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5:49 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Little Movement Going into Last Day of General Assembly

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers
Credit LRC Public Information

The clock is ticking on several pieces of legislation as state lawmakers convene for the last time Tuesday.

Legislators went home Monday night with a handful of major bills in limbo.

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Sports
5:43 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Racers Crush Tulsa on the Road, Advance to NIT Quarterfinals

Credit MSU Racer Athletics

The Murray State University men’s basketball team  beat the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane 83-62 on the road Monday night in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The Racers now travel to Norfolk, Va. to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The game tips at 6 p.m. CST and will be televised on ESPN2.

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Culture
4:58 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

"Remembering The Holocaust" with Guest Speakers at Murray State, Thursday

Dr. Roxane Riegler
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Department of Modern Languages at Murray State University hosts "Remembering the Holocaust" this Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 in Faculty Hall Room 208. The event features presentations by Holocaust survivor Arthur Pais and Holocaust scholar Dr. Joseph White. The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend. MSU Assistant Professor of French and German Dr. Roxane Riegler joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the speakers for this event.

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Society
1:47 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Supporters of Marshall County Alcohol Sales Petitioning to Vote

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Marshall County citizens who, once again, want to put alcohol sales to a vote are collecting a steady stream of petition signatures.

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Business
1:34 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Paducah Main Street Regains National Accreditation

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Paducah Main Street has regained its national accreditation following a downgrade last year.

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Sports
1:14 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Racers Take on Tulsa in NIT Second Round Action

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The Murray State Men’s basketball team takes on No. 2 seed Tulsa (23-10, 14-4 American) tonight at 8, with a trip to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals on the line.

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Datebook
8:44 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Datebook: March 23 - Remembering The Holocaust, Youth Art Month, Small Business Scavenger Hunt

The Department of Modern Languages at Murray State University hosts "Remembering the Holocaust" this Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 in Faculty Hall room 208. The event features presentations by Holocaust survivor Arthur Pais and Holocaust scholar Dr. Joseph White. The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend. 

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Business
6:48 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Muhlenberg Hospital Joins Owensboro Health

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As small, rural hospitals continue to adapt to changes and challenges from the Affordable Care Act, Muhlenberg Community Hospital is joining the larger Owensboro Health system.

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Transportation
6:41 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Highway Fatalities in Work Zones Falling, but Crashes Have Increased

Credit transportation.ky.gov

As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels. 

Monday marks the beginning of Work Zone Awareness Week across the commonwealth. The number of fatalities in highway work zones in Kentucky has dropped the last three years, but crashes have significantly increased.

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Government
6:29 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Heroin, Teachers Pension Solutions Elusive in Kentucky General Assembly

Credit lrc.state.ky.us

With two working days to go, Kentucky lawmakers still haven’t nailed down legislation to address the state’s growing heroin problem and it’s ailing teachers pension system.

On Friday, legislators from both chambers met for hours, trying to craft compromises on the bills.

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