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1:07 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Kentucky Shows Growing Need for Emergency Food Assistance

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A new study from the Kentucky Association of Food Banks shows one in seven Kentuckians, or more than 600,000 people, receives emergency food assistance each year. 

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Society
3:36 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Murray's "Main Street Merriment" Kicks off Tomorrow

A view of Dickens' Alley.
Credit Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tomorrow, Murray Main Street kicks off its Main Street Merriment festivities from 5 to 8 p.m. Executive Director Deana Wright visits Sounds Good and says she's planned some familiar events along with some new ones sure to help bring Christmas to the city. Here's a rundown of festivities:

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Society
3:06 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

A Look at the Pennyroyal Veterans Center

The Pennyroyal Veterans Center
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Pennyroyal Center Executive Director David Ptaszek heads a multi-service private nonprofit organization with 66 facilities throughout its 8-county service area that has served Western Kentucky since 1967.  He stopped by WKMS to talk about one his newer facilities: the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.

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Society
2:05 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Janice Mason Art Museum Hosts Crafts Bazaar, Festival of Trees Display

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Many of our region's art guilds and museums offer great alternative shopping opportunities for holiday giving. Paula Lisowsky of the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the original items there, made by this region's artists and artisans.

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Society
2:12 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Market House Theatre Kicks Off "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Show Run

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Thursday, Market House Theatre kicks off its two-weekend run of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The classic animated program first aired back in 1965, and has since made itself a staple of the holidays. Theatre Executive Director Michael Cochran stopped by for a Sounds Good interview with Kate Lochte.

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Health
4:49 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

HIV Awareness Among Minorities a Challenge for Regional Health Educators

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On the 26th annual World AIDS Day, nearly 6,000 Kentuckians are living with HIV according to state data.

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Society
12:00 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Preserving Our Voices: Stories of Perseverance

Ronnie Yates and Dianne Ray
Whitney Jones WKMS

Preserving Our Voices: Stories of Perseverance is our National Day of Listening project inspired by the national Story Corps effort to encourage the recording of loved ones during the holidays. This is our second annual project you can see and listen to the first one here.

Below are stories from people who have faced challenges and how tough times can, in some cases, lead to moments of joy, acceptance and inspiration.

(See photos from these conversations in the slideshow above.)

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Society
8:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Holiday Shoppers Be Aware of Toy Hazards

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Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is coming up, which means many consumers are holiday shopping or prepping their lists. University of Louisville pediatrician Heather Felton said those shopping for children should be aware of potential hazards. 

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Society
6:24 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Paducah Revises Alcoholic Beverage Law for Smaller Businesses

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The Paducah City Commission will license restaurants, hotels, and motels to sell alcoholic drinks. City Clerk Tammy Sanderson says the commission’s amendment falls more in line with state law and opens alcohol sales to a wider range of businesses.

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Society
12:37 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Peaceful Protest Planned for Downtown Louisville Following Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson Shooting

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 11:19 am

Louisville community activists have organized a peaceful protest for this evening following a grand jury's decision to not indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American 18-year-old.

More than 300 people have replied that they plan to attend the Louisville event, which is planned for 5 p.m. outside of Louisville Metro Police headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson streets in downtown Louisville.

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