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11:47 am
Thu December 24, 2009

A datebook of regional events for December 24, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for December 24, 2009 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
8:36 am
Thu December 24, 2009

Paris Public Utility Cancels WTIA Membership

Paris, TN – Paris Public Utility board members voted Tuesday to withdraw its membership in the West Tennessee Industrial Association next summer. Though the organization is credited with helping to recruit industry to the area, the board decided the $23,000 in annual membership costs could be better used locally. TheParis-Post Intelligencer reports the board can choose to rescind its decision any time before its membership expires at the end of June.

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Regional Headlines
8:34 am
Thu December 24, 2009

TN Unemployment Rates

Clarksville, TN – Jobless rates are improving in most nearby Tennessee counties. Montgomery County is ranked fifth among the state's best-employed counties, improving almost a half percentage point to 8.5 percent from October to last month. Also down are Stewart and Weakley Counties, dropping nearly one percent over their last figures. In Henry County, the unemployment rate jumped up by over half a point to rest at 13.6 percent.

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Regional Headlines
8:32 am
Thu December 24, 2009

Stumbo Asks Beshear for No Furloughs

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has sent a letter to Governor Steve Beshear asking him not to consider furloughs for state employees in his upcoming budget proposal. Stumbo believes the practice is unfair to workers and says the House has not been receptive to the idea. According to Stumbo, furloughs result in reduced services and morale which outweigh any savings. Beshear is expected to present his budget to the legislature in mid-January.

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Regional Headlines
8:29 am
Thu December 24, 2009

Calloway Co. Wreck Leads to Murder Investigation

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Afternoon Stock Report
3:58 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on December 23, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on December 23, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
3:33 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

The 404 Newscast on December 23, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 404 Newscast on December 23, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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3:25 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Calloway Jobless Rates Second Lowest in State

Murray, KY – Despite high unemployment rates across the Commonwealth, Calloway County continues to have the second-lowest jobless rate in the state. November data released today shows Calloway County unemployment at 7-point-5 percent. Murray Calloway County Economic Development Director Mark Manning says the county has been fortunate. Manning says major companies that have factories in the area have consolidated.

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Regional Headlines
2:39 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

It's Official: Paducah Owns the Big E

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Newscasts
2:02 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

The 104 Newscast on December 23, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on December 23, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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