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Government
8:59 am
Wed March 21, 2012

KY Bill would require seat belts in 15-passenger vans

The Kentucky House has passed a Senate measure requiring seat belts on vans carrying 15 or fewer passengers.  The bill is intended to strengthen the Commonwealth's seat-belt laws two years after an Interstate 65 crash that claimed the lives of 11 people in a 15-passenger van.  Democratic Representative Hubert Collins proposed the bill in the House. It would change the current law, which applies only to vans that carry 10 or fewer passengers. It passed in that chamber Tuesday.

Government
8:58 am
Wed March 21, 2012

TN Bill ending ID requirement for early voting fails

A proposal to allow people to cast early votes in Tennessee without a photo ID has failed in the state House.  The measure sponsored by Democratic House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh sets up a system for photographing voters at the polling place instead of requiring them to provide government-issued photo identification.  The measure failed Tuesday in the House State and Local Government Committee by one vote.  A separate measure seeking to do away with the state's new photo ID law altogether was delayed for a week.

Government
8:56 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Paducah City Commissioners Go Back on Housing Contract

Paducah City commissioners last night rejected an ordinance that would have changed a property swap agreement with the city’s Housing Authority.  In May 2009, both parties agreed to exchange city property on H.C.

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12:52 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

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History
9:27 am
Fri March 16, 2012

A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Dr. Jonathan Sarna
Spertus.org

Conflict and uncertainty can make life difficult for minorities in the United States.  As we’ve seen, events of the last decade have led some to be suspicious of American Moslems.  This isn’t new in our history.  During the U.S. Civil War, it was Jewish Americans who came under suspicion.  Adding to existing prejudices were broad accusations of trading with Confederates and undermining the Union.  Things came to a head in December 1862 when U.S. Major General, and future President, Ulysses S.

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History
11:51 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The Civil War in the Western Rivers Part 3

In the conclusion of our 2011 documentary about the Civil War in the Four Rivers, Todd Hatton looks at the little-known Battle of Paducah, where Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest first tasted defeat at the hands of African-American Union soldiers.

History
11:47 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The Civil War in the Western Rivers Part 2

In the second installment of our 2011 documentary on the Civil War in the Four Rivers region, Producer Todd Hatton takes us through the Civil War's beginning in our area, and the west's first significant campaign, Forts Henry and Donelson.

History
11:33 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The Civil War in the Western Rivers Part 1

In this special WKMS  News presentation that originally aired on July 21, 2011, Producer Todd Hatton takes us back in time to the eve of war in the Jackson Purchase of 1861.  In this first segment, we find out what kind of place western Kentucky was 150 years ago, and look at the people and issues that brought the Commonwealth into the conflict.

WKMS Press Releases
3:00 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Benny Goodman: King of Swing on WKMS

Media Release: Benny Goodman: King of Swing on WKMS

Date: 01.10.12

Contact: Membership Coordinator Jenni Todd (270-809-4748 or jtodd14@murraystate.edu)

Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State, leader of The Todd Hill Quartet and Todd Hill and his Orchestra, and WKMS Volunteer Todd Hill has created a new 10-part series, Benny Goodman: King of Swing for the regional public media service of Murray State University.  This is Mr. Hill’s second ten-part series for WKMS, having created Diggin’ Duke in 2010.

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Front Page Episodes
4:42 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Front Page PM 2/10/12

On this week's Front Page PM: the Murray State Racers lost their first game of the season last night, but it doesn’t take away from their record setting season, we’ll hear about another record setting basketball team from 60 years ago. Also, this week's Kentucky Legislative Round-Up, how insects cope with cold weather, and a look-back at the Battle of Fort Donelson 150 years ago.

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