Government
3:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kentucky I-69 Project One Step Closer to Completion

Credit KYTC

State officials have issued another contract for ongoing work to convert a stretch of road to Interstate 69 in Webster County. 

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Arts
3:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Draffenville Native on Playing with The Gibson Brothers and Kentucky Opry Show

The Gibson Brothers

Clayton Campbell, fiddle player for award-winning Bluegrass group The Gibson Brothers talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about growing up on stage at The Kentucky Opry, his career in music, and performing in front of his hometown friends and family in Draffenville.

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Politics
2:12 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Presses Mitch McConnell to 'Change Tune' on Outsourcing Jobs Bill

Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 2:07 pm

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is urging Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell to "change his tune" on a proposal that would end tax breaks for U.S. companies that ship jobs overseas.

The statement made Wednesday continues a debate between Grimes and McConnell over Kentucky jobs, which has been the subject of their dueling ads this week.

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Education
11:29 am
Wed July 23, 2014

KSBIT Bills Hit School Districts for Hundreds of Thousands

Credit http://www.ksbit.org/

Kentucky School districts are starting to receive bills for the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT. The insurance trust shut down June 30, 2013, with a $60 million deficit in its worker’s compensation and property and liability pools.

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Society
11:03 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Kentucky Unaffected By Contradictory Health Care Rulings

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 6:09 pm

A pair of conflicting appeals court rulings about the Affordable Care Act issued Tuesday will not impact Kentucky's implementation of the federal overhaul, state officials told WFPL.

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Datebook
9:11 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Datebook: July 23 - Raymond Chandler's Birthday

Dr. Kit Wesler, professor at Murray State University, presents "Mounds and Priests, Cathedrals and Popes: Was Wickliffe a Native American Cathedral Town in AD 1250.” The presentation is tomorrow night at 7 at the McCracken County Public Library as part of its Evenings Upstairs series. The program is free and open to the public. Details at mclib.net

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Environment
8:03 am
Wed July 23, 2014

DOE Awards Fluor $420M Contract for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Decommission and Decontamination

Credit usec.gov

Federal, state and local officials are praising the U.S. Department of Energy’s awarding a three-year $420 million clean-up contract to Fluor Federal Services, for decommissioning and decontamination of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Business
6:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

[Slideshow: Afternoon Photos Added] Early Morning Fire on Murray Court Square

Firefighters work to contain the fire from 5th Street
Troy Taylor

(Click on the above photo to see the slideshow. More photos on our Facebook page)

UPDATE - 7/24/14 11:30 AM -- Murray firefighters remain on the scene since they are concerned about the possibility of small rekindling flames. The fire department is continuing to investigate the start of the fire, which they believe began at Wilson's Florist. Roads surrounding the damaged buildings remain closed.

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Government
4:17 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

$1.3 Billion in State Contracts Not Unusual, Says Ky. Lawmaker

Kentucky Sen. Sara Beth Gregory
Credit lrc.ky.gov

A Kentucky state government committee approved $1.3 billion worth of contracts this month. The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission points out  that the contracts have been approved at a time when the state is experiencing a $91 million revenue shortfall.

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Society
4:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

'Making Busy Lives Easier' at Murray Mom Expo

CASA by the Lakes Director Lindsey Harlan drops by Sounds Good with the scoop on the first ever Murray Mom Expo this evening (Tuesday) from 4 to 8 pm in the Murray Room of the CFSB Center. Everyone's welcome to visit vendors of products and services designed to make busy lives easier.

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