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5:13 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Rapid-Response Disaster Team Seeks Area Volunteers

John Fuqua and Ron Meloan on Sounds Good
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Eight Days of Hope is a rapid-response disaster team comprised of more than 3,000 volunteers across the country. They recently met in Buffalo, New York to assist with recovery after the November blizzard. They went to Tupelo, Mississippi to help after a tornado demolished the area. The organization is spinning off a new ministry in Hope Reigns, who is in Murray Saturday (Jan. 24) at Kroger to recruit volunteers. Ron Meloan and John Fuqua visit Sounds Good to tell Kate Lochte what the faith-based organization is all about and how you can get involved.

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Society
2:47 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

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Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 3:02 pm

Young women these days are encouraged to lean in, to want and have it all. And national polls show the idea that a woman's place is in the home has been losing traction among young people since the 1960s.

Given the option, the majority of young men and women say they would prefer to share both work and domestic duties equally with their spouses, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

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Society
2:43 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Western Kentucky Plane Crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a deadly plane crash earlier this month in western Kentucky. The accident killed everyone on board except for a young girl. 

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Society
3:37 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Murray Soup Kitchen Informational Meeting Saturday at MSU

Marcella's Kitchen in Marshall County would be a model for Murray's soup kitchen, according to leader Debbie Smith.
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There will be an informational meeting Saturday morning on the campus of Murray State University regarding the possibility of opening a soup kitchen in Murray.

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Health
2:47 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital Approves Sale of Adult Day Care, Home Health Services

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The Murray-Calloway County Hospital board has approved a bid from Baptist Health to purchase two service lines at the hospital – its adult day care and home health nursing services.

The $1 million bid was approved by the board at a specially-called meeting last Friday.

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Society
5:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Brrrr! Take a Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Western Kentucky

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The Polar Plunge takes its sixth annual dive in western Kentucky on February 21 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, where more than 800 are expected to jump into frigid water to benefit Special Olympics groups in the region. Coordinator Laura Miller joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about how to register for the costume contest, what it's like to take the plunge and what happens if you're "too chicken" to jump. 

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Society
9:45 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Hopkinsville Police Investigating Death of 2-Year-Old Hit by Train

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  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old Hopkinsville boy who was hit by a train Monday while walking with his dog.

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Infrastructure
6:20 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Returns

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The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed operation at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, after being closed for nearly two months. The ferry closed November 18th, with officials thinking it would be out of operation for a few weeks. Instead, the closure lasted over two months.

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Society
9:52 am
Tue January 20, 2015

[VIDEO] MLK Day March in Paducah

Lance Dennee

Hundreds gathered yesterday at Paducah’s Cherry Civic Center for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. march to the King Memorial on Park Avenue. WKMS Reporter Lance Dennee documented the event. 

Society
2:25 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Child Struck by Train in Hopkinsville Dies

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A young boy has been killed after he was struck by a train this morning in Hopkinsville.

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