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Archive for March 29th, 2011

Datebook: March 29 – Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified 50 years ago

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Murray Calloway County Hospital Endowment for Healthcare raises funds for the Hospice House Building project with Murray’s first ever half marathon, Saturday April 16.  In addition to runners, volunteers are welcome all day to help with course set-up, water/aid stations, medal distribution, and other jobs.  Get more information at 270-762-1831.

The McCracken County Public Library is now recycling.  It’s at 555 Washington in Paducah.  Bring your used books, shaped cake pans, and books and papers about McCracken.  Bring your batteries & electronic equipment, old cell phones and eye glasses.  And the Library can use your un-used school supplies and coloring books as well as unexpired food items.

Angels Attic Thrift Store in Murray needs inventory.  It sells household items, books, furniture, clothing, CDs, and other items to benefit Angels Community Clinic.  Drop off hours at the rear of the store off Arcadia Drive are 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday.  The store is also able to pick up large donations and yard sale leftovers.

Thanks for helping WKMS even as you assist other non-profits in our region.  Use our secure pledge site online at wkms.org. Thanks again.

morning cram [music clouds edition]

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Amazon has launched a way for consumers to easily access all of their music on all of their devices through a so-called “cloud music service.”

~NPR reports the online retailer’s launch beat Google and Apple to the punch.

KENTUCKY~ Residents want McCracken County officials to oversee the local Humane Society. Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant has a new contractor to convert radioactive waste. Four area high schoolers will have Associate’s degrees when they graduate. A Mayfield man pleads guilty to manslaughter. Boy! Murray sure has grown. Earlington votes today on whether to allow restaurant alcohol sales. Hopkins County’s long-time Circuit Court Clerk is retiring. Gov Beshear signs a bill into law making it easier for top-earners to refinance homes. Some Maker’s Mark bottles will be sealed with gold wax.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville man goes on trial accused of murdering his Fort Campbell soldier spouse two years ago. Low-risk prisoners can now get credit toward their sentences for taking 3-month classes. A House sub-committee will discuss legalizing deer farming.

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