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NASA's Apollo 15 mission launched on this day 45 years ago. One of the goals of the mission was to conduct scientific experiments on the moon using the lunar roving vehicle, dubbed the "moon buggy." Western Kentucky native Johny B. Russell was one of the instrumental designers of this vehicle. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian for Pogue Library, about Murray State University's impressive collection of his work and achievements.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is joining forces with four airports and FedEx to replace some of their diesel-powered ground support equipment with more environmentally friendly gear. 

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The Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia amid turmoil as DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down from her position and Bernie Sanders supporters protested what they called unfair treatment for their candidate.

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Both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are campaigning in eastern Kentucky today as the race picks up steam heading into the annual Fancy Farm picnic on August 6. 

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On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

Trump Picking Up Fundraising Momentum in Kentucky

Jul 25, 2016
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For the first time this election season, Kentuckians gave more in a single month to Republican nominee for president Donald Trump than to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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If Louisville doesn't want its century-old Confederate monument, other towns are willing to take it. The Courier-Journal reports the city's Commission on Public Art held a special meeting on Monday to consider the monument's relocation.

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A non-profit organization is preserving part of Kentucky’s Civil War history.

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Monday afternoon update:

On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and says the General Assembly should vote on the idea this year. 

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