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WKMS Press Releases
11:09 am
Thu November 21, 2013

WKMS Exceeds Fundraiser Goal and Provides Food to Community Food Banks

Photo left to right: WKMS Program Director Tracy Ross, Asia Burnett and Roger Reichmuth display this fall’s "Feeding Hungry Minds Sounds Good" logo tee.

Murray, KY- Dedicated WKMS listeners and underwriters topped the station’s autumn fundraising goal on Halloween Day, 2013 by contributing over $130,000 in support for this public radio service that Murray State University has provided the region, with community support, for over four decades.

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Culture
12:15 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Judge Jeff Taylor Offers Presentation on JFK Assassination

The official White House portrait of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Credit Wikimedia Commons

This Thursday, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge, and Murray State alum, Jeff Taylor will give a presentation at MSU entitled, "The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: What Do We Know?"  Taylor will look back over the events of November 22nd, 1963, a date engraved on the American consciousness.  Todd Hatton speaks with Taylor to get a preview of the presentation, and his perspective on what happened that day in Dallas.

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Society
11:02 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Shut Down Wednesday

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting western Kentucky with southeast Missouri will be out of service early Wednesday for required maintenance.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said normal operations should resume by 1 p.m.

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Government
10:42 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Government shutdown worries IL retirees, workers

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The federal government's partial shutdown is worrying some Illinois government workers and retirees involved in a state audit.  Workers in four state health insurance programs need Internal Revenue Service documents to meet a late October deadline proving their dependents should still be eligible for coverage. But the shutdown means the IRS isn’t providing the documentation. 

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Government
10:23 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Corps of Engineers Nashville Dist. to close campgrounds

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The federal government shutdown has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to close all of its campgrounds and day-use parks at noon Friday.  The district had announced that it intended to keep these areas open as scheduled, but they say support to the recreation areas can’t be sustained. 

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Government
12:11 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

All Kentucky State Parks Remain Open During Federal Shutdown

Credit wikipedia

All of the Commonwealth's 49 state parks remain open despite the ongoing federal government shutdown. Kentucky Parks Department spokesman Gil Lawson said it's easy for the public to confuse federally-run parks with those administered by the state.

"Many of our parks-like Barren River-are on Corps of Engineers lakes, and the federal campgrounds may be closed, but the state campgrounds will be open," said Lawson. "Sometimes they share the same lake and the same name, but we're just wanting to get the word out that all state park campgrounds and state park properties are open."

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Government
10:55 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election

Kentucky’s second district state Sen. Bob Leeper says he will not run for re-election in 2014.

The Paducah independent says the decision to step away from office was difficult.

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Government
9:58 am
Tue October 1, 2013

KY Rolls Out kynect

Credit kynect.ky.gov

Open enrollment in the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange officially begins today, almost sixteen months after its creation by executive order from Governor Steve Beshear.  

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Government
9:26 am
Tue October 1, 2013

KY Parks Still Open

Credit parks.ky.gov

Kentucky tourism officials want tourists both in and outside the Commonwealth to know that they’re still open for business.  Despite the federal government shutdown that closed national parks and historic sites, Kentucky’s state parks, state-funded agencies, and welcome centers are open and operating under normal business hours. 

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Politics
11:10 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Louisville tea party leader endorses McConnell

KY U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R)
Credit senate.gov

A Louisville tea party leader has endorsed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for re-election next year.  Marilyn Parker is a member of the Louisville metro council, and she says she has always supported McConnell and that she made today’s (Friday’s) formal public pronouncement to remove any doubts. 

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