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8:58 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Quinn Talks Budget with Women Lawmakers

Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says next week he will outline about $1 billion in cuts to state government operations. The state's new fiscal year started Wednesday without a spending plan in place because Quinn and state lawmakers can't agree on how to wipe out an $11.5 billion deficit that the governor says has been trimmed to $9.2 billion. Quinn has not offered details on the cuts he's proposing but says they would be very deep.

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Regional Headlines
8:49 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Counterfeit $100 Used @ Wal-Mart

Hopkinsville, KY – Police in Hopkinsville are looking for the person who paid with a counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bill at Wal-Mart. The Kentucky New Era reports the fake bill was passed to a cashier around noon Wednesday. Police have yet to review the surveillance footage, but expect to have the suspect caught on tape. Criminal possession of a forged instrument is a felony charge.

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Regional Headlines
8:44 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Gov. Beshear Appoints WKCTC/MSU Regents

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Regional Headlines
8:05 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Tennessee to Get New Specialty License Plates

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen is once again allowing the latest batch of specialty license plates to become law without his signature. Bredesen has long complained about the proliferation of specialty tags, urging lawmakers to rein in the number of plates available.

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Regional Headlines
8:03 am
Fri July 3, 2009

Judge Excludes Some Evidence from Bid-Rigging Case

Frankfort, KY – A federal judge won't allow evidence from a 1983 antitrust case to be presented in an upcoming bid-rigging trial in Kentucky.

U.S. District Judge Karl S. Forester handed down the ruling late Wednesday in a case involving highway contractor Leonard Lawson, former Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert and Lawson aide Brian Billings. They're accused of conspiring to steer about $130 million worth of highway construction contracts to Lawson's companies. All have entered not guilty pleas.

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Afternoon Stock Report
5:21 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on July 2, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – The Afternoon Stock Report on July 2, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
5:20 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

The 504 Newscast on July 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 504 Newscast on July 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Newscasts
4:45 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

The 404 Newscast on July 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on July 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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3:26 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Board Chooses Four Commissioner Finalists

Frankfort, KY – A new education commissioner for Kentucky could be named as early as next week. The State Board of Education in closed session today whittled down their list of candidates to four finalists. Chair Joe Brothers says the board is confident it can find its new commissioner from the chosen pool.

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2:42 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Statewide Tea Party on the Fourth

Frankfort, KY – While most of us will spend the Fourth of July picnicking with family and friends, a number of concerned Kentuckians will use the occasion to rally against what they see as excessive government intrusion on their lives. Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy spokesman Jim Waters is one of the co-organizers of the "Statewide Tea Party" on the Capitol Grounds in Frankfort.

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