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Business
3:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Kentucky Great River Road Invites Travelers to "Come Closer"

The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the Mississippi River through ten states, from Minnesota to the Louisiana delta. Along the way, it moves through four Kentucky counties that make up the westernmost portion of the state: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. In this portion of the road, travelers might see the Wickliffe Mounds, Ft. Jefferson, Columbus-Belmont Park, Dorena Hickman Ferry and other sites. Norma Pruitt is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Great River Region Organization and joins Todd Hatton on Sounds Good to share how this marketing organization came to be and hopes for future tourism.

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Education
6:19 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

eLearning Centers Bring Broadband Internet to Far Western Kentucky

Fulton County eLearning Center
Credit Murray State University's Office of Regional Outreach, Facebook

Murray State University, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education and the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development are collaborating to bring free, public access, broadband internet service to counties in west Kentucky. The four river counties in westernmost Kentucky are among the most in-need of service: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. On Sounds Good, MSU Regional Outreach Director Gina Winchester and Regional Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Baskin describe the effort.

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Arts
4:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Kelsey Waldon Plays Acoustic Set on Sounds Good

Today on Sounds Good, Ballard County native Kelsey Waldon performed live in WKMS Studio A. Rolling Stone Country recently named her among the "10 New Artists You Need to Know." Tracy Ross speaks with Kelsey about her hometown, Monkey's Eyebrow and how she got started, also the inspiration for some of her songs.

Hear the conversation and Kelsey's acoustic session:

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Weather
7:09 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Funnel Clouds were spotted in several communities in our region last night.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night. 

Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 

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Politics
10:34 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Calloway County Will Get a New Sheriff in Upset-Plus More Sheriff Race Results

Calloway County Sheriff's Office
Credit Calloway County Sheriff

With 54 percent of the vote, Sam Steger defeated incumbent William Marcum Tuesday night in the Calloway County Sheriff's race. Marcum has served as Calloway’s 61st sheriff since 2007. Steger says it was a tough campaign, made harder by his friendship with Marcum.

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Government
3:59 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Lovelaceville Water Utility Moving to Abandon Operations, Facing Difficulty Due to Size

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A water utility in Ballard County is working to abandon operations that serve 55 people and help them find another water source.

Public Service Commission spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says the utility is the smallest in the state, making it a hard sell to merge with water districts in nearby counties.

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Culture
11:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Wickliffe Mounds Open for 10th Season as State Historic Site

Lifeways Mural at Wickliffe Mounds

Native Americans now called Mississippian culture lived at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers around 1100 to 1350 AD. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site offers a window on this ancient community. Park Manager Carla Hildebrand spoke with Kate Lochte about this season's opening, Tuesday, April 1. 

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Business
1:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Daher-TLI Opens in Ballard County, Creating 20 Jobs

Credit http://www.tliusa.com/

A transportation management company opens today in Ballard County bringing 20 jobs and a $2.2 million investment.

Daher-Transport Logistics International manages and transports radioactive material. The Kevil facility washes and recertifies empty cylinders for continued use or for decontamination and disposal.

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Jobs
12:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

TLI to Establish Operations in Ballard County, Create 20 Jobs

Credit tliusa.com

A transportation management company is investing $2.2 million to bring operations to Ballard County and create 20 jobs.

Transport Logistics International Inc. provides engineering services and professional support for packaging and transportation of radioactive material.

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Society
7:29 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Alleged Ballard County Sex Club Operators Will Face Additional Charges

Prosecutors say the alleged operators of a Ballard County sex club will face more charges when they appear in court later this month. Ballard County Attorney Vicki Hayden tells the Paducah Sun that Tim and Stacey Lewis already face charges of distributing of pornography in their La Center club.

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