Government
11:04 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year

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A bill cracking down on Kentucky's growing heroin epidemic is facing an uncertain future in Frankfort, as lawmakers are concerned about the constitutionality of one of the bill’s key provisions.

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Datebook
10:33 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Datebook: April 3 - Washington Irving's Birthday

Starfish Orphan Ministry presents "Inocente" tonight at 6:30 at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The film tells the story of a girl striving to find her artistic voice despite having no home, no role models, and no legal status. Admission is free. 

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Arts
5:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Paducah Family Launches YA Online Literary Magazine

Members of Paducah's Jaeger family have created an online literary magazine "for the imaginative young adult reader, inspired young adult writer and adventurous artist," titled Stone Crowns. Kate Lochte speaks with Matt Jaeger on Sounds Good. The Stone Crowns philosophy is to facilitate realistic and/or fantastic worlds exciting and worth exploring.

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Education
5:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

West Kentucky Mentoring Launches 'Buddy Campaign'

West Kentucky Mentoring or WKM has launched its annual Buddy Campaign. Today on Sounds Good, we welcome back Executive Director Suzy Crook to learn more about it. West Kentucky Mentoring serves youth ages 5 to 18 by partnering caring adult mentors with kids in various sites such as schools, libraries and homes to provide at least one hour per week of personal time spent helping with homework, sports, talking about life, etc. 

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WKMS Profiles
4:38 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

[Slideshow] Why We Give to WKMS

WKMS News Reporter Whitney Jones

There are all kinds of reasons to give to WKMS! WKMS staff and listeners alike each have a special place in their hearts for this public radio station. Our Spring Fundraiser is about to get underway and we want to know why you give? Share your photo with us and your friends on Facebook and Twitter (#givewkms). Be an ambassador for WKMS during this fundraiser and help us reach our goal quickly so we can continue bringing you the shows you love. Share the love for WKMS!

Make your Spring contribution today.

Sports
4:36 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU AD Allen Ward Talks Racers' Championship CIT Run

Listen to the full interview with MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward.

 Mercer University just gained national attention after stunning the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament. But just two years ago they won the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

The Murray State Racers are hoping for similar results as they host the Yale Bulldogs Thursday in the CIT championship. John Null spoke with MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward about the Racers' long postseason run.

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Education
2:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

MSU Lockdown Investigation: Person Wielding Gun in Non-Life Threatening Manner

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: 

Further investigation into last night’s incident involving a supposed gunman on Murray Stateu University's campus seems to indicate the person was transferring the weapon to his car in " a non-threatening manner."

Whether the action was harmless or not, it could have been a violation of MSU’s weapons policy.

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Education
1:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.

The General Assembly did not include the CPE’s request for performance funding in its two-year spending plan that awaits the governor’s signature. CPE President Bob King says the performance funding request was among several suggestions to bring more money to the state’s universities.

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Business
12:40 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton

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Todd County will soon be home to a new Custom Cooler Incorporated factory creating 75 jobs as part of a $5.8 million dollar investment. 

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company chose the location in the small town of Elkton over three other states to establish its second manufacturing facility. 

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Environment
12:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

(Updated) NWS: Rainfall Predictions Increased for Severe Weather Thursday

UPDATE: 12:37pm Thursday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has updated the amount rainfall expected to hit our area in the second round of storms this afternoon. 

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