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7:39 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Lourdes Holds Grand Opening for Hospice Care Center

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Lourdes Hospital held a grand opening Sunday for the new $5 million Lourdes Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

The 10,000 square foot facility for end of life care features 10 patient suites with patios, staffed by a team of specialty-trained hospice staff.

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Society
1:30 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Workers Recovering after Explosion at Moonshine Distillery

Silver Trail Distillery's "LBL's Most Wanted" moonshine product line
Credit Silver Trail Distillery Facebook

Two men are recovering at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee after Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery exploded Friday morning.

The distillery is attributing the explosion to a “massive equipment failure." An investigation is ongoing.

Society
9:05 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Louisville Metro Council Approves Needle Exchange Program

Credit Eric Molina, Wikimedia Commons

Without debate, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously approved a measure Thursday evening giving local health officials approval to start a needle exchange program.

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Society
2:50 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

New Churchill Downs Track Announcer Prepares For ‘Horse Race of Horse Races’

Credit Churchill Downs

This Saturday night, Travis Stone will make his debut as the new track announcer at Churchill Downs.

A week later, he’ll call the biggest race in sport—the Kentucky Derby—before a crowd of more than 150,000 people.

Stone is just the eighth person in the track’s long history to hold the job, and at age 30, is also the youngest.

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Society
11:28 am
Wed April 22, 2015

MSU Professor Researches How Personal and Private Chefs Find Their Identity as Professionals

Dr. Alexandra Hendley
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We continue a new series of reports called Racer Scholar Profiles, highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our sixth guest is Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Alexandra Hendley, whose studies about how personal and private chefs see themselves as professionals and may even suggest other research into how students are advised to "follow their passions." Dr. Henley speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Society
10:53 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Poll: Rural Illinoisans Predict Gloom, Doom In Their Economic Future

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Western Illinois University's Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs has found people living in small communities in the state have a gloomy outlook for their future.

The institute’s Director Christopher Merrett said rural areas are often overlooked in comparison to more urban places like Chicago and his team is investigating ways to bring life back to these small towns.

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Society
2:47 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

JPEC Elects Dennis Cannon as New President/CEO

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The Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation’s board of directors has selected Dennis Cannon to serve as the company’s new president and CEO.  

The board approved his appointment unanimously during a recent meeting at the cooperative’s Paducah headquarters.  

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Society
8:28 am
Tue April 21, 2015

WKMS Spring Fundraiser Goal Met in Record Time! Thank You!

Goal met during Morning Edition on April 21, 2015. In the photo: Kaylan Thompson, Tracy Ross, Jenni Todd, Helen Roulston, Kate Lochte Asia Burnett, Matt Markgraf
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In a flurry of calls just before 8 a.m. on Morning Edition, listeners have come together to finish the WKMS Spring Fundraiser in a record 6 days, raising $110,000 in community support! What a great way to celebrate 45 years of being on the air. We're still sounding good because our listeners keep it that way. Thank you to everyone who gave this Spring, to our Sustaining members who give all year, to everyone who gave before the on air drive got started, to our Underwriters, to our Volunteers, to our food and gift donors, and to our licensee Murray State University. We're here for you and because of you. Excellent work everyone. Get some rest, keep listening, and make great radio!

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Society
1:09 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Thousands to Gather in Paducah for Quilt Week

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 An estimated 30,000 quilt enthusiasts are flocking to Paducah for Quilt Week 2015. 

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Society
5:44 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Murray's Gentry House Hosts Derby Party Fundraiser

Dr. Robert Lyons and Kimberly Mason on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray's Gentry House holds a Derby Party fundraiser on May 2, benefiting its residential service for homeless families with children. Director Kimberly Mason and Board Member Dr. Robert Lyons join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with more about the party, an overview of Gentry House services and dreams for its future.

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