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2:58 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Paducah School of Art and Design Seeking Community Video Clips for Holiday Project

Pictured: Paul Aho, Dean of the Paducah School of Art and Design
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The Paducah School of Art and Design is partnering with the Paducah Power System to add a more visual element to the annual holiday display at Noble Park. PSAD Dean Paul Aho stopped by WKMS for a Sounds Good interview to explain the project.


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11:50 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Employers Can't Skip Insurance Coverage For Hospitalization

Some employers said that leaving out hospital coverage helped protect low-wage workers from big deductibles.
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Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:44 am

Closing what many see as a loophole that could trap millions of people in sub-standard insurance, the Obama administration said Tuesday that large-employer medical plans lacking hospital coverage will not qualify under the Affordable Care Act's toughest standard. It also offered relief to workers who may be enrolled in those plans next year.

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12:21 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Murray-Calloway Parks Referendum Voted Down

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A referendum that would have raised over $1 million in much needed repair funds for Murray-Calloway County parks has been voted down.

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1:52 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

More Scrutiny Coming For Medicare Advantage, Obamacare

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 11:29 am

Federal officials are planning a wide range of audits into billing and government spending on managed health care in the new fiscal year, ranging from private Medicare Advantage groups that treat millions of elderly to health plans rapidly expanding under the Affordable Care Act.

The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, which investigates Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, said it would conduct "various reviews" of Medicare Advantage billing practices with an eye toward curbing overcharges. Results are due next year.

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9:22 am
Tue November 4, 2014

To Prevent Kidney Stones: Go Easy On Soda And Drink Lots Of Water

To keep kidney stones at bay, drink plenty of cool, clear water.
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Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:42 am

If you've had a kidney stone and want to spare yourself the agony of a repeat episode, here's some simple advice: Drink more water.

In a guideline published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians recommends increasing fluid intake and spreading throughout the day.

It may take eight to 10 glasses of water over the course of a day to comply. The recommendation calls for achieving at least 2 liters of urine a day.

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5:16 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Commentary: "The Art of Caregiving" and an Alzheimer's Support Group in Murray

Constance Alexander

Working with an Arts Access Grant titled "The Art of Caregiving" from the Kentucky Arts Council, Murray author Constance Alexander is coordinating collaborators across arts agencies and healthcare providers in a positive community conversation about patients and caregivers at the end of life. There's a public forum at the Calloway County Public Library at 710 Main Street in Murray, Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Alexander's commentary relates to these community activities focusing on a new support group in Murray.

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1:30 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Heating Assistance Program Accepting Applications

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West Kentucky Allied Services begins its heating assistance program today.

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1:06 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Fire Officials Respond to Calloway County Home Explosion

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The Kentucky Fire Marshal’s investigating a home explosion just outside Murray last night that left one man critically injured. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Bethel Road.

Calloway County Fire officials say the unidentified individual has been air-lifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. 

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6:36 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Arrest Made in Trigg County Quadruple Homicide

Credit Facebook - Joy Champion

Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father, and sister. He is also being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato. State Police has been actively investigating the murders of Joy Champion, Lindsey Champion, Emily Champion and Vito Riservato since they were found at the Champion's residence in Cadiz on October 26th. Since that time, investigators have been gathering evidence and speaking to a number of people culminating enough probable cause for an arrest warrant. 

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4:17 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Don't Forget to Change the Time, Batteries This Weekend

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 1:49 pm

Daylight saving time ends this weekend and most Americans will roll their clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. 

It’s also a good time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors.  Kentucky State Fire Marshal Bill Swope says the number of smoke alarms needed depends on a home’s size and layout.

"We suggest you install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside of each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement," Swope advises.

Swope suggests homeowners consider new technology if they want to cut down on smoke alarm maintenance.

"There are smoke alarms on the market now that have a ten-year battery, so of course if you purchase that, the need to replace batteries every year goes away," adds Swope.

Because this weekend’s forecast has very cold low temperatures, Swope also advises homeowners to check heating appliances to ensure they’re in safe working order.

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