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11:46 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Datebook: April 7 - Billie Holliday's Birthday

Kentucky Gives Day, an online fundraising event that encourages Kentuckians to donate to their favorite charities, is set for Wednesday. To connect with causes and to make tax-deductible donations in support of the work of Kentucky charities, visit kygives.org

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Government
8:16 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Arnold Ethics Hearing Starts Tuesday

Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

The ethics trial involving a former West Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually harassing female state employees will begin tomorrow.

Three of the women who brought formal ethics complaints against former Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, are expected to testify at Tuesday’s adjudicatory hearing that will determine whether or not Arnold violated state ethics laws. 

Thomas Clay is an attorney for the women, and he expects the proceedings to go by the numbers. 

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Government
4:36 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Redistricting Plan to Cost Hopkins County $100,000

Over $100,000 in Hopkins County taxpayer money will be allocated to a federally mandated redistricting of Kentucky’s legislative boundaries.

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Environment
1:52 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns

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Land Between The Lakes has closed Fenton Campground for camping indefinitely due to damage from ongoing severe weather.

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Government
12:38 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Kynect Extending Enrollment Period Due to High Demand During Initial Deadline

Credit http://blog.medi-share.org

Kentucky’s health benefits exchange kynect is extending its enrollment period due to high demand during the initial March 31 deadline.

The extension for applications begins today and ends April 11. Kentuckians who completed their applications by the initial deadline can select a plan through April 15, with coverage beginning May 1.

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WKMS Fundraiser
11:13 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Together We Can Meet Our Pledge Drive Goal. Contribute Now!

Be a sustainer this Spring and support public radio that sounds good! We need your support to help us reach our goal of $130,000 in community support. 

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Basketball
9:29 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Racers win CIT Tournament

Credit goracers.com

The Murray State Racers ended the 2013-14 season with a 65-57 win in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament over the Yale Bulldogs at the CFSB Center in Murray.

The Racers (23-11) won four games at home in the CIT to become the sixth champion of the event that

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Government
4:03 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

As General Assembly Winds Down, Imes Looks to 2015 for Stalled Legislation

Credit kennyimes.com

As the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly draws to a close, some western Kentucky lawmakers will have to think about which pieces of stalled legislation they will bring to Frankfort again next year.

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Government
3:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Calloway County Clerk Given Grant to Preserve Government Records

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Calloway County Clerk Antonia Faulkner has received a more than $34000 government grant to preserve local government records.

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Education
3:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Residents Sue Graves County School Board Over Closure of Cuba Elementary

 A group of disgruntled residents are suing the Graves County Board of Education for allegedly following improper procedures to close Cuba Elementary School.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court lists the plaintiffs as four “individual citizens and taxpayers” in Graves County. 

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