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4:03 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

MSU School of Agriculture: Record Enrollment, Hemp Crop Update

"It's a good time for agriculture and an even better time to be at Murray State in agriculture," says the Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon. He joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about another record year of enrollment, a new high profile crop approaching harvest and a fundraising gala for The Arboretum.

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Society
3:51 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jury Awards North Marshall Water District Whistleblower $33k

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A Marshall County jury awarded former North Marshall Water District employee and whistleblower Paula Boling $33,730 in back wages and punitive damages.

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Education
3:35 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

National Science Foundation Awards Kentucky Millions

Reporters talking with Rodney Andrews.
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A statewide effort to further the economy through funding energy research and attracting more students into STEM fields is getting a major financial boost.

Kentucky is one of six jurisdictions chosen to receive a five year research award from the National Science Foundation.

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Education
2:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

$345 Million of Higher Education Bonds Sold in TN

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Almost three and a half million dollars in bonds are going toward university projects across Tennessee. The School Bond Authority facilitated the sale.

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WKMS Press Releases
1:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Programming Change: Fresh Air Weekend, The Jive House

Listen Sunday, September 7 for an exciting new early-evening lineup on WKMS!

Following Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me will be Fresh Air Weekend with Terry Gross at 6, followed at 7 by an encore broadcast of The Jive House which also airs Thursday evenings at 9. 

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Business
11:51 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Paducah Economic Development Names New CEO

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Paducah Economic Development board members have chosen a new CEO after a nearly four-month national search.

Scott Darnell currently serves as president of North Carolina-based Burke Development Incorporated. He says the years of cooperative leadership in McCracken County drew him to the position and that he has plans to work with displaced gaseous diffusion plant workers.

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Datebook
11:45 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Datebook: August 27 - Civil War Chamber Music, Arts and Crafts Festival, Women Leadership Launch

President Lincoln's Own, a uniformed military-style ensemble that plays Civil War-era music on original period instruments, opens the chamber music series at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. For additional show or ticket information, visit glemacenter.org or call (270) 821-ARTS. 

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Society
11:01 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Paducah to Renew Contract with Symphony for Youth

Paducah is renewing a contract with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for more than $20,000, up from the amount given last year.

City Manager Jeff Pederson says the annual contract provides in-school ensembles for kindergarten through fifth grade. Sixth through twelfth grade students are provided tickets to see the symphony in concert.

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Government
5:45 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies Bolster Weaponry Via Federal Program

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Kentucky law enforcement agencies have received armored cars, aircraft, thousands of automatic weapons and more from a controversial U.S. military equipment transfer program that has been under fire in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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Education
4:54 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

MSU Ranked as One of Nation's Most Affordable Schools

Murray State University has taken a top spot in a national publication’s list of most affordable schools.

Washington Monthly’s tenth annual College Guide considers a campus’s graduation rate, percent of applications approved, student loan default rates and other factors.

The Guide’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings placed MSU at 17th among all colleges in the U.S.

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