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4:00 am
Fri January 23, 2009

Wingo gas station charged with price gouging

Murray, KY – Kentucky State Attorney General Jack Conway accused a Wingo gas station of using the September 2008 windstorm to gouge prices. In a press conference yesterday, he listed eight stations, including the Wingo T-Mart, that had drastically increased prices while the state recovered from wind damage. Those stations will now face legal consequences. Conway, however, says he carefully targeted business that had maintained these prices for a substantial amount of time.

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Regional Headlines
3:35 am
Fri January 23, 2009

Hopkinsville Rejects Roll Back

Hopkinsville, KY – The Hopkinsville City Council's Committee of the Whole meeting last night rejected a proposal to roll back a 3-percent cost of living adjustment. The Kentucky New Era reports City Administrative Officer Glenn Abee suggested the roll back to save nearly a hundred thousand dollars this fiscal year and three hundred and thirty thousand dollars next year. With no payroll deduction, Mayor Kemp says the city may have to start cutting positions.

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Regional Headlines
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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