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WKMS Press Releases
2:09 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Media Release: WKMS Cookie Contest Finalists Announced

Murray State’s NPR station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, has narrowed the field of competition to five finalists in its first annual cookie contest. The five cookie makers convene in the food preparation laboratories of MSU’s Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management Program this Saturday. The finalists are:  Patricia Carrico for French Cream Wafers; Erin Carrico for Coconut Butter Cookies; Barbara Cox for Double Chocolate Dream Cookies; Jessica Evans for Macadamia Cookies with Lemon and White Chocolate; and Susie Fenwick for Brown Butter Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Politics
8:16 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Debate continues on Kentucky's economic climate

Graph of supply and demand model
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The federal stimulus package remains a debated item among policy analysts with varying political perspectives.  The subject came up during K-E-T’s Kentucky Tonight Monday.  Jason Bailey with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy says without the recovery act, the nation would still be in full recession.  He admits there’s still room for economic growth.  “But the reason it’s not growing fast enough,” Bailey says, “is there’s not enough demand.  It’s not about business confidence, it’s about consumer demand.  And there’s not enough consumer demand because there are l too many Americans tha

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Morning Cram
7:23 am
Tue September 11, 2012

the morning cram [We Remember edition]

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Today on NPR:

  • One NPR editor learns lessons about 9/11 from her father's West Point Class of '65, the class that would suffer the academy's greatest number of casualties in Viet Nam.
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Society
6:31 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Richie Farmer's house to be auctioned Sept. 24

Former KY Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer
meadecountykygop.org

The one-time Frankfort home of former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will be sold at auction later this month to help satisfy a foreclosure lawsuit against him.  Franklin Circuit Court Master Commissioner Charlie Jones says the auction will be held September 24th at the temporary county courthouse.

Society
6:26 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Williams marriage ending after 9 years

Senate President David Williams
lrc.ky.gov

Kentucky Senate President David Williams and his wife are divorcing after nine years of marriage.  In a statement from Williams’ office Monday, Robyn Williams says the "rough-and-tumble pressures" of politics put "unique and incessant pressure" on their relationship.

Education
6:24 am
Tue September 11, 2012

KY Panel looks at teacher recruitment, preparation

prichardcommittee.org

A team of experts examining ways to improve teacher quality in Kentucky is using its second meeting to discuss recruitment and preparation.  The Prichard Committee Team on Teacher Effectiveness meets today in Frankfort.  Team members will hear from experts and discuss the state's existing programs for teacher recruitment and alternative certification.   The panel was formed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, an education advocacy group based in Lexington. Its goal is to make recommendations for the 2014 legislative session.

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Government
6:05 am
Tue September 11, 2012

KY Agency offers online abuse, neglect reporting

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The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services is offering a new way to report abuse or neglect in non-emergency situations.  The agency that oversees child and adult protection says it has a new web-based portal for reporting suspected abuse or neglect.  The agency says the online system makes it convenient, confidential and secure to report situations that don't need an immediate response.

Education
10:49 am
Mon September 10, 2012

A Conversation with author and educator Berry Craig, 2012 Hammack Banquet Keynote Speaker

Dr. James W. Hammack, Jr.
Murray State University

Todd Hatton speaks with Berry Craig, author of True Tales of Old Time Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Bourbon, and Burgoo and other works of Kentucky history, about his upcoming keynote presentation at this year's Murray State Department of History Dr. James W. Hammack, Junior Memorial Scholarship Banquet.  Information about reservations to attend can be found here.

Morning Cram
8:37 am
Fri September 7, 2012

the morning cram [who do you love? edition]

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Today on NPR:

Your choice for president comes down to whose myths you believe.

In Kentucky:

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Government
8:26 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Matheny abandons TN house speaker challenge

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Tennessee State Representative Judd Matheny says he’s no longer considering a challenge to fellow Republican Beth Harwell for House speaker next year.  Matheny announced last month he was looking into a bid for the House’s top post because he felt marginalized by other GOP leaders.  He says he will instead seek another term in his current position as House speaker pro tempore.

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