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4:28 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Henry Co. Considers Guns in Parks

Paris, TN – The Henry County Tennessee Commission tonight considers opting out of a new state law that allows guns in parks. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports a sports complex next to the high school includes several walking trails and is considered a park. Some have concerns about allowing weapons close to a school. Montgomery County officials earlier voted to ban the measure, but have repealed the ban.

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Newscasts
4:11 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

The 104 Newscast on August 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on August 17, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Afternoon Stock Report
4:09 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on August 17, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on August 17, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
4:03 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Clarksville bribery charges

Clarksville, Tenn. – A Clarksville man is charged with accepting substantial bribes to place more than a half million dollars in contracts to favored companies.

A federal indictment says 38-year-old Army captain, Bryant Williams accepted the bribes while in Baghdad from 2005 to 2006.

Williams pleaded not guilty to mail fraud and bribery today (Monday). Defense attorney David Greenfield said Williams' 17-year Army career was otherwise unblemished. He is free on bond.

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3:53 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Whitfield opposes NEA

Washington D.C. – Whitfield of Hopkinsville signed the letter along with 49 other Republican congressman that objected to funding staff salaries of three San Francisco arts groups they accuse of producing obscene art.

Whitfield says his signature on the letter doesn't mean he disapproves of the NEA's work.

"Most of the funding that has come to my district has been quite productive and it's been a program that's been well received in the schools and the local performing arts groups."

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12:40 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Former Official Turns Self In

Local Features
12:39 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Education Commissioner Twitters

Kentucky – Kentucky's new Education Commissioner is using social networking sites in an effort to live up to transparency promises he made upon his recent hiring. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

Two weeks ago, when he began work, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday told reporters his administration will be marked by transparency. And he said that included utilization of social networking sites on the Internet.

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Regional Headlines
11:39 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Clarksville bribery charges

Clarksville, TN – A Clarksville man is charged with accepting substantial bribes to place more than a half million dollars in contracts to favored companies. A federal indictment says 38-year-old Army captain, Bryant Williams accepted the bribes while in Baghdad from 2005 to 2006.Williams pleaded not guilty to mail fraud and bribery today (Monday). Defense attorney David Greenfield said Williams' 17-year Army career was otherwise unblemished. He is free on bond.

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Regional Headlines
11:12 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Princeton Electric Looking at Rural Broadband

Princeton, KY – The board of directors at Princeton Electric Plant is looking into expanding broadband internet service to rural residents outside the city limits. The board approved a resolution to submit an application for stimulus funds last Thursday. If funds are awarded, three towers will be erected near Fredonia, Dawson Springs, and Eddy Bay in Lyon County. The towers would stand about 200 feet tall and provide broadband connectivity to customers within a 4-mile radius.

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Datebook
10:13 am
Mon August 17, 2009

A datebook of regional events for August 17, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for August 17, 2009 from WKMS.

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