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6:36 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Paducah Race Unity Group Shows "Racial Taboo" This Weekend @ MAC, Meet the Director

Racial Taboo film poster
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The late Connie Donley's family and friends in Paducah continue her passionate interest in race unity with a roll-out of many events in coming weeks, all intended to get black and white people talking about race together. They found a project for a perfect opener. Brian Grimm, director of the film Racial Taboo, visits Paducah, dines with the Race Unity Group tonight, speaks with the Paducah Sun and helps with the first four showings of his creation set for this weekend at Maiden Alley Cinema. Kate Lochte speaks with Grimm on Sounds Good.

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Society
2:35 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Why Are People More Dismissive Of Smokers Than Those Who Are Overweight?

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More Kentuckians are supportive of higher insurance rates for smokers than for those who are obese, according to a new health issues poll.

The Foundation for a Health Kentucky conducted the study which found a majority of non smokers and former smokers agree higher rates are justifiable for smokers.

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Society
1:47 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Marshall County Alcohol Sales Advocates Confident There Will Be a Vote

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With about 6 weeks before deadline, the Marshall County Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has around 60 percent of the signatures it needs to put alcohol sales to a vote.

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Society
1:17 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Website Tracking Evansville Area Business Attitudes Toward LGBT Community Seeking to Expand

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An online tool with information about Evansville-area businesses and their attitudes towards LGBT customers and employees is looking to expand.

The Map Evansville website is the brainchild of University of Southern Indiana psychology professor Amie McKibban, who asks business owners to fill out a survey, with the results shared online.

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Society
5:17 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Congressman Whitfield Satisfied With Progress in LBL Logging Controversy

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Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield met with county and Forest Service officials today to discuss the ongoing logging controversy at Land Between the Lakes. Last Tuesday the Forest Service announced plans to temporarily halt timber harvest sales and to modify existing logging contracts in the area after 3 months of public opposition to the land management technique.

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Society
12:19 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Former WKMS Reporter Jim Burress Talks New Experiences in NPR

Jim Burress (left) and Chad Lampe (right).
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Monday, Murray State kicks off a two-day seminar on business reporting called "Show Me the Money: Topic in Business Journalism."

Jim Buress of Atlanta's NPR Station WABE is the event's chief presenter.

He first got started in public radio here at WKMS, and he earned his Master's Degree at Murray State.

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Crime
6:04 am
Mon April 6, 2015

3 Still at Large after Escape from Marshall County Jail

Gage Jobe, Jeremiah Nicholas and Travis Bonapfel
Credit Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police and other law enforcement agencies are searching for three men who escaped from the Marshall County Jail over the weekend.

Gage Jobe, Jeremiah Nicholas and Travis Bonapfel all walked away from the jail Saturday. If you see them, contact KSP at 1-800-222-5555 or 270-856-3721.

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Society
5:29 am
Fri April 3, 2015

President Obama Wants More Programs Like Code Louisville

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In his first visit to Louisville while in office, President Obama on Thursday evening announced a new federal initiative called TechHire.

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Society
5:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

LBL Officials to Alter Logging Plans in Response to Public Outcry

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After months of public outcry and a meeting with officials in Washington D.C. about logging at Land Between the Lakes, the Forest Service at LBL is altering its logging plans.

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Society
4:37 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Connected Warriors Yoga Program Helps De-Stress Veterans

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Murray is home to a free yoga space for veterans and their families as part of the Connected Warriors program.

Instructor Gayle Rogers spoke with Kate Lochte about her experiences with the program that looks to de-stress former soldiers.

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