Regional Headlines
9:25 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Muhlenburg Coal Revival

Greenville, KY – Coal is making a comeback in Muhlenberg County. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that mining jobs had declined from more than 3,500 in 1977 to under 1,000 in 2008, but now the county is seeing a revival. Ohio-based KenAmerican Resources announced last week its Paradise Mine will reopen at the end of the month and eventually will offer 250 to 300 jobs. That's on the heels of Armstrong Coal Co. opening an underground mine last year and Oxford Mining Co. taking over some surface
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9:20 am
Tue January 26, 2010

20 Local Sam's Club Employees Affected

Paducah, KY – 20 Paducah Sam's Club employees will be affected by the company's massive nationwide layoffs. Sam's Club parent-company Wal-Mart has cut over 11,000 of its in-store demonstration jobs, about ten percent of its entire workforce. It will instead outsource the jobs to another company. The Paducah Sun reports of the 20 jobless affected at the Paducah store on James Sanders Boulevard, 18 are demonstration program workers and two are business membership recruiters.

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Regional Headlines
9:18 am
Tue January 26, 2010

McCracken to Buy Boat; Upgrade Emergency Center

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9:10 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Clarksville Confronts Cumberland River Erosion

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Regional Headlines
9:01 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Clarksville Police Officer on Paid Leave

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville police officer charged with a DUI in Henry County last week has been put on a week of paid administrative leave. 27-year-old officer Richard Allen Leese was arrested last Wednesday on violation of implied consent. He allegedly wrecked a truck into a yard, failed a field sobriety test, and refused a breathalyzer. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports Police Chief Al Ansley put Leese on leave, while he makes a decision on how to proceed.

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8:58 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Trigg County Starts Selling Beer

Cadiz, KY – The first of several licenses to sell alcohol are trickling into Trigg County. Three businesses received licenses yesterday. Daily's, Ideal Market, and Handy Corner, all convenience stores, now have beer on hand available for sale. They're the first of many businesses anticipated to begin selling alcohol after the county opted to end prohibition there last September.

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8:55 am
Tue January 26, 2010

MSU Responds to Bomb Threat

Murray, KY – Murray State Public Safety is investigating threatening graffiti in Waterfield Library. The message on a bathroom stall indicated a threat to "Blow Up" Waterfield Library February 14th. Anyone with information regarding the threat is urged to contact MSU Public Safety.

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Regional Headlines
4:05 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Otis Returns

Frankford, KY – Otis "Bullman" Hensley of Harlan County says he will make a third bid for the governor's office in Kentucky next year. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

Hensley dropped by the State Capitol to tell reporters he plans to run as a Democrat in next year's governor's race. In the meantime, Hensley says Gov. Steve Beshear should resign for raising taxes on Kentuckians last year.

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4:04 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

McCracken County Drug Bust

Mayfield, KY – Mayfield Police and Graves County Sheriff deputies have arrested more than 21 suspects today in a massive drug round-up. Michael Brett Perce of Graves County was the first arrested for trafficking of controlled substance in the 1st degree. Nine different agencies are looking for 45 people, with a total of 87 illegal drug warrants. An additional 64 people are targeted on miscellaneous warrants from McCracken County.

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4:02 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

KY Crimes Increased in 2009

Paducah, KY – Paducah Police, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police all report that crime increased in 2009. For Paducah, homicides jumped from zero in 2008 to four last year. The Paducah Sun reports that property crimes increased as well, with burglaries jumping from 207 to 235. In McCracken County, burglary also jumped from 180 to 221. Auto thefts increased from 52 to 56. McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden attributes the burglary and theft to economic problems.

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