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12:10 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

City of Murray and MSU Eye Changes to 16th Street to Address Traffic/Pedestrian Problems

Caution signs at crosswalks address a growing issue in Murray:  traffic and pedestrians using 16th Street.  Murray State's Chief Facilities Officer and Director of Facilities Design and Construction Kim Oatman presented a study of the situation to the Board of Regents at its most recent meeting. We learn more about it with Kate Lochte's recent conversation with Mr. Oatman.

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Society
2:06 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Pope County Documentarian on The Making of "They Will Endure"

Credit theywillendure.org

A few weeks back we heard about holiday activities raising money for a new documentary produced about Pope County and today we meet its producer. The film is titled "They Will Endure," and it covers how the county was settled in the late eighteenth century to the great flood of 1937.

It was inspired by the research, writings, and archives of the late Pope County historian Mildred McCormick. Producer Richard Kuenneke took on the job of weaving McCormick's work together with interviews of residents and other historians.

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Society
1:11 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Jim Dick Sr. Inducted Into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

Credit Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

More than 60 years after his first station went on the air, Paris, TN-native and radio broadcasting company president Jim Dick Sr. will be posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.  

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Brookport Tornado
7:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Brookport Aid Groups Transition From Emergency Response to Recovery

Residents rummage through debris on Nov. 18, one day after the tornado struck the Brookport region and took three lives.
Credit John Paul Henry

Aid groups are switching from emergency response to recovery in Brookport, Illinois more than a month after a tornado outbreak  took three lives and destroyed dozens of homes.

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Society
6:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Illinois Coal Mines Increase in Mining Fatalities

Credit www.dailyyonder.com

Illinois coal mining deaths increased sharply in the past year from one in 2012 to four in 2013.

Illinois Coal Association President Phil Gonet says the state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Mines and Minerals along with mine operators are using training and new mining technology to improve safety.

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Society
5:04 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Paducah Police Dept. Phone Drive for Domestic Violence Victims Runs Through Jan. 5

If you received a new cell phone for the holidays, you can turn your old one over to the Paducah Police Department to help victims of domestic violence.

The PPD has partnered with Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program. HopeLine refurbishes devices to provide support to domestic violence victims in the form of free phones and cash grants.

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Recreation
7:00 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Disabled Recreation Non-Profit Expanding Services

Credit http://www.handicapable.net/

A non-profit organization that provides hunting and fishing services for about 150 disabled people in western Kentucky is attempting to double the amount of people it helps. 

The co-founder of handiCAPABLE Guide Services, Noel Dillard, started the business in 1993 when, inspired by a student with muscular dystrophy, Dillard vowed to help the young man become a fishing guide. Dillard continues to help people in his honor. 

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Society
12:34 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Coroner Says Missing Woman Found in Calloway County Died of Natural Causes

Credit Calloway County Sheriff

Calloway County Coroner Ricky Harris says a missing woman whose body was found in a field off McDougal Road died of natural causes.

56-year-old Victoria Swygart was reported missing last Thursday. Law enforcement officials found and identified her body Friday after spotting her vehicle abandoned in a field off Kentucky 94 East.

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Society
7:22 am
Thu December 19, 2013

KY State Police Say Food Drive A Success

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during its recent food drive.

Brewer started the "Cram the Cruiser" food drive in 2010 to assist needy families across the state. Since then, the state's lead police agency has contributed more than 300,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches in Kentucky.

Brewer says the campaign has turned into a friendly competition. He says state police posts and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement regions compete to see which location can collect the most food.

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Health
4:59 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

MCCH Moving Forward with Hospice House Project

Credit MCCH

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Board of Directors has formally moved to proceed with the construction of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

The planned six-bed, $3.5 million facility will be an acute care, inpatient facility that is specifically designed to address patients facing end-of-life scenarios.

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