Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's search for a new education commissioner is intensifying. After meeting privately for almost three hours, the state school board has narrowed the list of candidates from more than 80 to around 12. Board Chairman Joe Brothers says the interview process can now begin.
Kevil, KY – A suspicious package is the reason nearly three hundred employees evacuated the West Kentucky Technology Park in Kevil. WPSD-TV reports a shoe box size package wrapped in plain, brown paper arrived around ten a-m this morning with a Rochester, New York return address. Ballard County Sheriff's Office is on the scene with support from the Paducah Police's Bomb Squad, where they have reportedly marked off a 300-foot-radius around the building.
Paducah, KY – The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant will use forty million dollars in stimulus money for new hires. Contractors plan to hire more than fifty people in the coming months to expedite cleanup efforts at some building sites. The Paducah Sun reports the jobs will probably last through September 2011. Paducah's share is about one percent of six billion dollars allotted for nuclear cleanup.
Murray, KY – Power is back to portions of Murray after an animal incident this morning. Murray Electric officials say a snake crawled inside a power substation. Workers restored power within half an hour.
Murray, KY – Lisa Satterwhite is Sales and Market Specialist for the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. She and several other officials from around the community helped bring the bi-annual fishing tournament to Murray. Satterwhite says it was a relatively easy transition since FLW was already local.
Murray, KY – The television digital age starts this Friday. The official switch to D-T-V means Kentuckians who rely on free, over-the-air TV on older television sets need to have a digital converter box to continue their viewing habits. Reclaim the Media spokesman Jonathan Lawson says TV stations have been doing a good job explaining that the change is near. However, Lawson says the people who most depend on their old TVs are the ones least likely to know about the switch, or have the money to afford the cost of converter boxes.