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2:07 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Neal Bradley on Racers' Final Stretch in Regular Season

Voice of the Racers Neal Bradley stops by the WKMS studios to talk with Tracy Ross about all things Murray State sports. In this week's conversation, they review the Racers' recent games and preview the final stretch of the regular season ahead of OVC and NCAA tournaments.

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Sports
2:23 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

MSU Athletic Director on NCAA Rules Changes

Murray State University’s Athletic Director Allen Ward takes a look at NCAA rules changes and steps he's taken to ensure the university's compliance. He also talks about the new season ahead for Murray State on the field and on the court. It's Coach Chris Hatcher's fourth year, and several players who are key to the football team's success this year. He talks about Coach Steve Prohm's recent recruitment and some returning players and putting together a new team. 

Sports
9:53 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Cats Leaving Early

The University of Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together.  Now, as Kentucky Public Radio's Alan Lytle reports, the five history-making players will go their separate ways in the NBA Draft.

Culture
2:28 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Kentucky Championship Coach Coming to Paducah

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The National Champion Kentucky Wildcats’ Trophy Tour will make a stop in Paducah on Friday. The visit is part of a state wide trip both by the championship trophy and the Wildcat’s coach, John Calipari. Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the trophy during the event at the Park Avenue Kroger between 7:30-8:30pm on Friday.

Afternoon Update
3:57 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/03/12

Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady, reading to children enrolled in Project Head Start at Kemper School in Washington, DC. 1966.
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Today on NPR: The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start.

Central Kentucky:

A bill to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo.

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Society
2:26 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

UK Celebrations Continue

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Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

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Sports
7:20 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Wildcat Fans Get Out of Hand

Associated Press

Lexington police say they’ve arrested several dozen people following the Wildcats' 67-59 win over Kansas in last night’s NCAA championship game.  Fans filled the streets near the university campus within minutes of the game's conclusion. They jumped up and down, screamed, sprayed beer and waved Kentucky flags. Celebrations grew violent as one man was shot, though his injuries were not life-threatening.

Afternoon Update
5:11 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Afternoon Roundup 4-2-2012

The table saws in David Butler's (left) workshop are outfitted with prototypes of his "Whirlwind" safety brake system. He and his lifelong friend Robert Calhoun filed their first Whirlwind Tool Company patent in 2009.
Chris Arnold NPR

On NPR this afternoon: The Cutting Edge of Table Saws

From WKMS:

The Bridge:

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are working on the remaining spans of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge ahead of the arrival contractors to replace a collapsed portion of the bridge

Alcohol:

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Afternoon Update
3:50 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/30/12

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Today on NPR: The Economic Impact Of Killing 'Pink Slime'

Frankfort:

The Kentucky Senate has passed an amended bill that would help the state repay interest on a federal unemployment insurance loan.

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Afternoon Update
3:39 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/27/12

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On NPR: To keep customers, brick-and-mortar stores look to smartphones.

 

Education:

Kentucky lawmakers are trying again to raise the state's dropout age.

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