Local Features
9:41 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Moving Forward After the Trigg Wet Vote

Stan Humphries
kcjea.org

Cadiz, KY – On Tuesday, a thirty-six vote majority passed a referendum to repeal prohibition in Trigg County. Now, county government in consultation with the Alcoholic Beverage Control board (ABC), must decide how to regulate the measure. Angela Hatton talks with Trigg Judge-Executive Stan Humphries about the process of bringing alcohol in.

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Local Features
9:28 am
Fri October 2, 2009

No More Bullying?

ethicsoup.com

Murray, KY – It's been over a year and a half since the Kentucky General Assembly passed HB-91, commonly referred to as "the golden rule act." It requires all public schools to have anti-harassment, or "bullying" policies in place. Forty-four states have anti-bullying legislation. However, a recent report from the Associated Press says these policies aren't affective because adults don't enforce them. Angela Hatton investigates whether Kentucky's "golden rule act" is curtailing school bullying.

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9:06 am
Fri October 2, 2009

KET Executive Director Retiring

Kentucky Public Radio's Rick Howlett

Frankfort, KY – The executive director of Kentucky Educational Television says he'll retire at the end of the year. Kentucky Public Radio's Rick Howlett reports.

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Regional Headlines
9:03 am
Fri October 2, 2009

Ft. Campbell Soldier Arrested; Selling Military Hardware

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8:58 am
Fri October 2, 2009

State Rep. Yonts: Prison Food a Safety Issue

State Rep. Brent Yonts (D-Greenville)

Greenville, KY – Kentucky State Representative Brent Yonts has pre-filed a bill aimed at canceling an annual contract with a food services company preparing meals for Kentucky inmates. Yonts aims to put an end to the $12 million contract with Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services. Yonts says the food is unacceptable.

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8:58 am
Fri October 2, 2009

State Rep. Yonts on Prison Food Bill

State Rep. Brent Yonts (D-Greenville)

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Regional Headlines
8:40 am
Fri October 2, 2009

12-Year-Old Drug Trafficker @ Reidland Middle School

Paducah, KY – A McCracken County 12-year-old middle school student has been charged with drug trafficking. Police responded to Reidland Middle School yesterday where the male student reportedly took several muscle relaxer pills and had two left in his possession. The student allegedly attempted to give the pills to other students. Police charged the student with first-degree trafficking in a legend drug. He had apparently taken the pills from an adult in his home.

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5:40 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

First wave of H1 N1 vaccines

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky should begin receiving its first doses of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccines next week. State Epidemiologist Kraig Humbaugh says the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is shipping Kentucky more than 24-thousand doses of the vaccine, which initially will be in nasal spray form.

"We allocated that 24,300 to our 56 local health departments. So, we gave them allocations based on per capita, and no county got less than 100 doses. So, that was a hundred dose minimum."

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4:42 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Live bugs and fecal matter found in Kentucky prison food

(D) Ky House Rep.
Brent Yonts

Murray, KY – Kentucky State Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville has pre-filed a bill aimed at canceling an annual contract with a food services company preparing meals for Kentucky inmates. Yonts aims to put an end to the 12-million contract with Philadelphia based Aramark Correctional Services. Yonts says the food is unacceptable.

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Local Features
2:34 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

State property auction makes a dent in Kentucky's deficit

auction-ready dump trucks

Frankfort, KY – A couple of auctions of surplus state property are helping make a dent in Kentucky's ongoing deficit problem. Combined, the auctions raised more than $1.5 million for the commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh dropped by Tuesday's auction.

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