3:03 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Governor Appoints Education Task Force

Louisville, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a 31 member task force to chart the future of the state's public education system. Beshear held a series of press conferences across the state today to announce the formation of the panel, called Transforming Education in Kentucky, or TEK. The governor says the world has changed dramatically since the Kentucky General Assembly passed sweeping education reforms in 1990.

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Newscasts
1:42 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

The 104 Newscast on October 19, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on October 19, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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12:21 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Auto Incentive Program Slow

Bowling Green, KY – In the month since Kentucky began offering a tax break to spur more new-car sales, response has been weak. The one-year program was approved in a special legislative session as means of boosting the struggling auto industry. Under the program, car-buyers pay sales tax only on the difference between the value of their trade-ins and the price of their new vehicles. Lee Searcy with the Kentucky automobile dealers association blames the slow start on a recent federal
program.

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Newscasts
9:55 am
Mon October 19, 2009

The 806 Newscast on October 19, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 806 Newscast on October 19, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Newscasts
9:53 am
Mon October 19, 2009

The 504 Newscast on October 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 504 Newscast on October 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Datebook
9:51 am
Mon October 19, 2009

A datebook of regional events for October 19, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for October 19, 2009 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
9:07 am
Mon October 19, 2009

KY Car Tax Break off to Slow Start

Regional Headlines
8:47 am
Mon October 19, 2009

MSU Weekend Sports Recap

Murray, KY – In their first conference football game on the road, Murray State played Tennessee State University Saturday in Nashville. The Racers won 9-6, in what was almost their first shutout in years. After kicking three field goals during the game, sophomore kicker Kienan Cullen was named the Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week.

In other MSU Sports, the Women's Soccer Team tied the Eastern Kentucky Colonels yesterday in a scoreless game at Cutchin Field.

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Regional Headlines
8:45 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Clarksville's Housing Market Boom

Clarksville, TN – As housing markets nationwide dig themselves out of the economic recession, a 19-state research study finds Clarksville, Tennessee's is the most robust. Researchers predict more housing starts and closings in Montgomery County for next year than any other mid-state county in its research area. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports over 1,300 homes in the county will sell next year. Beyond that, the number of building permits issued in the county this year has increased sharply over last year by 150.

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Regional Headlines
8:42 am
Mon October 19, 2009

100k Attended Fort Massac over the Weekend

Metropolis, IL – Some 100,000 people visited Metropolis, Illinois' Fort Massac State Park this weekend. The 1800's American fort replica portrays pioneer life with its barracks, homes, and stockade. This weekend's highlight was a battle reenactment among the fort's French marines, British infantry, and American Indian tribes. According to the Paducah Sun, the figures are an estimate based on Saturday's attendance.

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