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5:06 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Ceremony at Wickliffe Mounds Completes Reburial Process for Native American Remains

Chickasaw Dancers at a public ceremony at Wickliffe Mounds
Shelly Baskin WKMS News

Hundreds of people gathered in Wickliffe Kentucky today for a public ceremony to mark the end of a long battle by Native Americans to have their ancestors’ remains reburied in accordance with tribal traditions. The remains were removed from the Wickliffe Native American Burial Mounds by archeologists several decades ago, and at one point were even displayed to the public. Chickasaw Nation Lieutenant Governor Jefferson Keel says the display was disrespectful. He says,

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Society
4:44 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Ham auctioned for $300,000 at KY State Fair

Kentucky State Fair, Facebook

The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $300,000 at a charity auction Thursday. Since 1964, the top ham has been auctioned at the close of the Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast. This year’s top bidder was Louisville optometrist Dr. Mark Lynn.

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School Bullies
4:45 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Author and Anti-Bullying Advocate Jodee Blanco is Helping Bullies and Their Victims

Jodee Blanco

After McCracken county resident Susan Guess found out her daughter Morgan was being bullied at school she and Morgan founded the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation to help get the word out on bullying, and how to stop it. This week the Guess’s foundation is hosting anti-bullying advocate Jodee Blanco. She's author of the book “Please Stop Laughing at Me…” which details the abuse she suffered at the hands of bullies in her youth. Shelly Baskin spoke with Jodee about her campaign to reach out to victims and bullies.

Society
11:08 am
Tue August 21, 2012

UK Launches New Military Suicide Study

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With the rate of suicides among military personnel continuing to rise, a University of Kentucky professor is leading a study to investigate the effect those deaths have on family and friends left behind. Based on previous research, it’s estimated that around 40 percent of Kentuckians know someone who has taken their own life.

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Society
9:14 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Explosives, Guns, Alcohol Found at Trigg County Home

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The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating a Trigg County couple after authorities detonated explosive material they found in sheds at the couple’s home over the weekend. They also confiscated more than 80 gallons of homemade liquor.  Nathan Whitt, 51, and his wife, Beatrix, 48, are charged with manufacturing illegal alcohol. They also face drug and possible weapons charges.

Society
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Paducah Improv Gives Murray Residents a Lesson in How to Be Spontaneous

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Paducah Improv is coming to Murray’s Playhouse in the Park Saturday, August 25th to perform and give a workshop. The group was founded last February and their show “No Baggage” will be their third performance. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with co-founder Chuck Tate about the improv troupe and how it got started.

Society
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Madisonville Native Nadine Turner Reflects on her 95 Years

From time to time on this program, we introduce you to influential people new to our region on our occasional series “Meet and Greet.”  This time, the person we’d like you to meet isn’t new to the area.  Madisonville native Nadine Turner has lived here for years.  In fact, Mrs. Turner is preparing to celebrate her 95th birthday at the end of August.  And she’s certainly been influential.  During World War Two, she served her country as an Army nurse.  Mrs.

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Society
2:20 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

273-pound Watermelon Wins Kentucky State Fair

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A watermelon weighing 273.3 lbs. has won the blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair. Fair spokeswoman Amanda Storment says the watermelon is one of the five largest ever grown and the largest on record in the U.S.

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Healthcare
2:59 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

KentuckyOne Health Terminating Contracts with Coventry Cares

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KentuckyOne Health says it is terminating contracts at all its facilities with Medicaid provider Coventry Cares. KentuckyOne Health says the terminations will be effective November 1st at former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare facilities and on December 1st at former Saint Joseph Health System facilities. Today’s announcement comes after Coventry gave notice that it would not participate at two hospitals owned by the health system — Our Lady of Peace in Louisville and Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

Society
12:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Paducah Among Nation's Sleepiest Cities

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The website SleepBetter.org has ranked Paducah third among the nation’s sleepiest cities. The site got the rankings by analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System. Paducahans averaged 9.6 days of lost sleep each month, and nearly 26 percent reported not getting enough sleep more than half the time. 

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