Local Features
11:19 am
Fri July 3, 2009

State Parks Tighten Belts

Cadiz, KY – This holiday weekend, the skies will be a little darker at many of Kentucky's state parks. In hopes of saving some state-appropriated cash, park officials decided to axe fireworks displays throughout the Commonwealth. But some communities have banded together to keep the skies bright. Carrie Pond talks with officials about the budget crunch.

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Datebook
11:05 am
Fri July 3, 2009

A datebook of regional events for July 3, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for July 3, 2009. From WKMS.

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Local Features
11:05 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Kentuckians Remember Stonewall

Western Kentucky – One week before the Fourth of July, when we as a nation celebrate our independence, an American minority group commemorates another declaration of freedom. 40 years ago this week, gay men took a stand at New York City's Stonewall Inn, planting the seed for the American gay rights movement. Western Kentuckians and people across the nation celebrated Pride Day in remembrance of Stonewall. Jacque Day talks with three generations of area residents about what it means to them.

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Regional Headlines
10:55 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Paducah Man Appointed to Sports Authority

Paducah, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has named a retired Paducah businessman to the Kentucky Sports Authority. Former publisher Bill Schroeder replaces Charles Martin, whose term has expired. Schroeder will represent the fish and wildlife community until January 2013. The Sports Authority maintains and creates recreational activities for the state.

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10:46 am
Fri July 3, 2009

New Student Loan Income Based Repayment Plan Debutes

Chris Taylor v Haley Chitty

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Newscasts
10:46 am
Fri July 3, 2009

The 806 Newscast on July 3, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on July 3, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
9:01 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Fort Massac Fully Re-Opens

Metropolis, IL – Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis is now fully open for the first time in nearly five months after the January ice storm left it in ruins. Park Superintendent Terry Johnson told says that major work clearing the largest part of the park's day use area of broken and dangling limbs has been completed. Many segments of the park had been closed due to dangerous hanging limbs. Fort Massac is a historical recreation of an 1802 American fort overlooking the Ohio River.

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Regional Headlines
8:58 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Quinn Talks Budget with Women Lawmakers

Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says next week he will outline about $1 billion in cuts to state government operations. The state's new fiscal year started Wednesday without a spending plan in place because Quinn and state lawmakers can't agree on how to wipe out an $11.5 billion deficit that the governor says has been trimmed to $9.2 billion. Quinn has not offered details on the cuts he's proposing but says they would be very deep.

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Regional Headlines
8:49 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Counterfeit $100 Used @ Wal-Mart

Hopkinsville, KY – Police in Hopkinsville are looking for the person who paid with a counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bill at Wal-Mart. The Kentucky New Era reports the fake bill was passed to a cashier around noon Wednesday. Police have yet to review the surveillance footage, but expect to have the suspect caught on tape. Criminal possession of a forged instrument is a felony charge.

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Regional Headlines
8:44 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Gov. Beshear Appoints WKCTC/MSU Regents

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