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2:10 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Emergency Management Director Terminated

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12:16 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Stimulus Money Not Enough

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky lawmakers have plugged a one billion dollar budget gap mostly by using money from the federal government. But an economist at the University of Tennessee is warning states the stimulus money won't last long enough. Dr. Bill Fox says recessions are never one or two year events. He says tax revenues fall below trend for at least three or four years.

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Regional Headlines
12:15 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Early Childhood Councils Funded

Frankfort, KY – Many counties in Western Kentucky will receive funding this year for early childhood education planning. Funding for sixty-five Community Early Childhood Councils to serve 92 counties will come from Tobacco Settlement monies. The Childhood Councils were created in 2001 to oversee the needs of Kentucky's youngest residents. Appropriations are based on the number of children under the age of five in a county.

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Regional Headlines
11:35 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Hospital/Lynn Face 2 New Civil Lawsuits

Madisonville, KY – Hopkins County Regional Medical Center and 7th district magistrate Wesley Lynn both face two new civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and negligence during visits to the emergency room. Lynn is charged with sexual assault, battery, terroristic threatening, and unlawful imprisonment while working as a paramedic. The suit also claims hospital parent company Trover Health System officials were aware of previous allegations against Lynn and failed to take action. His pre-trial conference is scheduled for July 13.

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Datebook
10:49 am
Thu June 25, 2009

A datebook of regional events for June 25, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for June 25, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
10:26 am
Thu June 25, 2009

The 806 Newscast on June 25, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on June 25, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
7:29 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Gov. Bredesen Signs New School Bus Law

Nashville, TN – A new law changing school bus use in Tennessee takes effect immediately. Governor Phil Bredesen signed legislation that adds an additional two years the buses can be used after they pass an inspection. Previously the law stated buses can be used for 12 years and then be approved for an additional three. The law also requires bus owners to keep and make available records of safety inspections.

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Regional Headlines
7:27 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Black Mold Found Growing at Clarksville School Construction Site

Clarksville, TN – Rossview Elementary School officials say severe storms and humidity are to blame for black mold found growing on several walls inside the new school being constructed. Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board Vice Chairman James Mann says he's had concerns about the school opening in time and that the problem is being addressed. The mold is not expected to pose any future health threats or delay the school's August opening.

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Regional Headlines
7:24 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Graves Shooting Heads to Grand Jury

Mayfield, KY – The case against the woman who shot at her husband five times in the Mayfield Lowe's store earlier this month heads to the grand jury. The Paducah Sun reports the jury will decide whether to charge 40-year-old Ann Marie Smith with attempted murder or nine wanton endangerment charges. At a preliminary hearing, Mayfield Police Officer Brandon Collins testified Lowe's security cameras captured Smith carrying the gun, but not her firing it.

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Local Features
7:03 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Session Ends

Tony McVeigh

Frankfort, KY – The special session began at noon on June 15th. But before the House and Senate gavels fell, Attorney General Jack Conway issued an opinion on the question of whether or not the Kentucky constitution needed to be amended to allow video slots at horse tracks. He said it did not.

"The General Assembly may in its own discretion enact the governor's bill allowing VLT's at race tracks," said Conway.

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