Government
6:45 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill

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A high-profile measure that would enact tougher heroin laws in Kentucky failed to gain traction in the state House in the waning moments of this year's legislative session.

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Higher Education
9:03 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30

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The chair of Mid-Continent University's Board of Trustees says the entire staff of the 2,500-student Christian school has been laid off.  The Mayfield-based MCU has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.

Chairman Tom Butler said all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June 30.

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Government
7:50 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms

Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks Tuesday at Murray State.
Credit John Null

Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.

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Culture
4:25 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo

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Two Paducah officials will visit China this weekend for the Suzhou International Culture & Design Industry Expo. Mayor Gayle Kaler and Mary Hammond of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau will meet with local officials and visit various creative industries.

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Education
3:56 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap

  A Graves County school that’s set to close this summer due to low enrollment has been named a distinguished school for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.

Cuba Elementary was Kentucky’s category 2 school for the National Title I Association, but Graves County Schools plan to close it June 30th and auction it off as surplus property.

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Education
3:29 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Lawmakers Hopeful to Reach Agreement on Road Budget by Midnight Deadline

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Leaders in the House and Senate appear closer to reaching an agreement on a three billion dollar road plan.

Differences between the two chambers have made negotiations difficult. 

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Crime
2:49 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Former Bookkeeper Charged in TBI Non-Profit Theft Case

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Woodlawn woman following a lengthy theft investigation. 

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Culture
1:33 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

TONIGHT: "Swing Into Spring" A Live Broadcast from Lovett

“Swing into spring” this Friday with Murray State’s three big bands and two jazz combos!

Join us for a live broadcast this Friday at 7:30 or see the concert in person at historic Lovett Auditorium.

Dr. Todd Hill will take you back in time to the big band era, with the help of emcee Mark Welch and comedic duo Dr. Trey and Dr. Vee. We’re looking for a big ‘studio’ audience to help lead the applause to really give it the feel of an old-fashioned broadcast. The public is invited and there is no admission fee.

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Datebook
1:04 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Datebook: April 15 - Bessie Smith's Birthday

The Graves County High School Horticulture Department holds its spring plant sale this week from 7:30 to 4:30 each day. The sale includes a variety of bedding plants, ferns, hanging baskets, tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. The horticulture department is located at the back corner of GCHS at the end closest to the middle school. 

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Education
10:52 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Beshear’s Veto Clears Path for Paducah School of Art and Design Construction to Start

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Paducah School of Art and Design is one step closer to the construction phase of the Kitchens’ building in Lowertown.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s line item veto on the state’s budget assures West Kentucky Community and Technical College can use bonding to fund the project.

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