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2:01 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

KSP Trooper on 'Click it or Ticket' Effort

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.

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Society
9:18 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Many Children Living with Grandparents have had Traumatic Experiences

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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. 

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Society
4:20 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Paducah Fifth-Grader Nationally Recognized for Anti-Bullying Efforts

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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. 

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Society
2:17 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Most Americans Make It To The Top 20 Percent (At Least For A While)

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Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 2:07 pm

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.

While economic mobility hasn't increased in this country over the past few decades, there is still churn. Lots of people move up and down the income ladder over the course of a career.

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Society
1:34 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Amnesty Murray Group Brings Human Rights Home

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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.

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Society
1:24 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Downtown Saturday Market Opens This Month in Murray

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.

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Society
3:06 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

SpringTini: A Martini Sampling Fundraiser for Heartland CARES

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.

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Jobs
12:24 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Ashland to Cut 800 Jobs, Calvert City Not Affected

Calvert City's Ashland Inc. chemical plant won't be affected by a planned cut of 800 jobs by the Covington, Ky.-based company.

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Society
8:11 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Illinois Residents Have Highest Rate of Discontent

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Half the people in Illinois are eager to move to another state, according to a new Gallup poll. The Land of Lincoln has the highest rate of discontentment among the states.

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Society
4:26 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Local Rotaries Offer Ways to Help Arkansas Tornado Recovery Efforts

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.

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