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1:48 am
Fri March 6, 2009

Wickliffe paper plant offers to take storm debris

Wickliffe, KY – A local paper plant has proposed a new method for disposing of debris from January's ice storm. NewPage Corporation spokeswoman Sandra Wilson says the company's Wickliffe plant has offered to take the bark from fallen trees to fuel its boiler. The plant can only use so much bark, but it has offered to take portions of debris from both Paducah and Mayfield. Wilson says NewPage has yet to receive any trees, but it is open to negotiation with contractors.

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Regional Headlines
12:10 am
Fri March 6, 2009

Daniels Announces AZ Position

Paducah, KY – Candidate for Paducah Police Chief Robert Daniels has announced he's accepted a position in Arizona. The announcement comes just after city commissioners named Daniels, of Juno Beach, Florida, a contender for the position. Daniels has accepted a police chief post in Buckeye, Arizona. City public information officer Pam Spencer says commissioners will decide whether to proceed with the interview process with the remaining five hopefuls, or begin searching for an additional candidate.

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Regional Headlines
12:09 am
Fri March 6, 2009

LBL to Receive Economic Recovery Funds

Golden Pond, KY – The U.S. Forest Service will include three Kentucky projects in its national plan for the economic recovery program, including two in the Land between the Lakes National Recreation Area. LBL will receive 2 and a half million dollars toward road and facility projects. Both projects hope to address the severe damage LBL sustained during the recent ice storm. The Forest Service estimates these projects will create at least 34 new jobs in the region.

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12:07 am
Fri March 6, 2009

Primary Bill Clears Senate

Frankfort, KY – Legislation to move the filing deadline from January to April for Kentucky candidates has cleared the Senate. The measure pushes back the deadline from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April. It also moves the presidential primary from May to August. Senator Julian Carrol passed on the vote.

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Local Features
11:53 pm
Thu March 5, 2009

Music producer from Cairo, Ill. visits Murray State

Local Features
11:47 pm
Thu March 5, 2009

Maiden Alley - "Frost/Nixon"

Local Features
11:45 pm
Thu March 5, 2009

Heading towards a new KY road plan

Frankfort, KY – For several days, legislative leaders have tried to pin down details on a new six year road plan. It determines, in large part, which roads get built and how much money gets spent. As Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson reports, current economic conditions have lawmakers talking about new ways to fund transportation improvements.

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Local Features
11:43 pm
Thu March 5, 2009

Kentucky College students at the mercy of CPE meeting

Murray, KY – Kentucky college students are the mercy of the Council on Post Secondary Education, which meets today in Frankfort. That group will determine how much the state's public Colleges and Universities can raise tuition for the next school year. Students are asking decision makers to hold the line on further tuition hikes, while school presidents see them as a necessary evil to make up for a loss in state funding. Kentucky Public Radio's Lisa Autry has this report from Bowling Green.

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Local Features
11:38 pm
Thu March 5, 2009

MSU student organization celebrates first Sudanese program graduate

Murray, KY – Elizabeth Awok isn't like most Southern Sudanese women, whose traditional roles revolve around their homes and children. Some of them might receive basic education in refugee camps or in the country's few schools, but daily chores and early marriage often hinder their attendance - or eliminate it completely. Instead, Awok has just received her high school diploma, and she did so thanks to the Women's Educational Empowerment Project for Southern Sudan, otherwise known as WEEP.

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Regional Headlines
10:58 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Police Chief Search Resumes

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