Drew Adams http://wkms.org en Hopkinsville CEO Named the Kentucky Chamber’s Next Chair http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-ceo-named-kentucky-chamber-s-next-chair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: 26px;">Hopkinsville’s Elizabeth McCoy is the new Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman. McCoy steps into the position in October when current chairman Jim Booth’s tenure ends.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:48:22 +0000 Drew Adams 33407 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Named Fastest Growing City in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-named-fastest-growing-city-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>U.S. Census figures show&nbsp;Hopkinsville as the fastest growing city in the Commonwealth. The Bureau's recent figures&nbsp;show a 3% growth in population between 2011 and 2012. The increase is a full percent higher than Georgetown which is the next fastest growing city in Kentucky.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:55:59 +0000 Drew Adams 33369 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Named Fastest Growing City in Kentucky Metropolis Buying Flood Ravaged Homes to Assist Citizens http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-buying-flood-ravaged-homes-assist-citizens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mayor Bill McDaniel&nbsp;says his city is buying a number of flood-ravaged homes because the state is taking too long to help his citizens. McDaniel says the city council will be voting to commit &nbsp;$360,000 to purchase ten homes destroyed during major flooding in April of 2011.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:47:47 +0000 Drew Adams 33290 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Buying Flood Ravaged Homes to Assist Citizens Hopkinsville Community College Renews Accreditation http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-community-college-renews-accreditation <p><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US; mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Hopkinsville</span></st1:placename><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US; mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Community College</st1:placetype></span></st1:place><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US; mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"> has successfully renewed its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or SACS. The process which takes place every 10 years ended this week with&nbsp;a&nbsp; a follow up review.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:26:52 +0000 Drew Adams 33183 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Community College Renews Accreditation State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive http://wkms.org/post/state-grant-helps-non-profits-thrive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Twenty-One Western Kentucky Arts and Cultural organizations are recipients of more than $344,000 &nbsp;in state grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The council awarded nearly two million dollars statewide through the annual Kentucky Arts Partnership grant program.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:34:16 +0000 Drew Adams 33155 at http://wkms.org State Grant Helps Non-Profits Thrive UPDATE: Major Restrictions on US 51 Ohio River Bridge Begin July 29 http://wkms.org/post/update-major-restrictions-us-51-ohio-river-bridge-begin-july-29 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Work to maintain and repair the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois will restrict traffic to a 7 -foot maximum load width starting&nbsp;Monday, July 29, 2013 <em>(KYTC had initially reported the 22nd, the contractor requested to delay the start date one week.)&nbsp;</em> The work zone restriction will prohibit trucks, buses, motor homes and vehicles pulling trailers from crossing the bridge for approximately 56 days.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:42:38 +0000 Drew Adams & Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 33077 at http://wkms.org UPDATE: Major Restrictions on US 51 Ohio River Bridge Begin July 29 I-66 Corridor Will Connect Paducah and Cape Girardeau http://wkms.org/post/i-66-corridor-will-connect-paducah-and-cape-girardeau <p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Work continues on planning for an interstate corridor to connect <st1:city w:st="on">Paducah</st1:city> to I-55 in <st1:city w:st="on">Cape Girardeau</st1:city> with a public meeting later this month.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:52:34 +0000 Drew Adams 32981 at http://wkms.org I-66 Corridor Will Connect Paducah and Cape Girardeau New Madrid Airborne Survey http://wkms.org/post/new-madrid-airborne-survey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The U.S. Geological Survey is conducting low-level flights across sections of the New Madrid earthquake seismic zone. The USGS will begin conducting the flights&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1341591833" tabindex="0">tomorrow</span>&nbsp;over a 1,400-square-mile area across southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas and western Tennessee.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:58:04 +0000 Drew Adams & The Associated Press 32902 at http://wkms.org New Madrid Airborne Survey Kentucky Ends Use of Private Prisons http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ends-use-private-prisons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A decision not to renew a contract with a Marion County prison means Kentucky &nbsp;inmates will no longer be housed in private facilities.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state is ending contracts with two facilities in eastern and central Kentucky.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:15:37 +0000 Drew Adams 32668 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ends Use of Private Prisons Districts Moving Foward to Raise Dropout Age http://wkms.org/post/districts-moving-foward-raise-dropout-age <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Department of Education is well on its way to it’s goal of increasing the compulsory age of school attendance to 18. KDE offered a $10,000 grant to the first 57 districts that adopted the voluntary change.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:54:09 +0000 Drew Adams 32561 at http://wkms.org Districts Moving Foward to Raise Dropout Age