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3:51 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

MSU Town & Gown Community Band Plays Patriotic 4th of July Concert

Todd Hill and Mark Welch preview the Town & Gown Community Band Concert on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray's Town & Gown Community Band and Chorus perform their 4th annual Freedom Fest concert Saturday night at 8 in Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium. Maestro Todd Hill says the free concert features a wide variety of patriot tunes and deep music from a community of performers diverse in age. He joins Mark Welch and Tracy Ross on Sounds Good with an overview of the music and other Freedom Fest events in Murray, and says the performance will be done in time for the fireworks.

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Arts
3:20 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Live Music, Alla Prima, Croquet, More at Murray Art Guild's Summer Art Party

Debi Danielson on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray Art Guild hosts their annual Summer Art Party tomorrow night from 6 to 9 pm. A celebration of local arts, the event features live music from The Savage Radley and Eddy Grove Duo, artists doing demonstrations, alla prima by Joy Thomas, and a new exhibit by Murray State Alumna Frances Wells. Debi Danielson stops by Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the event.

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Culture
3:02 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day 1850s Style at The Homeplace

Independence Day at The Homeplace
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Take a step back through time Saturday at Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace 1850's Independence Day Celebration. Experience how early Kentucky settlers celebrated this holiday with old time music, a famous statesman, the raising of a liberty pole, games and high technology: a hot air balloon. Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about why this was a big holiday for families then as it is now.

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Government
2:07 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Not Budging on Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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Casey County, Ky remains one of the latest few holdouts among counties not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  

County Clerk Casey Davis says the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide is against his beliefs and maintains he won’t compromise his convictions.  

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Environment
12:21 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Ky Receives Federal Funds to Help Stem Asian Carp Spread

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  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing Kentucky $240k to fight the spread of Asian carp.  

The abundant invasive species outcompetes the native fish for food causing an economic distress for local fisheries.  

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Datebook
10:26 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Datebook: July 2 - Autism Awareness Walk, Golf Tournament, Red Wolf Treat Time

The autism support group Families on the Spectrum hosts the 4th Annual Autism Awareness Walk this Saturday morning at 9 on the Kentucky Dam walking trail. The free event includes watermelon and a piñata bust. Kids are invited to bring wagons, scooters, and bikes. Proceeds from T-shirt sales and donations support Families on the Spectrum. 

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Government
4:57 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Election Admin: Local Rep. Changed Weakley Co. Commission to Install a Friend as Her Successor

Weakley County administrator of elections Barbara Castleman
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Weakley County, Tennessee’s election administrator is crying foul over moves made by a local lawmaker to reshuffle the county’s election commission.

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Government
3:55 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Decision Delayed on Possible Fort Campbell Troop Reduction

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  A decision on possible troop reductions at Fort Campbell, once expected by the end of June, has been pushed to the end of this month.

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Science
3:51 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

"Cancer Doesn't Wait" Local Hospital Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Breast Cancer Awareness Prevention Campaign Flyer
Credit murrayhospital.org

The American Cancer Society predicts nearly 235,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. The key word is "invasive" says Murray Calloway County Hospital Wellness Works Coordinator Melissa Ross, because this form of breast cancer can be prevented with routine mammograms. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about their new breast cancer prevention awareness campaign at the hospital.

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Sports
3:41 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Ladies' No More? Gender Issues Under Scrutiny in Women's Sports Branding

University of Tennessee Womens Basketball Team
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As the University of Tennessee- Knoxville Athletics program evolves from their moniker “Lady Vols” other universities with gender distinguishing titles are being asked if they will change as well.

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