Society

Civil Rights
8:45 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Gay Marriage is the Discussion Topic on Kentucky Tonight

ket.org

The head of the Family Foundation of Kentucky says re-defining marriage in the United States would be a ‘tragedy.’  Kent Ostrander joined a discussion on gay marriage on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. He says he believes society benefits from traditional marriages.

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Obituary
8:37 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Local Icon "Hawk" Taylor Passes Away

baseball-almanac.com

A local icon and former Major League Baseball player has passed away. Robert “Hawk” Taylor grew up in Metropolis, Illinois. 

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Crime
8:22 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Death Sentence for Kentuckian Reinstated

wikipedia.org

The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence of a Kentucky man who has been awaiting execution for three decades. 

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Volunteer
8:19 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Paducah Resident Among Governor's Volunteer Award Recipients

Wikimedia Commons

The annual Governor's Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service were presented yesterday to 17 groups and individuals in a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. 

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Tennessee Commerce
8:08 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce to Replace President

wikipedia.org

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is replacing its president following two years of spirited legislative debates over business measures ranging from firearms at the workplace to discrimination against gay employees. 

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Society
7:58 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Workshops on Fair Housing Set for LGBT Families

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is holding three fair housing workshops next week for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and their families. 

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Commentary
1:43 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Coarseness of Our World

Theodore Brewer
Celia Brewer

Local commentator Celia Brewer will commemorate the 112th birthday of her father on June 30th.

Brewer is a writer who lives in Mayfield. She wishes we all lived in a kinder, gentler world.

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Health and Welfare
7:22 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Red Cross Warns of Heat-Related Illness

With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees across Illinois, experts there say it's time to take precautions. American Red Cross experts say signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, sweating and headaches. 

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Society
7:45 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Farmer Puts Home Up for Sale

Ed Reinke AP

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has put his Frankfort home up for sale a month after a bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit on the property. 

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Crime
7:14 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Kerr and Wilson Face Sentencing Today

justice.gov

The pair behind a more than $230,000 dollar embezzlement scandal involving the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Centers face sentencing today. 

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