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8:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Holiday Shoppers Be Aware of Toy Hazards

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Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is coming up, which means many consumers are holiday shopping or prepping their lists. University of Louisville pediatrician Heather Felton said those shopping for children should be aware of potential hazards. 

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6:24 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Paducah Revises Alcoholic Beverage Law for Smaller Businesses

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The Paducah City Commission will license restaurants, hotels, and motels to sell alcoholic drinks. City Clerk Tammy Sanderson says the commission’s amendment falls more in line with state law and opens alcohol sales to a wider range of businesses.

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12:37 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Peaceful Protest Planned for Downtown Louisville Following Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson Shooting

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 11:19 am

Louisville community activists have organized a peaceful protest for this evening following a grand jury's decision to not indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American 18-year-old.

More than 300 people have replied that they plan to attend the Louisville event, which is planned for 5 p.m. outside of Louisville Metro Police headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson streets in downtown Louisville.

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10:44 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Brown Family Attorney Condemns Grand Jury's Decision In Fatal Shooting

Protesters occupy an intersection outside the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters on Tuesday in Clayton, Mo., in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:48 pm

Updated at 5:00 p.m.

Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, said they had expected Monday's outcome in which a grand jury declined to charge the officer in the fatal shooting.

"We could see what the outcome was going to be, and that is what occurred last night," attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference in St. Louis Tuesday.

He said the fact that Wilson was not indicted shows the system is broken.

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2:14 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Airmen Return to Louisville from Ebola Relief Efforts in West Africa

Master Sgt. Duane Wariner is greeted by his three children, Alexis,11, Kiley, 8, and Liam, 2.

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 1:46 pm

A dozen National Guard Airmen returned to Louisville from Senegal on Thursday evening after assisting with the international effort to battle Ebola. 

Members of the 123rd Contingency Response Group established a processing cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance.

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4:01 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Murray-Calloway United Way to See New Leadership Next Year

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The  Murray-Calloway County United Way will see several changes in leadership in the new year. 

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1:13 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Kentucky Among Worst States In Accessibility for Poor, Disabled in Criminal Justice, Study Says

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 2:21 pm

Kentucky is among the worst states in the U.S. at providing vulnerable populations with accessibility to critical elements of the justice system, according to the Justice Index study released this month by the National Center for Access to Justice.

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6:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

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Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:34 pm

As efforts increase around the nation to combat campus sexual assault, one aspect of prevention seems to confound schools the most: how to warn students about staying safe — without sounding like they're blaming the victim.

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4:38 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Intentions & Serendipity: From Growing Up in Cairo to Broadcasting in Kenya

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When Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee passed away, Cairo native Rachel Jones wrote a remembrance about his recruiting her. Jones has worked for NPR, the former Knight Ridder news service, Detroit Free Press and St. Petersburg Times. She's also served as Project Director for the Internews Network's Gulu, Uganda Radio Training Center. She's lived in Kenya since 2008, working for Voice of America. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte reached her by phone to learn more about her career.

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2:47 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

A Preview of Murray's Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Rose Bogal-Allbritten on Sounds Good

As it dawns on you that Thanksgiving's next week, learn more about the Murray Community Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from Reverend Rose Bogal Albritten, who speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event, how to volunteer and donation items needed.

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