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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

Credit Gallup

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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Society
2:01 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Local Nonprofit Offers Community Support for Autism Families

Families on the Spectrum is a support group for families of autistic children with outreach based on love, awareness and acceptance. Krissy Ramey is one of its board members, the parent of an autistic child, and an aggregator of information about real life with autism. Kate Lochte speaks with Ramey about the group and how you can get involved.

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Parks
6:28 am
Mon April 28, 2014

MCC Parks and Recreation Considers Accessible Playground

Credit mymurray.com

The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a special meeting to gather input on a grant to build an accessible playground in the local parks. The meeting is tonight at 6:30 at the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. Last Monday the parks board unanimously approved a motion to apply for a matching federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to help fund the accessible playground. The LWCF grant matches private contributions one-to-one and caps at $75,000 in federal matching funds.

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Society
2:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Paducah Funeral Held for World War II Soldier 69 Years After Missing In Action

The Patriot Guard conducts a flag folding ceremony. The flag was presented to the Carneal family.
Credit Lance Dennee

The remains of a Paducah-native who died during World War II and has been missing for nearly 70 years have finally returned home. 

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) recently announced that the remains of Army Pfc. William T. Carneal, 24, of Paducah, Ky., who has been missing since World War II, have been identified and have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors. 

Governor Steve Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Carneal. 

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Society
12:18 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

"Not My Child" Paducah Town Hall Meeting On Underage Drinking

Community discussions about underage drinking are going on in the Purchase area. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Patrick Withrow and Ms. Ellen Walsh about the Paducah/McCracken Town Hall Meeting at Baptist Health next Monday evening (April 28) being called "Not My Child: A Community Discussion about Underage Drinking."

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Society
4:31 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Kentucky Horse Park Names Interim Director

Credit facebook

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission has chosen Ted Nicholson - no relation to retiring director John Nicholson - to serve as interim director of the Horse Park.

Ted Nicholson will begin his tenure in May and serve until a permanent executive director is hired later this year. He is currently a partner with a horse racing consultant firm.

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Crime
9:05 am
Tue April 22, 2014

(Update - Preliminary Hearing Date Set) Trice Charged with Additional Sexual Offenses

Update:

Trice's preliminary hearing has been set for May 7th.

Original story:

The Murray High School assistant basketball coach and teacher’s assistant charged with five counts of third degree rape against an underage student has been charged with additional sexual offenses. 

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