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Environment
11:28 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Kentucky Regulators OK State’s First Utility-Scale Solar Array

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a 10 megawatt solar array,making it the first utility-scale solar energy system to be built in the commonwealth. It’ll be built near the Brown Power Plant in Mercer County, southwest of Lexington.

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Datebook
8:38 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Datebook: December 22 - Angel's Attic Donations, "Motion" QuiltArt, Bald Eagle Viewing

Angel's Attic Thrift Shop seeks donations of clothing, furniture, appliances, household items, and toys. Sale proceeds benefit the Angels Community Clinic, which provides healthcare to the working uninsured in Calloway County. Bring donations to 972 Chestnut Street Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5.

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Arts
8:34 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Carson Myre Youth Performances Featured on WKMS All-Classical This Week

WKMS presents two hour-long specials showcasing highlights from holiday concerts from regional schools this week as part of the Carson Myre Charitable Foundation's Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series. These specials feature highlights from recent performances by Murray High School, Calloway County High School, Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary and will be broadcast on our All-Classical Channel.

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Business
6:30 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Fulton's Only Clinic to Move Across State Line As Parkway Hospital Closes

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Fulton’s Hillview Clinic is moving across the state line into South Fulton, Tennessee, as Parkway Regional Hospital prepares to close in March.

The clinic is associated with the hospital, but Fulton Mayor Elaine Forrester says that is changing due to Parkway’s closure.

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Arts
4:29 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

A Cafe Jazz Conversation with Jazz & Western Swing Vocalist Solitaire Miles

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When Brian Clardy previously spoke with jazz vocalist Solitaire Miles, we were introduced to her music on the albums "Born To Be Blue" and "Melancholy." Also, her paintings and thoughts on the future of jazz as an art form. We welcome her back to Cafe Jazz to learn about her new project, Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas, merging western swing and vintage jazz in the style of Patsy Cline, Patty Page, Mary Ford and Kay Starr. We learn how she became interested in the genre, similarities between western swing and jazz, how audiences are reacting to her latest work and her holiday wishes.

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Arts
4:07 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

A Cafe Jazz Conversation with R&B Singer Sybil

Sybil Album Cover
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Sybil's career as an R&B singer began in the mid 1980s and took off in 1989-1990 with her covers of Dionne Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over" and "Walk On By," which reached numbers 2 and 3 on the US R&B charts, respectively. Her other hits include "The Love I Lost" and "When I'm Good and Ready" (which reached 3 and 5 on the UK charts). Her music has taken her around the world and eventually back to the US, where she now teaches a program geared towards educating under-serviced youth. Brian Clardy speaks with Sybil on Cafe Jazz about some insight into her career, her teaching methods and her thoughts for the holidays.

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Sports
5:26 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Neal Bradley's Racer Basketball Update: Hot Shooting & Season-High Winning Streak

Credit Tab Brockman, goracers.com

The Murray State Racer Men's Basketball team is red-hot on the court with a five game winning-streak heading into tomorrow's game with Illinois State. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and "Voice of the Racers" Neal Bradley discuss the Reacers' hot shooting and season-high streak. 

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Culture
4:45 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Take A Nostalgic Trip to "A Day With Trains" at Pennyroyal Area Museum

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The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County host "A Day With Trains" this Saturday and next Saturday at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Watch as conductors run five trains on two elaborate model train layouts. Museum Executive Director Alissa Keller joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to describe the train exhibits, the Christmas village and other arts and crafts activities scheduled for the event. 

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Environment
3:36 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

EPA Finalizes First National Regulations for Coal Ash

Credit Erica Peterson

 

  The federal government has released the nation’s first-ever rules on how to handle, store and dispose of waste from coal-fired power plants. The final iteration of the regulations has largely disappointed environmental groups—who hoped for more stringent rules. Industry groups were more optimistic, but largely said they would have preferred the Environmental Protection Agency not finalize the rules at all and leave the matter up to Congress. The EPA was choosing between two options, and chose to regulate coal ash as akin to household garbage, rather than hazardous waste.

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Government
3:30 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Warren County Government Approves History-Making Right-to-Work Law

Chip White (left) and Alton Haycraft of the Carpenters Local 175 in Louisville were in the audience as Warren County Fiscal Court approved a local right-to-work measure.
Credit Lisa Autry

Against the advice of Kentucky’s attorney general, Warren County Fiscal Court has passed a local right-to-work law, becoming the first county in the nation to do so.

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