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WKMS Fundraiser
5:34 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Special New Member Gift!

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As a gift for new members*, we're offering the WKMS News documentary "West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail." The hour-long special takes listeners around the Four Rivers Region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. The special takes listeners around the Four Rivers Region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. This special presentation originally aired on March 3, at 9 a.m. and is available in a special CD package as a gift for new members.

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WKMS Sounds Good
5:33 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

See Who's on Sounds Good This Week

Sounds Good: The Week of August 26

Monday: Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator Jody Cofer also chairs the Murray Human Rights Commission, and we speak with Cofer for the 11:15 interview on Sounds Good today - the topic is bullying in the workplace. And at 12:15 we welcome Annie Vandiver to Sounds Good. She's with the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State and is planning the annual AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day at Miller to raise scholarship funds for women in the TSM program.

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West Kentucky High Iron
9:00 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Remembering Railroad Detective Richard Kelley

Former prosecutor, FBI Agent, and Paducah mayor Albert Jones at the site of Illinois Central Special Agent Richard Kelley's murder, the former South IC Yard in Paducah.
John Paul Henry Photography

On an unseasonably cool May night in 1935, railroad special agent Richard Kelley was gunned down by thieves trapped in a freight car in Paducah's south Illinois Central yard.  Todd Hatton speaks with Kelley's daughter about his legacy, and with the former prosecutor and Paducah mayor who wants to make sure the policeman is remembered.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:57 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Non-Commercial, Educational Station WKMS Fundraising Underway

Murray, KY. Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS is engaging listeners in the first fundraiser of 2013. The on-air portion of the fund drive begins March 6 and continues through March 16 with special guests and gifts.

WKMS Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “Listeners who get in touch with us, with or without a commitment, by March 5 are included in an iPad Mini Giveaway on March 6.”

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WKMS Press Releases
3:06 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

WKMS Premieres West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail

Former Paducah Mayor Albert Jones at the Paducah & Louisville Railway yard. Photo Copyright John Paul Henry 2013, www.johnpaulhenry.com

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS presents the first program in its new “Sounds Good Documentary Series” with the airing of West Kentucky High Iron: The Story of Four Rivers Rail on Sunday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m.

The hour-long documentary takes listeners around the four rivers region exploring the rail industry’s history and how this method of transportation has touched people’s lives. Rail historian Cliff Downey and WKMS Producer Todd Hatton connect the segments with reflections recorded while riding the historic “City of New Orleans” Amtrak line from Carbondale, IL to Fulton, KY.

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Government
8:26 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Louisville lawmaker pushing KY dating violence bill

Kentucky Capitol Building
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A Louisville lawmaker is pressing for changes to Kentucky's domestic violence laws to allow them to apply to dating couples.  Democratic Senator Denise Harper Angel says 48 other states already have amended their domestic violence laws to protect victims of dating violence and she says the Commonwealth should follow suit.  

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Government
8:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

TN Supreme Court to recognize pro bono work

Tennessee Supreme Court Building
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In an effort to prod more attorneys to provide free legal assistance to people who can't afford a lawyer, the Tennessee Supreme Court has announced it will begin giving special recognition to lawyers who spend at least 50 hours doing pro bono work. 

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Government
8:17 am
Wed February 13, 2013

TN House takes up parking lot guns bill

Tennessee State Capitol Building
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Tennessee House leaders who last year fended off a bill to overrule businesses seeking to ban firearms in their parking lots appear to be giving up the fight. House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick says he and fellow Republicans just want to put the measure behind them so they can move on to other more pressing issues.  

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Government
8:14 am
Wed February 13, 2013

KY Senate OKs bill allowing Election Day liquor sales

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A Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at Kentucky’s restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day would be lifted under legislation the Senate passed Tuesday.  The measure would allow alcohol sales during the hours that polls are open.  It’s will now be taken up by the House.  Kentucky and South Carolina are the only two states that have such bans in place. In the past five years, similar bans have been lifted in Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Utah and West Virginia.  Similar measures filed in the Commonwealth in past years have failed.

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Government
8:12 am
Wed February 13, 2013

KY House moves bill to screen senior care workers

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The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday requiring criminal background checks for prospective nursing home employees.  Applicants' names and fingerprints would be run through state and national databases.  Bill sponsor, Democrat Carl Rollins, says the Commonwealth would get $3 million in federal grant money to initiate the program and fund it until May 2014. The program would then cost the state about a million a year.  

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