot; and, with U.S. officials claiming Americans can&#39;t hear it, no one seems to know who should be in charge of shutting it up.</p><p><strong>In the Four Rivers Region:</strong></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:44:25 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17931 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/10/12 2nd District Political Forum http://wkms.org/post/2nd-district-political-forum <p>Candidates for Kentucky&#39;s second district house seat meet tonight at for a political forum in Mayfield. Democrats Arthur Byrn and Kelly Whitaker and Republicans Richard Heath and Patrick Fisher are vying for retiring Representative Fred Nesler&#39;s seat. The Mayfield Graves County Chamber of Commerce hosts the free event&nbsp;which begins at 5:00 at the Graves Schools&#39; Performing Arts Center at 1107 Housman Street.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:36:16 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17930 at http://wkms.org Kentucky to Hold Education Forum http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-hold-education-forum <p><span class="article-content"><span>Hundreds of educators from 17 states are headed to Kentucky to learn how the state is using a new set of nationwide standards in its public schools to get students ready for college. The forum on the Common Core State Standards will be held Feb. 27 to 29 in Louisville. The state&#39;s Council on Postsecondary Education says in a news release that more than 300 educators are expected to attend. The Common Core State Standards are benchmarks designed to ensure a uniform public K-12 education from state-to-state. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:30:52 +0000 Seth Helton 16984 at http://wkms.org Final Merger Forum Tonight at LOHS http://wkms.org/post/final-merger-forum-tonight-lohs <p>The fourth and final public forum discussing a possible merger for McCracken County and Paducah governments is tonight at Lone Oak High School at 6:30 p.m. The Charter County Government Merger Committee has worked on the merger plan since 2009 before presenting it to the public in January. After tonight&rsquo;s forum, the committee will meet to discuss concerns voiced by residents before finalizing the plan and deciding if the issue belongs on the ballot in November.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:38:58 +0000 Seth Helton 16951 at http://wkms.org