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10:17 am
Tue September 16, 2014

With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

Conrad Goetzinger and Cassandra Rose struggle to pay their bills as $760 is garnished from their paychecks every two weeks by debt collectors. Twice, Goetzinger's bank account has been emptied by collectors after he failed to payoff a loan for a laptop.
Eric Francis AP for ProPublica

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 7:36 am

Kari Fiotti moved back to Omaha, Neb., in 2009 after a decade living in Italy. She had divorced her husband and returned to the U.S. to start a new life.

Then, Fiotti, 44, took a pricey fall.

"When I came back, I fell and I broke my wrist without insurance," she says.

Her doctor, she says, rejected her offer to make partial payments. So, like millions of Americans, her debt — which had grown to $1,640 with interest and fees — was turned over to collectors.

Fiotti soon learned how hard they would try to collect her unpaid bills.

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Society
4:51 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Leader for Transgender Equality Presents 'Radically Candid View' at Murray State

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Mara Keisling, founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, speaks at Murray State next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Curris Center Ballroom One. Keisling is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. She is a leading voice for transgender equality on national news outlets. Keisling is a graduate of Penn State, did graduate work at Harvard, and has almost 25 years of professional experience in social marketing and opinion research. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Keisling ahead of her visit.

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Society
4:31 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Understanding Depression: Myths, Causes, Treatments

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The loss of comedy genius Robin Williams inspired us to learn more about depression with Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State. We open with an introductory overview of depression, the myths about it, what causes it and various ways to address it on Sounds Good.

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Infrastructure
6:13 am
Fri September 12, 2014

New I-69 Contract Awarded in Marshall, Graves Counties

  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday  a contract for improvements to bring a portion of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards and an eventual designation as Interstate 69.

The project involves reconstruction of 30 miles of the parkway from Exit 22 (mile point 22) in Graves County to U.S. 62 at Calvert City (mile point 52) in Marshall County. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. was awarded the contract on a low bid of $8.08 million. The project has a completion date of Sept. 15, 2015.

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Society
4:53 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Melber KY Native Serves Onboard Naval Combat Ship

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Apperson
Credit Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)

As the senior enlisted Sailor serving aboard the USS Nitze, western Kentucky native Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Apperson is responsible for the leadership and professional development of all enlisted Sailors on ship, numbering nearly 300. Commander Michelle Nakamura commands the Nitze, which is about 1.5 football fields long, 66 feet wide, and weighs in at 9,200 tons. Kate Lochte meets Master Chief Apperson on Sounds Good.

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Society
4:45 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Murray State Professor Reflects on Being in the Pentagon on 9/11

Dr. Michael Bowman is an associate professor of Telecommunications System Management at Murray State. On 9/11/2001, he was a U.S. Army Lt. Colonel holding a staff meeting in the Pentagon when hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the building. He shares his experience with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good

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Society
12:39 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Program Developed in Kentucky Has Success In Quelling Sexual Violence

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 11:19 am

A program developed in Kentucky that aims to curb sexual violence in high schools showed success in a five-year study.

On Wednesday, University of Kentucky researchers presented preliminary findings from the study that looked at the impacts the Green Dot violence prevention program had in a select group of Kentucky high schools.

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Society
12:33 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Clarksville-area Woman Indicted for Stealing from Charity

Christie Hill
Credit Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted a Clarksville-area woman for allegedly stealing more than twenty-thousand-dollars from the Wounded Warrior Project Fund. 

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Society
11:12 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Fundraiser to Bring Home Slain Calloway Resident Meets Goal

Pictured: Erica Faith Hagan, 22.
Credit GoFundMe/Hagan Family

A fundraiser to bring home the body of a slain Calloway County resident has met its $5000 goal just 2 days after it began.

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Society
4:51 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

MSU Faculty, Students Hold Second Demonstration to Address Issues of Racism

Kesia Casey (left) participates in the demonstration.
Credit Allison Crawford

Students and faculty that held a Ferguson demonstration at Murray State University two weeks ago organized another demonstration yesterday, prompted by aggressive and derogatory comments on social media regarding the original demonstration.

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