Government
3:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects

Congressional inaction threatening the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund may cost Kentucky $185 million for projects, drastically changing how the state pays for road construction, Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.

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Government
3:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Army Study Analyzes Cutting 16,000 Personnel from Fort Campbell

Credit http://www.campbell.army.mil/campbell/directorates/NEC/Pages/NetworkEnterpriseCenter.aspx

The Army has analyzed the impact of cutting 16,000 personnel from Fort Campbell, which would be about half of its current population.

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Government
2:11 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Newberry and Harnice Deny Deal and Go to Trial in McCracken Zoning Case

Van Newberry (left) and Doug Harnice sitting in McCracken County Circuit Court
Credit Stephen Lance Denee

McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge Doug Harnice will head to trial after rejecting a plea deal over allegations the two illegally changed zoning maps.

Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey is prosecuting Newberry and Harnice on felony charges affecting at least 500 pieces of property. 

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Arts
1:49 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend

The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.

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Arts
1:39 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Monster Draw, Demos, Music, Food on Sticks at Murray Art Guild's Summer Party

Summer Art Party 2013
Murray Art Guild, Facebook

Monster draw rally, food on sticks, artist demos and live music... The Murray Art Guild's Summer Art Party is tomorrow night from 6 to 9. Debi Danielson visits Sounds Good to speak with Jenni Todd about the event, featuring the Eddy Grove Trio and the Savage Radley. Hear the conversation:

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Environment
1:23 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition on Hold

The Old Ledbetter Bridge after a partial collapse June 22.
Credit KYTC

Demolition is on hold for the Old Ledbetter Bridge spanning the Tennessee River in McCracken County.

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Business
11:42 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Paducah’s Mail Processing Facility Set to Close, Could Lead to Longer Delivery Times

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Mail delivery times could lengthen in the Purchase area with the oncoming closure of Paducah’s processing plant.

The US Postal Service announced the consolidation of more than 80 mail facilities this week.

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Environment
11:39 am
Wed July 2, 2014

11 Exotic Animals You Don't Need Permits for in Kentucky

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Dog and cat getting you down? Longing for something truly unique, unusual or exotic? Kentucky defines "exotic wildlife" as species which have never naturally existed in the wild in the Commonwealth, including introduced species that have become naturalized. Let's take a look at some of the more interesting ones and find out which could be your next best friend or business venture.

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Datebook
8:32 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Datebook: July 2 - Thurgood Marshall's Birthday

The City of Paducah hosts an Independence Day Celebration on the Riverfront this Friday with food, fireworks, and entertainment on Wilson Stage. Steve Schaffner’s Trio Girardeaux plays at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Paducah Jazz Ensemble at 7:30, the Paducah Community Band at 8:30, and the fireworks display at 9:15. The public is invited. 

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Business
6:50 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Paducah Closer to New Downtown Hotel

Credit Lance Dennee

The city of Paducah is one step closer to a new downtown hotel. The Kentucky Tourism Development Act Authority Board approved $4.5 million in tax credits to build the Hilton Garden Inn at the pavilion site adjacent to the Julian Carroll Convention Center according to Paducah Riverfront Development Authority director Steve Doolittle.

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