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2:06 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Marriott Breaks Ground on Murray Springhill Suites Hotel

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After more than a year of delays, work has begun on Murray’s planned Springhill Suites hotel. 

Owner Priyesh Nathu, mayor Jack Rose and Marriott representatives met for the groundbreaking ceremony on the North 12th Street site Wednesday.

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Society
3:25 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Ten Derelict Union County Homes Being Rebuilt With Help From Large Grant

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Ten dilapidated homes in Union County are being rebuilt for their homeowners through a Kentucky Community Development Block Grant.

Dustin Duncan with the Green River Area Development District says the project funding totals around $450,000 from Housing and Urban Development. He says it’s taken about three years to secure the grant.

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Society
1:20 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Ky Red Cross Chapters Participate in Earthquake Relief Efforts

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Many Kentuckians may be seeking to lend financial assistance to the earthquake ravaged area in Nepal. One option is through contributions to the American Red Cross.

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Health
7:39 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Lourdes Holds Grand Opening for Hospice Care Center

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Lourdes Hospital held a grand opening Sunday for the new $5 million Lourdes Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

The 10,000 square foot facility for end of life care features 10 patient suites with patios, staffed by a team of specialty-trained hospice staff.

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Society
1:30 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Workers Recovering after Explosion at Moonshine Distillery

Silver Trail Distillery's "LBL's Most Wanted" moonshine product line
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Two men are recovering at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee after Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery exploded Friday morning.

The distillery is attributing the explosion to a “massive equipment failure." An investigation is ongoing.

Society
9:05 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Louisville Metro Council Approves Needle Exchange Program

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Without debate, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously approved a measure Thursday evening giving local health officials approval to start a needle exchange program.

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Society
2:50 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

New Churchill Downs Track Announcer Prepares For ‘Horse Race of Horse Races’

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This Saturday night, Travis Stone will make his debut as the new track announcer at Churchill Downs.

A week later, he’ll call the biggest race in sport—the Kentucky Derby—before a crowd of more than 150,000 people.

Stone is just the eighth person in the track’s long history to hold the job, and at age 30, is also the youngest.

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Society
11:28 am
Wed April 22, 2015

MSU Professor Researches How Personal and Private Chefs Find Their Identity as Professionals

Dr. Alexandra Hendley
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We continue a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our sixth guest is Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Alexandra Hendley, whose studies about how personal and private chefs see themselves as professionals and may even suggest other research into how students are advised to "follow their passions." Dr. Henley speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Society
10:53 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Poll: Rural Illinoisans Predict Gloom, Doom In Their Economic Future

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Western Illinois University's Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs has found people living in small communities in the state have a gloomy outlook for their future.

The institute’s Director Christopher Merrett said rural areas are often overlooked in comparison to more urban places like Chicago and his team is investigating ways to bring life back to these small towns.

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Society
2:47 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

JPEC Elects Dennis Cannon as New President/CEO

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The Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation’s board of directors has selected Dennis Cannon to serve as the company’s new president and CEO.  

The board approved his appointment unanimously during a recent meeting at the cooperative’s Paducah headquarters.  

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