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9:45 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Hopkinsville Police Investigating Death of 2-Year-Old Hit by Train

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  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old Hopkinsville boy who was hit by a train Monday while walking with his dog.

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Infrastructure
6:20 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Returns

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The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed operation at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, after being closed for nearly two months. The ferry closed November 18th, with officials thinking it would be out of operation for a few weeks. Instead, the closure lasted over two months.

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Society
9:52 am
Tue January 20, 2015

[VIDEO] MLK Day March in Paducah

Lance Dennee

Hundreds gathered yesterday at Paducah’s Cherry Civic Center for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. march to the King Memorial on Park Avenue. WKMS Reporter Lance Dennee documented the event. 

Society
2:25 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Child Struck by Train in Hopkinsville Dies

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A young boy has been killed after he was struck by a train this morning in Hopkinsville.

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Society
9:10 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Ky. Human Rights Commission Director Reflects, Looks Ahead on MLK Day

John J. Johnson
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The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights’ director says protecting against sexual orientation discrimination is the next step in the civil rights campaign.  John J. Johnson says the commission has been focused in recent years on extending fairness ordinances in local communities throughout the commonwealth.

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Society
5:04 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Yeiser Art Center Kicks Off "Team Spirit" Competition Sunday

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Paducah's Yeiser Art Center hosts a high school art competition annually with cash awards. On Sunday, "Team Spirit" opens with an awards reception from 2 to 4 P.M.

Bill Ford of Bill Ford Interiors, Inc. is providing the award funds; he sat down to speak with Kate Lochte about his involvement.

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Society
4:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

MSU Hosting Summer Art Workshop in June

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Each year, Murray State University hosts a hands-on Summer Art Workshop that allows students to express their creativity through several different mediums, all while learning more about the craft and its history.

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Society
4:47 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Fmr. Maker's Mark CEO: "This Is the First Time That We’ve Had Our Enemies Not Trying to Kill Us"

Bill Samuels Jr.
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Former president of Maker’s Mark Bill Samuels Jr. says that Kentucky’s so-called bourbon boom still has a couple years of exponential growth in it.

Samuels spoke Thursday on the campus of Murray State University, where he said the boom is partly a result of distillers taking their business back in their own hands.

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Society
2:05 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

53% of Kentuckians Think E-Cigarettes Should Be Taxed Like Traditional Cigarettes

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Most adult Kentuckians believe e-cigarettes should be taxed similarly to regular cigarettes, according to poll results released Thursday.

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Society
7:20 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Madisonville Man Receives Martin Luther King Citizenship Award

Timothy Thomas
Credit Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

The Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has named a Madisonville man the recipient of this year’s Martin Luther King Citizenship Award.

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