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3:33 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Nat. Geo. to Feature KY Archaeology Work on Hatfields and McCoys

New Years Day 1888 was an especially bloody day in the historic, long-running feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. Now, with the help of Dr. Kim McBride with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, National Geographic’s show “Diggers” is digging even up even more clues about the attack.

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2:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Hits Half-Million Visitor Mark

For the first time since its inception, over a half million people last year traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  The new attendance record represents a 15 percent increase over 20-11.  Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience Director Adam Johnson says there were visitors from all 50 states and over 50 countries.

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10:37 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Study Links Headaches and Migraines to Weather

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If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines.

"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients'  homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

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2:42 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Kentucky Equine Survey Finds Horse Population on the Rise

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The number of Kentucky equine operations has dropped in the last 30 years but the total number of horses in the Commonwealth has increased.

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12:01 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Starfish International: Educating and Empowering Girls in The Gambia, West Africa

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Murray State Graduate and former adjunct professor Yassin Sarr hails from The Gambia West Africa. She and her husband David Fox have, for the last 5 years, been working to empower Gambian girls through education.

Their organization, Starfish International, is working toward developing a comprehensive education program for girls from pre-school to graduate school. They are back in Murray for a visit. Yassin speaks with Chad Lampe about their work.

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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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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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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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