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The leader of the Tennessee Senate wants an investigation into the ACT, which hasn't released scores from wrongly administered tests.

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Part-time preacher and retired Purchase Area Development District administrator Ed Davis is running for Murray mayor in the 2018 election.

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Kentucky's governor has acknowledged for the first time he might not call a special session of the state legislature to overhaul one of the country's worst funded public pension systems.

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  The judge-executive of Union County will not stand trial this month as originally scheduled. Jody Jenkins is facing numerous federal charges related to alleged abuse of his office.  

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A Republican state representative from Bullitt County has been accused of sexually abusing a girl in his church, among other misdeeds, in a new investigative report from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Louisville Public Media.

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On this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have ever shipped a possum to a London zoo.  

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will hear the words behind U.S. Grant’s invasion of Paducah present in our “Rock the Quote” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will hear how John James Audubon first described the Opossum.

And along the way, don’t forget to support the Fake History Sponsors, real products that fakely support Old Kentucky Tales.  

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.  – And the Rest is History   


Christopher Haynes

This story hits close to home for WKMS. We’ve been somewhat of a second home to a Murray State Student for the past two years who’s overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her daily life. She had just one more hurdle before graduation.


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 In eastern Kentucky’s coal country jobs are scarce and many people struggle with substandard housing. Some high school students think they can help tackle those big problems by building tiny houses. As part of the series, “Changing Course,” Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on a project called “Building It Forward” that has vocational students designing, building and selling tiny homes.

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  The backlog of untested rape kits in Kentucky has grown larger than the initial 3,000 discovered in a state audit in 2015.

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  Kentucky State Police said trooper applications have increased since changes were made to its recruitment policy.

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