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9:00 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Session's Week Four

Frankfort, KY – Now that Kentucky's legislative leaders have rejected Gov. Beshear's budget plan based on casino gambling, they're looking for other revenue sources. Senate President David Williams says a major overhaul of the state's tax system may not be the answer.

"The answer to our problems is not in just getting more money," Williams says. "The answer to our problems is to hold our expenditure level down, that was already growing beyond the growth in our income growth when the economy was healthy."

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8:57 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Ohio River Flood Warning

Metropolis, IL – The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Ohio River following days of heavy rain. The river was just over 34 feet at Brookport Dam last night. It's expected to reach flood stage at 37 feet before midnight tomorrow and continue rising to nearly 40 feet by Saturday. The levels forecast minor flooding.

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8:43 am
Mon January 25, 2010

The Effort to Resurrect Lone Oak

Paducah, KY – Former Commissioner Roger Dew wants the city of Loan Oak to re-incorporate after voters dissolved it back in 2008. Dew tells the Paducah Sun he plans to circulate a petition aimed at bringing back a bigger and better Loan Oak by incorporating a larger part of the community. Dew says the city would then have a larger tax base and lower property tax rates. He's holding a meeting at 6:30 tomorrow night at the Loan Oak First Baptist Church.

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8:39 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Montgomery County's Lifelines Registry

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8:05 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Regional Sports Scoreboard

Murray, KY – Women's: Austin Peay Lady Govs----78
Jacksonville State Gamecocks----70

Murray State Lady Racers----90
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks----72

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks----47
Eastern Illinois Panthers----74

Men's: Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks- 46 Eastern Illinois Panthers---60 Austin Peay Governors -66 Jacksonville State Gamecocks--64 Murray State Racers4---80 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks---61

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7:59 am
Mon January 25, 2010

IL Gov Race

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7:56 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Bison Auction

Golden Pond, KY – The Forest Service has planned two American bison auctions at the Land Between the Lakes. The auctions are scheduled for Jan. 30 and are aimed at thinning the herds of bison at the national recreation area. The Forest Service says about 35 bison will be available for auction. Details on the age, sex, and weight of all animals to be sold
may be obtained after Tuesday by calling Land Between the Lakes at (270) 924-2065.

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7:52 am
Mon January 25, 2010

NWS Long Range Winter Warning

Murray, KY – The National Weather Service's latest hazardous weather outlook reports long range forecast models are hinting at a significant winter storm system or at least the possibility of one Thursday or Thursday night. It is too early to tell if this system will evolve into one of significance. However, the weather service says the possibility remains worthy of mention.

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7:48 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Ice Storm Reimbursements

Washington D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has paid $201 million in reimbursements to public agencies around Kentucky in the wake of last year's ice storm. The storm, caused 36 deaths, knocked out water and electric service to nearly a million homes and covered Kentucky in more than 19 million cubic yards of debris
from broken trees and tree limbs. The reimbursements went to the state, district, county and local government agencies, as well as some nonprofit organizations for their ice storm-related costs.

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7:42 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Benton Man Seeking Whitfield's Spot

Benton, KY – A Benton Kentucky man may be the lone Democrat looking to unseat Republican 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield. Charles Kendall Hatchett filed his paperwork to seek the office Friday. Congressman Whitfield is seeking his 9th term in the U.S. House. Hatchett is Whitfield's lone challenger, so far. The filing deadline to seek office in Kentucky is tomorrow.

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