4:08 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

School Safety Report Positive

Richmond, KY – The number of Kentucky public school students disciplined for serious violations of school board policy or committing a crime on campus is on the decline. That's according to the latest safe schools data project report issued by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. Director Jon Akers says the drop, over a five-year period, is due in part to increased diligence by school administrators. He says one recent trend that concerns officials is the rising number of terroristic threatening incidents.

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Regional Headlines
3:43 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Paducah Hires Contractor for Bridge

Paducah, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has hired a Louisville contractor to design the superstructure of a new US 60 bridge over the Tennessee River in Paducah. The highway department hired URS Corps. because the project has been delayed for a year due to high water. Officials hope the new hire will put the project back on track. The bridge is estimated to cost 80 million-dollars and will be completed in 2012 or 2013.

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Regional Headlines
3:42 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

State Government Covers Ice Storm Costs

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2:40 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Commissioner Search

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Board of Education, which continues its search for a new state education commissioner, is meeting in closed session Thursday in Lexington. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has a preview.

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1:21 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Loan Forgiveness Programs

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Murray, KY – The 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act includes provisions that both reduce and erase financial debt for some university graduates. Students working in the public sector can sign up for a program that forgives their debts after ten years. Murray State University Student Financial Aid Officer Tony James says the measure was started because of the large debts many students incur these days.

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Regional Headlines
12:29 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Booster Seat Fines

Madisonville, KY – Kentucky law enforcement officers this week will begin fining those who violate child booster seat laws. The fines come after a year-long grace period where officers issued courtesy warnings to violators. Beginning Wednesday Kentuckians can be fined 30 dollars for non-compliance. The legislation requires any child between 40 and 50 inches tall and under the age of 7 to be placed in a booster seat.

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Local Features
11:21 am
Mon June 29, 2009

Asian Carp

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Western Kentucky – The Asian carp is an invasive species of fish plaguing the rivers of Western Kentucky, from the Mississippi to the Ohio, into the Tennessee and Cumberland, which connect to our lakes region. With their monstrous appetites, they're multiplying in terrifying proportions and crowding out the native fish population. Jacque Day has more on this mounting problem in our region's waterways.

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Newscasts
10:12 am
Mon June 29, 2009

The 806 Newscast on June 29, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on June 29, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Datebook
10:03 am
Mon June 29, 2009

A datebook of regional events for June 29, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for June 29, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
9:13 am
Mon June 29, 2009

Beshear Announces $2 Million in Recycling Grants

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear has announced more than $2 million in grants to expand recycling and reduce solid waste in the Commonwealth. The state's Division of Waste Management is awarding 47 grants through the Kentucky Pride Fund. The goal is to get more people to recycle and reduce the amount of garbage heading toward landfills.

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