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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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Government
8:47 am
Thu April 30, 2015

City Rejects Bids for Olivet Church Road Project

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Paducah city officials have hit a snag in funding the long-awaited expansion of Olivet Church Road. City commissioners rejected two bids for the project because they were too expensive.

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Education
5:15 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Prichard Committee Leadership Change Tour Stops By Trigg County

Dr. Stu Silberman and Brigitte Blom Ramsey

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is transitioning leadership with the retirement of Dr. Stu Silberman and the selection of his successor Brigitte Ramsey. Ramsey has been Associate Executive Director since last May. Together, they're touring the state and last night they were at Barkley Lodge in Trigg County with committee and community members as well as local educators. 

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Education
4:39 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

MSU Professor Researches Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

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We conclude a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools, with Assistant Professor in the Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education: Dr. Ajay Das. His research centers on inclusive education for students with disabilities through post-secondary education. Dr. Das speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about his findings.

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Government
4:18 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Christian County Moves Forward On Natural Gas Project

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Christian County has taken its first step toward a compressed natural gas venture in Hopkinsville. The proposed project would be a filling station for natural gas-fueled vehicles or those that are dual-fuel: engines that run on both diesel and natural gas. 

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Society
3:52 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

How Parents Get Help from Schools for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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When a child is determined to be somewhere on the autism disorder spectrum, parents have new work ahead, navigating the child's progress in life with expert and parent-peers. Paducah has a support group called Families on the Autism Spectrum including Kim Steele, whose own experiences have led her to the consultancy "Child First Advocacy Group." Bloom Behavior Clinical Director Dr. Becky Nastally is a Paducah-based psychologist and an advocate who specializes in helping families make sure their kids ge the most appropriate services from area schools. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte branches off of an earlier conversation, to learn more about how parents deal with teachers and schools.

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Society
3:50 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Social Media Campaign Calls for Reopening Investigation into Fatal Wreck

Shanice LaShae Bean
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A growing social media campaign is aimed at reopening an investigation into a car crash that killed a Hopkins County teenager earlier this year.

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Society
2:31 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

How Black Jockeys Went From Common to Rare in the Kentucky Derby

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Each year, along with hat shopping, forecast watching, and amateur handicapping, the Kentucky Derby brings with it a sense of the state’s rich history. But whose history is it?

Today’s thoroughbreds are piloted around the racetrack by jockeys who are mostly white and Latino. But in the early days of racing, black jockeys dominated.

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