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12:21 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Paducah Renaissance Alliance unveils new nonprofit partner

The Paducah Renaissance Alliance is unveiling the new face of its nonprofit partner at Paducah’s Barbecue on the River next weekend. The Columbia Club will work to preserve and restore historic sites in Paducah. Paducah Renaissance Alliance director Lisa Thompson says the club’s first project will focus on the historic Columbia Theater. Thompson says Information about The Columbia Club will be available at the Quilt Museum booth next weekend.

Society
9:26 am
Tue September 18, 2012

KY state senator says international events take focus away from domestic issues

Kentucky State Senator Tom Buford
lrc.ky.gov

Unrest in countries around the world makes national as well as international headlines.  One Kentucky lawmaker believes those events have taken some of the focus away from pressing domestic issues.  

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Society
3:49 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Hopkinsville Breaks Ground on New Municipal Center

City of Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville breaks ground tomorrow on the city’s new municipal center. The Hopkinsville City Council recently authorized $8.2 million to fund the project. Administrative Coordinator Nikki Radford says the new downtown location will house the city’s administrative offices, as well as the community development council and the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission.

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Society
9:22 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Judge considers Farmer’s request to lower child support

Wikimedia Commons

A Franklin County judge is weighing whether to grant University of Kentucky basketball star and former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer's request to reduce his child support payments. Family Court Judge Squire Williams heard testimony from Farmer and his ex-wife, Rebecca Farmer, late last week.  Farmer says he is unable to find work due to ongoing health issues and a continuing investigation by the state Attorney General’s office into Farmer’s alleged use of state personnel and resources while heading the agriculture department.

Tourism
9:30 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Fulton's Banana Festival 50 Years Later

It’s been 50 years since Fulton, Kentucky  hosted the first banana festival. This year festival organizers are preparing for what they hope will bring thousands of visitors, and boost morale in a town that's faced some economic hardships recently. Fulton's Ferry Morse Seed Company laid off than 100 employees earlier this year.  Festival organizer Christie Rogers speaks with Chad Lampe about the festival which runs from  Sept 22nd to Sept 29th. Learn more at the banana festival's website.

Society
12:14 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Todd Hatton speaks with futurist Ivan Potter on Sounds Good

Ivan Potter is a futurist and publisher of the West Kentucky Journal.  Mr. Potter has advised Kentucky governors and American presidents on rural development and intergovernmental relations.  Todd Hatton speaks with Mr. Potter about a recent article of his published in the Journal that looks at the effects of the recent drought on our region in terms of hard numbers.

Society
4:37 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Paducah Man Arrested for Arson

McCracken County Jail

A Paducah man is in jail on first degree arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at the home of his estranged wife Wednesday night. Police arrested 44-year-old Norman Landers for violating a domestic violence order when he came to the house after the fire started. Police questioned Landers about the blaze after Fire Marshall Greg Cherry determined the fire’s origin was suspicious. Police say Landers later admitted to starting the fire and is being held in McCracken County Jail. No one was injured in the fire.

Society
3:50 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

MSU Tweeting for the TODAY Show

klgh.today.com

Murray State University is among schools competing to bring the NBC TODAY show's 4th Hour to campus. 

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Society
8:23 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Mowing Employee Injured on US 41 in Christian Co.

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A commercial mowing company employee is being treated at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being run over by a tractor on the right-of-way along US 41 in Christian County late Wednesday.  The worker, who has not been identified, was part of a mowing crew working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on US 41 near Pembroke.

Puppies
11:27 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Puppies Sound Good and Need Homes on WKMS

Puppies Sound Good! The Humane Society of Calloway County's Director Kathy Hodge introduces us to pups needing new homes during the first hour.

Bentlee: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23885905

Bailey: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23137150

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