Paducah, KY – Security is being beefed up at the Julian Carroll Convention Center following two additional break-ins from the adjacent and closed Executive Inn. The Paducah Sun reports changes include steel doors installed between the connected buildings and moving the security officer station from the front of the convention center closer to the hotel.
Louisville, KY – The March of Dimes has released its annual report card on premature birth. The entire country scored a D', and Kentucky scored even worse. Kentucky has been given an F' for the last two years, mostly because its high smoking rate, especially among pregnant women. But March of Dimes Director of Program Services for Kentucky Katrina Thompson says they're seeing an increase in inductions and Cesarean births in the 34-to-36 week range of gestation.
Munfordville, KY – Former Kentucky State Representative Steve Nunn has pled not guilty to six counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly brandishing a firearm when he was approached by police at a cemetery in September. Nunn faces murder charges for allegedly killing his former fianc e. A judge scheduled his trial for June 14th.
Fort Campbell, KY – The U-S Army says soldier suicides this year are almost sure to top last year's, but that it has made progress in stemming the problem in recent months. Army officials say 140 soldiers are believed to have died of self-inflicted wounds. That includes 18 suicides reported this year at Fort Campbell.
Cairo, IL – Illinois State Police are helping to investigate a house fire that killed two people in Cairo. Alexander County Coroner Willie Bigham says the fire happened shortly before noon Monday. The victims' names and ages haven't been released. It's unclear what sparked the blaze.
Paducah, KY – The face of homelessness is changing. That's the message advocacy groups are sending for national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. In Kentucky, the annual homeless count tallied six thousand people earlier this year. Monday in Paducah, the Paducah Cooperative Ministry held a forum to bring attention to the rural homeless. Angela Hatton brings us this report from the event.
Murray, KY – Murray City Councilman Greg Anderson is throwing his hat into the ring for next year's mayoral race. Anderson filed election paperwork yesterday. Councilman Butch Seargent has also announced plans to run in the non-partisan contest. Anderson says his platform will be infrastructure improvement and job creation.
Current Mayor Danny Hudspeth says he isn't interested in running for the seat. The former mayor pro tem was appointed to the city's top elected office following the death of Tom Rushing.