Business
5:42 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Paducah Power System To Switch Bond Rating Service

Credit Paducah Power System

The Paducah Power System Board voted Monday night to contract with Standard & Poor’s Rating Services after the rating company kept the Kentucky Municipal Power Agency revenue bond rating the same at A-.

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Government
3:03 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

State Lawmakers Work to Enact Insurance Regs for Online Transportation Services

Credit lrc.state.ky.us

The Kentucky legislature is working to keep up with relatively new online ride-sharing services.

The House Transportation Committee Tuesday approved a Senate measure which impacts the ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber. 

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Environment
2:58 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Flooding Closes Some Kentucky Highways

Credit transportation.ky.gov

As today’s rain adds to the melted snow from last week’s winter storm, several roads across the region are experiencing high water.

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Education
2:33 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Student Injured in Christian County School Bus Crash

Credit Mario Sánchez Prada, Wikimedia Commons

A Christian County School bus ran off the road this morning around 6:30 AM, injuring 1 of the 5 students on board.

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Education
10:41 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Meet Murray State International Students Miyanda and Chi Chi

Miyanda and Chi Chi

Murray State University's Institute for International Studies hosts students from 57 countries for their undergraduate and graduate programs. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the Hichilema sisters, Chi Chi and Miyanda from Lusaka, Zambia, the capital of this south central African country. We'll learn about how they came to Murray State, what they think of Murray, their dreams after graduation and how to greet someone in the native language, Tonga.

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Government
10:03 am
Tue March 10, 2015

McCracken Fiscal Court May Vote on Humane Society Partnership Animal Shelter Issue at Next Meeting

Credit Toby Partridge, publicdomainpictures.net

McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper says contract negotiations between the Fiscal Court and the county’s Humane Society have made progress with a possible vote coming as soon as the court’s next meeting.  He says the county’s potential agreement with the Society will give both the ability to make adjustments.

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Datebook
9:57 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Datebook: March 10 - Blood Donation, Owl Encounter, Broadway at Lee

Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s Blood Donor Center is in need of all blood types. There’s a blood drive tomorrow from 8 to 4 at City Hal. Donors must be at least 18, weigh at least 110 pounds, and pass brief physical and health history exams. More information at (270) 762-1119. 

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Government
7:17 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Time Running Out on Heroin Bill

State Sen. Whitney Westerfield supports the bill, but isn't sure when it will pass.
Credit http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/

The clock is ticking on legislation to address Kentucky’s heroin problem.

With the days waning in the legislative session, both the state House and Senate have passed their own versions of a heroin bill. A final version — which defines sentencing guidelines for drug traffickers, treatment options and whether a needle exchange will be included — has yet to be nailed down.

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Society
6:39 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Sheriff: No Dog Fighting Link in Missing Pet Reports

Sheriff Jon Hayden
Credit Lance Dennee

  McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden held a special meeting Monday night to address Internet speculation about potential dog thefts and missing pets reported to area sheriff’s departments and the Kentucky State Police.

Hayden allayed some fears about the missing pets, saying there is no known dog fighting ring in the region.

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Government
5:47 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Fracking Regs Appear Headed for Final Approval at State Capitol

Credit http://energy.umich.edu

  Additional regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - appear headed for legislative approval in Frankfort. Supporters of the measure include members of the oil and gas industry. 

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