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6:09 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Former Credit Union CEO Facing Fraud Charges

Christina Pace turned herself in to Montgomery County police last Thursday.
Credit TBI Media

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation indicted a Clarksville woman accused of defrauding the financial institution she led.

TBI Special Agents report that Christina Pace, as Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Credit Union, altered monthly balance sheets over the course of nearly 2 years, costing Gateway a net loss of approximately 400 thousand dollars. Additionally, 

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Society
4:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

MCCH Breaks Ground on Long-in-Development Hospice House

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital has broken ground on the new Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, seven years after the hospital's board of trustees first began to entertain the idea of building a hospice facility.

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Society
11:52 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Columbia Theater Receives $25,000 Donation

Columbia Theater
Credit Columbia Club

The Columbia Club has received a $25,000 donation, made through the Community Foundation of West Kentucky, to aid in restoration of the Columbia Theater in Downtown Paducah.

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Society
6:55 am
Wed June 11, 2014

New Law Passed on Poker Runs in Illinois

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Charity Poker Runs are now under the control of local county governments in Illinois. The law simplifies the permitting process and reduces the fee for charity poker runs to a maximum of 25-dollars.  

Pokers Runs typically involve five pre-determined stops where participants on some sort of vehicle, often motorcycle, draw a playing card or a colored marble in an effort to build a winning poker hand. Governor Pat Quinn signed the Poker Runs law Tuesday at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Marion.  

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Society
1:05 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Kentucky Dam Village Annexation a 'Stretch' This Summer

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The annexation of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to Calvert City was originally predicted to conclude by mid-April, but the ordinance to annex the park has still yet to have its first reading before the city council.

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Society
3:30 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Paducah TeleTech Call Center Now Hiring More Than 300 Jobs

A TeleTech customer service call center in Paducah is now hiring more than 300 employees ahead of its opening next month.

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Society
2:37 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

5K on the Runway, A Fundraiser for Child Watch at Barkley Regional

Stepping Out for Child Watch is hosting a 5K on the Runway fundraiser at Barkley Airport June 14th, followed by an evening with the Murr Vegas All Stars at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Child Watch's mission is to provide a child-friendly environment for the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse victims. On Sounds Good, we learn more about the event from Leadership Paducah Class 27's Tammy Thompson.

Listen to the conversation:

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Society
12:26 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

To keep children healthy, it may take a city that's dirty in just the right way.
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Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 2:57 pm

Babies who are exposed to both bacteria and allergens in the first year of life are less likely to develop asthma and allergies, a study finds.

It's the latest wrinkle in the hygiene hypothesis — the notion that exposure to bacteria trains the infant immune system to attack bad bugs and ignore harmless things like pollen and cat dander.

But what's interesting about this study is that it gets specific; not just any old germs or allergens will do.

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Society
11:50 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Illinois Declares Truce In Cupcake War

Chloe Stirling presents cupcakes to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in his office last month.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 2:27 pm

No one really thinks 12-year-old Chloe Stirling presents a menace to public health.

The Illinois girl has a knack for baking cupcakes and has done pretty well selling them. So well, in fact, that her local newspaper published a story about her earlier this year. That drew the attention of the county health department — which shut her down for selling baked goods without a license or a state-certified kitchen.

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Society
5:28 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

The number of fathers in the U.S. who stay at home with their children has nearly doubled since 1989.
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Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 8:38 am

The number of dads staying at home with their children has nearly doubled in the past two decades, and the diversity among them defies the stereotype of the highly educated young father who stays home to let his wife focus on her career.

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that almost 2 million fathers are at home, up from 1.1 million in 1989. Nearly half of those men live in poverty.

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