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11:58 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Shelter for Homeless Women and Children Is Underway in Paducah

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A Paducah Cooperative Ministry project is underway to provide housing to homeless women and children. A village consisting of six units is expected to open this Fall. 

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Sports
11:32 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Cam Payne Headed to Oklahoma City as 1st Lottery Pick in Murray State History

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  Former Murray State University guard Cam Payne was picked 14th overall in Thursday's NBA Draft and will now head to the Oklahoma City Thunder to join All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Payne's selection was the first time a MSU player has been selected in the first round of the draft, according to assistant athletic director Dave Winder. 

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Datebook
9:45 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Datebook: June 26 - Film Auditions, "Dirty Dancing," Needline Food Needs

Chance Film Productions holds auditions for the feature film CANDLES this Sunday from 9 to 6 at the CFSB Center in Murray. The film is based on the true story of the rape and murder of three girls at a Girl Scout camp in Oklahoma. Roles are available for men and women of all ages as well as for girls ages 7 to 15. Hear our our Sounds Good conversation with the producers

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Arts
10:47 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

[Update] Hear a LIVE Broadcast from ROMP Thursday

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Update: Due to a technical issue with the connection to the live feed, we were unfortunately unable to broadcast the live performances. We hope to broadcast a recording of the Punch Brothers performance at a later date. Stay tuned.

We're broadcasting LIVE from the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival Thursday night, with thanks to a partnership with our friends at WNIN in Evansville. The Jive House and The Off Beat will be pre-empted, but you can catch them at their Sunday times: 7 p.m. and 8.

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Arts
2:53 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Tonight's RIVERfront Concert Series Features Gideon's Rifle and Humming House

RIVERfront Concert Series Flyer
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Paducah Parks Services continues their RIVERfront Concert Series tonight with performances by local group Gideon's Rifle (also WKMS Battle of the Bands winner) and Nashville-based group Humming House. Both are five-piece bands that complement each other in terms of style and energy, says Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo. She speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about tonight's concert in downtown Paducah.

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Education
2:28 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Hopkins County Teacher Starts Podcast as "Destination for All Things Education"

Steven Bauer, Ed.S.
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Hopkins County's Pride Avenue 4th Grade Teacher Steven Bauer has initiated a series of podcasts devoted to the teaching profession with a focus on topics that he wished had been covered in class before experiencing them firsthand while teaching. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about these topics, including how to build relationships with parents, cultural differences when interacting with students and who a first-year teacher should make friends with right away.

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Economy
1:28 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Jobless Rates Down in 119 Kentucky Counties

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New numbers from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet show jobless rates in 119 counties fell in May compared to the previous year.  

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Government
1:09 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Beshear: State Agencies Should Prepare for Gay Marriage Ruling

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With a Supreme Court decision expected any day now, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says state agencies are making preparations should the justices vote to allow gay marriage.

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Economy
12:58 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Commonwealth Exceeds National Average in Job Growth; Purchase Area Lags Behind

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A new Kentucky Chamber of Commerce report shows the Commonwealth doing better than the country in some areas of economic recovery since the 2007 recession.

The report uses wage and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Datebook
11:36 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Datebook: June 25 - NBA Draft Party, Caregiving Discussion, "Food For Thought"

There’s an NBA Draft watch party in support of former Racer Cam Payne tonight at 6 at the CFSB Center. Watch the draft on Racer Vision and enjoy free pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks. The evening also includes the chance to meet new Murray State University head coach Matt McMahon and the 2015-2016 Racer lineup. 

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