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2:49 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Western Kentucky Short on Primary Care Physicians, Training Programs

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Under the Affordable Care Act, Kentucky chose to expand Medicaid eligibility, which means an additional 308,000 Kentuckians will qualify for health care coverage Jan. 1.

But with more patients able to visit primary care physicians comes a problem. There aren’t enough doctors.

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Society
7:10 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Former KY Supreme Court Justice Dies

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Funeral services are being held today for former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Thomas B. Spain, who died Saturday at the age of 85.

Spain served on the state's high court from 1991 to 1995 after more than 17 years as circuit court judge in Hopkins and Caldwell counties.

The Messenger reported Spain died at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson near Madisonville.

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Society
4:06 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Still Needed

There's still time for a moment of making people smile and help feed the hungry by being a Salvation Army Bell Ringer in Murray. The effort needs more Bell Ringer volunteers for five upcoming slots: this Saturday and next and the Monday and Tuesday of Christmas week.  Murray Calloway County Hospital Chaplain Kerry Lambert speaks with Kate Lochte.

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Speaker's Corner
1:04 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Speaker's Corner: Ron Crouch Speaks at West Kentucky United for Economic Development Conference

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Ron Crouch, the director of research and statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, spoke at Murray State University's Curris Center Tuesday as part of the West Kentucky United for Economic Development Conference.

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Society
3:20 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Closings & Cancellations Wednesday, December 11

List of closings and cancellations due to weather for Tuesday, December 11. Updated 6:05 a.m.

SCHOOLS:

Ballard County Schools closed

Carlisle County Schools closed

Crittenden County Schools 2 hour delay

Massac County Schools Unit 1 closed

McCracken County Schools closed to students

Union County Schools Closed

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Society
2:01 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Parenthood Project: Holiday Memories and Family Traditions

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Our series "Parenthood Project" strives to address topics important to parents. In this edition, Jenni Todd speaks with radio producer Hillary Frank about her popular parenting podcast, "the longest shortest time," her three-year old daughter, and about holiday memories and family traditions.

See more about "the longest shortest time."

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Weather
6:57 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Winter Weather: Clarksville, TN Reports .4 of Ice and Numerous Power Outages

Snow plow in downtown Paducah.
Credit John Paul Henry

Update Monday Morning

According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd  the region had fog overnight in many counties.  A band of light freezing rain that briefly turned to snow swept across Henderson and Webster counties about 2:00 a.m

Temperatures held in the mid-20s which helped salt to continue thawing roads in the overnight hours. 

However, there are still opportunities for re-freezing, as well as some remaining icy spots that require additional treatment.

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Speaker's Corner
6:13 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Speaker’s Corner: Curris Gives Last Murray State ‘Adventures’ Lecture

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Dr. Constantine Curris speaks at this semester’s final installment of Murray State University’s seminar series, “Adventures: Life and Its Experiences” about events that shaped his life in his early twenties.

The series allows students, faculty, alumni and the community to interact with speakers who have a wealth of academic and entrepreneurial experiences. Speakers will discuss their experiences related to their successes and their challenges.

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Society
7:14 am
Thu December 5, 2013

McConnell Wins Award From National Organization

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was one of two political leaders who received the Crime Fighter Award from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network yesterday.

Democratic U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida also received the honor.

The group's president, Scott Berkowitz, credited McConnell's "extraordinary efforts" for a significant reduction in sexual violence.

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Health
4:26 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Christian County Health Dept. Eyes National Accreditation

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The Christian County Health Department plans to submit documentation in January to become just the 23rd nationally-accredited health department in the country.

Assistant director Laura Hammons says the accreditation would be a boon for the county.

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