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11:29 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Understanding Depression: Using Techology and Choosing Therapists

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The third in our series on depression includes how technology aids therapy strategies and how to choose therapists, asking questions to ensure evidence-based practice. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Michael Bordieri, assistant professor of psychology at Murray State.

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10:54 am
Fri October 3, 2014

What You Need To Know For Medicare Open Enrollment

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Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 9:51 am

Medicare beneficiaries who want to make changes to their prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage coverage can do so starting Oct. 15. That's when Medicare's annual open enrollment period begins.

This year, there will be somewhat fewer plans to pick from, but in general people can still expect plenty of options.

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3:36 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Murray Police Offers Citizens Academy, Starts Monday

Communications Supervisor Rick Harris kicks off the 2013 Academy
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The Murray Police Department begins their eight-week Citizens Police Academy this Monday, giving members of the community insight into the realities behind everyday police work. Sergeant Dave Howe says often people get a perspective of the police from national media, television and movies, and that a lot of times it's not entirely accurate - especially in rural areas. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the topics covered: from crime scene investigation to the court room procedure, to how to protect yourself in your home.

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11:40 am
Thu October 2, 2014

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Adam Cole NPR

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 7:22 pm

Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.

Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!

That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has killed about 70 percent of people infected in West Africa.

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3:41 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Man Suspected in Murder of Paducah Resident Surrenders to Police

Mauricus S. Haynes
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A Clinton, Kentucky man charged in the shooting death of a Paducah resident last week turned himself in early this morning.

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5:21 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Paducah Convention Hotel to Manage Convention Centers

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The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation board has approved an agreement that the Paducah Convention Hotel will manage the Paducah Expo and Julian Carroll Convention centers.

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11:32 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

Daniela Chavarriaga holds her daughter Emma as Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares administers a measles vaccination at Miami Children's Hospital.
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Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 10:02 am

When essayist Eula Biss was pregnant with her son, she decided she wanted to do just a bit of research into vaccination. "I thought I would do a small amount of research to answer some questions that had come up for me," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "And the questions just got bigger the more I learned and the more I read."

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7:13 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Presented at Louisville Gala

Football Hall-of-Famer and civil rights activist Jim Brown received the Muhammad Ali Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Award
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An Academy Award-winning actress, a pro football Hall-of-Famer and six young people from around the world were among those honored Saturday night by the Muhammad Ali Center for their humanitarian work.        

The second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards were presented during a Louisville gala that included a red carpet procession.

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4:50 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Priest Thinks Kentucky Could Be Next Southern State to Abolish Death Penalty

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Priest and abolitionist Father Patrick Delahanty says he thinks Kentucky could be the next southern state to abolish the death penalty. Delahanty says he’s been working to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky for about 28 years and thinks the state is between 2 and 5 years from doing so. 

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12:38 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Kentucky, Tennessee Rank Among Unhappiest States

A new study finds Kentucky and Tennessee as two of the unhappiest states in the country.

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