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Immigration Push Hits A Wall As Senate Deadline Nears

Updated Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. ET Prospects for a Senate immigration bill appear dim, as lawmakers fear they won't be able to craft a single bill that can pass with bipartisan support and still win the support of President Trump, which is necessary for the House to consider any legislation passed by the Senate. Senators scrambled behind the scenes to try to rally support for a bipartisan compromise on Wednesday, ahead of a deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to finish...

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Murray, KY – Murray businessman Robbie Rudolph accepts the invitation to become Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher's running mate for 2007 despite turmoil within the administration. Rudolph made a Murray tire business a successful venture by the time he was 23 years-old but can he do the same for the Governor's reelection campaign?

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Jim Michael's one-on-one discussion with Rudolph about what lies ahead.

Murray, KY – It happened to Moors Campground last November...now ANOTHER western Kentucky resort is cleaning up after being hit by violent weather.

Click on the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report

Murray, KY – Lawmakers in Frankfort are ironing out final details of the state's budget. Funding for education, highway construction and a slew of other projects will be negotiated in these final days of the 2006 General Assembly.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's discussion with First District Senator Ken Winters of Murray about his hopes for western Kentucky as the session winds down.

Murray, KY – Roger Ebert put it best. He said, "in an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one death is avenged." Ebert was talking about the film, "The Three burials of Melquiades Estrada," which is playing this weekend at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartett's discussion with Maiden Alley's Larry Thomas about the film.

Murray, KY – March 17th may be just another day of the year but it is a day when the whole world becomes Irish. For many of us, Saint Patrick's Day means parades, leprechauns and green galore. But for Dr. William Mulligan, identifying with the Irish is significant beyond the yearly celebration - so much so that he teaches a college course on the subject.

Click the "Listen" icon to hear Bryan Bartlett's interview with Dr. William Mulligan

Murray, KY – We wrap up our spotlight on Marshall County with a tour of Moors Resort and Marina. The Kentucky Lake tourist spot took a direct hit from the category three tornado on November 15th of last year.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report following his recent tour of the site with owner Mark Woods.

Murray, KY – Burt Munro never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from New Zealand to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of the times. Munro's story is told in the film, "The World's Fastest Indian," showing at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah this weekend.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's discussion with Larry Thomas about the film.

Murray, KY – The recovery process continues for Marshall County residents following an upper level F-3 tornado that hit the area November 15.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Shannon Wells' report on the continuing recovery process as part of our spotlight on Marshall County.

Murray, KY – "A New World" is a sweeping adventure set amidst the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown settlement in 1607. The film offers a unique interpretation of the classic tale of Pocahontas and her relationship with adventurer John Smith. Colin Farrell and Chritian Bale star in the movie, but Larry Thomas says the film's cinematography deserves top billing.

Murray, KY – The first feature in a WKMS spotlight of Marshall County.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Chad Lampe's interview with Dr. T.Y. Hiter on the history and folklore of Marshall County.

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Living With Black Lung: Coal Miners Caught In A Surging Epidemic

The central Appalachian coalfields are in the middle of an unprecedented epidemic of severe black lung disease. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association federal researchers released the results of a study conducted at just three black lung clinics. The study confirmed 416 cases of the most severe form of black lung disease, Progressive Massive Fibrosis.

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