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8:28 am
Tue April 21, 2015

WKMS Spring Fundraiser Goal Met in Record Time! Thank You!

Goal met during Morning Edition on April 21, 2015. In the photo: Kaylan Thompson, Tracy Ross, Jenni Todd, Helen Roulston, Kate Lochte Asia Burnett, Matt Markgraf
Credit WKMS

In a flurry of calls just before 8 a.m. on Morning Edition, listeners have come together to finish the WKMS Spring Fundraiser in a record 6 days, raising $110,000 in community support! What a great way to celebrate 45 years of being on the air. We're still sounding good because our listeners keep it that way. Thank you to everyone who gave this Spring, to our Sustaining members who give all year, to everyone who gave before the on air drive got started, to our Underwriters, to our Volunteers, to our food and gift donors, and to our licensee Murray State University. We're here for you and because of you. Excellent work everyone. Get some rest, keep listening, and make great radio!

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Society
1:09 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Thousands to Gather in Paducah for Quilt Week

Credit www.quiltmuseum.org

 An estimated 30,000 quilt enthusiasts are flocking to Paducah for Quilt Week 2015. 

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Society
5:44 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Murray's Gentry House Hosts Derby Party Fundraiser

Dr. Robert Lyons and Kimberly Mason on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray's Gentry House holds a Derby Party fundraiser on May 2, benefiting its residential service for homeless families with children. Director Kimberly Mason and Board Member Dr. Robert Lyons join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the party, an overview of Gentry House services and dreams for its future.

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Society
4:11 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Police Make an Arrest in Shooting Death of UK Student

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Lexington police have made an arrest in the Friday morning shooting death of a University of Kentucky student. The fatal shooting appears to be robbery related. 

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Society
1:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Syphilis Cases Rise In Kentucky

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Kentucky is seeing a rapid increase in the number of syphilis infections, mirroring a national trend. 

Public health officials are seeking expanded education and treatment for the sexually transmitted disease. Kentucky’s number of syphilis cases has doubled since 2009, to just over 10 cases per 100-thousand residents.

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Society
11:45 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Frontstretch Fest Comes to Nashville May 2

Credit Frontstretch Fest / frontstretchfest.com

A new Derby watch party is coming to Nashville May 2. Promoters say Frontstretch Fest at Nashville's Farmer's Market will be a classic Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon, craft beer and artisanal food. 

Brian Bauer of Rockhouse Partners spoke with Kate Lochte on the festivities.

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Health
3:32 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Baptist Health Paducah, Madisonville Move Forward on "Hospital Within a Hospital" Projects

Credit Baptist Health Paducah, Facebook

Baptist Health locations in Paducah and Madisonville are moving forward with plans for extended-stay hospitals inside their existing facilities.

These long-term acute care hospitals treat critical patients that need more recovery time than others.

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Society
7:25 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Paducah Receives $400k Grant for New Park

Credit Lance Dennee

The Paducah City Commission has introduced an ordinance to accept a $400,000 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for the development of a new park near Fountain Avenue.

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Society
2:13 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Christian County Has One of the Highest Concentrations of Homeless Veterans, Helps Provide Housing

Credit Flickr Commons-Jonathan Greenwald

  With one of the highest rates of homeless veterans in Kentucky, Christian County is working to make it easier for those vets to find housing. 

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Society
1:17 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Calloway County Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony Scheduled for Saturday

Credit WKMS

The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are sponsoring a patriot grave marking ceremony for revolutionary war soldier, Private William Bonner, Saturday, April 11.

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