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Government
7:01 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Tennessee halts work on I-69 corridor

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Tennessee officials say they’re putting a hold on their state’s segment of the proposed Interstate 69 corridor until the federal government provides more money for the project.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation hasn’t made an official announcement about the delay, but TDOT spokeswoman B.J. Doughty tells the Commercial Appeal some kind of federal promise on I-69 is needed. 

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Education
6:48 am
Wed December 26, 2012

New McCracken Co high school reaching naming rights deals

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The new McCracken County High School has reached deals to sell naming rights to their gymnasium and on-campus field houses.  They’re also seeking sponsors willing to pay up to $200,000 to name the football stadium.

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Government
6:41 am
Wed December 26, 2012

LBL to see $1 million budget cut

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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will have to cut a million dollars from its annual operating budget following across-the-board budget reductions for all national parks.  LBL Area Supervisor Bill Lisowsky says this means some smaller roads along with Jones Creek and Rushing Creek campgrounds will be closed.

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WKMS Press Releases
11:12 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Listeners Exceed WKMS Fall Fundraiser and New Member Goal

Contributors to Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS, exceeded the fall fundraiser goal of $130,000 in community support on October 31, 2012. A total of 1,104 contributions came from new and renewing donors from fifteen states.

Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd says, “WKMS set a goal of 150 new members for this fall’s membership campaign, and we are delighted to report that 175 listeners became members for the first time ever.  Our long-standing renewing contributors are pleased to know our sustaining membership is growing.”

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WKMS Press Releases
4:58 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

WKMS Celebrates with Company for the Holidays

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, continues Company for the Holidays, the annual series of special music and storytelling programs for public radio enthusiasts during the holiday season. The special series continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of special holiday radio features. There are two features airing the second week of December.

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WKMS Press Releases
3:25 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

WKMS Presents Splendid Music and Storytelling for the Holidays

Each year Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, broadcasts its annual series of special music and storytelling programs for the holiday season.  Company for the Holidays begins Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year's Day 2013 and includes over 40 hours of radio features not broadcast elsewhere in this region. 

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WKMS Press Releases
3:12 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Sounds Good Wreath Contest Winners

Wreath Contest 2012 Waterfield Library

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has announced winners of its holiday wreath making contest. Wreaths are on display in Murray State’s Waterfield Library through the end of November and then most go to Murray Calloway County Hospital to decorate for the holiday season. Images of all wreaths are also on the WKMS Facebook page.

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Politics
1:51 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Watkins and Crockett offer differing visions on taxes in 3rd District Candidate Forum

KY 3rd District State House candidates Jason Crockett (R) and Gerald Watkins (D) with moderator Todd Hatton
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Kentucky 3rd District State House candidates, Republican Jason Crockett and Democrat Gerald Watkins, join moderator Todd Hatton for a discussion on their respective approaches to  making the Commonwealth more "business-friendly," improving regional infrastructure, and tax reform.

Society
11:28 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Todd Hatton speaks with Dr. Gerry Mooney of The Open University in Scotland

Dr. Gerry Mooney
http://www.open.ac.uk The Open University

Dr. Gerry Mooney is on the Social Sciences faculty of The Open University in the United Kingdom.  This week, he came to Murray State to speak about national identity, devolution, and Scottish independence.   He also stopped by our studios to talk with Todd Hatton about how these three things will become more significant as democracy continues to develop around the world.

Arts
12:09 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

The Master at Maiden Alley Cinema

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This week, Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema presents The Master, the story of a troubled World War Two veteran, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who falls under the sway of the charismatic leader of a movement that bears an uncanny resemblance to Scientology.  But director Paul Thomas Anderson intends this film to be much more than just a critique or analysis of a controversial religion.  Todd Hatton and Maiden Alley Cinema’s Larry Thomas take a look at The Master.

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