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8:26 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paducah Convention Center Discusses Contract

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Time and financial uncertainty are at the center of a contract negotiation between the Paducah convention center board and the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.  

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Commentary
3:31 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Darlene Mazzone on the Poetry in Details

Headlines and soundbytes from world leaders is sometimes the only impressions we get of a country, but how often does a politician or president accurately reflect your voice? Commentator Darlene Mazzone shares a page from her diary, about a trip to Nepal, where she discovered that the key to understanding foreign people and places it to seek the poetry in the details of their cultures.

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Culture
9:13 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Illinois Sees Boost in Tourism

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Illinois had a record number of visitors in 2011, with more than 93 million tourists.  The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said the state saw an 8.4 percent bump last year, bringing in over $31 billion for the state economy. 

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Culture
11:42 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Graves Co. Teen Competes in National Beauty Pageant

Tiffani Ellington
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A Graves County High School graduate competes this week for the title of America’s Homecoming Queen in Anaheim, Calif. Tiffani Ellington was Graves County’s homecoming queen, and earned this year’s state homecoming queen title in April.

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Fair Seeks Out Potential Foster and Adoptive Parents

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Potential Adoptive and foster parents in the region will have access to some welcome resources in the coming weeks. Murray State University and a nationwide child advocacy group are hosting the Connect, Celebrate and Explore: Foster Care and Adoption Fair. 

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Culture
4:45 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Fatal Ohio River Boating Accident

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An early morning boating accident on the Ohio River has left one man dead and another narrowly escaping with his life.

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Culture
12:01 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Motorcycle Rally Adds Bikers to Roadways

Dustin Ground

Highway officials warn motorists to be on the look-out for more than 15,000 bikers in our region, headed to the Kentucky Bike Rally.

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Culture
7:54 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Tennessee Mom Starts Suicide Prevention Petition

http://tspn.org/

A Middle Tennessee mom is leading the charge to get 10,000 signatures on a suicide prevention petition.  Cindy Johnson told The Leaf Chronicle that her goal is to raise awareness of suicide in an effort to prevent it. 

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Industrial Hemp in the Jackson Purchase

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The Kentucky Hemp Museum is looking to make the Jackson Purchase its new home. The museum, which was previously located in Lexington now hope to settle in Christian County, once hotbed of industrial Hemp Growth. WKMS’s Drew Adams spoke to Kentucky Hemp Museum Director Katie Moyer about the move to the Purchase, the uses for hemp and why it’s different from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana. 

Culture
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Angels Attic Celebrates Ten Years of Supporting Angels Community Clinic

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Kathy Turner is in a unique situation. She works for Angels Attic, but can’t afford health insurance. So, when she noticed she wasn’t feeling quite like her-self, she followed the advice of her co-workers and went to the clinic her work supports where she was diagnosed with diabetes.

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