Murray, KY – A consumer health report issued today (yesterday) shows health care premiums rose 2-point-8 times faster than Kentucky workers' earnings between 2000 and 2007. Non-profit health care advocacy group Families USA finds premiums shot up 47 and a half percent, while earnings increased around seventeen percent. The group's executive director Ron Pollack says healthcare costs are comprising more and more of Kentuckians' incomes.
Murray, KY – Frigid air is moving into Kentucky and Tennessee and forecasters say it could end the growing season in much of those states. The National Weather Service says a building high pressure area in Canada is sending cold air southward. Temperatures at or below 32 degrees are forecast for early Tuesday and early Wednesday for a few hours both days. By Wednesday afternoon, more southerly winds should bring warmer air into the region.
Murray, KY – Every month, WKMS News Director Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn. Today, we'll hear about controversy over state Senator Joey Pendleton and what steps Murray State will take to survive and thrive in tough economic times.