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10:03 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Paducah Arson

Paducah, KY – A Paducah man now faces an arson charge after firefighters extinguished a blaze at his home over the weekend. Police allege 48-year-old Stephen Pelkey set fire to his Mohawk Drive home using gasoline in several locations. Police found a gas cap in the backyard with the fresh smell of fuel. Pelkey and his wife have denied involvement but police say inconsistencies in their stories and the forensic evidence says otherwise. His wife has not been charged as the investigation continues.

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9:59 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Executive Linens to Haiti

Paducah, KY – A mass of blankets and other linens from Paducah's closed Executive Inn will be donated to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Paducah Downtown Development Director Steve Doolittle yesterday vetted several church and humanitarian groups offering a way to transport the cloth. Doolittle tells the Paducah Sun the city is offering the items because they have little to no salvage or resale value. At least seven groups have contacted him offering to get the donation to Haiti.

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Regional Headlines
9:58 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Ferry between Western KY/MO Reopens

Hickman, KY – The Dorena-Hickman Ferry on the Mississippi River between western Kentucky and Missouri has reopened. The ferry had closed last month because of high water.
A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman says the ferry resumed service Wednesday but will only operate Wednesdays through Sundays until July 1 to try to save operating expenses. The ferry is the only way to cross the river between Kentucky and Missouri without going into another state.

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Regional Headlines
9:51 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Kentucky Education Approve New Standards

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky officials have enacted a new set of national English and math standards for elementary and secondary students, the first state in the country to formally sign off on the guidelines. The vote was taken Wednesday in Versailles during a joint meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board.

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Regional Headlines
9:49 am
Thu February 11, 2010

KY General Fund Receipts Down in January

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's general fund receipts have dropped 3.3% in January compared with the previous year. The state budget office says total revenues for the month were just over $698.5 million dollars -- nearly $24 million less than state government took in during the same month in 2009. The budget office says receipts have now fallen almost 4.5% for the first seven months of the fiscal year.

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Regional Headlines
9:46 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Quinn Gets More Time to Assemble Budget

Springfield, IL – Illinois Democrats say Governor Pat Quinn should have more time to assemble a state budget and the public should have a bigger say in how it's put together. The Senate adopted a plan that delays Quinn's budget address three weeks to March 10th. The legislation moves to the House.

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Newscasts
9:24 am
Thu February 11, 2010

The 806 Newscast on February 11, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 806 Newscast on February 11, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Newscasts
9:23 am
Thu February 11, 2010

The 504 Newscast on February 10, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 504 Newscast on February 10, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Datebook
9:22 am
Thu February 11, 2010

A datebook of regional events for February 11, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for February 11, 2009 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
4:33 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Sewer Upgrade Funding

Oak Grove, KY – The Oak Grove City Council unanimously reversed its decision against applying for sewer upgrade funding. The Kentucky New Era reports the council conducted a special meeting yesterday (Tuesday). State and local elected officials asked the council to approve a resolution to seek 7.5 million dollars for the upgrades. Increasing the sewer capacity would permit the construction of a proposed mall and other new businesses.

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