Regional Headlines
12:40 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

2007 CDC study rates Henry County

Henry County, TN – The Centers for Disease Control recently released a study showing Tennessee's county obesity and diabetes percentages for 2007. Henry County had an obesity rate of just over 33 percent, ranking it among the highest in the state. Diabetes rates were on the low end at almost 10 and a half percent. The study also showed that more than fifty-five percent of Tennesseans diagnosed with diabetes are obese as well.

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Regional Headlines
12:08 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Serial Rapist Pleads Guilty

Dresden, TN – An accused Tennessee serial rapist has pled guilty in Weakley County Circuit Court. Thirty-six year old Bruce Tuck pled guilty this morning to 22 charges, including aggravated rape, kidnapping, and burglary. The three separate rape incidents occurred near Martin, Tennessee in July and August. Tuck was sentenced to sixty years in a state correctional facility for the crimes. Police also suspect Tuck in rapes that occurred near Memphis, but so far they have been unable to tie him to the cases.

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Local Features
11:25 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Two years in, Beshear assesses performance

Frankfort, KY – Friday, December 11 marks the midpoint of Gov. Steve Beshear's first term as Kentucky's chief executive. To assess the administration's performance, the governor is sitting down with reporters at the State Capitol, including Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional Headlines
9:12 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Clarksville Nets 300 New Jobs

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Regional Headlines
9:10 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Barnett's Mushroom Provider Pleads Guilty

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Regional Headlines
9:05 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Reidland-Farley Trustees Meet Tonight

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5:16 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Kentucky Seeks to Improve Airports

Mayfield, KY – A representative from the Kentucky Aviation Department updated Purchase Area Development District officials yesterday on the state's efforts to improve air service. Aviation Department Deputy Commissioner Steve Parker hopes to implement projects soon that will improve airports in Mayfield, Murray, Fulton, Paducah, and the lakes area. He says budget cuts have limited what the department's been able to accomplish.

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5:15 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Airports Important for Economic Development

Mayfield, KY – Purchase Area Development District officials focused on air transportation at a meeting today in Mayfield. Barkley Regional Airport Manager Richard Roof and a representative from the Kentucky Department of Aviation talked about the importance of air travel to economic development. Roof says Barkley's new service to Chicago will makes the region more attractive to international companies.

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4:37 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Terry Holliday Pushes for language studies

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Regional Headlines
4:22 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Henry County School Board Position

Henry County, TN – Henry County School System Interim Director John Hinson is among seven new applicants for the open director of schools position. The Henry County Board of Education reviewed the applicants Tuesday night. The Board will decide on a new director at the end of the month. Other applicants include Williamson County Director of Schools Steve Galloway, educational consultant Sam Miles and retired educator Alexis Seymore.

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