Education
6:57 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Shutting Down: MCU Attempts to Ease Former Students' Debt with Interest Free Loans

Credit midcontinent.edu

Mid-Continent University is offering interest free loans to students who received funds between August 2013 and June 2014 that can be paid off over the next ten years on their education debts.

MCU announced its closure this Spring and on June 30 instruction ends at the University for good.

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Business
5:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Rebuilding West Liberty, 2 Years After Deadly Tornado

Allen Bolling, NOAA

On March 2, 2012, the eastern Kentucky coal town of West Liberty was hit by an EF-3 tornado, which caused extensive damage to its downtown area, destroying homes and businesses, killing six people and injuring 75. Former two-term Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller joins us on Sounds Good to talk about a project to rebuild the town. (Click through to see videos of the tornado)

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Sports
5:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Kids Participate in Triathlon at Noble Park

Rehab Associates in Paducah is organizing their 11th annual Mercy Pediatrics Kids Triathlon July 12, where kids between the ages of 7 and 14 compete in swimming, bicycling and running at Noble Park in Paducah in an effort to encourage youth fitness. On Sounds Good, Kate speaks with Amy Peal of Rehab Associates about the event.

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Environment
4:19 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

VIDEO: Biologists Band Geese at Noble Park

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife migratory bird biologist John Brunjes (Center) prepares to band a Canada goose.
Stephen Lance Dennee

State Biologists spent the morning at Noble Park in Paducah banding a flock of Canada geese. Children there were given the opportunity to assist in releasing the birds after a silver colored band with a unique number was crimped loosely around each bird’s leg.

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Government
3:52 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Northern Kentucky Officials Lobby For Brent Spence Bridge Project

Artist rendering of the new Brent Spence Bridge
Credit flickr

Northern Kentucky officials are pushing state lawmakers to consider tolls and other options to pay for the $2.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge renovation project. 

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Education
2:20 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Lawmakers Consider $22 Million Wi-Fi Expansion for Kentucky Schools

Credit Wikimedia Commons

State lawmakers are discussing the implementation of new federal money to bolster wireless bandwidth in Kentucky schools.

Over $2 billion dollars will be distributed by the Federal Communications Commission nationwide to shore up broadband networks in schools and libraries. 

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Society
12:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Preserved for History

Credit National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has decided to turn its unintended attraction into a permanent one. 

The board of directors met Wednesday and discussed repairs options for the Skydome, the site of a February 12 sinkhole that swallowed eight cars on display. 

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Education
12:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Marshall County Schools Moving Forward with Middle School Consolidation

The Marshall County Board of Education is moving forward with the consolidation of more than 500 students from Benton and South Marshall middle schools.

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Datebook
9:47 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Datebook: June 26

Andrew Halford gives a presentation on author and Paducah native Irvin S. Cobb tonight at 7 as part of the McCracken County Public Library’s “Evenings Upstairs” series. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit mclib.net

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Government
5:10 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Nickel Tax Would Help Level Murray-Calloway Parks' Funding with Other West Ky. Parks

Credit Facebook

Murray-Calloway County Parks director Tab Brockman says he has about 1,700 signatures toward a needed 3,039 to get a measure on the ballot in November aimed at raising property taxes to benefit the park system.

Brockman says the potential $1 million the tax will generate annually will make the system's funding comparable with that of other area parks.

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