News 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 Kentuckians Like Expanded Medicaid But Not The Legislation That Made It Happen http://wkms.org/post/kentuckians-expanded-medicaid-not-legislation-made-it-happen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span><a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/sites/default/files/2014_WKY_KHIP_FINAL.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">new poll</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> finds </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aren’t happy with the Affordable Care Act, but they do like benefits the legislation made possible.</span></p><p>According to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky study released today, this disconnect is consistent throughout the state, although people in the more urban areas—Lexington and Louisville—were at least nearly 10 percent more favorable of the ACA.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:40:05 +0000 Whitney Jones 41986 at http://wkms.org Kentuckians Like Expanded Medicaid But Not The Legislation That Made It Happen 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" TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures http://wkms.org/post/tva-sued-over-muhlenberg-co-coal-fired-unit-closures <p>A lawsuit has been filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over its plans <a href="http://www.tva.com/news/releases/octdec13/board_111413.html">to shut down two coal-fired units</a> at plant in Muhlenberg County.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:59:46 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 41981 at http://wkms.org TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures 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 Hopkinsville Mayor's Race: Money Raised (and Spent) Thus Far http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-mayors-race-money-raised-and-spent-thus-far <p>The race to become Hopkinsville's next mayor is generating quite a bit of fundraising – easily outpacing other local mayoral races.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:00:57 +0000 John Null 41974 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Mayor's Race: Money Raised (and Spent) Thus Far Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum http://wkms.org/post/take-stroll-through-murray-states-arboretum <p>The Arboretum at Murray State University is a fully accessible horticultural display, public garden and educational laboratory located on Pullen Farm, with an entrance at the end of Hickory Drive, off Main Street. Friends of MSU Arboretum Board Chair Paula Edwards visits Sounds Good to talk about its Watermelon Bust coming up July 17th and the Hutson Harvest Gala on September 4 - as well as what's new at the Arboretum this summer. <em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:56:43 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 41973 at http://wkms.org Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum 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 Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-higher-ed-and-equine-advocates-support-immigration-reform <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">University of Kentucky officials participated in the "Day of Action," saying the school is&nbsp;interested in immigration reforms to impact both teachers and students from other countries.&nbsp; UK Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Mark&nbsp;Kornbluh&nbsp;says professors are required to return home as a way to continue their teaching profession here in the U.S.&nbsp; "We need a way for these employees to be able to revalidate their visas to stay here, not always have to leave the country to do this and to transition to being here a longer period of time," said&nbsp;Kornbluh.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:47:57 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41963 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform