News http://wkms.org en The Savage Radley Play Sounds Good Friday http://wkms.org/post/savage-radley-play-sounds-good-friday <p></p><p>Make sure your hands are ready to clap and your feet ready to stomp because&nbsp;WKMS Battle of the Bands finalists The Savage Radley play <em>Sounds Good</em> &nbsp;Friday, August 1 in the Noon hour. Otto Sharp and S. Knox Montgomery lead this Murray-based blues, folk band in original Delta-style music.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:49:02 +0000 Matt Markgraf 42423 at http://wkms.org The Savage Radley Play Sounds Good Friday Datebook: July 28 - Marcel Duchamp's Birthday http://wkms.org/post/datebook-july-28-marcel-duchamps-birthday <p>The Hot August 5K is set for Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 a.m. Kenlake State Resort Park. The Hot August 5K is the first in a series of five state park footraces in Western Kentucky. Runners participating in all five races have a chance to capture the overall championship based on a point system. Registration information at <a href="http://parks.ky.gov">parks.ky.gov</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:53:50 +0000 Kala Dunn 42420 at http://wkms.org KWW Hosts Region's Largest Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day Weekend http://wkms.org/post/kww-hosts-regions-largest-arts-crafts-festival-labor-day-weekend <p>A family driving through our region stops and asks "Is there anything to do here?" This is a common question from visitors at the office of Kentucky's Western&nbsp;Waterland, off I-24, Exit 31 in Grand Rivers. Director Sandy Davis says KWW&nbsp;has been introducing tourists since 1969, operating over 25 public brochure racks in the 15-county region and publishing 95,000 maps and facilities guides annually. She speaks with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good </em>about KWW and the upcoming Arts &amp; Crafts Festival on Labor Day Weekend in Grand Rivers, the largest and longest-running in the region.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:13:41 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42379 at http://wkms.org KWW Hosts Region's Largest Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day Weekend Hemp Oil Not a Source of CBD Which Could Be Used in Epilepsy Treatments http://wkms.org/post/hemp-oil-not-source-cbd-which-could-be-used-epilepsy-treatments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An industrial hemp official is working to clear up some confusion about the plant’s oils and extracts and their uses as Kentucky researchers work toward finding uses for potential treatments with </span>cannabidiol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or </span>CBD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Hemp Industries Association Executive Director Eric Steenstra says the non-profit trade group has received several calls from customers who have bought hemp oil at health stores and want to know if their purchase has CBD in them.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:21:48 +0000 Whitney Jones 42377 at http://wkms.org Hemp Oil Not a Source of CBD Which Could Be Used in Epilepsy Treatments VIDEO: Meet Paducah's Pinball Wizard, Todd Duff http://wkms.org/post/video-meet-paducahs-pinball-wizard-todd-duff <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sounds of ticking, clicking, dinging, and popping punctuate flickering and flashing lights that fill Todd Duff’s Paducah basement . The pinball collector began restoring pinball machines in the early 1990’s that led to his collection dating back to 1933.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We call it our art collection,” said Duff.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:24 +0000 Lance Dennee 42368 at http://wkms.org VIDEO: Meet Paducah's Pinball Wizard, Todd Duff Murray Downtown Fire: Gutted Buildings Likely to be Razed http://wkms.org/post/murray-downtown-fire-gutted-buildings-likely-be-razed <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More downtown Murray buildings are likely to be demolished after this week’s </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/slideshow-afternoon-photos-added-early-morning-fire-murray-court-square" style="line-height: 1.5;">massive downtown fire. </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City officials briefed community members this morning about the fire’s impact on the community.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:04:51 +0000 Chad Lampe 42367 at http://wkms.org Murray Downtown Fire: Gutted Buildings Likely to be Razed Datebook: July 25 http://wkms.org/post/datebook-july-25 <p>The Paducah Photo 2014 International Competition and Exhibition remains on display through tomorrow at the Yeiser Art Center, with the Regional Show on display in the lobby of Maiden Alley Cinema. The exhibit includes 76 works selected from more than 300 entries submitted from around the world. Details at <a href="http://theyeiser.org">theyeiser.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:27:51 +0000 Kala Dunn 42365 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Get Medicaid Update http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-get-medicaid-update <p>State lawmakers got an update Thursday on Kentucky’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in Frankfort from Lawrence Kissner, Commissioner for Kentucky’s Department of Medicaid Services.</p><p>Kissner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says his department is on track to fully implement the expansion, and enrollee health outcomes are improving under the new federal health care law.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:20:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 42364 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Get Medicaid Update Tobacco Free Campuses Considered by Kentucky School Districts http://wkms.org/post/tobacco-free-campuses-considered-kentucky-school-districts-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hopkins County school board is considering a proposal to ban all forms of tobacco from school property and vehicles for students, faculty, and visitors, during all school functions every day of the week.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:28:04 +0000 Troy Taylor 42362 at http://wkms.org Tobacco Free Campuses Considered by Kentucky School Districts Judge Allows Transfer of Cuba Elementary Desks, Lockers http://wkms.org/post/judge-allows-transfer-cuba-elementary-desks-lockers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd has issued an order allowing Graves County Schools to proceed with preparations to transfer Cuba Elementary students to different schools.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:55:25 +0000 John Null 42350 at http://wkms.org Judge Allows Transfer of Cuba Elementary Desks, Lockers