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4:51 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

'The Spirit of Great Change' Underway in Paducah Racial Unity Workshops

Reverend Alfred Anderson and Beth Khadem
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The Paducah Racial Unity Group held several showings of the film Racial Taboo at Maiden Alley Cinema over the past month, to a strong and diverse attendance. Group organizers Beth Khadem and Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church pastor Reverend Alfred Anderson visit Sounds Good to discuss the next steps in a six-part series of workshops called "Continuing the Conversation," which start tonight.

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Government
4:41 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

National Narcotic K-9 Competition Tomorrow in Henry County

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More than a hundred dogs are in Henry County wrapping up an annual National Narcotic Detector Dog Training program which includes a competition tomorrow.  

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is hosting the week-long event that started Monday.   

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WKMS Press Releases
3:45 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

WKMS News Wins AP Awards

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The Kentucky Associated Press notified WKMS News that its work for Murray State’s listener supported radio service has taken home several KAPB awards, including First Place awards for Best Political Coverage and Best Special/Series Documentary.

News Director and Assistant Station Manager, Chad Lampe expresses, "I'm proud of our team for such a great showing. The awards validate that our young team of students and recent graduates produce high quality content that resonates with listeners." 

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Society
3:16 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Springtime Brings the Birds and the Bees, and Lots of Stray Cats for Animal Shelters

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It’s the time of year when animal shelters across the state become inundated with kittens.

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Government
3:02 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

General Assembly Lobbyist Spending Up Due to Advertising Money

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  Groups trying to influence lawmakers at the Kentucky General Assembly spent 11 percent more this year than they did two years ago.

The last time the legislature met for a 30 day session, groups spent $6.2 million lobbying legislators. This year, that number has grown to $6.98 million.

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Environment
12:43 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

McConnell Cites New Legal Argument Opposing EPA’s Proposed Carbon Regulations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a new legal argument that he says will scuttle the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

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Environment
11:17 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Carroll Lake Restoration Project Moves Forward

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is moving ahead with a project that will restore Carroll Lake to previous depths, making fishing possible again.

The 100-acre lake, located between Huntingdon and McKenzie, has been unable to hold water after its floodgates were irreparably damaged by heavy rains last spring.

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Politics
10:51 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Kentucky Electioneering Law Struck Down 3 Weeks Before Primary Election

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Kentucky’s ban on campaigning within 300 feet of a polling place.

The ruling came just three weeks before this year’s primary election for statewide races.

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Datebook
10:16 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Datebook: April 30 - Blood Drive, Food for Thought, AARP Safe Driving Clas

The American Red Cross blood drive at the Murray State University Curris Center continues tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. To make an appointment to donate blood or for more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. 

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Government
8:49 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Federal Judge John G. Heyburn II Dies

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John G. Heyburn II, a federal judge who in recent years made national headlines by striking down Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban, died Wednesday, according to The Courier-Journal.

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