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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Regional Headlines
9:31 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Paducah Applies for More Cameras

Paducah, KY – Paducah will apply for a Port Security Grant that would pay for five additional surveillance cameras and equipment for the city's riverfront area. If awarded, they will be installed near the Carson Center and the future boat launch facility. The city last year installed five cameras from the Executive Inn over to Kentucky Avenue. City Commissioners approved applying for the $25,000 grant last night during their weekly meeting.

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Regional Headlines
9:29 am
Wed January 27, 2010

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Regional Headlines
9:27 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Filing Deadline Passes

Frankfort, KY – The filing deadline for seeking public office in Kentucky this year has passed. Secretary of State Trey Grayson closed the door on qualifying Monday afternoon, and says he's impressed with the number of people running.

"It's hard to say whether we have an all-time record of filings, but we certainly in recent memory have never had this many candidates for state office. And I think that's good for the voters."

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