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9:29 am
Mon December 28, 2009

KY School District Helping Some Go Back to School

Hopkinsville, KY – A Christian County program is allowing high school dropouts to return to classes and get a diploma instead of a GED. The county's Academy of Continuing Education started in February to help students ages 18 to 21 finish the work they started before dropping out.

At ACE, the students can spend a minimum of 15 hours a week taking classes, which allows them to have full-time jobs or care for their children while getting an education.

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Regional Headlines
9:26 am
Mon December 28, 2009

Officials Investigating Marina Fire in KY

Grand Rivers, KY – The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of a weekend fire at Green Turtle Bay Marina in Grand Rivers. No injuries were reported. Assistant Grand Rivers Fire Chief Mark Stiles says the fire destroyed 10 rental house-boats, a pier and some maintenance buildings at the marina.

Livingston County Emergency Operations Center Director Brent Stringer says firefighters cut burning rental boats from the pier where they were docked, but heavy winds pushed boats across the bay, igniting more boats.

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Regional Headlines
9:25 am
Mon December 28, 2009

City Seeks End to Vandalism at Closed Hotel

Paducah, KY – Now that Paducah has taken possession of the closed Executive Inn, city officials want to put an end to vandalism at the site. Paducah Downtown Development Director Steve Doolittle says the city will immediately set up security and plans for winterizing the hotel.

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12:53 pm
Fri December 25, 2009

Rep. Mike Cherry looks ahead to 2010

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Princeton, Ky. – The 2010 Kentucky General Assembly convenes Tuesday, January 5, for a 60-day session that ends April 13. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh will be covering the session.

The primary focus of the 2010 session will be the state budget. Lawmakers not only have to craft a new spending plan for the next biennium, but address a $100 million deficit in the current budget. Rep. Mike Cherry of Princeton says, obviously, lawmakers will have to make some tough calls.

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12:47 pm
Fri December 25, 2009

Greener Christmas

climateprogress.org

Murray, Ky. – During the holidays, Americans throw away a million extra tons of garbage each week. Jacque Day has this report on making the season a little greener.

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Regional Headlines
12:28 pm
Fri December 25, 2009

Bunning Doesn't Vote

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Kentucky – Jim Bunning of Kentucky was the only U.S. Senator to miss the Senate's historic Christmas Eve vote on health care legislation. A Bunning spokesperson told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the senator returned to Kentucky for "family commitments." The Courier-Journal reports, that Bunning missed 21 Senate votes this month nearly half the floor votes. Bunning missed votes on a number of amendments and procedures related to the health care bill, which he opposed. He announced in July that he will not seek a third term in 2010.

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Regional Headlines
12:06 pm
Fri December 25, 2009

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Closed

Marion, KY – Dangers from high winds closed the Cave-in-Rock Ferry today. The ferry connects Crittenden County with Hardin County, Illinois. On an average day, the ferry transports about five hundred vehicles across the Ohio River. High winds are expected to continue through six PM tonight as a winter storm system moves through the region.

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3:12 pm
Thu December 24, 2009

Rotunda Work on Schedule

Frankfort, KY – Right on schedule, a three-month renovation of the rotunda of Kentucky's historic State Capitol is winding down. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the almost half-million dollar project, which includes fresh paint and new lighting. David Buchta of Historic Properties is confident Captiol visitors will be impressed with the rotunda's bright, new look.

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Regional Headlines
2:42 pm
Thu December 24, 2009

Attorney General Calls for Supreme Court Review

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Afternoon Stock Report
12:46 pm
Thu December 24, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on December 24, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on December 24, 2009. From WKMS.

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