Politics
7:07 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Local Option Sales Tax Fortune’s Improve

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A series of bills that would amend the state constitution and implement a local option sales tax to fund city and county projects has won support in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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Government
6:54 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Senate Committee Hears From Mental Health Advocates

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Although Kentucky lawmakers are not considering any major health reforms this session, the topic often still makes it onto legislative agendas.  That was the case this week, as the Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard from mental health advocates. 

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Education
6:47 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Graves County Schools Create New Make-Up Times

Graves County elementary schools will add time to school days starting April 7, in order to improve the district's options in finalizing the 2013-14 school calendar.

Central Elementary will begin class at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:08 p.m.

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Politics
6:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Democrats Quash Anti-Abortion Bills in Committee

Three bills that would place more restrictions on abortion access in Kentucky have been rejected in party-line votes.

The House Health & Welfare Committee voted down two similar bills that would require ultrasounds for women seeking abortions and penalize doctors who don’t comply.

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Politics
6:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Louisville Man Wants To Be First Muslim Lawmaker In KY

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Listen to this story here.

Kentucky is among several states this year targeted for a Republican takeover. The GOP is hoping to win a majority in the House, a chamber currently controlled by Democrats 54-46. 

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Politics
5:01 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Grimes' Jobs Plan: Just How Much Can One Senator Do?

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U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes described her jobs plan for western Kentucky last night in Hopkinsville. But while she touts the length and depth of her plan, some question just how much one senator can do for the Commonwealth.

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Business
3:46 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

E-Z Portable Buildings Brings New Jobs to McCracken County

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A Metropolis, Illinois-based storage-manufacturing company is relocating its base to McCracken County bringing close to 100 new jobs. 

E-Z Portable Buildings announced that it’s moving its headquarters to the former Essex Wire Plant in West Paducah which has sat vacant for nearly five years. 

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Education
3:35 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

McCracken County and Paducah Schools Plan to Name New Superintendents This Month

The search for two school superintendents is approaching its end after the search committees handed their recommendations over to their respective boards of education last night. 

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Culture
2:49 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"Irvin Cobb: Back Home" A Documentary

Budding Paducah Evening News reporter Irvin Cobb c. 1895 (seated left front, with poker).

Join us Sunday, March 30 at 9 a.m. for the story of Irvin Cobb: Back Home.

Irvin Cobb's name can be found throughout western Kentucky. It graces a bridge, a resort, a hotel, and a golf tournament. But despite being one of the most famous writers of the early 20th century, not many people know that much about him. This latest Sounds Good documentary hopes to change all that.

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Underwriter Spotlight
2:42 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Underwriter Spotlight: Baptist Health Paducah

This month, WKMS is pleased to recognize long-time underwriters Baptist Health Paducah. Whether or not you have received care from the hospital, you probably have heard about "The Pink Glove Dance," "Spokes for Strokes" or even the "Stuff the Truck" - all supporting community well-being. 

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