Education
2:58 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

UK Awards Multimedia Rights to JMI Sports

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In one of the most valuable partnerships of its kind in college athletics history, University of Kentucky officials announced Monday that JMI Sports has been awarded UK’s athletics and campus multimedia marketing rights with a 15-year, $210 million agreement. 

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Environment
2:18 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

JPF Hosts Sustainability Workshops, Starting with Rain Barrels

Do you have a rain barrel in your backyard?
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The Jackson Purchase Foundation is hosting a series of summer conservation workshops, environmentally friendly things one can do in and around their home. Their workshops begin June 26 with a course on how to set up and properly use a rain barrel. Four Rivers Watershed Watch Coordinator Maggie Morgan joins us on Sounds Good with more about the workshops and the mission of JPF.

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Arts
1:59 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Paducah Artist Exhibits Mobile Phone Photography at Tribeca Gallery

Paducah photographer C. Todd Birdsong showcases his work at Tribeca Restaurant's gallery through August 3 in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about his work in the medium of mobile phone photography and his take on observing both beautiful moments and the every day through the modern lens.

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Fireworks
12:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

21 Places to See Fireworks This July 4th Weekend

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This July 4th is the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and communities across our region will be celebrating with their own impressive displays of fireworks.

Here's a list of scheduled fireworks displays and events going on over July 4th weekend. 

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Government
11:20 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Mayfield City Councilman Intends to Run Against Mayor Cantrell

Mayfield city council member Johnny Jackson is running against Mayor Teresa Cantrell this November as a write-in candidate. 

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Government
9:38 am
Mon June 23, 2014

'Kentucky Needs New Law for Disputed Black Lung Claims'- Dept of Workers' Claims

A miner at the Black Lung Laboratory in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, West Virginia, is having his lung capacity tested to determine whether he has the disease. Blood samples also are taken and his heartbeat is monitored while walking on a treadmill. These and other known testing methods are used to determine if miners have coal dust particles in their lungs which cause a progressive shortness of breath.
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Kentucky coal miners seeking workers compensation for black lung may get a new way to battle denied claims.

In a 2011 Kentucky Supreme Court case of Vision Mining, Inc v. Gardner, the state’s highest court found that the methodology for reaching consensus on disputed X-rays of coal miners with black lung was unconstitutional.

Department of Workers’ Claims Commissioner Dwight Lovan says the ruling affects about 3,000 finalized black lung claims over the past decade.

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Infrastructure
9:22 am
Sun June 22, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Partially Collapses, KYTC to Conduct Investigation

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports that part of the Old Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River collapsed early this morning. 

Kentucky State Police contacted KYTC engineers with word that the two land-based piers at the west end of the structure and the 3 approach spans supported on the McCracken County side of the river had dropped to the ground around 2:10 AM Sunday. 

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Education
4:04 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Tennessee Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increases Across State

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The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees at its institutions this year. 

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Government
2:55 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System Gets National Attention for Financial Transparency

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The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System has been recognized nationally for its comprehensive annual financial report.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada gave the award for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the retirement system’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Whelan for the report’s “spirit of full disclosure.”

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Arts
2:38 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Hear Johnny Appleseed's Live Session on Sounds Good

Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed performed live in WKMS Studio B today on Sounds Good. They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis tonight. We heard a set of new music, including a few unreleased tracks and talked about the band's origins around the western swing sound.

Hear the live set:

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