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3:07 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured

A new report finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state. 

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Politics
2:34 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races

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The well-funded non-profit Americans for Prosperity's hiring of a Kentucky state director signals to many political observers outside donors' intense interest in this fall's state House races and beyond.

In a news  release on Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity announced that Julia Crigler, a former political director for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus, would lead its efforts in Kentucky.

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Puppies Sound Good
2:03 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

[Slideshow] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Dallas and Fancy

Today we met two energetic boxer/terrier mix puppies on Sounds Good. Dallas (brown and white) and Fancy (black and white) are seven-week old brother and sisters who were rescued from a bad situation and are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Calloway County. You'd never guess they came into the world in a negative way because they are both very sweet, playful and friendly. Dallas was a little more energetic in the studio, but you can hear both of them contributing to the interview.

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Arts
1:14 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Western Ky. Theater, Poet Win Governor's Awards

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The Kentucky Arts Council has honored an area theater and a writer with  Governor's Awards in the Arts.

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Government
12:37 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Greenway Trail Enters Next Phase of Construction Causing Detour at Brookport Bridge

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The US 45 Brookport Bridge will be closed for three weeks as the next phase of the Greenway Trail begins, meaning an estimated 5,000 vehicles will need to detour around the construction.

Paducah Parks and Recreation Director Mark Thompson says tunnel under the highway will connect the downtown and Noble Park portions of the trail. He says the project will create a safe route across the highway.

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Education
11:59 am
Wed July 9, 2014

SIU Carbondale's New Chancellor Plans to Focus on Research Policies, Recruitment, Retention

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SIU Carbondale's new acting Chancellor says he has a list of priorities he plans to start work on immediately. The SIU Board appointed Paul Sarvela to the post Tuesday.

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Datebook
8:14 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Datebook: July 9

The Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes hosts Cool & Crawly Critters Day this Saturday from 10 to 4. Kids can get a face-to-face look at bats, snakes, bugs, and turtles while learning from visiting scientists and animal experts. The event is rain or shine. See a schedule at lbl.org

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Politics
4:40 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Conway: Americans for Prosperity Plan to 'Buy' Ky. House

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway says the growing influence of a national conservative 501(c)(4) group in Kentucky suggests that out-of-state donors will try to help Republicans gain control of the state House.

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Government
4:20 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Waide's Computers to Be Searched in Alleged Misappropriation Case

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Kentucky’s 10th District state Rep. Ben Waide is still battling a civil lawsuit brought by former colleagues who say he misappropriated company money to fund his political career.

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Environment
4:04 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Get Up Close to Crawly Critters at LBL Nature Station This Saturday

Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus
Credit Matt Reinbold, Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons

LBL Woodlands Nature Station hosts a whole day of educational, family friendly programs with cool and crawly critters including snakes, bugs, bats and turtles this Saturday. We learn more with Aviva Yasgur on Sounds Good about this opportunity to teach all ages about lesser known and often under-appreciated creatures. Hear the conversation:

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