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9:10 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Ky. Human Rights Commission Director Reflects, Looks Ahead on MLK Day

John J. Johnson
Credit http://kchr.ky.gov/

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights’ director says protecting against sexual orientation discrimination is the next step in the civil rights campaign.  John J. Johnson says the commission has been focused in recent years on extending fairness ordinances in local communities throughout the commonwealth.

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Society
5:04 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Yeiser Art Center Kicks Off "Team Spirit" Competition Sunday

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Paducah's Yeiser Art Center hosts a high school art competition annually with cash awards. On Sunday, "Team Spirit" opens with an awards reception from 2 to 4 P.M.

Bill Ford of Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. is providing the award funds; he sat down to speak with Kate Lochte about his involvement.

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Society
4:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

MSU Hosting Summer Art Workshop in June

Each year, Murray State University hosts a hands-on Summer Art Workshop that allows students to express their creativity through several different mediums, all while learning more about the craft and its history.

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Society
4:47 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Fmr. Maker's Mark CEO: "This Is the First Time That We’ve Had Our Enemies Not Trying to Kill Us"

Bill Samuels Jr.
Credit John Null/WKMS

Former president of Maker’s Mark Bill Samuels Jr. says that Kentucky’s so-called bourbon boom still has a couple years of exponential growth in it.

Samuels spoke Thursday on the campus of Murray State University, where he said the boom is partly a result of distillers taking their business back in their own hands.

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Society
2:05 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

53% of Kentuckians Think E-Cigarettes Should Be Taxed Like Traditional Cigarettes

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Most adult Kentuckians believe e-cigarettes should be taxed similarly to regular cigarettes, according to poll results released Thursday.

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Society
7:20 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Madisonville Man Receives Martin Luther King Citizenship Award

Timothy Thomas
Credit Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

The Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has named a Madisonville man the recipient of this year’s Martin Luther King Citizenship Award.

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Society
6:35 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Local Distillery to Produce George Jones-Brand Moonshine

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Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery has reached an agreement with the wife of late country singer George Jones to produce a new spirit bearing Jones’ name.

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Society
3:18 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Community Read and Discussion on Caregiving This Sunday at Calloway Co. Library

Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This Sunday, Calloway County Library and the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Health Care present a community read of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the event, insight into the grant funding an effort to focus on the needs of the elderly and their caregivers through the arts and their impressions of the book.

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Health
2:50 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Fundraiser Launched for Statewide Mobile Cancer Screening Unit

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The group Horses and Hope and partners are seeking funds for a 40 foot mobile cancer screening unit to travel to underserved areas of the Commonwealth.

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Society
2:42 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Rate of Uninsured People in the U.S. Has Dropped 4.2 Percent Since Insurance Requirements Began

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The uninsured rate has dropped 4.2 percentage points since the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for Americans to have health insurance went into effect last year, according to a Gallup-Healthways Well Being analysis.

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the uninsured rate dropped to 12.9 percent. This is the lowest recorded rate since Gallup-Healthways began tracking the measure daily in 2008.

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