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2:39 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Murray-Calloway Pool Opens, Still in Need of Repair

Credit Murray Calloway County Parks and Recreation / Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Pool opened for the summer this weekend even though it is still in need of significant repairs. 

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Society
4:49 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation Coordinates First Annual Kindness Color Walk

Credit Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation, Facebook Page

Two out of every ten students experience bullying, says Susan Guess of the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation. While this is an improvement, Guess says  it's still a large number of students and is unacceptable. She says we need to be intentional about how we treat one another and is demonstrating this in the first annual Paducah Kindness Color Walk planned for August 8th in Noble Park. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Guess about the event and other anti-bullying efforts.

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Society
2:01 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Two Warren Co. Men Return From Relief Mission to Nepal

Credit Signedbo(Manzil Poudar) / Wikimedia Commons

The two will be flying home Friday after spending a week in a remote Nepal village helping villagers rebuild after last week's devastating second earthquake and teaching the villagers how to help themselves. 

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Society
4:38 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah Consolidates Resources, Focuses on Funding & Growth

Credit Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah, Facebook

 The mission of the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah is to enable young people to be productive, responsible and caring citizens. The organization recently announced the June 1 closure of their midtown facility, which means a consolidation of young people into the newer Park Avenue location. WPSD Local 6 Anchor Todd Faulkner is President of the Board of Directors and joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the closure, the challenge in overcoming financial struggles and how the organization helps give life skills to kids who need it most.

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Health
1:04 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Heroin OD Reversal Drug Soon Available Without Prescription

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A drug that can reverse the effects of heroin and other opioid overdoses is now available without a prescription in Kentucky. 

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Society
1:17 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Kentucky Sees Big Change in the Number of People Who Drink Alcohol

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Kentucky has seen the highest percent change in alcohol use compared to any other state, according to a report from Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington .

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Society
7:45 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Calloway Sees Two Violent Crimes in One Week

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The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office reports two unrelated violent crimes have happened this week. 

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Society
6:42 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Updated: Marshall County Distillery Employee Dies Following Explosion, Funeral Arrangements Set

Kyle Rogers
Credit caringbridge.org

One of the two distillers severely injured in last month’s explosion at the Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County has died.

In a posting online, the family of Kyle Rogers of Murray said that he died Monday.  

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Society
10:46 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Marshall County Alcohol Sales Supporters Close to Vote

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Marshall County alcohol sales petitioners are close to reaching the required number of signatures for a local option election this summer. 

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Health
8:07 am
Mon May 11, 2015

More Patients Visiting ERs Despite Affordable Care Act

Credit Medi-Share (http://blog.medi-share.org)

Nationwide, a majority of emergency room physicians report an increase in the number of patients since the Affordable Care Act took effect.

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