Education
2:46 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

A Fond Farewell to Soprano, MSU Music Professor Dr. Sonya Baker

Soprano Sonya Baker has presented programs in many of our region's performing arts halls and has held the position of  Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Murray State, but today she visits with us as she's on her way to a new post as Associate Dean for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. Hear the conversation:

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Society
2:22 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Columbia Club Seeks Funds to Renovate Historic Paducah Theatre

Darlene Mazzone and Landee Bryant-Greene join us on Sounds Good to talk about the Columbia Club's efforts to raise funds to renovate Paducah's historic Columbia Theatre, a project with an estimated $6 million price tag. Mazzone says restoring the architectural gem will improve downtown economic viability and expects the donation to be put toward a feasibility study for the renovation project. Hear the conversation: 

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Society
12:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

How Holiday Gas Prices Will Hit Your Pocketbook

Motorists traveling from one end of Kentucky to another this holiday period could see a differing range of gasoline prices. 

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Business
11:58 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Massac County Receives $3.5M Property Donation

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A Metropolis, Ill. bank is donating its current building and some residential property to Massac County to house some government functions currently located at the Massac County Courthouse. The estimated $3.5 million worth of property comes from Banterra Bank. 

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Datebook
10:09 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Datebook: July 3 - John Singleton Copley's Birthday

Murray Art Guild holds its annual Summer Art Party tonight from 6 to 9. The event kicks off the Guild’s membership drive and features a Monster Draw Rally, George Bandarra’s Works in Metal exhibition, live music, and art making opportunities. Willow artist Justin Roberts has donated a Classic Fan Back Chair to be raffled during the event. The public is invited to attend. 

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Respected broadcast journalist Ted Koppel is a commentator, occasionally contributing to NPR's midday news and talk show Talk of the Nation where, through conversations with host Neal Conan and callers into the program, Koppel provides analysis, commentary and perspective on the topics and events that shape our world.

His news experience and interests are wide-ranging, spanning topics from national security, values, privacy, health and the media to Iran, Iraq and the Mideast.

Government
3:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects

Congressional inaction threatening the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund may cost Kentucky $185 million for projects, drastically changing how the state pays for road construction, Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.

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Government
3:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Army Study Analyzes Cutting 16,000 Personnel from Fort Campbell

Credit http://www.campbell.army.mil/campbell/directorates/NEC/Pages/NetworkEnterpriseCenter.aspx

The Army has analyzed the impact of cutting 16,000 personnel from Fort Campbell, which would be about half of its current population.

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Government
2:11 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case

Van Newberry (left) and Doug Harnice sitting in McCracken County Circuit Court
Credit Stephen Lance Denee

McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge Doug Harnice will head to trial after rejecting a plea deal over allegations the two illegally changed zoning maps.

Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey is prosecuting Newberry and Harnice on felony charges affecting at least 500 pieces of property. 

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Arts
1:49 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend

The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.

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