Gary Pitts


12:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Job Prospects for 2012 Grads

More than 1,300 students will leave Murray State University this weekend with degrees in hand, most of them searching for a job. Their competition; nearly two and a half million students graduating nationwide. 

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8:40 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Paducah/McCracken County CCC Requests Funds

The Paducah McCracken County Convention Corporation is requesting funds from both the city and the county governments. CCC spokesman Hal Sullivan says they will need $100,000 dollars from entity to aid in the operation of the convention and expo centers. He says the funds would be used to pay for management services from the Carson Center, as well as insurance and maintenance. 

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Morning Cram
9:00 am
Tue May 8, 2012

the morning cram [happiness isn't always the best way to be happy edition]

NPR reports Maurice Sendak, the author of children's stories like Where the Wild Things Are, has passed away. He was 83.

Kentucky ~ Fourth and fifth congressional district candidates discuss issues on KET's Kentucky Tonight.

Hester Hall Fire
11:04 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Dorm Fire Trial Moves to Marshall County

The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County.

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Morning Cram
9:34 am
Mon May 7, 2012

the morning cram [you wouldn't believe it if I told you, but I can run like the wind blows edition]

"For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." 

NPR reports the runner's high that pushes some beyond their bounds may have been an evolutionary development.

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8:56 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Graves County Teen Found in Louisiana

Police have found a Graves County teenager who went missing last week. 14-year-old Sidney Williamson was found in Shereveport, Louisiana following a joint investigation by the FBI, Graves County Sheriff’s Department and Shreveport Police Department. Williamson was found with 27-year-old Tyler Martin, with whom she had been in an internet relationship. Martin was arrested and is charged with Kidnapping. Shreveport officials say Williamson showed no visible injuries. 

Morning Cram
10:20 am
Fri May 4, 2012

the morning cram [heroes, in the real world they got bad teeth, a bald spot, and a beer gut edition]

"I learned that the hard way. ... Wearing a bicycle helmet and having the air vents across the top and not thinking to put sunscreen on the top of your head ... you wind up with what I called a sort of geometrically pleasing — if sort of disturbing-looking — sunburn."

NPR discusses attacking male pattern baldness with a set of clippers. Just take it all off

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9:23 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Low Water Levels at Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake

Lake Barkley water levels are at a record low for this time of year. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake is at just over 356 feet, almost three feet below normal. The low levels are due to a lack of rainfall in the latter part of March and all of April. The Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority continue to conserve and store water in an attempt to reach summer pool, around 359 feet. But without more rain, it is unlikely that either Barkley or Kentucky Lake will reach summer pool anytime soon.

8:53 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Establishing Endowments Seminar in Murray

The Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation will host a seminar on the benefits of establishing endowments. Philanthropy 360 is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 Tuesday evening at Wrather Museum on the Murray State University campus. Featured speakers include Bob Long, a former grantmaker for the Kellogg Foundation, and Tony Watkins, executive director of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky. More than $150,000 dollars remain in the Endow Kentucky tax credits program for fiscal 2012. Endow Kentucky to increase philanthropic activity in the commonwealth.

Going Green
8:39 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Schools Join the Green Initiative Throughout Kentucky

Nearly 250 campuses are involved in the Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools program, an initiative aimed at involving students in protecting the environment. State Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters says skills gained in the program help equip students to be environmentally aware. Kentucky Environmental Education Council executive director Elizabeth Schmitz says 50 of those joined in the past year. The idea is to engage children in a variety of efforts, including energy conservation and creating green spaces.