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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

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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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Restoration & Preservation
3:42 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Kentucky Played a Major Roll in the Forgotten War of 1812

Zachary Taylor at the Battle of Fort Harrison
Wikimedia Commons

June marked the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812.  Not many Kentuckians know much about the conflict, aside from the burning of the White House, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Even fewer know about the role the Commonwealth played in it, despite the fact that if you live in the Jackson Purchase, you likely live in a county named for a soldier who fought and died in one battle of the War of 1812: Major Bland Ballard, Major Benjamin Graves, Captain Paschal Hickman, and Captain Virgil McCracken.  

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Restoration & Preservation
3:35 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Ancient History Housed in Mounds Around Us

Wickliffe Mounds
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Long before the Jackson Purchase, in about 1000 C.E, back when the Vikings were the only Europeans to come to this continent, Native American civilizations were building mound cities in and around our region.  Today, researchers and volunteers work to preserve these sites.  They call the people who built these now brooding places the Mississippians.  While much is known about them, there’s much more that’s mysterious.

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