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4:03 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

CPE Approves Tuition Increases

Murray, KY – The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in Kentucky. The council granted 5 percent increases at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, 4 percent increases at regional universities like Murray and 3.3 percent increases at community colleges. Spokeswoman Sue Patrick called it the lowest tuition increase for undergraduate resident students in more than a decade.

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Regional Headlines
3:18 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

Paducah Doctor Suspended

Paducah, KY – A doctor at Lourdes hospital has had his license suspended for three months after domestic violence allegations and accusations he improperly subscribed medications. Weight loss surgeon Dr. Alex Argotte resigned from his position at the hospital last month. The Paducah Sun reports a copy of an agreed order of suspension on file at the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure shows Argotte denies the allegations. At the same time, he agrees sufficient grounds existed to impose sanctions on him.

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Datebook
2:49 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

A datebook of regional events for May 22, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for May 22, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
2:32 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

The 104 Newscast on May 22, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on May 22, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
1:59 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

Stewart County brothers die in car crash

Dover, TN – Two Stewart County Tennessee brothers died yesterday afternoon in a crash that injured three others. Highway Patrol Spokesman Mike Browning says Justin and Adam Pieratt of Indian Mound crossed the median on Highway 79. They were killed when their vehicle struck Donna Hillard's car head-on. Hilliard and two passengers traveling with the Pieratts suffered serious injuries. All were flown to Vanderbilt University for treatment.

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Regional Headlines
12:09 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

Paducah Man Shot, Flips Car

Regional Headlines
11:42 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Debris Collects Exceeds 3 Million Cubic Yards

Murray, KY – Since January's ice storm contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have collected more than 3 million cubic yards of debris in the Commonwealth's westernmost counties. Department spokesperson Keith Todd says work is completed in Carlisle, Livingston, and Calloway counties. Clean-up efforts will continue throughout the region.

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Regional Headlines
11:38 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Two more break-ins reported in Paris

Paris, TN – Two more burglaries have occurred in Paris since a string of break-ins Tuesday morning on Tyson Road. Sergeant Ricky Watson says a thief broke into a Lankford road residence sometime Tuesday and stole about $200. A Hardy Street resident also reported that her door had been kicked open Wednesday afternoon and someone had stolen a $1,200 laptop, a DVD player and DVDs. Watson says the police have not connected these burglaries to the Tyson Road break-ins and are still searching for suspects.

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11:30 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Motorcycle Safety

Frankfort, KY – Now that Memorial Day weekend is here, motorcyclists are pulling their bikes out of storage and hitting the highways. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the number of registered motorcycles in the state is rapidly increasing.

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Regional Headlines
11:28 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Second Fort Campbell Suicide This Month

Fort Campbell, KY – Reports say two Fort Campbell soldiers have committed suicide this month. That brings the total suspected suicides this year at the base to fourteen. Military officials have declined to identify the victims. But the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports 911 logs Monday night indicate enlisted man Jacob Woods shot himself. Responding officers found Woods dead on the scene. The other victim remains anonymous. Local and national army officials continue to work to reduce the rising number of suicides in the military.

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