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2:26 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Small Business Loans

Washington, D. C. – A new federal loan program could give small businesses in the region a chance to pay down debts. Tennessee's U.S. Representative John Tanner says the thirty-five thousand dollar loans will help businesses retain employees and pay their bills during the economic crisis. The loans are interest-free and available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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1:56 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

TCAA Plans to Publish Anti-Prohibition Petition

Cadiz, KY – Trigg Citizens Against Alcohol recently voted to acquire a copy of the petition that would bring the county's wet/dry issue to a vote. The group plans to publish those names in the county's weekly newspaper, The Cadiz Record.

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12:05 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

APSU, MSU Enrollment Up

11:59 am
Wed June 17, 2009

Slots Supporters

Frankfort, KY – Yesterday, opponents of expanded gambling rallied in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol. Today, hundreds of supporters of Governor Steve Beshear's video slots bill rallied on the Capitol steps. Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel didn't speak at the event, but later told reporters, he came on his own accord.

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4:28 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Republican Interrupts Press Conference

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4:26 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Stimulus Jobs for Area Youth

Purchase and Pennyrile – As of Monday, 322 young people are working throughout 17 counties in the Purchase and Pennyrile areas as part of the Summer Works Program. The funding comes from nearly $2 million in economic stimulus dollars. Eligible workers must be between 18 to 24 year old. The jobs are in various sectors including government agencies, schools, nursing homes and recycling centers. Rana Sullivan with the Purchase Area Development District says this program provides a much needed service.

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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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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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