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8:35 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Rural Homosexuals’ Well-Being Better Than That Of Big City Peers

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Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 1:58 pm

A new study published last month finds rural homosexuals tend to have better health and well being than their big city peers.

That runs contrary to conventional wisdom, according to co-author Chris Wienke, a sociology professor at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and explained he expected to find that rural homosexuals find more isolation and less opportunities for social support.

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7:06 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Panel To Review State's New Science Standards

A legislative subcommittee is expected to weigh in on the state's new science education standards today. The Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee meets at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Annex. That’s where it will either approve or reject the standards that have proven especially controversial in Kentucky. The standards, developed through a consortium of states with input from educators and scientists across the nation, were adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education in June.

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4:16 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

A Look at the Autumn Lineup for MSU's Cinema International Free Film Series

Murray State’s Cinema International Program is underway with the beginning of classes this week. English and Philosophy associate professor Tim Johns joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the first show: The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. Tim previews the season ahead including free film showings from France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Japan, the UK and Greece. Also, they talk about perceptions of foreign films in the US and among American students in general. See the complete schedule and film descriptions, here

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4:08 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

New Cookbook Simplifies Indian Cooking

Raghavan Iyer arrived in the United States in 1982 with a tin of Curry Powder and a bottle of red pepper flakes. These spices helped the day-to-day cooking in the dorm kitchen of his college to remind him of home. Experimenting with what he could find in a mainstream grocery store, Iyer learned to create the complexity of the Indian flavors he craved. And he grew a respected career in teaching others how to cook this way. Workman Publishing, New York, has published Chef Iyer's Indian Cooking Unfolded, A Master Class in Indian Cooking with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less. Kate Lochte has more with Chef Raghavan Iyer.

Culture
3:52 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Celebrate the Soybean in Martin

The City of Martin’s Brad Thompson joins us to preview activities of The Soybean Festival that can bring up to 40,000 people to Martin to observe west Tennessee’s dominance in soybean production. The festival will be in downtown Martin from September 1 to 8, featuring music by Dustin Lynch, The Martins, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tim May, Survivor, and Sawyer Brown. According to the festival website, the festival got its start 20 years ago and celebrates the "crossroads of good living," allowing people to "pay homage to a tiny, but worthy vegetable that is capable of feeding and fueling everday lives." See more about Martin's Soybean Festival.

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3:04 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Clinton's Harper's Country Ham State Fair Grand Champion Brings $350,000 at Auction

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The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today. Harper’s Country Hams of Clinton produced the  grand champion country ham.

The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50th annual country ham breakfast.

History was made on a couple of fronts at this year’s auction.   For the first time in a half-century of sales, the auctioneer was a woman — Danetta Allen of Mt. Vernon, Ky.

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10:55 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Murray Police Warn of Dog Thefts

The Murray Police Department is investigating several dog thefts from homes in the city.

The MPD says possibly more than one suspect is taking easily accessible dogs from backyards or porches.  Police describe one suspect as a heavy-set, six-foot white male with long, shaggy hair. 

Officials are urging residents to keep their pets nearby and be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior in and around neighborhoods. 

If you have any information regarding the case or possible suspects, call Detective Angel Clere at 762-0356.

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6:20 am
Wed August 21, 2013

KY High Court To Take Up Instant Racing Challenge

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to step into a long-running dispute over whether a slot machine-like device is legal in the state. The justices will hear arguments starting at 10 a.m. today from the state and The Family Foundation, which is challenging the Instant Racing game. Each side will have 30 minutes to make its case.

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6:49 am
Thu August 15, 2013

IL Crime Commission Produces Anti-Heroin Ads

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Illinois law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an "epidemic" of heroin use. The Illinois State Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League of Illinois announced Wednesday the videos will be made available to police, educators and public health officials.

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4:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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