Society
2:35 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Four Escaped Paducah Inmates at Large

From left to right: Vargas, Clevenger, Barber, Houston.
Credit KSP

Kentucky State Police are searching for four escaped inmates last seen in Paducah yesterday. Officials say all four were found missing during a head count at the Keeton Correctional Institution.

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Business
2:29 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Aluminum Plant Groundbreaking Signals Economic Recovery

An economics researcher says a groundbreaking for an aluminum plant in western Kentucky sends a bigger message about economic recovery.  Governor Steve Beshear, who was joined by other public and private sector officials, broke ground last week on a $150 million dollar aluminum production plant in Bowling Green. 

 

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Datebook
7:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Datebook: July 7 - Satchel Paige's Birthday

Dave Rittle, mechanical engineer, speaks on the "Instillation of the Power Generating Turbines at the Smithland Dam" tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. at the UK Extension Office in Smithland. A short business meeting follows Mr. Rittle's presentation. The public is invited to attend. 

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Construction
7:12 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Greenway Trail Underpass Construction Begins/Brookport Bridge Closed 21 Days

Credit City of Paducah

Crews will begin installing detour signs Monday in Paducah in preparation for the Tuesday closing of the Brookport Bridge to install an underpass connecting two sections of the Greenway Trail. Contractors will have 21 consecutive days to install the 52-foot long lighted underpass at U-S 45. 

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NPR's Puzzlemaster Will Shortz has appeared on Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978).

Will sold his first puzzle professionally when he was 14 — to Venture, a denominational youth magazine. At 16 he became a regular contributor to Dell puzzle publications. He is the only person in the world to hold a college degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles, which he earned from Indiana University in 1974.

Business
6:38 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Ky. Distilleries Set to Receive Bourbon Barrel Tax Credits Next Year

The M.B. Roland Distillery operates in Pembroke, Ky.
Credit mbrdistillery.com

A new state law aims to soften the impact of property taxes on Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries.

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Environment
12:06 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Need Lake Info? The Army Corps of Engineers Has a New Website for You

Credit USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new mobile website with real-time water information for the Cumberland River watershed, which could be useful for boaters this holiday weekend.

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Datebook
10:41 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Datebook: July 4 - Independence Day

Red Cross-authorized swimming lessons continue at the Murray-Calloway County pool next week. Registration for the week of lessons is $55 for each swimmer, with sessions filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, call (270) 762-0325 or stop by the Murray-Calloway County Parks office. 

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Business
7:52 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Immigration Reform Could Help Kentucky Economy

Credit kypolicy.org

The study, “New Americans in Kentucky,” was published this week by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. It found that immigrants make up 3 percent of the state’s population, with one-in-five immigrants to Kentucky originating from Mexico. Kentucky’s immigrant population grew faster than all but six states from 2000 to 2012.

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Environment
6:18 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Lawmakers Skewer EPA, Obama Over Coal Regulations

The EPA and new Carbon Emission reduction rules were scrutinized in a meeting of the Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment Thursday.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A panel of Kentucky lawmakers is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants

Members of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment targeted the regulations Thursday which will require a nationwide 30 percent reduction in the gas that climate scientist say contribute to climate change.

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