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7:20 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Madisonville Man Receives Martin Luther King Citizenship Award

Timothy Thomas
Credit Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

The Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has named a Madisonville man the recipient of this year’s Martin Luther King Citizenship Award.

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Society
6:35 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Local Distillery to Produce George Jones-Brand Moonshine

Credit Silver Trail Distillery/Facebook

Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery has reached an agreement with the wife of late country singer George Jones to produce a new spirit bearing Jones’ name.

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Society
3:18 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Community Read and Discussion on Caregiving This Sunday at Calloway Co. Library

Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This Sunday, Calloway County Library and the Murray-Calloway Endowment for Health Care present a community read of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Constance Alexander and Sandy Linn join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the event, insight into the grant funding an effort to focus on the needs of the elderly and their caregivers through the arts and their impressions of the book.

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Health
2:50 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Fundraiser Launched for Statewide Mobile Cancer Screening Unit

Credit www.horsesandhope.org / Horses and Hope

The group Horses and Hope and partners are seeking funds for a 40 foot mobile cancer screening unit to travel to underserved areas of the Commonwealth.

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Society
2:42 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Rate of Uninsured People in the U.S. Has Dropped 4.2 Percent Since Insurance Requirements Began

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The uninsured rate has dropped 4.2 percentage points since the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for Americans to have health insurance went into effect last year, according to a Gallup-Healthways Well Being analysis.

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the uninsured rate dropped to 12.9 percent. This is the lowest recorded rate since Gallup-Healthways began tracking the measure daily in 2008.

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Society
11:05 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Warming Centers Open Throughout Region as Temperatures Fall

Credit Liz West (calliope) / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

With cold wind and temperatures falling well below freezing this week, warming centers are opening throughout the region for those without shelter to keep them warm. 

Below is our list of those warming centers:

Murray
St. John’s Episcopal Church
1620 Main Street
A bed, warm meal and breakfast are provided.

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Society
4:28 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Kelley Paul: Book has Nothing to Do With Presidential Politics

Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, promoted her book "True and Constant Friends" to the Bowling Green Republican Women's Club.

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 4:20 pm

The wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul is preparing to roll out her first book. 

Kelley Paul promoted the book titled “True and Constant Friends” to a gathering Tuesday of the Bowling Green Republican Women’s Club.  The book contains essays about inspiring women. 

Mrs. Paul told WKU Public Radio her inspiration to write the book came from her immigrant grandmother who fled poverty in Ireland in 1929 and traveled alone to the U.S. at a young age.

"I've given a lot of speeches about my grandmother since Rand entered politics because to me she is really the American dream story," commented Paul.

The book is set for release in April, around the same time Senator Paul plans to announce whether he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

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Society
4:04 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

New Special Prosecutor Tapped for Van Newberry Trial

Van Newberry and Doug Harnice
Credit Lance Dennee

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has appointed 5th Circuit commonwealth’s attorney Zac Greenwell as the new special prosecutor in former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry’s trial for alleged zoning misconduct.

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Society
7:13 pm
Sun January 4, 2015

7-Year-Old Girl Braves Cold Night, Woods as Sole Survivor of Family's Plane Crash

Sailor Gutzler
Credit sailorgutzlerfund.com

Seven-year-old Sailor Gutzler survived a plane crash this weekend in Lyon County, Kentucky, but lost her parents, Marty and Kimberly; her older sister, Piper and cousin Sierra Wilder.

Kentucky State Police Lt. Brent White says when Sailor emerged from the upside-down twin-engine to find help, she was in the middle of the woods, with no houses – or help – in sight.

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Society
2:13 pm
Sun January 4, 2015

NTSB Investigating Site of Plane Crash in Lyon County

KSP Lt. Brent White, NTSB investigator Heidi Moats and another NTSB official at Sunday's news conference

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are now at the site of a plane crash in Lyon County. The twin-engine crash occurred Friday night near Kuttawa, killing four passengers from southern Illinois and leaving 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler as the sole survivor.

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