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8:14 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Datebook: July 9

The Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes hosts Cool & Crawly Critters Day this Saturday from 10 to 4. Kids can get a face-to-face look at bats, snakes, bugs, and turtles while learning from visiting scientists and animal experts. The event is rain or shine. See a schedule at lbl.org

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Politics
4:40 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Conway: Americans for Prosperity Plan to 'Buy' Ky. House

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway says the growing influence of a national conservative 501(c)(4) group in Kentucky suggests that out-of-state donors will try to help Republicans gain control of the state House.

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Government
4:20 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Waide's Computers to Be Searched in Alleged Misappropriation Case

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Kentucky’s 10th District state Rep. Ben Waide is still battling a civil lawsuit brought by former colleagues who say he misappropriated company money to fund his political career.

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Environment
4:04 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Get Up Close to Crawly Critters at LBL Nature Station This Saturday

Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus
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LBL Woodlands Nature Station hosts a whole day of educational, family friendly programs with cool and crawly critters including snakes, bugs, bats and turtles this Saturday. We learn more with Aviva Yasgur on Sounds Good about this opportunity to teach all ages about lesser known and often under-appreciated creatures. Hear the conversation:

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Business
2:28 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Owensboro Airport Expanding

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The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport has seen marked growth over the last few years and shows no sign of stopping.  The airport has expanded its runway to 8,000 feet, making it the third airport in Kentucky with a runway 8,000 feet or longer (CORRECTED: WKMS originally reported the Owensboro runway was the third longest in Kentucky). 

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Business
2:23 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

USEC Seeking Restructuring Plan Endorsement From Creditors

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The United States Enrichment Corporation is seeking endorsement from creditors for its ongoing restructuring plan. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the act yesterday.

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Government
12:42 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Brookport to Receive $1.8M in Recovery Aid

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The city of Brookport, Illinois and Massac County will receive a little more than $1.8 million in state funding to aid in recovery from last November’s deadly tornadoes. 

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Missing Persons
11:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Missing Calloway Co. Teen Found Safe

Gowen was reported missing last Wednesday.
Credit Paducah Police Department

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. July 7:

A missing girl from Calloway County has been found. 

"Gabrielle was located in Paducah and is safely back with her family," said Mike Gowen, Gabrielle's father. "We would like to thank the community for all the help locating her, especially the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, the Paducah Police Department and the Paris Police Department."

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Datebook
9:27 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Datebook: July 8 - John D. Rockefeller's Birthday

Donations are now being accepted for the 9th annual fall Community Yard Sale benefiting the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry. Clothing is not accepted for the sale due to space, but take all other items to First Christian Church in Mayfield Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 3:30 through September 18. The sale is set for September 20. 

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Environment
6:19 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

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Engineering analysis work is continuing toward the start of demolition on the Old Ledbetter Bridge crossing the Tennessee River between Livingston and McCracken Counties. Revised demolition plans for the 83 year old structure were submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard for review last week.  

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