Paducah, KY – Husbands Road near the Paducah city limits is closed today for roadwork. The Kentucky Transportation Department says P and L Railroad is working to improve a rail crossing located between Hovekamp Road and Bridge Street. The road will be open to local access only on each side of the closure. Motorists traveling that area will have a detour. About 2,000 vehicles use Husbands Road each day.
Mayfield, KY – A Grave County elementary teacher is among nine semifinalists for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award. Central Elementary School teacher Phyllis Ray and two others are competing in the elementary category. Following classroom visits and personal interviews, the winners in all three grade categories will be announced October 23 in Frankfort.
Murray, KY – NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday host Ira Flatow is this year's Gary Boggess Distinguished Lecture speaker for the Murray State College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He'll speak on the challenges and opportunities presenting science to the public. The program begins at 7:00 pm in the Freed Curd Auditorium of the Industry and Technology Building on campus.
Murray, KY – The Murray State Racers took a 41-7 loss to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at this Saturday's Homecoming football game. MSU returns to the field this Friday as they travel to take on Tennessee State. Kickoff is set for 6 p-m at Nashville's L-P Field. In other Racer news, MSU's Women's Soccer team bested Eastern Illinois 3 to 1 yesterday at Cutchin Field. This is their third OVC win this season.
Paducah, KY – A 10-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition after a shooting Saturday morning in western McCracken County. Kyler Mathis and two other children had been target shooting with a .22 caliber rifle in the backyard of Mathis' grandmother's house when the rifle apparently discharged accidentally.
Washington D.C. – Kentucky's junior senator says it may be laudable for the federal government to help people buy a house, but that doesn't mean it's financially sound. Republican Jim Bunning says congress helped create the country's home mortgage crisis by pushing government-sponsored enterprises like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to make loans to people who really couldn't afford a home. Now, he says, taxpayers are shouldered with an ever-increasing national debt.