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2:51 am
Fri January 23, 2009

Calloway Official on Education Board

Murray, KY – Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a Calloway County school official to a state board. Assistant Superintendent of Calloway County Schools Randy McCallon will serve on the advisory panel for exceptional children. His term runs through August 2011.

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Regional Headlines
2:50 am
Fri January 23, 2009

Inmate Escapes, Returns

Paris, TN – An inmate faces additional charges after escaping from the Henry County, Tennessee jail. During his work detail, Eugene Spence briefly left the compound and returned a short time later. He has been removed from work detail and is now charged with escape. Spence was arrested in February 2005 for vehicular homicide after driving drunk and hitting and killing a Cottage Grove man with his truck. A release from the Sherriff's department says work detail guidelines have been changed to prevent future escape opportunities.

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Newscasts
11:43 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

The 1204 Newscast on January 23, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 1204 Newscast on January 23, 2009. From WKMS News.

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Datebook
11:41 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

A datebook of regional events for Jan. 23, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for Jan. 23, 2009. From WKMS.

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Local Features
11:40 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

WKMS Programing Changes

Murray, KY – Mark Welch and Todd Hatton discuss new programming on WKMS that will begin February 1st.

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Local Features
11:35 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

Restructuring Kentucky's art institutions

Murray, KY – President elect Barack Obama's plan to aid the national economy includes $350 billion in spending on infrastructure from water systems to broadband networks. Cultural institutions aren't part of the package, but arts leaders in Kentucky and beyond are thinking more seriously about their infrastructure needs and their role in the economy. Kentucky Public Radio's Elizabeth Kramer reports.

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Local Features
11:32 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

Kentuckians have too much debt

Murray, KY – Moving into a new year can spur optimism; think of all the new-year's resolutions you've made over the years to stop this, or start that. Unfortunately, the economic concerns that started in 2008 haven't stopped. They continue to trouble Kentuckians. And according to Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson, many have come to the conclusion that they have too much debt.

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Local Features
11:21 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

"The Reader" at Maiden Alley Cinema

Murray, KY – Love and passion can certainly change how we see other people. It can also keep us from knowing anything about them, and understanding even less. "The Reader," winner of a Golden Globe for actress Kate Winslet and recipient of several Oscar nominations, is a dramatic and poignant story of just how profound that ignorance can be. Todd Hatton spoke with Larry Thomas about the film, playing this week at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah.

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Regional Headlines
11:06 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

KY Has Highest Smoking Death Rate

Frankfort, KY – A federal study show Kentucky has the highest smoking-related death rate in the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's study shows the death rate from smoking in the Commonwealth is about 371 for every 100 thousand adults age 35 and older. The national average is 263 per 100-thousand. The CDC also lists Tennessee as one of the top ten states with high death rates from smoking. The rates follow closely with adult smoking rates in each state- Kentucky also had the highest smoking rate in 2004.

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Newscasts
10:06 am
Thu January 22, 2009

The 806 Newscast on January 22, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on January 22, 2009. From WKMS News.

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