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5:01 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Purple Prisms Generate Speculation

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Western Kentucky – If you're driving along the Wendell Ford Parkway or any number of Western Kentucky highways, you might see some odd looking purple prisms hanging in trees along the roadside. Jacque Day has more on what is perplexing many motorists.

The structures have generated dozens of calls to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and area police agencies. Kentucky State Entomologist Dr. John J. Obrycki says these are traps put out to monitor the spread of the emerald ash borer.

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Newscasts
4:14 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

The 404 Newscast on July 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on July 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Local Features
4:03 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Ill. works to "Break the Silence" on Elder Abuse

Southern Illinois – In Illinois, it's estimated that as many as 80,000 older adults fall victim to abuse each year. The 13 southernmost Illinois counties, including Massac, Pope and Hardin, have the highest number of reported Elder Abuse cases in the state. July is Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Illinois. Jacque Day speaks with David Mitchell, Protective Services Unit Director for the Shawnee Alliance for Seniors, about the campaign to Break the Silence.

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Afternoon Stock Report
3:57 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on July 16, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – The Afternoon Stock Report on July 16, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
3:49 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

TN See Slight Unemployment Hike

Nashville, TN – Tennessee's statewide unemployment rates are out for June and they're up again. But Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley says the .1 increase in June is a good sign. The rate of unemployment increase has slowed significantly since the beginning of the year. Tennessee's jobless numbers now stand at 10.8 percent.

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Local Features
3:04 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Kentucky National Guard recruitment slows, becomes more selective

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Local Features
2:51 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Special training for elderly drivers

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South-Central, KY – Senior citizens in Kentucky are involved in more than 15 thousand vehicle collisions per year. To help address that issue, some special training programs for mature drivers have been implemented in south-central Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Modlin has this report.

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Commentary
2:38 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

"I couldn't believe my ears!"

Paducah, KY – I was sitting at my computer, writing a post for my blog, of course listening to WKMS, when I heard the news. WKMS, our own WKMS, would soon be carrying Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

I shook my head like a big wet dog. I couldn't believe my ears!

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Regional Headlines
2:16 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Computer Crash Closes Library

Madisonville, KY – Residents in Madisonville are without a library after a computer crash shut down the Public Library. Director Lisa Wigley says the building has been closed since Sunday after the system's two hard drives crashed. Wigley isn't sure what caused the crash. Full-time employees have been working to install a new system and get the library back to full operation. Part-time employees have been asked to stay home until the library opens to the public. Patrons won't be charged for any overdue materials.

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Regional Headlines
2:12 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Chemical Spill on I-24

Cadiz, KY – I-24 roadways near the Trigg-Caldwell county line have reopened after a chemical spill. The eastbound interstate was closed for over an hour today as HAZMAT crews cleaned up the area. Initial reports had indicated the chemical was carbon dioxide. Motorists should continue to use caution when driving through the area.

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