Mid-Continent University’s board will vote early next week on putting the shuttered university’s Mayfield property up for sale.

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  McCracken County School officials are exploring a district-wide policy regarding school uniforms.

Jayme Jones, Public Relations Director, said school board members and principals  held a work session on the topic this week. She says the next step will be opening up the discussion to community members. She cites some reasons for the potential change.

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The Calloway County Public Library has several events underway this summer, including a summer reading series, a public book discussion and theatrical performances for kids. Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about these events and how to participate in the discussion of When Love Gets Tough: The Nursing Home Decision, next Thursday.

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A dramatic decline in Kentuckians earning GED diplomas over the last two years has led some lawmakers to question the current version of the test, which rolled out in January of 2014.

Courses on civility in elementary school could help reduce bullying.  That's the advice of a long time researcher who's studied youth civility.


  A Lexington brewing and distilling company is setting up a beer production line in Bowling Green.

Alltech, which produces Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, delivered a production-level brewing system Wednesday to WKU’s Center for Research and Development. No date has been set as to when the production line will begin operating, though it could start sometime this fall.


The Murray Independent and Calloway County school districts will begin taking bids later this month on a new career and technical center that will be jointly owned by both districts.

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John T. Scopes was born and raised in Paducah and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. A school teacher, Scopes garnered national recognition as the defendant in the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, for teaching evolution and popularizing the conversation regarding Darwin's theory of evolution. WKMS News Producer and local Morning Edition host Todd Hatton joins Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about his "Evenings Upstairs" presentation about Scopes this Thursday at McCracken County Public Library.

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  The Anderson County Adult Education Center is empty on a Thursday afternoon, except for a receptionist.

Two years ago, every table in the small classroom might be filled, said Jerry Shaw, the center’s director and a teacher.

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Murray State’s Board of Regents has endorsed the university’s strategic plan with some commentary regarding university marketing and branding. The development process of the seven-year plan has been ongoing since the fall of 2014.