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Heat Advisory
12:44 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Heat Advisory Prompts Friday Night Football Cancellations/Delays

Many high school football teams are looking to cancel or shift start times of their games tonight as temperatures remain in the mid to upper 90's and heat indices hover near 100. 

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Education
3:58 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Murray State Celebrates 50 Years of Nursing

Credit murraystate.edu

Dean of Murray's School of Nursing, Dr. Marcie Hobbs says its an exciting time for nursing at Murray State. She visits Sounds Good with an update on MSU's School of Nursing celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the accelerated bachelor's of nursing program with Madisonville Community College, White Coat initiative, "80 by '20" and more.

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Education
5:05 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

JCTA, Louisville Educators Clash Over Underfunded Teachers' Pension

JCTA president Brent McKim; Louisville League of Women Voters president Pat Murrell; pension expert Chris Tobe

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 4:27 pm

Louisville educators who support a lawsuit seeking to recoup lost money from Kentucky's underfunded teachers' pension system clashed this week with the head of the Jefferson County teachers' union.

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Education
3:17 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Kentucky Public School Students Make a Better Grade on ACT

Kentucky's ACT scores are improving at a higher rate than students nationally.  Kentucky's composite ACT average has improved almost a full percentage point over the last four years.  State Department of Education Associate Commissioner Ken Draut says that's promising.

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Education
11:01 am
Wed August 20, 2014

New at Calloway Co. Public Library: KY Author Presents Kentucky Cooking

Credit Calloway County Public Library, Facebook

Calloway County Public Library's Sandy Linn visits on our monthly Libraries Sound Good update. Kentucky author Bobbie Smith Bryant returns to the library for a presentation on Kentucky cooking. Also, Linn talks about a special drawing for Murray State students and previews a new tutoring service for students of all ages.

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Education
2:04 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Madisonville Community College Students Among Top Finishers in National Competition

Two students from Madisonville Community College have finished among the top competitors in a national healthcare competition.

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History
11:20 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Late Perryville Man's Extensive Civil War Collection To Be Auctioned Off

A reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield site

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:43 pm

At an auction house in North Carolina Tuesday morning, hundreds of Civil War artifacts hit the auction block.  The collection represents the life’s work of a Perryville, Kentucky man who died in April.

Jimmy Johnson says his company, based in Angier, N.C., has been dealing with Civil War relics for 30 years.  

“Lots of times you get little bits and pieces of different collections, but in this case, we’ve just got such a wide variety of different items,” said Johnson 

The collection belonged to James “Cotton” Reynolds of Perryville. He was 84 when he died this spring.

His two daughters were at the auction house Monday where hundreds of collectors previewed the trove of Civil War artifacts.

 “Obviously they’re excited, it is an emotional thing anytime you’re selling your parents items, it’s an emotional event,” said Johnson.  “But they saw their Daddy nurture these items and collect them over the years.” 

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Education
4:33 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

WKCTC President on Origins of Paducah Arts Expansion

Carson Myre Charitable Foundation donates $400,000 towards Paducah School of Art & Design campus project
Credit westkentucky.kctcs.edu

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey says plans to renovate the Kitchens Building to accommodate the expansion of the Paducah School of Art and Design has been years in the making. On Sounds Good, she gives some historical context to the project and hopes for securing artistic and economic growth in Paducah.

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Education
11:49 am
Mon August 18, 2014

University Students Begin Classes This Week

The 2014 fall semester is beginning for universities in our region.

Murray State University’s first day of classes is tomorrow. 

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Education
7:52 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

$400K Gift Cements Paducah School of Art and Design Project

Credit Lance Dennee

The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has donated $400,000  toward the expansion of the Paducah School of Art and Design in Paducah’s Lower Town.  The gift allowed West Kentucky Community and Technical College to reach its $2.5 million goal.

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