Society

Speaker's Corner
4:09 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Speaker’s Corner: Susan Guess Talks About Bullying in Murray State’s ‘Adventures’ Series

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Susan Schafer Guess speaks at the fourth installment of Murray State University’s seminar series, “Adventures: Life and Its Experiences” about her daughter’s journey through bullying.

The series allows students, faculty, alumni and the community to interact with speakers who have a wealth of academic and entrepreneurial experiences. Speakers will discuss their experiences related to their successes and their challenges.

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Society
4:14 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

In Wake of Typhoon Filipinos Need Money Instead of Supplies

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A Murray psychiatrist who grew up in the Philippines says Filipinos in need after Typhoon Haiyan need money more than supplies or volunteers.

Dr. Maria Ruiza Yee says one way Americans can help with disaster relief is through the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, which is sending a group of doctors to Tacloban under Dr. Eric Talens.

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Society
2:20 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Kentucky Baptists Elect Princeton’s Hutcheson as President

The Kentucky Baptist Convention selected Princeton newspaper publisher Chip Hutcheson as its next president.

The group appointed Hutcheson at its annual meeting in Paducah Tuesday. Hutcheson is the publisher of the Princeton Times-Leader and Oak Grove’s The Eagle Post.

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Society
11:49 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington

131106-N-BD107-042 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 6, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dakota Holland, from Murray Ky., poses for a photo with a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Geo

For this Veteran's Day "Sounds Good" Kate Lochte speaks with a Navy man on active duty in the South China Sea, Dakota Holland.  He's the son of Rachel Tubbs and David Holland of Murray.  The Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee set up this conversation with Petty Officer Holland, now serving aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier and its airwing provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the US and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   Holland graduated from Calloway County High in 2011.  

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Crime
4:37 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

KSP Seizes $2.1M Meth Haul in Graves County

The Kentucky State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in Graves County Thursday following an investigation and traffic stop.

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Society
4:43 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Join 'One World Run' for Project AIDS Orphan

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On Saturday, November 23, at 9 am, runners from Paducah will join runners from around the world for the 6th Annual Project AIDS Orphan One World Run. No matter from they hail, everybody running in this 5K and Youth Run, come out for a singular purpose, to assist children in Kenya, home to more than 1 million children orphaned by AIDS. Tracy Ross speaks with Todd Anderson and Paul Bilak of Project AIDS Orphan about the event.

See more on the Project AIDS Orphan website.

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Society
4:30 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

How to Maximize your Social Security Benefits

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Editorial Director Kevin McCormally visits Sounds Good to discuss maximizing social security benefits by addressing such questions as: "Is it better to start claiming social security benefits at age 62, 65 or 70?" "Will social security still be around in 10, 20 or 30 years?" "If you are a veteran, are you allowed to claim Social Security benefits and military benefits?" and "How can you maximize your lifetime retirement income?"

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Society
2:09 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Local Man Brings to Life Replica Baseball Bats from Past

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With the close of the year’s major-league baseball season, and as ball fields lie dormant for a short winter hiatus, one local baseball fan isn’t quite done.

Bill Rayburn and his replica 1800s bat company will continue to fill orders and produce artisan baseball bats that represent different periods of America’s favorite pastime. Rayburn, in his  little workshop west of Murray makes a little piece of baseball history every day.

Rayburn really likes baseball, and he has ever since he was a kid.

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Society
3:10 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Lion's Club and WPSD Hosts Telethon for Disabled Children & Adults

St. Paul Lutheran Paducah Pastor Corey Aker is spreading the word about the 57th Lion's Club/WPSD Telethon, raising dollars for centers working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in our region. Kate Lochte speaks with Aker on Sounds Good about this weekend's event at the Carson Center. The beneficiaries are regional health centers.

See more on the Telethon website

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Society
11:22 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Discovery Park Celebrates Opening Weekend

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Discovery Park of America officials say they had a good turnout for its opening weekend.

Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant says the 50-acre park in Union City had  more than 4,300 visitors and relatively few glitches.  

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