Good Reads
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Politics
12:23 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

McConnell Discusses Issues and Agendas at Murray Town Meeting

Senator McConnell speak with Murray constituents.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered insights during a visit to Murray this morning into what he would do if he becomes majority leader in a Republican Senate in 2015.  McConnell told attendees at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center what he’d need to get done first.  "Repair the institution," he said, "there's been a lot of institutional damage done to the Senate in the last few years.  And that's in the best interest, in my view, of both parties, and the country."

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Culture
12:18 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Madisonville's 4th Annual 4th Fest

Credit photo by Robert Wyatt

Madisonville goes all out on the week of 4th of July, featuring baseball, fireworks, live music, outdoor movie night and more. Hopkins County's Tourism and Convention Commission Executive Director Trish Noel joins us on Sounds Good to talk about 4th Fest, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) with Praise in the Park starting at 6 p.m. Hear the conversation:

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Society
12:06 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Smithland Cancels Firework Display Due to Lack of Pyrotechnic Operator

Smithland residents will need to go elsewhere to see fireworks this year.

The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it won’t be able to put on its usual riverfront Fourth of July fireworks display this year due to a change in operator regulations. 

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Datebook
10:13 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Datebook: June 30 - First Corvette Rolls Off Line 61 Years Ago

Naturalist, photographer, and author Scott Shupe presents a free reptile show this Thursday night at 7 at Kenlake State Resort Park. For more information, call the park at (800) 325-0143. 

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Government
7:22 am
Mon June 30, 2014

McConnell Visits Western Kentucky

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will spend Monday morning visiting with constituents and later honor prominent Kentucky Senator Alben Barkley. The Senate Minority Leader plans to meet with Murray community leaders at 8:30 AM in the Robert O. Miller Conference Center, then travel to Benton for a 9:50 AM visit at Sugar and Spice Restaurant. 

 

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Government
4:12 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Federal Judge: Eggners Ferry Bridge Lawsuit Should Be Heard in Kentucky Court

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A federal judge says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's lawsuit against employees of Foss Maritime Co. should be heard in a state circuit court. 

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Roads & Highways
3:22 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

US 68/80 Traffic Delays Expected Monday

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People planning to drive on US Highway 68/80 near the Eggners Ferry Bridge on Monday should plan for delays due to construction work on the new Lagoon Bridge.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractor will start a concrete deck pour at 4 a.m. on the new span at the west end of the Eggners Ferry construction site on Kentucky Lake. The contractor plans to finish work by noon. 

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Government
3:13 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hopkins County Central Dispatch Moves to New Location

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After months of planning, Hopkins County Central Dispatch personnel have moved into their new building.

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Government
2:54 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Coursey's Attorney Attempts to Seal "Smut-Filled" Deposition Videos

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The counsel for Kentucky State Representative Will Coursey (D-Symsonia) is asking a judge to seal embarrassing videos of a deposition he gave in his counter-suit against a Capitol staffer who has accused him of sexual harassment. 

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