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9:02 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Nunn Waives Hearing

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8:58 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Police: Gunshot Victim ID'd Attacker Before Dying

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8:55 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Paducah Man Charged with Child Sodomy

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4:17 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Possible Swine Flu Death

Caldwell County, KY – Health officials are investigating the death of a thirteen old Caldwell County girl that may be related to swine flu. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Gwenda Bond says tests results are expected early next week to determine if H-one N-one caused the death. Bill Myers with the Crittenden County Coroner's Office tells WPSD-TV the girl died Wednesday in Marion after being taken to the Hospital with flu-like symptoms.

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4:15 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Illinois Unemployment Rates

Chicago, Ill –
The state of Illinois released their unemployment rates earlier this week. The state's average is down from ten-point-four percent in July to nine-point-nine percent for the month of August. In Southern Illinois, Hardin County rates are highest with twelve-point-two percent. Massac County has the lowest, with nine percent.

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4:13 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Stumbo Calls for Stricter EPO Legislation

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Local Features
3:41 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Nunn Waives Preliminary Hearing

Lexington, KY – Former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn won't be having preliminary hearing in Fayette District Court tomorrow morning. This sends his murder case directly to the grand jury. Fifty-six-year-old Steve Nunn pleaded "not guilty" last week to the murder of his former fiancee, Amanda Ross, who was gunned down outside her Lexington townhouse September 11th. A preliminary hearing was set for Friday morning.

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3:26 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Beshear Asks Senators to Act

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is asking the state's U-S Senators to support an extension to unemployment benefits. The Commonwealth has an 11.1 percent unemployment rate. A bill recently passed in the U-S House of Representatives would provide an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits to those who qualify. In the past year, 123-thousand Kentuckians have claimed emergency unemployment compensation.

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3:24 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Housing for Seniors

Paducah, KY – A 2.6 million dollar housing grant means more homes for seniors in Paducah. The Housing Authority of Paducah is receiving the funds from the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will go to build about 30 apartments for local senior citizens. Each dwelling will be handicap accessible and use green construction techniques. The Housing Authority plans to solicit architectural firms in the coming week. Construction on the apartments is set for 2010.

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Local Features
3:22 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

The "Big Read" in Paducah

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Paducah, KY – The "Big Read" is a national reading program created and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Big Read targets reluctant readers of all ages by creating events surrounding a classic piece of literature. This year, Paducah and the surrounding region join hundreds of communities who are putting on Big Read programs. Mary Katz is Education Coordinator for the Carson Center in Paducah and is helping organize events in the coming weeks. Angela Hatton has this interview.

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