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4:18 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Hundreds More Stimulus Jobs Available

Purchase and Pennyrile – A Summer Works Program slating 600 jobs for youth throughout 17 counties in the Purchase and Pennyrile region still has hundreds of available slots. As of Monday, 322 people gained employment through the program, working in government agencies, schools, nursing homes and recycling centers. Rana Sullivan of the Purchase Area Development District says hiring is expected to go into July.

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4:12 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Hundreds More Stimulus Jobs Available

Purchase and Pennyrile – A Summer Works Program slating 600 jobs for youth throughout 17 counties in the Purchase and Pennyrile region still has hundreds of available slots. As of Monday, 322 people gained employment through the program, working in government agencies, schools, nursing homes and recycling centers. Rana Sullivan of the Purchase Area Development District says hiring is expected to go into July.

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Regional Headlines
3:35 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Henry County Constables Stripped of Powers

Paris, TN – Henry County has stripped law enforcement powers from its five elected constables. The change means constables will no longer be able to arrest anyone or use blue lights and emergency equipment in their vehicles. Sheriff Monte Belew tells the Paris Post Intelligencer the move should actually expand the constables' duties, using them for civil process work.

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3:07 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Investigation Underway for Alleged Inappropriate Relationship at Marshall County Schools

Draffenville, KY – A Marshall County School employee is under investigation after allegations emerged three weeks ago of an inappropriate relationship with a student. Both the Marshall County School District and the Kentucky State Police have investigations pending. School Superintendent Trent Lovett says the district's investigation has stalled and all information has been turned over to the county attorney's office yesterday. Trooper Dean Patterson says no charges have been filed and the case will go before a grand jury.

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2:59 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Thousands of Dead Fish Found on Lake Barkley

Cadiz, Kentucky – State wildlife experts are investigating what has killed thousands of fish found floating in the Little River Area of Lake Barkley over the weekend. The dead fish were mostly yellow bass. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Biologist Paul Rister thinks the incident is part of an acute kill likely from a viral or bacterial infection, since few species were affected. Officials are urging boaters and anglers who see dead fish to avoid them because of the unknown bacteria.

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Regional Headlines
2:48 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Madisonville Man Arrested After Standoff

Madisonville, KY – A Madisonville man is in police custody after he barricaded himself in his own garage last night. Authorities were called after Lereiges (La-REE-jess) Davis allegedly instigated a domestic situation. When officers arrived, they were told the suspect was possibly armed and barricaded himself in the garage. Eventually, police convinced Davis to leave the building and took him into custody. He was charged with Wanton Endangerment, Unlawful Imprisonment and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

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2:44 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Slots Opponents

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's bill to expand gambling in the commonwealth drew several hundred opponents to a rally in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Buck Run Baptist Chuch Pastor Hershael York of Frankfort says video slots at horse tracks is not about the horses, it's about gambling and greed.

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Newscasts
1:51 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

The 104 Newscast on June 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on June 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
12:41 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Bunning Reacts to Williams

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Local Features
12:28 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Hundreds More Stimulus Jobs Available

Dr. Sudip Datta, JPMC

Purchase and Pennyrile – A Summer Works Program slating 600 jobs for youth throughout 17 counties in the Purchase and Pennyrile region still has hundreds of available slots. As of Monday, 322 people gained employment through the program, working in government agencies, schools, nursing homes and recycling centers. Rana Sullivan of the Purchase Area Development District says hiring is expected to go into July.

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