Society

Rob Canning

A group of concerned citizens congregated in Paducah’s Noble Park on Sunday to recognize the recent spates of violence and racial tension across the country and try to find common ground.

The Concert Rally for Peace drew a crowd of more than 50 to the park’s amphitheatre for music, poetry and to bridge differences of opinion.

In four months, on the first Friday after the elections in November, Renee Montagne will step away from the host chair on Morning Edition after 12 years.

That's 12 years of arriving at work every weekday at midnight. Montagne works out of the NPR West studio in Culver City, Calif., on the outskirts of Los Angeles. That means at 2 a.m. PT, she's sounding bright and fully caffeinated for Morning Edition's earliest East Coast broadcasts. Her punishing hours were a point of pride — but only to a point.

Event flyer, via Concert Rally for Peace Facebook Event Page

A concert rally for peace and unity will be held in Paducah this weekend. Singers, poets and activists gather at the Noble Park Amphitheatre Sunday in the wake of recent racially motivated violence.

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Some Paducah residents won’t have to let the ice slow them down this winter.  The Paducah Convention and Expo Center has approved the installation of a 60' x 120' square foot indoor ice skating rink in the Schroeder Expo Center.  

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A clinic providing free treatment to local residents in need of health care is coming to the Jackson Purchase area next week. The U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Military’s reserve forces have partnered with the Delta Regional Authority for a ‘Bluegrass Medical Innovative Readiness Training,’ a clinic providing medical, dental and optical care to residents without insurance.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Justin and Erin Lewis talk with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the Paducah Cooperative Ministry’s third annual Moonlight Bike Ride this Saturday.

Updated 4:00 a.m. ET Friday:

The French interior minister says 84 people have been killed. The four new reported deaths are thought to come from the list of critically injured.

Updated 11:00 p.m. ET Thursday:

A truck drove into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing dozens of people on Thursday evening. The French interior minister says 80 people have been killed and 18 are in critical condition.

Ever feel as though you're not getting ahead financially?

Join the club. The very big club.

A new study shows that across the world's 25 advanced economies, two-thirds of households are earning the same as, or less than, they did a decade ago.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Ted and Dory visited us in the studio for our monthly “Puppies Sound Good” segment. Both are up for adoption from the Humane Society of Calloway County. Austin Carter speaks with executive director Kathy Hodge about the pups, caring for pets during hot weather and an upcoming fundraiser with Patrick Lomantini.

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An 85-year-old Illinois man is walking 500 miles across 3 states to benefit childhood cancer research. He plans to reach Kentucky by Friday.

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