Regional Headlines
4:08 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Prison Food Legislation clears assembly

Frankfort, KY –
A prison food deprivatization bill has cleared its first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. The House Judiciary committee voted 9-4 for the measure, sponsored by Rep. Brent Yonts. Yonts blames lousy food for last year's riot at the Northpoint Training Center near Danville. But House Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover, who voted against the bill, believes prison management was more to blame.

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Regional Headlines
4:06 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Murray Finance Evaluation

Murray, KY – Representatives from businesses in Murray met on Monday to discuss the city's financial future. Murray has pulled from 700-thousand dollars worth of reserves this year and wants to re-evaluate so it doesn't happen again in subsequent years. Murray's director of administration Matt Mattingly says the committee should consider new ideas in revenue.

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Newscasts
1:07 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

The 104 Newscast on January 27, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on January 27, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
10:46 am
Wed January 27, 2010

November's House Lineup

Murray, KY – As the deadline for candidates to file for public office came to a close yesterday, several candidates are in line to vie for regional House seats in November's general election.

First District Republican Incumbent Steven Rudy will face Democrat Mike Lawrence for the West McCracken seat.

Fourth District Democrat Incumbent Mike Cherry will face Republican Lynn Bechler. The fourth district encompasses Livingston, Crittenden, Caldwell, and eastern McCracken Counties.

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Datebook
10:27 am
Wed January 27, 2010

A datebook of regional events for January 27, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for January 27, 2009 from WKMS.

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Newscasts
10:23 am
Wed January 27, 2010

The 806 Newscast on January 27, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on January 27, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Press Releases & Events
10:19 am
Wed January 27, 2010

MSU presents B la Fleck Africa Tour Concert and Documentary

Murray, KY – Murray State University's Lovett Live Series features B la Fleck in concert with musicians from Mali and Tanzania on Friday, February 12, at 8 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com or the RSEC box office.

In advance of the concert, MSU's Cinema International screens the documentary about Fleck's Africa Tour,"Throw Down Your Heart," February 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in MSU's Curris Center Theatre.

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Regional Headlines
10:11 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Weakley Co. Mold Suit Settlement

Martin, TN – A lawsuit between two families and the Weakley County School System may reach a settlement in the next few weeks. The families sued three years ago claiming mold at Martin Westview High School made their children sick. The school finished a court-ordered cleanup in 2008. The school board and county commissioners will discuss the settlement's details in mid-February.

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Regional Headlines
9:42 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Henley v McBee

Murray, KY – 5th District House Democrat Melvin Henley will face Republican candidate Corey L. McBee in November's general election. McBee filed to run yesterday, which was the deadline for candidates to do so. The 5th District comprises Calloway and parts of Trigg County. Both Henley and McBee live in Murray.

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Regional Headlines
9:37 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Lone Oak Re-Incorporation Meeting

Paducah, KY – Former Lone Oak commissioner Roger Dew held a meeting yesterday on whether the city should re-incorporate as a larger one. Voters dissolved the city last November in a 75 to 64 vote. Dew says voters paid attention only to Loan Oak's higher property taxes and ignored many other benefits. The Paducah Sun reports the meeting didn't fair well with some attending, with nearly half of the 35 people there leaving before it was over.

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