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3:11 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Humane Society of Calloway County Publishes 2014 Pet Calendar

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Tom Rottinghaus of the Humane Society of Calloway County stops by Sounds Good to show us a new, full-color calendar of pets from the area, now on sale at Animal Health & Wellness, Bark Avenue, Family Fitness Center, Little Shop of Collars, Precious Paws, Lee Jewelry Artisans, Warner Veterinary Clinic, Westside Veterinary Service, and the Humane Society office. The calendars are a $10 donation to the Society. Tom also talks about some of the items in the 5th Annual Online Auction, featuring hand-crafted items, jewelry, home decor, gift certificates and more. See both of these items, and adoption information, at forthepets.org.

Society
2:57 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

St. Nicholas Family Clinic Seeks Volunteers for Furniture Haul

St. Nicholas Family Clinic needs volunteers to move furniture that's no longer needed to Hope Unlimited in Paducah this Saturday. Kate Lochte learns more about the volunteer opportunity and St. Nicholas Clinic activities with Rayla Bridges, on Sounds Good. The clinic's  mission is to provide quality healthcare to working individuals who do not have medical insurance or financial resources necessary to pay for private insurance and/or medical care. See more on their website.

Society
9:30 am
Tue December 3, 2013

USC Professor's Work on Nuclear Proliferation Receives Grawemeyer 'World Order' Award

Originally published on Mon December 2, 2013 9:02 pm

The University of Louisville’s 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order goes to a professor and researcher for his writings on nuclear proliferation.

Jacques Hymans is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.  He’s being honored for his 2012 book, "Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation."

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Society
3:50 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

New Biography Focuses on Eastern Kentucky Health Activist

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A longtime Eastern Kentucky health activist is unsure what the federal healthcare overhaul will mean for a clinic she started. For forty years, Hall’s Mud Creek Clinic in Grethel, a rural community roughly 20 miles from Pikeville, has weathered hard times. 

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Society
5:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Analysis: Majority of Children's Furniture Contains Toxic Chemicals

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A new analysis of furniture made specifically for children has revealed that the majority of it contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.

The study was conducted by the non-profit Center for Environmental Health and researchers at Duke University. 

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Crime
2:34 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

New-To-Area Drug Draws Attention of Tenn., Ky. Law Enforcement

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Earlier this month, the circulation of plant seeds containing a psychoactive chemical compound similar to LSD led to the hospitalization of five Stewart County High School students.

The seeds of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose – a climbing vine – contain lysergic acid amide, or LSA.

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Society
3:36 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

St. John's Hosts 9th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

St. John's Episcopal Church's Rev. Rose Bogal Albritten joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the 9th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Murray Banquet Center from 11:30 to 1 Thursday. All are welcome. See more at St. John's website.

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Society
7:04 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Gov. Beshear Taking Part in Thanksgiving Program

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear will help distribute food for Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Lexington today.

The Sharing Thanksgiving program provides ingredients for a traditional meal, including turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce, dressing and a dessert.

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Society
12:23 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Paducah is UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

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Society
12:17 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Faith and Science

Dr. Jerry Coyne
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An interview with Dr. Jerry Coyne

Friday, November 22nd at 7 p.m. at MSU's Freed Curd Auditorium, biologist and professor Dr. Jerry Coyne will offer his presentation "Faith Is Not A Virtue: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible." 

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