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4:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Paducah Philanthropist Louis Myre Leaves Behind Legacy of Non-Profit Support

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Long-time Paducah philanthropist Louis Myre died yesterday morning leaving behind a legacy of robust faith-based and arts organizations.

Market House Theater Director Michael Cochran said the Carson Myre Charitable Foundation that Myre and his wife Jane Carson Myre established has allowed the theater to expand its children’s programming. Cochran said the operational funding from the foundation is a rare find for groups like his.

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Society
3:04 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Red Cross May Close Local Chapters as Part of Restructuring Plan

    

The American Red Cross is looking to restructure its presence nationwide by merging some of its smaller chapters, which could mean the closure of some in our region.

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Society
12:18 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Latest Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductees to be Announced in Bowling Green

WKU's Carroll Knicely Conference Center.
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The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is in Bowling Green this week to announce the latest inductees into the state’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

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Society
7:14 am
Tue October 14, 2014

McCracken Co. Animal Shelter Keeps Euthanasia Policy

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The McCracken County Animal Shelter will continue with their current euthanasia policy even though overcrowding remains a problem. At a fiscal court meeting Monday night, Animal Shelter Director Ryan Brown said the shelter will follow the current policy of only euthanizing sick, injured, or dangerous animals as long as possible.

“First and foremost, I would do as much as I can to ensure no dogs are put down, as long as they’re what we would consider adoptable,” Brown said. “I don’t want a dog to spend months upon months upon months in a crate.”

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Society
3:58 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Understanding Medicare Open Enrollment Options

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Open enrollment for Medicare is October 15 through December 7. Plans will go in effect January 1. The Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free service that provides information, counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled individuals needing to sign up for Medicare. SHIP doesn't sell health insurance products, but offers guidance. Program Coordinator Kellie Oliver joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to explain the upcoming open enrollment.

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Society
5:48 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Clarksville "Marriage Market" Hot Spot

Downtown Clarksville
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The Clarksville area straddling the Kentucky-Tennessee border has the nation’s highest concentration of employed single young men, with a ratio of 145 employed bachelors to every 100 women. 

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Society
3:51 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

West Kentucky Coal: Places, People, and Power

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This documentary originally aired Sunday, September 1st, 2013.

In 2013 for the first time in over 50 years West Kentucky coal mines produced more than their eastern counterparts. Coal companies employ more than 4,000 people in 10 west Kentucky counties, and more than 90% of Kentucky’s power comes from this ancient mineral. But there is much more beyond these numbers. In the coming hour we explore West Kentucky Coal and its people, places and power in this WKMS News Documentary. 

SEGMENT 1 - PEOPLE

In our first story, Chad Lampe and Austin Ramsey head 800 feet below western Kentucky, to Warrior Coal’s Cardinal Mine #2 to uncover what miners do and why they do it.

Then, Whitney Jones speaks with Mike Foster, a retired miner from Greenville, Kentucky, about a less-than-desirable legacy of his career in the coal mines: black lung.  And she discovers that if he could, Foster would go back in a heartbeat.

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Society
6:42 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Paducah Riverfront Hotel Progressing

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The Paducah City Commission got an update Tuesday night on a new downtown hotel that will connect to the Julian Carroll Convention and Expo Center. Paducah Riverfront Development Authority Executive Director Steve Doolittle says the Hilton Garden Inn will give a “stunning” look to downtown.

“I think when PRDA approved the major earthmatic elements we had a very good discussion about getting a hotel that didn’t look like it was an interstate hotel that really fit the urban fabric of downtown Paducah,” Doolittle said.

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Society
4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

CHART: Tennessee, Kentucky Among Toughest States to Live in

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Tennessee and Kentucky are two of the toughest states to live in, according to findings from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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2:47 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Funeral Arrangements Set for Benton Family Killed in Tennessee Car Accident

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Funeral arrangements are tomorrow for a Benton family of four killed over the weekend in a car accident.

Michael, Monica, Joshua and Caleb Cruse were on their way to a family vacation in Gatlinburg when they were struck in a six-car collision on I-40 in Tennessee. 

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