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Taylor Walston

More than a hundred people attended a remembrance ceremony for Marshall County High School shooting victims Wednesday.

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Kentucky utility companies are offering assistance to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown.

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A program that advocates for children in abuse and neglect cases will be coming to Christian County.

Taylor Inman

It’s been one year since the shooting at Marshall County High School. It was 7:57 a.m. when then 15-year-old Gabe Parker allegedly opened fire on his classmates, killing two and injuring more than a dozen. Cloi Kennedy and Hailey Case were freshman at the time and witnessed the shooting. They've been best friends since the 6th grade. Taylor Inman speaks with Kennedy and Case about that day and how their lives have changed since. 

Liam Niemeyer

  Mayfield celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday night at First Lutheran Church with singing, speeches, and the announcement that a defunct, decade-old local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the oldest civil rights organization in America, would be revived in their community.

 

The former president of the chapter, Virginia Langford, announced for the first time they have the needed 50 members to restart after years of effort to bring the group back.

 

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A civil rights leader gave an impassioned speech in front of thousands as he urged Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee and others in attendance to not just love Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy but act.

The Tennessean reports the Rev. William Barber II delivered a fiery and sometimes adversarial speech Monday in Nashville at an event honoring King. Barber is the co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign.

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Workers at federal prisons in Kentucky are among those feeling the financial pressure of the partial federal government shutdown. A nurse who works at a prison in Fayette County said working without pay is raising the level of stress for employees.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and the most visible spokesperson of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated annually on the third Monday of January, WKMS will be featuring two specials celebrating his life and legacy.

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three day celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kicks off Wednesday in Bowling Green with an event at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. A youth night on Sunday and series of gatherings on Monday will follow.

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'What do you want to be when you grow up?' A question heard frequently in childhood, most will respond with dream careers of firemen, astronauts, ballerinas, or world famous athletes. As children enter adolescence and adulthood, their answers often shift. Michael Bordieri, MSU professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss the importance of continuing to evaluate that question no matter how old you are. 

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