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Police are investigating a break-in and theft of some 10-thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment from the Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity.

Senior Corps Week Highlights Volunteers

May 9, 2013
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Older adults provide more than 80 million hours of volunteer service in southern Illinois, western Kentucky and across the country.

This is Senior Corps Week. Senior Corps is part of the federal Corporation for National & Community Service. CEO Wendy Spencer said seniors are volunteering at a record rate.

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Joined by Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, the Kentucky Habitat for Humanity foundation celebrated their 20th year of service in the Commonwealth with a Capitol rally.

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Habitat of Hopkins County has built 57 homes since 1990, involving families, many volunteers, and robust fundraising. Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity aims to build 4 new homes this year.  Its executive director Heath Duncan is with us on Sounds Good to talk about how they get this done with local volunteers and “caravaners.”

Human Rights Commission Honors Habitat for Humanity

Apr 13, 2012

In Paducah, the Human Rights Commission paid tribute to fair housing practices in the area by honoring Habitat for Humanity and the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center with Fair Housing Awards on Thursday.  Casey Northcutt  provides a quick update on the efforts in Paducah to build homes for low-income families.

Homes have sprung up around the area as part of a citywide effort to provide housing to all segments of the population.

Afternoon Round-Up 4/12/12

Apr 12, 2012
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Today on NPR: New research shows that first-graders and baboons have at least one thing in common.

State Governments:

Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a massive road construction plan.

Local Non-Profits Recognized for Service

Apr 12, 2012

Two local non-profit organizations received recognition during the 15th annual Fair Housing Luncheon in Paducah Wednesday. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center and Habitat for Humanity both received plaques for their efforts to provide housing for citizens in need. The Paducah Human Rights Commission and the City of Paducah hosted the event. The audience included legislators, police officers and non-profit managers, a mixture that impressed Merryman House Assistant Director Dawn York.