Kentucky State Police Post 1 Officer Jay Thomas visits Tracy Ross on Sounds Good fore details on the Click It or Ticket campaign across the U.S. and Commonwealth. The effort is to bring awareness to the issue of wearing seatbelts. Thomas says he'd much rather see people buckled up at traffic checkpoints than give tickets. Thomas says much of the traffic fatalities in 2013 involved victims who weren't wearing seatbelts.
Many Kentucky children living with grandparents have gone through traumatic experiences according to A University of Kentucky study.
The report found 73% of children living in grandparent-led families had suffered from at least one traumatic experience. Substance abuse, maltreatment, and parent incarceration were the top three reasons these children lived with a grandparent.
Lone Oak fifth-grader Morgan Guess is one of 10 winners of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
The awards go to American students for their outstanding achievements in community service. Guess is being nationally recognized for working with her mother to focus local, state and national attention on the problem of bullying.
We often talk about income as if it's this fixed thing. Those people over there are the 1 percent. These over here live in poverty. That other group is the people in the top 20 percent. That's not the way it is.
The Kentucky chapter of Amnesty International is holding training and advisement seminars across Kentucky, to coordinate grassroots efforts addressing human rights issues locally, nationally and abroad. Area Coordinator Jessica Evans and incoming Murray State group coordinator Ben Linzy speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about some of the recent efforts of Amnesty Murray, after the recent national conference "Bringing Human Rights Home," which Evans attended.
Murray's Downtown Saturday Market on the court square opens for the season May 17, featuring dozens of vendors selling locally grown vegetables, meats, bread, hand-made soaps, crafts and more. Erin Carrico, Autumn Denton and Mark Welch join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good for a preview of what's to come to this year's market.
Stroll through martini stations in Paducah's Market House Square in the 3rd Annual SpringTini fundraising event hosted by Heartland CARES, Inc. It's an evening under the stars with all proceeds benefiting patient care and services at Heartland Cares, Inc. a non-profit organization providing comprehensive, client-centered, healthcare, support services, prevention education, and HIV testing. Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Andrew Halford about the event on Sounds Good.
Murray Rotarian Keith Travis offers a direct avenue for assisting post-tornadic restoration of normalcy or close to it for those who lost their homes or livelihoods in Little Rock, Arkansas earlier this week. Little Rock's Rotary Club 99 is going to be the local fiduciary for donations. Rotary clubs throughout the Purchase are providing collection points for checks and cash. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.