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3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

TVA Sued Over Muhlenberg Co. Coal-Fired Unit Closures

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Tennessee Valley Authority over its plans to shut down two coal-fired units at plant in Muhlenberg County.

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Society
3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Don't Be #Intexticated: The Dangers of Texting and Driving

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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.

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Society
3:44 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Calloway County Teen Missing Again

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A Calloway County teen has gone missing, just days after being found safe in Paducah following a previous runaway.

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Gabrielle (Gabby) Rose Gowen.

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Politics
3:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Hopkinsville Mayor's Race: Money Raised (and Spent) Thus Far

The race to become Hopkinsville's next mayor is generating quite a bit of fundraising – easily outpacing other local mayoral races.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum

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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. Hear the conversation:

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Society
11:24 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Body of Missing Doctor Found Near Marina Village

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Searchers in Livingston County have found the body of Dr. John P. Lyles after he went missing July 2nd.

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Education
6:47 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform

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University of Kentucky officials participated in the "Day of Action," saying the school is interested in immigration reforms to impact both teachers and students from other countries.  UK Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Mark Kornbluh says professors are required to return home as a way to continue their teaching profession here in the U.S.  "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 Kornbluh.

 

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Health
4:33 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Former KHA Chair: Edelen's Assessment of Rural Hospital 'Crisis' Will Point to Medicaid Managed Care

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The former chair of the Kentucky Hospital Association says state Auditor Adam Edelen’s efforts to compile data related to what he calls a financial “crisis” for rural hospitals will point toward the impact of Medicaid managed care.

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Culture
3:12 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Craft Brewery Opening in Paducah This Fall

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Today on Sounds Good, we meet Todd Blume, the co-owner and brewer of Paducah Beer Werks, set to open this fall in Paducah. Located in the old Greyhound Bus station at 301 N. 4th Street, Blume is converting the space into a fully-functional craft brewery, while keeping some of the station aesthetic and artwork. He's in the discovery process of determining the palate of Paducah and aims to start with four beers, some seasonals, and eventually partnering with local restaurants. Hear the conversation:

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Government
3:07 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured

A new report finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state. 

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