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3:13 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Contract Awarded in Benton to Continue Bringing I-69 Corridor Up to Standards

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Governor Steve Beshear announced a contract to reconstruct a KY 348 interchange in Benton in another effort to bring Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards for the I-69 project.

Jim Smith Contracting Company won the more than $8 million bid to change the cloverleaf interchange into a diamond one to accommodate for interstate speeds. The project is set for completion June 30, 2016.

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Education
3:08 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Murray State Receives Discrepancy-Free Reaccreditation Report

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges says it has reaffirmed Murray State University’s accreditation without any recommendations.

The announcement was made at SACSCOC’ annual meeting this week.

SACSCOC is the regional body for accrediting higher education institutions in the South which need to be reaccredited every 10 years. 

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Datebook
10:25 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Datebook: December 12 - Reindeer Run, Cram the Cruiser, Stars & Promises

The Reindeer Run 5K is tomorrow morning at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson. Race day registration starts at 8, and the race begins at 9. It’s the final race of the Western Kentucky 5K Race Series. For more information, visit parks.ky.gov

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Culture
6:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Wreaths Placed In Veteran Cemeteries Across Kentucky

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Thousands of wreaths will be placed on gravestones at four state cemeteries tomorrow, including Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.  The nationwide observance, part of the Wreaths Across America program, will coincide with a noontime ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.  Veterans Cemetery West Director Richard Stanley said the group's mission is to remember, honor, and teach.

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Sports
4:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Murray State Names New Football Coach

Pictured: Mitch Stewart.
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Murray State University’s football team has named its next leader just hours after former coach Chris Hatcher took the top spot at Samford University.

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Government
3:24 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Ryan Champion Could Face the Death Penalty if Convicted

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A Trigg County man accused in the killing of his parents, sister and an acquaintance could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Government
3:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kentucky Withdraws Tourism Incentives for Ark Encounter

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Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax incentives for a Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky. The decision comes after the Christian non-profit Answers In Genesis, which controls Ark Encounter, refused to provide written assurance to the cabinet that the park would not discriminate in hiring decisions based on religion.

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Arts
2:19 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Maestro Ponti Previews Paducah Symphony's 'A Christmas Celebration'

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It's Paducah Symphony Orchestra's most popular show, selling out four years in a row, "A Christmas Celebration" is this Saturday at 7:30 at the Carson Center in Paducah. Featuring the symphony and chorus, youth and children's choruses, Murray State Concert Choir and Murray Choral Society. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Maestro Raffaele Ponti about the program that starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Government
12:41 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Kentucky Chamber Calls for Comprehensive Audit of K.R.S

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce wants a full performance audit of the troubled Kentucky Retirement Systems.

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Datebook
10:06 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Datebook: December 11 - Polar Express, Holiday Choral, Youth Service Needs

The Pennyrile Polar Express is this Saturday evening from 4 to 6 in downtown Hopkinsville. Historic East 9th Street is transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops featuring free activities such as special holiday readings of The Polar Express, model train layouts, carriage rides, mini train rides, craft stations, hot chocolate, and more. 

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