Datebook
11:27 am
Fri January 15, 2010

A datebook of regional events for January 15, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for January 15, 2009 from WKMS.

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Newscasts
11:26 am
Fri January 15, 2010

The 504 Newscast on January 14, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 504 Newscast on January 14, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Newscasts
11:23 am
Fri January 15, 2010

The 806 Newscast on January 15, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on January 15, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
11:12 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Long weekend for lawmakers

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky lawmakers are headed home for a long weekend, after wrapping up week two of the 2010 session. Monday is a legislative holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legislators return on Tuesday to hear Gov. Steve Beshear's budget address. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is still interested in the concept of a one-year budget.

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Local Features
11:07 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Interview with Murray State's President - January Edition

MSU President, Dr. Randy Dunn

Murray, KY – Every month, we hear from Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn about what's happening in the MSU community. This week Dr. Dunn and WKMS News Director Chad Lampe discuss, among other issues, education legislation pending before Kentucky's current general assembly session.

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Local Features
10:57 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Kentucky ice storm one year later: damaged trees still an issue

wkms.org

Bardwell, KY – Let's go back almost one year to Carlisle County, where Emergency Management Director Melissa Rowland explained to us the landscape of her county.

"looks like a war zone, that's the only way to describe it. I don't think we've got a solid tree left standing in this county."

What does Melissa Rowland have to say about her county's tree line now?

"What tree line, Rebecca, it's gone."

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Local Features
10:27 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Kentucky prison goes 'all-girl'

kohm.org

Fredonia, KY – A Lyon County prison will soon see a dramatic shift in population. An order from the governor's office has established the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex as the state's second all-female prison. The move comes following allegations that prison guards sexually mistreated women at a private prison in far eastern Kentucky. Angela Hatton has the story.

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Local Features
10:07 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Good news for Kentucky's endangered mussel

Endangered Kentucky mussel
http://fw.ky.gov

Kentucky – About a year and a half ago, we brought you the story of Kentucky's endangered mussels, and the struggle to save them. Decades of pollution and habitat loss have put a large percentage of our watershed's freshwater mussels on the federal endangered species list. Now, Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland Gourlay has this update on one mussel, with a little good news.

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Regional Headlines
9:25 am
Fri January 15, 2010

McCracken Matches Convention Board Fund

Paducah, KY – The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation will get $75,000 from the county fiscal court to help pay bills and operating costs through the next half-year. The funding matches a payment approved by the Paducah City Commission last month. Among its debts, the Convention Center board owes about $70,000 to the Paducah Power System. The board operates the Julian Carroll Convention Center and Paducah Expo Center, which have seen little use last year with the closure of the Executive Inn.

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Regional Headlines
9:16 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Massac Co. without Emergency Director

Metropolis, IL – Massac County, Illinois is without an emergency response director, after its long-time official died this week. 84-year-old O.D. Troutman ran the emergency coordinator post for nearly 25 years. His funeral was yesterday. Massac County Commission Chairman Jayson Farmer says a search for a new director will begin immediately. Farmer says the right person for the job will have emergency accreditation, experience, and networking skills. Commissioners hope to have a serious candidate within the next month and a half.

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