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2:47 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Kentucky revenue search

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky lawmakers are taking the day off for President's Day, but they'll be back at work tomorrow. On Thursday, the 60-day session hits the mid-point, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the search for revenue to support a new state budget continues.

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2:08 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Qualified Juror Pool Reached in Dunlap Trial

Smithland, KY – Juror selection in the Kevin Dunlap sentencing trial is nearing completion. The 34th juror was approved today which is the required number for a jury pool. However, Circuit Judge C. A. Woodall plans to qualify up to 60 jurors. The Kentucky New Era reports the case was moved to Livingston County to avoid pretrial publicity, but so far only two jurors have no knowledge of the case. The final jury should be in place Wednesday afternoon. Dunlap could face the death penalty for the 2008 murder of three Trigg County children.

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12:03 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Paris building approval secures new jobs

Paris,TN – Three Paris, Tennessee companies will add new buildings and more jobs to the area. The announcements come after the city's Municipal Regional Planning Commission approved the construction projects. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports Mid-South Credit Bureau will add 50-80 positions and PMB rental services looks to hire 20-25 new employees. Bearings and Supply will add a new building on their East Wood Street property.

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Regional Headlines
11:11 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Applications on Hold at Hopkinsville Housing Authority

Hopkinsville, KY – The Hopkinsville Housing Authority will soon put a hold on applications. Director of Operations Vickie Smiley says the waiting lists for Section 8 and public housing are both at capacity with over 450 families on each. Smiley says this isn't the first time they've had to stop accepting applications. She says it happens quite often with Section 8, but this is the first time in two years they've put a hold on public housing applications. Smiley expects the authority will reopen applications in six to eight months.

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Regional Headlines
9:38 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Still Time for Public to Comment on KY's Forest

Frankfort, KY – Kentuckians with an interest in the state's trees and forests are being asked to comment on a draft report that outlines forest-related issues. The Kentucky Division of Forestry has spent a year compiling data for the comprehensive report, called "Kentucky's Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources." The draft has been posted on forestry.ky.gov. The final report is expected to be published in June and will identify threats to the state's forests and trees.

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Regional Headlines
9:33 am
Mon February 15, 2010

KY Highway Conditions

Murray, KY – Motorists are advised to slow down and allow extra travel time today. Refreezing of melted snow overnight has caused problems for highway crews by putting a light glaze of ice on many roadways that was quickly covered by light snow that has continued to fall. Falling temperatures overnight reduced the impact of ice-fighting chemicals. Driving conditions on secondary roads are not likely to improve much until temperatures rise back into the mid 20s.

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Regional Headlines
9:28 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Top Republican US Senate Candidates @ Paducah Forum

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Regional Headlines
9:24 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Henry Co. Picks New Director of Schools

Paris, TN – The Henry County, Tennessee Board of Education has named its new director of schools. Sam Miles of Springfield garnered a majority of board member's votes last week and contract negotiations are expected to begin soon. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports Miles is currently an educational consultant with the Tennessee Exemplary Educators Program and has more than 35 years of teaching and administration experience. If Miles agrees to take the post, it will put an end to the board's 7-month candidate search.

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9:16 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Escapee Caught

Fredonia, KY – Kentucky State Police yesterday captured an inmate who escaped from the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex near Fredonia on Saturday. 36-year-old Robert Hornback has been charged with second-degree escape and returned to the prison facility. Police have yet to release further details of his capture.

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Local Features
8:30 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Runoff strains Metropolis drainage system, overflows into Ohio River

Image courtesy of Train Collectors Association

Metropolis, Illinois – In late January the City of Metropolis discharged 4.5 million gallons of combined sewage and rainwater into the Ohio River. It was the longest recorded overflow, more than 67 hours, since the city began monitoring the discharge a year and a half ago. It's not an isolated incident: last year the city recorded 46 overflows. Jacque Day paid a visit to Metropolis and brings us this report about the strain on the city's century-old drainage system, and what they're aiming to do about it.

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