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9:08 am
Wed January 13, 2010

TN Senate Votes to Delay Paper Ballot Law

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Senate has voted to delay a state law requiring paper ballots on elections machines. The chamber voted 22-to-10 Tuesday to pass the bill and send it for the governor's consideration. Governor Phil Bredesen's office had no immediate comment on whether he plans to sign the measure into law. The current law requires the new voting machines before this year's elections. Under the bill approved yesterday, that requirement will be shifted to the 2012 election cycle.

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9:04 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Bredesen Urges Quick Approval of Education Plans

Nashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen is urging Tennessee lawmakers to quickly approve his education proposals in a special session. In a speech to lawmakers on Tuesday, the Democratic governor noted that out of every 100 ninth-graders, only 19 go on to earn a college degree.

Bredesen was making his case for changes in K-12 education he says are needed to strengthen the state's application for $485 million in federal "Race to the Top" money. The application is due on January 19th.

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8:57 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Paducah Accepts Greenway Trail Grant

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8:54 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Senate Begins Deliberations on KY Education Bill

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Senate Education Chairman Ken Winters says a fast-tracked proposal intended to strengthen the Commonwealth's application for up to $200 million in federal school improvement money will face revisions before receiving a floor vote today. Winters didn't rule out the possibility that a provision would be tacked on to create charter schools in Kentucky. Such schools would receive state money but be exempted from many of the regulations that apply to other public schools.

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4:15 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Groves Superintendent Nearing

Henry County, TN – The board that will select the new Henry County Director of schools meets this afternoon at 4. Board chairman Tricia Reimbold tells the Paris Post-Intelligencer that the board has more freedom in their decision because of the large candidate pool. Many candidates will be cut after today's meeting. It is not clear whether the board will make their final decision today.

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4:09 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Retirees still waiting for decision

Massac County, IL – Some 70 Massac County District 1 school retirees are still waiting for the decision on whether the original rate for their life insurance will stand strong. The rate that went up considerably is now on the docket in Massac County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Ronald Ekiss will hear the case on March 8th at 1pm.

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4:08 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Paducah's New Fire/Rescue Boat

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4:05 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Amanda's bill clears the house

Frankfort, KY – Amanda's Bill, passed without a single no vote today (Tuesday). Amanda's Bill was proposed after a former Kentucky lawmaker was charged with murder and violating a domestic violence order in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Ross, outside her Lexington home.

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4:02 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

The 404 Newscast on January 12, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 404 Newscast on January 12, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
3:56 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

MSU Hall of Fame inductees 2010

Murray, KY – Murray State Athletics have announced the 2010 Hall of Fame inductees. Five men and women from different sports will be honored at a February 5th banquet. The inductees include golfer Jenny Daag, basketball players Marcus Brown and Steve Newton, football player Don Heine and track and fielder Stephanie Saleem.

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