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This week’s edition:

Gun Sales Up after Murray Home Invasion 
Murray, KY ~ A July 12th home invasion left Murray homeowner and businessman Chuck Wynn and one of his alleged assailants injured after an exchange of gunfire. Murray police have charged two men with attempted murder in the incident and four others in connection with the break-in. Chris Taylor sits down with Wynn to talk about what happened that night and looks into the impact something like this has on a community and its gun sales.

A Mom and Life Skills Coach, all in one
Murray, KY ~ Any parent knows caring for children is a full time job. And for Pam Rockwell of Murray that’s how she earns her living caring for her daughter. After she worked with the state to develop a care plan for her 14-year-old daughter Hannah, who has Down’s Syndrome, Rockwell became her certified Life Skills Coach. Rebecca Feldhaus reports on what this plan means for Pam and Hannah’s future.

Christian Co. NAACP Branch President reacts to recent Tea Party headlines 
Hopkinsville, KY ~ Christian County, Kentucky, has one of the highest per capita populations of African-Americans in the Jackson Purchase. Hopkinsville/Christian County NAACP Branch President Reverend John Banks spoke with Todd Hatton from his office in Hopkinsville about his reaction to the resolution, the Tea Party response, and what he thinks the Tea Party’s forum on racism may accomplish.

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July 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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morning edition [crawling edition]

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“The question isn’t why did the caterpillar cross the road but how? Researchers have discovered that at least one species of caterpillar precedes each step with a thrust of its gut.”

~NPR gets out the microscope.

KENTUCKY~ A real-life MySpace date in Draffenville (with an underage girl) lands a Louisiana man on rape charges. Madisonville Police quickly diffuse a hostage situation. Murray-Calloway’s Chamber of Commerce hands out some awards. State Budget Director is ‘cautiously optimistic‘ about the Commonwealth’s fiscal future and the Education Commissioner wants to reorganize his department. Jack and Rand stab each other (with words).

TENNESSEE~ A jury finds a Clarksville mom guilty of  killing her baby. Army Corps of Engineers: Please, public, comment on our critical report. APSU joins Hopkinsville Community College to offer a green occupation degree. Early voters are coming out in droves.