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1:44 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Rand Paul Is The First Presidential Candidate To Accept Bitcoin Donations

Credit Flickr Commons- Zach Copley.

 

Rand Paul’s presidential campaign will be the first to accept political contributions in Bitcoin, a relatively new—and completely unregulated—type of digital currency.

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Datebook
9:09 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Datebook: April 14 - The Vagina Monologues, Uncommon Plant Sale, Visionary Day

The Grand Lodge in Paducah hosts a performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" this Saturday night at 6. Proceeds benefit the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center. Tickets available at (270) 442-7636 or at the door. 

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Education
7:43 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Simmons College Becomes 2nd Historically Black College in Kentucky

Credit Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville’s Simmons College of Kentucky has been officially designated as a Historically Black College and University, or HBCU.

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Education
3:46 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Share Your School's Patriotic Pride in WOW Contest

Credit Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Facebook

Woodmen of the World are the second largest purchaser of American flags after the U.S. government, which they've been donating to community organizations across the country since 1947. As part of their 125th anniversary as an organization, Woodmen of the World hosts a patriotic pride video contest, open to entries from all elementary schools in the nation through April 24. Regional Community Outreach Manager Angela Hatton speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the contest and the cash awards for the winning videos.

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Government
2:32 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Kentucky Film Tax Incentive Program Draws Production Company to Murray

Credit Kansas City Studio 4 by Rick Andersen / "Candles" Facebook

A Nashville-based film company is opening a production office in Murray citing Kentucky as one of the best states for film incentives.  

President of Chance Film Productions John Russell says a production base will be opened in time to shoot the feature film “Candles” in Calloway and Caldwell counties later this year.  

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Government
1:05 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Paducah Jury Convicts LA Man on Drug Charges

Jiminez hid this supply of methamphetamine inside a Dodge Durango SUV. This evidence was presented at trial.
Credit U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal jury in Paducah has convicted a Los Angeles man for his plans to sell $160,000 worth of methamphetamine.

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Government
12:40 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Murray Ends Decades-Old City-County Agreement for Extrication Rescue Service

Credit Calloway County Fire-Rescue / Facebook

Murray and Calloway County are ending an emergency response partnership related to rescuing people trapped in vehicles after an accident. The Murray City Council voted to end its countywide vehicle extrication services leaving Calloway County to take up the responsibility with volunteers. Emergency Management Services Director Bill Call said the resulting changes could have some positive effects.

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Culture
12:30 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Dr. Richard Carrier on the Historicity of Jesus

Dr. Richard Carrier
Credit richardcarrier.info

The Murray State University Secular Student Alliance presents historian, author, philosopher, and secular activist Dr. Richard Carrier.  Dr. Carrier speaks April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Blackburn Science Building in Room 228 on the historicity of Jesus and evidence for his resurrection.  But first, he spoke with Todd Hatton to preview his lecture on Sounds Good.

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Education
11:54 am
Mon April 13, 2015

UT Martin Chancellor to Step Down Next Month

Credit UT Martin

The head executive at University of Tennessee’s Martin campus is stepping down.

University officials say Tom Rakes will return to teaching at the end of next month.  

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Datebook
10:12 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Datebook: April 13 - Panel on Genocide, Soup Supper, Brown Bag Lunch

Amnesty International at Murray State University presents "A Panel on Genocide" this Thursday evening at 6 in Faculty Hall Room 201. The panel features Dr. David Pizzo, Dr. William Mulligan, and Taufiq Rashid. The event is open to the public.

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