Regional Headlines
8:32 am
Tue August 18, 2009

New Little River Bridge

Trigg County, KY – A new $3.1 million bridge over the Little River in Trigg County on Kentucky 272 is set to open today. The bridge replaces one constructed in 1949 that had been restricted to a three ton load limit. State Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the new structure provides improved safety and reliability for motorists through southern Trigg County into Hopkinsville.

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Regional Headlines
8:31 am
Tue August 18, 2009

MSU Regent Judge Taylor Resigns

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Regional Headlines
8:30 am
Tue August 18, 2009

APSU Granted Imminent Domain

Clarksville, TN – A judge has granted Austin Peay State University imminent domain of a former business property at about a third of the asking price. The nearly one and a half acre downtown property has been a contention point between the school and the property owners for years. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the original asking price was $1.5 million. The university was granted "immediate possession" after it paid $530,000. The school says it wants to use the property for parking and green space.

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Newscasts
4:31 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

The 404 Newscast on August 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 404 Newscast on August 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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4:29 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

High Tech Needs Cash

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky officials are touting the commonwealth's success in helping high-tech researchers and entrepreneurs launch new businesses. Governor Steve Beshear says high-tech researchers and entrepreneurs need state support to succeed. But what they really need to survive and thrive, is cash.

"That's why Kentucky, through the Cabinet for Economic Development and the Council on Postsecondary Education, provides a wide range of grants, investments and other funding to support research and technology commercialization."

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Regional Headlines
4:28 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Henry Co. Considers Guns in Parks

Paris, TN – The Henry County Tennessee Commission tonight considers opting out of a new state law that allows guns in parks. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports a sports complex next to the high school includes several walking trails and is considered a park. Some have concerns about allowing weapons close to a school. Montgomery County officials earlier voted to ban the measure, but have repealed the ban.

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Newscasts
4:11 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

The 104 Newscast on August 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on August 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Afternoon Stock Report
4:09 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on August 17, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on August 17, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
4:03 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Clarksville bribery charges

Clarksville, Tenn. – A Clarksville man is charged with accepting substantial bribes to place more than a half million dollars in contracts to favored companies.

A federal indictment says 38-year-old Army captain, Bryant Williams accepted the bribes while in Baghdad from 2005 to 2006.

Williams pleaded not guilty to mail fraud and bribery today (Monday). Defense attorney David Greenfield said Williams' 17-year Army career was otherwise unblemished. He is free on bond.

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3:53 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Whitfield opposes NEA

Washington D.C. – Whitfield of Hopkinsville signed the letter along with 49 other Republican congressman that objected to funding staff salaries of three San Francisco arts groups they accuse of producing obscene art.

Whitfield says his signature on the letter doesn't mean he disapproves of the NEA's work.

"Most of the funding that has come to my district has been quite productive and it's been a program that's been well received in the schools and the local performing arts groups."

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