Society

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

Society
8:10 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Illinois to improve conditions at youth prisons

Wikimedia Commons

Illinoisis promising to improve safety at its youth prisons and offer inmates better educational and mental health services.  The Department of Juvenile Justice agreed to the improvements after the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois threatened to sue.  The two sides plan to ask a federal judge today to approve their plan, which calls for investigators to study youth prisons for six months and then recommend changes.  The Department of Juvenile Justice houses about 1,000 children and teenagers.  Watchdog groups say many don't get a decent education or proper treatment for mental illn

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Society
8:04 am
Wed September 12, 2012

IL Lt. Gov. takes “no texting while driving” pledge

IL Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon
Wikimedia Commons

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon wants students to stop texting while driving, and to make the point, she signed an "It Can Wait" pledge Tuesday at John A. Logan Community College in Carterville. Simon was part of a ceremony to announce a statewide anti-texting while driving initiative with AT&T Illinois and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The "No Text on Board Pledge Day." initiative is set for September 19th. AT&T is asking drivers to promise never to text and drive again.

Society
12:00 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Lindsey Harlan Speaks on Helping Children Through CASA

Lindsey Harlan

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs are volunteers who are trained to help in cases of child abuse and neglect. Volunteers observe children first hand and report back to the court to help judges make the best decision in family court cases. Kentucky has 2o CASA programs. In 2010, they served a little over 2,000 children. Funding for these programs comes from donations and grants, and directly contributes to how many children they may serve. 

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Society
6:31 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Richie Farmer's house to be auctioned Sept. 24

Former KY Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer
meadecountykygop.org

The one-time Frankfort home of former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will be sold at auction later this month to help satisfy a foreclosure lawsuit against him.  Franklin Circuit Court Master Commissioner Charlie Jones says the auction will be held September 24th at the temporary county courthouse.

Society
6:26 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Williams marriage ending after 9 years

Senate President David Williams
lrc.ky.gov

Kentucky Senate President David Williams and his wife are divorcing after nine years of marriage.  In a statement from Williams’ office Monday, Robyn Williams says the "rough-and-tumble pressures" of politics put "unique and incessant pressure" on their relationship.

Speaker's Corner
9:34 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week

The Murray State University Alliance hosted "Conversation and Dessert" with Gautam Raghaven, Associate Director of Public Engagement and LGBT Liasion for the White House on September 10th. Listen to the full conversation with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bonnie Higginson here.

For more information, visit murraystate.edu.lgbt.

Crime
2:04 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Murray State Basketball Player Arrested

Lance Allison, goracers.com

A Murray State University basketball player was arrested yesterday after he allegedly struck two people with his vehicle intentionally. Murray Police Spokesman Scott Svebakken says Zaveral “Zay” Jackson faces two counts of first degree assault. Police arrested Jackson while responding to reports of an altercation in the Murray WalMart parking lot. MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward had no comment about Jackson’s arrest. Jackson is a sophomore at Murray and played in every game of last year’s 31-2 season.

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Society
8:49 am
Mon September 10, 2012

MSU campus robbery suspect sought

nse.org

Murray State University Police are looking for a suspect in an assault and robbery that took place on campus Friday night.  Authorities say two males assaulted and took valuables from the victim near Hester College around 10 p.m.  Police identified two suspects and have one in custody. 

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Society
9:00 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Chip Hutcheson Talks Newspaper Career

Chip Hutcheson

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inducted three west Kentuckians to the ranks of other great Kentucky Journalists: D.J. Everett of WKDZ/WHVO radio in Cadiz, Murray State University professor emeritus Dr. Robert McGaughey, and Chip Hutcheson of The Times Leader and The Eagle Post. Today we continue a series of conversations with these gentlemen.

For Hutcheson, journalism is a family business. His parents bought what was then the Princeton Leader when he was 10 months old, and he grew up helping in the newspaper offices.

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