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11:36 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Kentucky City To Pass 'Fairness Ordinance'

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Kentucky’s capital city has become the fifth in the state to pass a fairness ordinance, protecting individuals from discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment based on sexual orientation.

Thursday morning's vote by Frankfort’s Board of Commissioners was split 3-2, but some say there was never a question of whether it would pass.

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Society
4:06 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Paducah Named Among Best Day Tours by AAA Midwest Traveler

Readers of AAA Midwest Traveler have voted Paducah as the best day trip from Evansville, Indiana. The annual poll gives readers the opportunity to name top destinations from metropolitan areas in the Midwest. Paducah received word earlier this month and sent an award plaque to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The award was completely reader-driven. Midwest Traveler highlighted Paducah’s arts district and attractions like the National Quilt Museum and National Heritage Museum as reasons for the honor.

Society
12:43 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Woodmen of the World Launch 'Red Basket' Giving Initiative

Woodmen of the World’s Angela Hatton brings news of a new non-profit, direct-giving website called “Red Basket – Tiny Deeds. Tremendous Good” that connects people in need of financial assistance with those willing to help. She speaks with Kate Lochte about this new initiative, why Woodmen of the World started the program and how one can participate. Click here for more about Red Basket.

Society
12:20 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

50 Years Later: The Cultural Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech"

On this day 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of over 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement, and it's cultural significance then and 50 years later. 

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Society
2:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL

Health officials in southern Illinois are on alert after a strain of the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap sample in Massac County.

Southern Seven Environmental Health Director Brad Rendelman conducted the positive test earlier this month. 

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Society
2:06 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Judge Clears Charges Against Former Fort Campbell Program Leader

Credit Department of Defense

A judge has cleared charges against the former head of a Fort Campbell sexual assault response program that stem from a domestic dispute.

Fort Campbell leaders fired Lt. Col. Darin Haas in May after his arrest for allegedly violating a protection order and stalking his ex-wife. Haas said he is relieved that the charges have been dropped, but that he cannot get his reputation back.

“As far as employment it’s bleak,” he said. “But I am happy that this is finally over and that I can at least put that chapter behind me and move on.”

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Society
12:19 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

How to Tackle Bullying in the Workplace

Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator Jody Cofer Randall also chairs the Murray Human Rights Commission, and we speak with on Sounds Good today - the topic is bullying in the workplace. He speaks with Kate on the subtleties of bullying, how to identify the symptoms and how to handle the situation. They talk about the Human Rights Commissions' education campaign and how your business can get involved. See more about the Murray Human Rights Commission.

Society
6:51 am
Fri August 23, 2013

KY Reports County Jobless Rates

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says unemployment rates fell in 72 of the state's counties in the past year. They say the jobless rates rose in 42 counties and stayed the same in six others. The figures were released yesterday.

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Society
6:49 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Murray Police Continue Investigation into Dog Thefts

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Police are continuing an investigation into dog thefts in Murray and Calloway County. Crime Prevention Sergeant Dave Howe says police have confirmed two thefts and five attempted thefts in the city. He also says, several dogs have been taken in the county and the city of Hazel.

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Society
3:37 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Mine Safety Official Says Fatality-Free Year Achievable

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It’s never happened, but a leading official in the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration believes a fatality-free year in coal mining is achievable. 

Joe Main, who the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration was in Lexington for the Central Appalachian Regional Work Safety and Health Symposium. Just forty years ago, before the U-S Mine Safety Act, Main says a miner was killed every day. Last year, he says, 36 American miners died with 20 of them claimed by coal.

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