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Baptist Health Paducah is holding a vigil called "Shine a Light on Lung Cancer" tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Larry Barton Atrium as a way to remember those who are struggling with lung cancer and those who have lost loved ones to the disease. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Dr. Nicholas Lopez, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Baptist Health Paducah, about lung cancer in our region, ways to prevent and manage the risks, and understanding what the treatment process is like.

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  Baptist Health Paducah breaks ground Tuesday, Sept. 22, on a new $18.3 million Regional Cancer Care Center.

The event is at 2 p.m. near the Broadway entrance to the H. Earl Feezor Regional Radiation Therapy Center.

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Baptist Health Paducah presents its 8th Annual Addiction & Compulsive Behaviors Symposium for healthcare professionals on Saturday, October 18th. Topics include marijuana use, sex addiction, alcoholism and youth drug addiction. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte learns more about it from Dr. Patrick Withrow, director of outreach, and Maria Hill, director of education.

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Baptist Health Paducah launches Project Fit America at its 8th school today, at Calvert City Elementary. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dona Rains about the two-year fitness program aimed at reducing childhood obesity, including new playground equipment with fitness stations, curriculum, teacher training and a fit lifestyle in their daily lessons. 

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Baptist Health is expanding services in Calvert City with a 3,000 square foot facility. The group hopes to open the U.S. HWY 62 location by November. 

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. 

Baptist Health Paducah hosts a forum about new National Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines and their impact on Kentucky. We learn more about the forum, which is this Friday (December 6), from Jamie Smith of the Kentucky Cancer Program. See more at westernbaptist.com.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says his position on changing the filibuster rules in the Senate hinges on intention versus action.

McConnell has been publicly critical of Senate Democrats' move to make it more difficult for the minority party to hold up action on key presidential nominees.

In 2005,  McConnell, then Senate Majority Whip, had pushed for doing the same thing Democrats did yesterday. He addressed his positions with WKMS reporter John Paul Henry.