Newscasts
12:56 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

The 104 Newscast on December 4, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on December 4, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
12:33 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Hopkinsville Opens Census Office

Hopkinsville, KY – The 2010 Census Bureau Office in Hopkinsville opens officially next week. Local city officials and office managers will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. Census office spokesman Clayton Barbour says officials are working to hire close to fifteen hundred temporary workers to oversee data collection. The Hopkinsville location will oversee census data gathering for 22 western Kentucky counties and Fort Campbell military base.

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Local Features
12:05 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

A tour through Paducah's River Discovery Center

Paducah's River Discovery Center's Pilothouse Simulator
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Paducah, KY – True to its nickname, Paducah has been a river city from the start. And despite past periods as a major railroad hub and as "The Atomic City," Paducah remains an important center for the river industry. The River Discovery Center commemorates Paducah's steamboat past while at the same time educating visitors on the industry's present. Todd Hatton toured the Center with Executive Director Julie Harris, and has this story about what the Center has to offer as it heads toward an ambitious future.

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Local Features
11:52 am
Fri December 4, 2009

Billy's Law helps Kentuckians locate missing loved ones

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Madisonville, KY – One Western Kentucky woman is using her experience of having a loved one go missing to help people in similar situations nation wide. She has teamed up with a woman in Connecticut who wrote a federal bill to help find the missing, and is pushing Kentucky legislators to endorse it. So far Representative Ed Whitfield has signed on as a co-sponsor. Paco Long-Mendez has more.

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Local Features
11:33 am
Fri December 4, 2009

Memorial AIDS Quilt Shows Hope

A panel from the display.
Photo by Chris Taylor

Murray, KY – Murray State University applied two years ago to host the NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt for the first time in a decade, which was displayed on campus this week in observance of World Aids Day. Chris Taylor finds out why the Quilt is a symbol of hope and an important tool in both prevention and awareness.

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Newscasts
11:31 am
Fri December 4, 2009

The 806 Newscast on December 4, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 806 Newscast on December 4, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Local Features
11:29 am
Fri December 4, 2009

Kentucky's "Race to the Top," meeting new education standards (Part One)

Murray, KY – Monday, December 7, Kentucky Department of Education - KDE - officials present Race to the Top strategies to a Louisville meeting of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents. The Race to the Top grants program is a pool of 4.35 billion dollars for states to use towards education, emphasizing improving teacher effectiveness to meet new national standards. Kate Lochte begins a three part series following the new impetus in the Commonwealth's efforts to transform its educational system.

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Datebook
11:29 am
Fri December 4, 2009

A datebook of regional events for December 4, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for December 4, 2009 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
10:33 am
Fri December 4, 2009

Crews Continue with Lake Search

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Regional Headlines
10:25 am
Fri December 4, 2009

Illinois H1N1 E-mail Scam

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