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2:22 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Columbia Club Seeks Funds to Renovate Historic Paducah Theatre

Darlene Mazzone and Landee Bryant-Greene join us on Sounds Good to talk about the Columbia Club's efforts to raise funds to renovate Paducah's historic Columbia Theatre, a project with an estimated $6 million price tag. Mazzone says restoring the architectural gem will improve downtown economic viability and expects the donation to be put toward a feasibility study for the renovation project. Hear the conversation: 

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Society
12:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

How Holiday Gas Prices Will Hit Your Pocketbook

Motorists traveling from one end of Kentucky to another this holiday period could see a differing range of gasoline prices. 

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Society
3:21 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Body Found in Hopkins County Identified

Credit Hopkins County Sheriff Department

Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham has released the identity of a man found dead in White Plains.

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Society
12:06 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Smithland Cancels Firework Display Due to Lack of Pyrotechnic Operator

Smithland residents will need to go elsewhere to see fireworks this year.

The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it won’t be able to put on its usual riverfront Fourth of July fireworks display this year due to a change in operator regulations. 

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Society
2:25 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working-Age Adults

One in 6 adults binge drinks, and that plays a role in most alcohol-related deaths.
IntangibleArts/Flickr

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 6:47 am

Think about people dying from drinking too much, and you probably think of the classic disease of alcoholics, cirrhosis of the liver. Or perhaps an alcohol-fueled car crash. But there are many more ways to kill yourself with alcohol, unfortunately, and they account for 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Society
12:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Preserved for History

Credit National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has decided to turn its unintended attraction into a permanent one. 

The board of directors met Wednesday and discussed repairs options for the Skydome, the site of a February 12 sinkhole that swallowed eight cars on display. 

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Crime
3:51 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

MPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

Credit Facebook

The Madisonville Police Department has released the names of the officers who shot and killed a man after a weekend pursuit. 

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Society
4:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Columbia Theater Restoration Project Receives $49,000 Grant

Credit Columbia Club

The Columbia Club has received a $49,000 grant from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to clean up asbestos and lead contamination in Paducah’s Columbia Theatre.

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Society
11:17 am
Tue June 24, 2014

How Much House You Can Buy, In 385 U.S. Cities

Houses.
Isaac Brekken AP

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 4:56 pm

Are home prices cheap in your city right now?

It's common to answer this question by talking about how prices today compare with prices last year, or to look at how prices in your city compare with prices in other cities.

But there's another way to frame the question: Compare home prices with income. You would expect that the ratio would be similar in different places. In cities where incomes are higher, home prices should also be higher. In cities where incomes are lower, home prices should also be lower.

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Society
3:27 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

No, your other right! Most parents would probably welcome some help when it comes to teaching teenage drivers.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:28 pm

Parents often take the lead in teaching their teenage children to drive, even though their own memories of starting out behind the wheel may be hazy at best.

And since car crashes are the top cause of teen deaths in the United States. claiming more than 2,700 teen lives in 2010 and sending another 282,000 to the emergency room, it's a task that parents really need to get right.

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