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3:46 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Extension Deadline Nears for Kynect Open Enrollment

Kentuckians have just a little more than one day left to apply for health insurance through the state’s health benefits exchange, kynect.

Kentucky extended its open enrollment deadline for those who couldn’t finish the application by the original March 31 deadline. Calloway County kynnector Susan Hood says the extension is mainly for those who wish to purchase qualified health plans, those eligible for tax credits and subsidies.

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Government
2:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Cadiz-Trigg, Southwestern KY EDCs to Merge

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The Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Center is set to merge with the Southwestern Kentucky EDC. Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander said the merger is the result of ongoing efforts to reach more people in the Trigg EDC’s work.

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Datebook
8:35 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Datebook: April 10 - Joseph Pulitzer's Birthday

The University of Tennessee at Martin Dance Ensemble performs its spring dance concert at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night at the Harriet Fulton Theater in the Fine Arts Building on campus. Tickets are sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m., and the house opens at 7:30. Call (731) 881-7400 for more information. 

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Government
4:17 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold

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 A single dissenting vote cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of wrongdoing Tuesday as far as the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is concerned. But on official business days where only five members of the nine-member body show up, a single vote is all it takes.

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Environment
2:42 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sierra Club Says It Believes Shawnee Power Plant is Leaking Coal Ash into Waterways

A Sierra Club official says the environmental group is investigating whether or not the Shawnee Fossil Fuel Plant is contaminating Kentucky waterways with coal ash.

Coal ash is the residue left after the plant burns coal to generate power.

Sierra Club Louisville organizer Thomas Pearce says the group has reason to believe the Shawnee plant is leaking coal ash from its retention ponds into McCracken County’s Little Bayou Creek.

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Science
2:26 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Driverless Cars May Arrive Sooner Than You Think

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Car manufacturers are working towards providing cars with enough sensory capacity that they will drive while you read, sleep, or watch a movie. The reality of these cars may not be so far off. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with freelance tech and science reporter Ucilia Wang, a UC Berkeley graduate, whose work appears in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the UK Guardian.

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Government
2:22 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sexual Harassment Training Bill To Become Kentucky Law

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A bill that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for Kentucky state lawmakers is poised to become law. 

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Society
2:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

IFHF Reaches Milestone for Ft. Campbell Traumatic Brain Injury Center

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Ft. Campbell Kentucky's Center to Diagnose and Treat Traumatic Brain Injury has hit a construction milestone. Kate Lochte speaks with Arnold Fisher, a family representative of the national fundraising effort, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The center will provide diagnosis and treatment for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating programs for rehabilitation and recovery.

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Speaker's Corner
12:59 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Speaker's Corner: Dr. David Dunn Talks Changes to Health Care Industry Under ACA

Listen to Dr. Dunn's lecture in it's entirety here

Murray State's 2014 Harry Lee Waterfield Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs featured Dr. David Dunn, executive vice-president for health affairs at the University of Louisville (UofL). The Waterfield Lecture was held in the Curris Center Ballroom on MSU campus and was free to the public. 

Dunn spoke on "The Great American Health Care Horizon" detailing the effects the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has had on the nation's medical education industry. 

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Government
9:31 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Paducah Riverfront Group Poised to Present Plan

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The Paducah Riverfront Development Authority board is ready to present their plans to the City Commission to construct a marina along the Ohio River.

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