Government
4:12 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Bids Way Above Budget

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Bids for the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library’s new location have come in too high and the library board meets tomorrow to discuss further options.

Library director Joel Meador says the county appropriated $500,000 for the project but with fees related to the building and a prevailing wage judgment less than $400,000 is available. The bids the library board received last week were nearly double the available budget, ranging from nearly $604,000 to $813,000.

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Arts
3:49 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series

Two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Esther Lee, is the author of the poetry collection Spit, which received the 2010 Elixir Press Poetry Prize. Having won many other literary awards, Lee is also Kundiman fellow. Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. lee' son faculty at Agness Scott College in Atlanta and reads her poetry tomorrow night (July 17) at 7:30 in the Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts. Kate speaks with Dr. Lee on Sounds Good.

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Business
3:34 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

TeleTech Brings Hundreds of Jobs to West Kentucky

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Customer service agency TeleTech is adding 300 employees at its new center in Paducah and an additional 300 to its Hopkinsville location, bringing total employment between the two locations to 1,000.  

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Sounds Good Special
2:38 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

A Short History of Apple Corps 'Sounds Good'

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Tune in to Sounds Good Thursday, July 24 as guest host Todd Hatton takes us back to the 1960s for a look at Apple Corps. The label, founded by the Beatles, was a launching pad for artists like James Taylor and Badfinger as well as a source for the Fab Four's classic solo work. We'll prepare crisp facts and some sweet tunes in this music documentary.

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Datebook
10:03 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Datebook: July 16 - Ginger Rogers' Birthday

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society holds a meeting and tours the historic Coca Cola bottling plant building in Paducah this Saturday. The meeting features a presentation about the building at 10:30 a.m. in Meeting Room A of Doctor's Office Building 2 at Baptist Health Paducah. The tour follows the meeting. Members of the public are welcome, and there is no charge for attendance. 

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Government
9:25 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Kentucky Retirement System Seeks Dismissal of Small Town's Lawsuit Over Alleged Risky Investments

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The troubled Kentucky Retirement Systems says a lawsuit brought against it by a small Northern Kentucky town should be dismissed.

In June, the city of Ft. Wright -- population 5,700 -- filed a civil suit against KRS over risky investments into Wall Street hedge funds with public money, seeking $50 million to cover the losses and to divorce its city and county employees from the state system.

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Arts
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series

Former U.S. Peace Corps rural AIDS educator, Tony D'Souza is tonight's presenter for the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series that's open to all at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery.  His fictional works, like Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.

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Education
4:09 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Graves Co. Superintendent Responds to Plaintiff Comments on Cuba Elementary

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As a court case continues to prevent the Graves County board of education from closing and selling Cuba Elementary the county's superintendent Kim Harrison is responding to comments from supporters of the suit printed in a July 10th edition of Paducah Sun.

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Arts
3:22 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

MSU Educator Premieres Three Songs at West Point Reunion

Murray State's Tom Lough is a teacher of science teachers, an Olympian who participated in the 1968 US Team in modern pentathlon and has consulted with LEGO robotics. He can now add musical composer to his list of accomplishments, having recently premiered three songs at West Point's Class of 1964 50th Reunion. We hear about his foray into writing music today during Sounds Good.

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Government
3:15 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Bevy of New Kentucky Laws Go Into Effect Today

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A bevy of new state laws passed this year by the Kentucky General Assembly are going into effect today.

The legislation ranges from dealing with invasive plant species to tougher ethics laws governing the relationship between lawmakers and lobbyists.

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