Government http://wkms.org en Purkey Appointed TEMA Director http://wkms.org/post/purkey-appointed-tema-director <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 12pt; line-height: 32px; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">David Purkey will serve as director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency&nbsp;after serving as interim director since April. </span></p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:11:39 +0000 Allison Crawford 43288 at http://wkms.org Purkey Appointed TEMA Director Gov. Haslam Says He’s Sending Medicaid Expansion Plan To Obama Officials This Fall http://wkms.org/post/gov-haslam-says-he-s-sending-medicaid-expansion-plan-obama-officials-fall <p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Gov. Bill Haslam said on Thursday that he plans on sending federal health officials&nbsp;a proposal for expanding Medicaid this fall.</p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:13:19 +0000 Bobby Allyn (WPLN) 43240 at http://wkms.org Gov. Haslam Says He’s Sending Medicaid Expansion Plan To Obama Officials This Fall Talks Between 7 Counties, Lawmakers Come Up Short http://wkms.org/post/talks-between-7-counties-lawmakers-come-short <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">An attempt at mediation between state lawmakers and a Louisville mental health nonprofit over its bankruptcy has yielded little progress. Earlier this month, member of Seven Counties Services and a handful of state lawmakers met to discuss what, if any, deal could be reached over the nonprofit’s bankruptcy filing.</p><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:56:29 +0000 Jonathan Meador 43244 at http://wkms.org Talks Between 7 Counties, Lawmakers Come Up Short Murray Fire Chief Says North Fire Station to be Ready in Seven Months http://wkms.org/post/murray-fire-chief-says-north-fire-station-be-ready-seven-months <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray Fire officials expect to have their new north station ready as early as next spring.</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:32:48 +0000 Rob Canning 43238 at http://wkms.org Murray Fire Chief Says North Fire Station to be Ready in Seven Months Paducah Police Chief Responds to Accusations that Officers Used Excessive Force http://wkms.org/post/paducah-police-chief-responds-accusations-officers-used-excessive-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Paducah Police Department is responding to accusations that two of their officers used excessive force during a traffic stop.</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:13:01 +0000 Rob Canning 43236 at http://wkms.org Paducah Police Chief Responds to Accusations that Officers Used Excessive Force Murray-Calloway Parks & Rec “Nickel Tax” Signature Count Verified http://wkms.org/post/murray-calloway-parks-rec-nickel-tax-signature-count-verified <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Murray-Calloway County Parks and Recreation Department has enough signatures to put a “nickel tax” on the ballot this November. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roughly 3,000 signatures were needed. The County Fiscal Court verified the petition this week.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:00:02 +0000 Parker Franklin 43209 at http://wkms.org Murray-Calloway Parks & Rec “Nickel Tax” Signature Count Verified Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies Bolster Weaponry Via Federal Program http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-law-enforcement-agencies-bolster-weaponry-federal-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky law enforcement agencies have received armored cars, aircraft, thousands of automatic weapons and more from a controversial U.S. military equipment transfer program that has been under fire in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:45:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 43169 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies Bolster Weaponry Via Federal Program State Trooper's Resignation Leads to Investigation http://wkms.org/post/state-troopers-resignation-leads-investigation <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Kentucky State Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Trooper Donald Crawford, who resigned from Post 1 in Mayfield last week after nine&nbsp;years on the force. </span></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:31:33 +0000 Allison Crawford 43166 at http://wkms.org State Trooper's Resignation Leads to Investigation Lake Barkley Lock Re-Opens to Public Viewing http://wkms.org/post/lake-barkley-lock-re-opens-public-viewing <p>The Barkley Navigation Lock is now open through September to visitors after more than a decade of being closed to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:47:54 +0000 Rob Canning 43150 at http://wkms.org Lake Barkley Lock Re-Opens to Public Viewing Christian County Attorney Appeals to Lawmakers for Higher Staffing to Combat Drug Abuse http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-attorney-appeals-lawmakers-higher-staffing-combat-drug-abuse <p>The annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference wrapped up today in Lexington.&nbsp;</p><p>The conference allowed prosecutors to share ideas with lawmakers on how to combat the Commonwealth’s prevalent legal issues, such as a juvenile crime rate brought upon by an explosion in synthetic drug abuse.</p><p>Christian County Attorney Mike Foster appealed for increased personnel funding.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:50:09 +0000 Rob Canning 43076 at http://wkms.org Christian County Attorney Appeals to Lawmakers for Higher Staffing to Combat Drug Abuse