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3:44 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

West Kentucky Highland Society's Robert Burns Supper This Weekend

Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, lived just 37 short years, but left a powerful legacy of poems celebrating the folk songs of his native land and his own romantic expression. Master Robert Valentine, faculty member of Murray State University, publisher of Murray Life Magazine, and Scot, serves as Master of Ceremonies for a Robert Burns Supper Saturday, January 26 at the Murray Woman's Club House. He visited our Sounds Good Tuesday to talk about the poet and the dinner.

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8:19 am
Tue January 22, 2013

McCracken County Considering Leash Law

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McCracken County may soon get a new leash law.  The county Fiscal Court is considering expanding a nuisance law to deal with wayward dogs.

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12:23 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

KY Writers Hall of Fame Inducts Its Inaugural Class

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A “Hall of Fame” dedicated to a region’s writers is rare in the United States, but one launched this week in Lexington. The inaugural class of authors will be named this week to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame, which is based at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, will honor native-born Kentuckians who have penned either fiction or non-fiction. 

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Culture
12:30 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Chinese Author Counsels Embrace Diversity

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Murray State’s College of Education Human Development and Leadership Program brings author/educator Cathy Bao Bean to campus tomorrow for a community presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium, Room 240 of Alexander Hall.  Bao Bean has made a life work of learning and laughing about cultural differences. Bean spoke with Kate Lochte for Sounds Good.

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Culture
7:56 am
Mon January 14, 2013

KY Gets Chance to Pursue Oxycontin Case

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After years of struggling to combat the abuse of Oxycontin Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug's maker in a state court lawsuit.

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7:45 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Group Urges State Institutions to Go Smoke Free

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While state lawmakers ponder a statewide smoking ban, a coalition of health care groups is sponsoring an advertising campaign urging Kentucky to go smoke-free.

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7:18 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Nikky Finney Says Goodbye to the Bluegrass State

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National Book Award winner and University of Kentucky professor Nikky Finney has announced she plans to leave the commonwealth for her native South Carolina. The author of “Head Off & Split,” “The World is Round,” “Rice,” and “On Wings Made of Gauze” says she will take a teaching position at the University of South Carolina while caring for her aging parents.

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Culture
9:01 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Bluegrass Center Close to $3 Million Goal

Officials say private fundraising for a planned Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro is going well.  International Bluegrass Music Museum co-founder Terry Woodward says the drive has received just over 2 and a half million dollars in pledges and expects to reach its $7 million goal. The money will be used to turn an old state office building in Owensboro into a bluegrass center that will include a museum, an indoor theater and outdoor festival seating.

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Culture
2:59 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Lyon County Prepares For Alcohol Vote

Complicated alcohol laws are on the Lyon County's judge executive's mind if his county passes an alcohol referendum later this month. Elected leaders and residents met with Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control representatives yesterday to learn about the potential impact of the upcoming wet/dry vote there.

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3:16 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

The Meaning of Kwanzaa

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Recorded in December 2007

Since its creation in 1966, African Americans have celebrated their cultural heritage with the celebration of Kwanzaa, which derives from Swahili phrase meaning "First Fruits." Dr. Brian Clardy and Dr. Debbie Owens explain the origins of the week long celebration and the seven associated principles.

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