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1:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Syphilis Cases Rise In Kentucky

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Kentucky is seeing a rapid increase in the number of syphilis infections, mirroring a national trend. 

Public health officials are seeking expanded education and treatment for the sexually transmitted disease. Kentucky’s number of syphilis cases has doubled since 2009, to just over 10 cases per 100-thousand residents.

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Society
11:45 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Frontstretch Fest Comes to Nashville May 2

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A new Derby watch party is coming to Nashville May 2. Promoters say Frontstretch Fest at Nashville's Farmer's Market will be a classic Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon, craft beer and artisanal food. 

Brian Bauer of Rockhouse Partners spoke with Kate Lochte on the festivities.

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Health
3:32 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Baptist Health Paducah, Madisonville Move Forward on "Hospital Within a Hospital" Projects

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Baptist Health locations in Paducah and Madisonville are moving forward with plans for extended-stay hospitals inside their existing facilities.

These long-term acute care hospitals treat critical patients that need more recovery time than others.

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Society
7:25 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Paducah Receives $400k Grant for New Park

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The Paducah City Commission has introduced an ordinance to accept a $400,000 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for the development of a new park near Fountain Avenue.

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Society
2:13 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Christian County Has One of the Highest Concentrations of Homeless Veterans, Helps Provide Housing

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  With one of the highest rates of homeless veterans in Kentucky, Christian County is working to make it easier for those vets to find housing. 

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Society
1:17 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Calloway County Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony Scheduled for Saturday

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The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are sponsoring a patriot grave marking ceremony for revolutionary war soldier, Private William Bonner, Saturday, April 11.

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Society
6:36 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Paducah Race Unity Group Shows "Racial Taboo" This Weekend @ MAC, Meet the Director

Racial Taboo film poster
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The late Connie Donley's family and friends in Paducah continue her passionate interest in race unity with a roll-out of many events in coming weeks, all intended to get black and white people talking about race together. They found a project for a perfect opener. Brian Grimm, director of the film Racial Taboo, visits Paducah, dines with the Race Unity Group tonight, speaks with the Paducah Sun and helps with the first four showings of his creation set for this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema. Kate Lochte speaks with Grimm on Sounds Good.

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Society
2:35 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Why Are People More Dismissive Of Smokers Than Those Who Are Overweight?

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More Kentuckians are supportive of higher insurance rates for smokers than for those who are obese, according to a new health issues poll.

The Foundation for a Health Kentucky conducted the study which found a majority of non smokers and former smokers agree higher rates are justifiable for smokers.

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Society
1:47 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Marshall County Alcohol Sales Advocates Confident There Will Be a Vote

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With about 6 weeks before deadline, the Marshall County Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has around 60 percent of the signatures it needs to put alcohol sales to a vote.

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Society
1:17 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Website Tracking Evansville Area Business Attitudes Toward LGBT Community Seeking to Expand

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An online tool with information about Evansville-area businesses and their attitudes towards LGBT customers and employees is looking to expand.

The Map Evansville website is the brainchild of University of Southern Indiana psychology professor Amie McKibban, who asks business owners to fill out a survey, with the results shared online.

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