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12:29 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Living on the Line: Joseph Lee Taylor

Credit Whitney Jones / WKMS

Joseph Lee Taylor grew up in a poor family. His father traveled as a truck driver and his mother had an injury when he was in high school that kept her from her job as a secretary.

Joseph worked to help support his family and take care of his mother, but doing so made it difficult to successfully finish college.

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Society
10:53 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Calloway Bus Driver Treated Following Crash

Calloway County Sheriff's deputies responding to the early Friday morning crash of a Calloway County school bus.
Credit Calloway County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say the driver of a Calloway County school bus has been treated for injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident early this morning.  

Forty-nine-year-old Terrie Swift of Murray was preparing to start her route when a deer ran in front of the southbound bus on Radio Road at about 6:50 a.m. 

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Society
9:40 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Christian County Chamber Considers Future with Fort Campbell Reduction

Credit www.christiancountychamber.com/

The Christian County Chamber of Commerce has conducted a study to project the effects of a proposed reduction of 16,000 troops by the U.S. Army and compare it to the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, and the Chamber says the economic impact would be devastating.

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Society
4:07 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Paducah Named One of World’s Smartest Cities

Paducah has been named one of the world’s most intelligent urban areas by National Geographic.

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Society
3:53 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

MSU Students, Faculty Hold Ferguson Demonstration

Students hold signs and chant "Hands up, don't shoot" as part of a demonstration in Murray.
Credit Allison Crawford/WKMS

In a peaceful rally at MSU today, a group of Murray State students and staff wanted to raise awareness of ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Society
3:51 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Jury Awards North Marshall Water District Whistleblower $33k

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A Marshall County jury awarded former North Marshall Water District employee and whistleblower Paula Boling $33,730 in back wages and punitive damages.

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Society
11:01 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Paducah to Renew Contract with Symphony for Youth

Paducah is renewing a contract with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for more than $20,000, up from the amount given last year.

City Manager Jeff Pederson says the annual contract provides in-school ensembles for kindergarten through fifth grade. Sixth through twelfth grade students are provided tickets to see the symphony in concert.

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Society
3:48 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Professional Basketball Player, Ministry Founder Bob Warren Remembered as Generous Man

Credit lifeonthehill.org

A Western Kentucky native who played professional basketball before becoming a faith leader died Monday.

Bob Warren was born in Murray in 1946. He played basketball for Vanderbilt University from 1965-1968 and was drafted by both the American and National Basketball Associations. Warren opted to play for the ABA, where he spent eight years from 1968-1976, in an era of greats such as George “Iceman” Gervin and Julius “Dr. J” Ervin.

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Society
4:59 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Library Board Hopeful About Bids for New Project

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  The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Board is moving forward towards accepting contractors' bids after reducing the costs of the project. 

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Living on the Line
4:35 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

[VIDEOS] WKMS Presents "Living on the Line: Poverty in Western Kentucky"

Joseph Lee Taylor speaks with Whitney Jones

WKMS News presents a new documentary: Living on the Line: Poverty in Western Kentucky.

Living on the Line tells the story of three families, each making less than a living wage. They share stories of dealing with hardships, trying to move forward and staying optimistic in spite of their situations. Each family has hope for better days and works to get out of poverty.

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