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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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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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8:35 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Fort Campbell Welcomes Home Vietnam Vets

Fort Campbell, KY – Hundreds of veterans who never got a homecoming from the Vietnam War can say they've finally gotten their day of appreciation. At Fort Campbell on Sunday, veterans organized a re-enactment of their return from war, complete with greetings by relatives, friends and Army officials. The ceremony was organized as an official recognition of the sacrifice of the previous generation of soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen - many of whom received very little support following the Vietnam War.

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8:33 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Clarksville Man Shot; Killed

Clarksville, TN – A Clarksville man died after being shot near Lincoln Homes yesterday. 26-year-old Roderick D. Self was found lying on the ground after police responded to reports of gunshots around 5:30 in the evening. Self was taken to Gateway Medical Center before dying from his injuries. Clarksville Police Spokesman Jim Knoll says the investigation continues as officers canvass the area, interviewing nearby residents.

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8:32 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Police Drug Dealer Roundup Nets 19

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8:31 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Parole Credit Heading Before KY Supreme Court

Frankfort, KY – A controversial program that has allowed murderers and sex offenders to leave prison earlier as a way to save the cash-strapped state money is up before Kentucky's high court this week. Attorneys are scheduled to appear before the Kentucky Supreme Court on Wednesday. Attorney General Jack Conway claims the plan was unconstitutional and improperly enforced by the state.

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8:29 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Fulton County Boat Collision Injures Two

Fulton County, KY – A collision between a 16-foot fiberglass boat and a Wepfer Marine tugboat occurred Saturday night. According to WPSD, two people were injured after colliding with the docked vessel. A woman was airlifted to a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, while a man was airlifted to Memphis, Tennessee. No one on board the tugboat was hurt. Previous reports stated the collision involved the Dorena/Hickman Ferry, which crosses the Mississippi River daily between Missouri and Kentucky.

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8:27 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Travel Advisory: KY-80 Closed

Columbus, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close Kentucky Highway 80 in the Columbus area of Hickman County today beginning after this morning's school bus run. The highway will be closed between the 2 and 3 mile markers to allow Hickman County Highway Maintenance to replace 3 cross drains. Engineers believe the work can be completed today, but some work may be required at the site tomorrow.

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