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10:22 am
Wed November 18, 2009

The 504 Newscast on November 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 504 Newscast on November 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Datebook
10:21 am
Wed November 18, 2009

A datebook of regional events for November 18, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for November 18, 2009 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
9:11 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Regional Sports Scoreboard

Murray, KY – In regional OVC basketball, the UT Martin Skyhawks fell to the Missou Tigers last night in Columbia 68-83. The APSU Lady Govs won over the David Lipscomb Lady Bisons 61 - 52.

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9:09 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Shemwell Relocated

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9:06 am
Wed November 18, 2009

$83m Expected @ Fort Campbell

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9:03 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Henry County Accepts $34k Grant

Paris, TN – Henry County, Tennessee commissioners voted Monday to accept almost $34,000 in federal grant money to buy new emergency equipment. The Paris-Henry County Rescue Squad and the county's emergency management department will benefit from the funds. Officials there plan to buy radio and rescue equipment, including a portable, inflatable 37-foot antenna tower. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports the homeland security grant is all federal money and requires no local match.

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9:02 am
Wed November 18, 2009

KY Unemployed May Receive Extended Benefits

Frankfort, KY – Unemployed Kentuckians may be eligible for extended unemployment insurance benefits. The extension runs up to 20 weeks, and the state Office of Employment and Training says it will first work on contacting those people who have already exhausted all 79 weeks of benefits. The agency says nearly 10,000 people in Kentucky fall into that category.

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8:59 am
Wed November 18, 2009

USDA Says IL Corn Harvest Lagging

Springfield, IL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that, despite significant progress last week, Illinois farmers were only a little more than halfway through their corn harvest before the latest heavy rains.

But the USDA says about 90% of the soybean crop had been harvested. About 52% of the corn crop had been harvested as of Monday compared to 31% a week earlier, but that is still well behind the 87% at this time last year and a five-year average of 95%. The five-year average for the soybean harvest by this date is 99%.

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8:57 am
Wed November 18, 2009

Executive Inn Bolsters Security

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.

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4:26 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Kentucky Shows Poor Birth Rate Score Again

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.

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