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In Tennessee, Tourists Rediscover The First President Who Was Impeached

The impeachment of President Trump has revived interest in the first president ever to be impeached over 150 years ago, Andrew Johnson. In Greeneville, Tenn., the site where Johnson's former home is preserved has seen a recent surge in visitors, similar to a spike around the time that former President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998. "We do have a lot of people kind of veering off the highway when they see the brown sign because they recognize Andrew Johnson's name, and that he's the first...

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50 Stories for 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years With You.

Murray, KY – Over 100 evacuees from New Orleans arrived in Murray and are staying at the Woodmen of the World Youthcamp just north of town. Some have left to go stay with family elsewhere. Some have found work here and may end up staying. Others continue to search for missing family members who have been lost since Hurricane Katrina.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear the stories of some of the evacuees.

Murray, KY – The concept goes back literally hundreds of years, and is rooted in British higher education.

So-called "residential colleges" serve to integrate students on a university campus. They form a body of distinct social communities, and are led by faculty, but set up to allow student initiative. Murray State University's eight residential colleges have been operating since the mid-1990's.

Murray, KY – Maker's Mark CEO Bill Samuels, Jr., enjoys telling his family's history in the whiskey business, which pretty much parallels the history of the Commonwealth. He visits his old summer stomping grounds in Paducah Friday, August 19th, to regale guests with tales at a benefit Distiller's Dinner at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center for the Arts.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Samuels explain to Kate Lochte how his father succeeded in making a smoother, sweeter whiskey.

Murray, KY – A German sunroof maker now calls Murray home for part of its worldwide operations.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Gary Scott's update on what they'll be doing and when production will actually begin.

Murray, KY – One of the many challenges for workers who lose their jobs when companies move manufacturing overseas is deciding what to do next. For displaced workers in Mayfield and Murray, help was close at hand.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report on the job dilemma.

Murray, KY – Finding the right niche can mean success for small, local businesses trying to break into the global market. Two Murray companies started small and now sell around the world.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Gary Scott's report on Shane Lee and Sportable Scoreboards.

Murray, KY – Since the fall of 2001, the international student population at universities across America tapered off slightly. Those numbers are now on the upswing at Murray State.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Gary Scott's report on Institute of International Studies participants to find out why they left their homes to attend college in western Kentucky.

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Ohio Valley Outlook: Expect A Slower Regional Economy In 2020

The Ohio Valley’s economy could see slower growth in 2020 amid continued anxiety about trade, and possible downturns in both energy and manufacturing, according to analyses and forecasts by regional economists.

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