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11:15 am
Mon July 20, 2009

A datebook of regional events for July 20, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for July 20, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
11:11 am
Mon July 20, 2009

The 806 Newscast on July 20, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on July 20, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
8:43 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Paris Man Shot/Hospitalized

Paris, TN – A Paris man was shot several times at his Wimberly Road home early Saturday morning. 55-year-old Gary French sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is last reported to be in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports French's wife was home when the incident occurred and was awakened by the shots. Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are involved in the investigation.

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Regional Headlines
8:40 am
Mon July 20, 2009

KSP's "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass" Begins Today

Hickory, KY – A new highway enforcement campaign begins today. The Kentucky State Police are joining with local law enforcement for "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass," focusing on speeding, reckless driving, seatbelt-use, and DUIs. The campaign is primarily targeting McCracken, Marshall, and Calloway counties because of their higher highway fatality rates in recent years. The enforcement period lasts through the end of July.

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Regional Headlines
8:38 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Former Teacher Sentenced to Five Years

Paducah, KY – A former Lone Oak High School teacher was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for having sex with a student. 34-year-old Jason Neelley was arrested last December after a 17-year-old girl reported she had a sexual relationship with him. Neelley's charges included first-degree sexual abuse, solicitation, and unlawful use of a minor in a sexual performance. The girl wore a recording device during a meeting with Neelley at the request of local police.

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Regional Headlines
8:31 am
Mon July 20, 2009

More TN Highway Work Being Done with Fed Money

Nashville, TN – Tennessee has opened bids on some of the last state highway transportation projects funded through the federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act. They are the widening of U.S. 79 in Stewart and Montgomery counties, bridge construction in Campbell County, and road resurfacing in Johnson County.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, more than $429 million in recovery act funds are now under contract. Tennessee received $572 million from the act.

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Regional Headlines
8:28 am
Mon July 20, 2009

KY Legislature's Lone Independent Takes on New Role

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky State Senator Bob Leeper is moving to a more powerful role in the Kentucky General Assembly with his appointment as budget chairman in the state Senate. The move comes just four years after the legislator from Paducah became the General Assembly's only independent.

Leeper was the beneficiary last week when state Senator Charlie Borders left the Senate for a position as chairman of the Public Service Commission. Kentucky Republicans led the Senate with 21 of 38 seats before Borders' resignation.

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Regional Headlines
8:25 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Data Shows IL Spending Stimulus Cash on Repairs

Springfield, IL – The majority of Illinois road and bridge projects that have won federal stimulus money to date focus on repairing crumbling infrastructure statewide. That's according to new data on how Illinois is spending the money six months after President Barack Obama signed a $789 billion economic stimulus bill. Illinois is receiving $935 million for road and bridge construction.

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Regional Headlines
8:23 am
Mon July 20, 2009

Sept. Deadline for Death Penalty Recommendation

Fort Campbell, KY – Federal prosecutors have a deadline of late September to recommend whether a woman charged with killing two of her children in a fire at Fort Campbell should face a possible death sentence.

U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell set a September 25th deadline for the recommendation to go to the U.S. Department of Justice in the case of 35-year-old Billi Jo Smallwood.

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Afternoon Stock Report
4:01 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

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

Murray, KY – The Afternoon Stock Report on July 17, 2009. From WKMS.

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