Education
2:03 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Robert Smith is UT Martin Interim Chancellor

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The University of Tennessee has selected a former dean of its Martin campus to serve as its interim chancellor.  

Dr. Robert Smith, former president of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and former dean of the UT Martin College of Arts and Sciences, will head the campus until a replacement for current chancellor Tom Rakes is found.  

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Culture
1:59 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

The Carson Center's "Vintner's Dinner" Combines High End Dining, Live Entertainment

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The Carson Center in Paducah's hosting its 11th annual Vintner's Dinner May 8th. The fundraising event consists of an upscale 5-course meal and live entertainment. 

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Culture
1:49 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

132nd Annual "Big Singing" Kicks off in Benton Next Month

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The 132nd "Big Singing" takes place in Benton next month. The city tradition has been described as "the oldest indigenous musical tradition in the nation."

Gene Gilliland is one of the event's leaders; he spoke with Kate Lochte on what the Big Singing is all about.

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Society
1:20 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Ky Red Cross Chapters Participate in Earthquake Relief Efforts

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Many Kentuckians may be seeking to lend financial assistance to the earthquake ravaged area in Nepal. One option is through contributions to the American Red Cross.

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Government
7:53 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Police Body Camera Pilot Programs Spark Questions in Kentucky

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As more Kentucky cities look into putting body cameras on police officers, many questions still remain about how to run the programs.

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Health
7:39 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Lourdes Holds Grand Opening for Hospice Care Center

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Lourdes Hospital held a grand opening Sunday for the new $5 million Lourdes Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

The 10,000 square foot facility for end of life care features 10 patient suites with patios, staffed by a team of specialty-trained hospice staff.

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Government
7:18 am
Mon April 27, 2015

How Lawsuits Against Kentucky’s Gay Marriage Ban Reached the US Supreme Court

Plaintiffs left to right: Larry Ysunza, Tim Love, Tammy Boyd and Kim Franklin.
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  Kentucky’s case before the Supreme Court started with a conversation between attorneys Shannon Fauver and Dawn Elliott.

As they chatted in Fauver’s Louisville office, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a piece of legislation that was an obstacle to same-sex marriage being made legal in the U.S.

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News
4:04 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Region May See Severe Weekend Weather

Forecast map for the U.S.
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The National Weather Service in Paducah says the region could see severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening.  NWS Meteorologist Chris Noles says southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and a small portion of northwest Tennessee will likely see severe thunderstorms that could develop into more hazardous weather. 

"Any storms that form mid-day Saturday," Noles says, "on through the afternoon will be capable of producing very large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes as the environment does appear as if it will be favorable for supercell thunderstorms."

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Culture
1:56 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

QuiltWeek Festivities in Paducah Wrap Up Saturday

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The 31st annual QuiltWeek event in Paducah ends Saturday. Each year, thousands from the region and beyond gather to celebrate the craft.

Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning spoke with Kate Lochte on "Sounds Good" about how the week's gone so far and what to look forward to Friday and Saturday.

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Government
1:52 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Montgomery County has Lowest Jobless Rates in Northwest Tennessee

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Tennessee unemployment rates are showing a better outlook than previous months.  

The new figures come from the Tennessee Department of Labor.  

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