Regional Headlines
8:48 am
Fri January 15, 2010

KY House Speaker Favors Roll Back of Sales Tax

Frankfort, KY – House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he'd like to see a roll back of Kentucky's sales tax to five percent and the elimination of the state's corporate income tax. Stumbo says those are two of the options House lawmakers are considering in a tax reform proposal that could be considered in the current legislative session. He says the loss of revenue from those two taxes could be made up by eliminating a broad array of tax exemptions and ensuring that all residents and businesses are paying their fair share.

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Regional Headlines
8:44 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Regional Sports Scoreboard

Murray, KY – Women's Basketball- Austin Peay won over Tennessee State 77-66. UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 56-52. Lady Racers won over Jacksonville State 78-49.

Men's Basketball- UT Martin fell to Tennessee Tech 76-63. Racers beat Jacksonville State 92-68.

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Regional Headlines
8:36 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Bredesen's K-12 Plan Heads to Full Senate

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen's proposal to require up to half of teacher evaluations and tenure decisions to be based on student achievement data is headed to the full Senate for a vote. The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed the measure Thursday. The governor has said it's key to Tennessee's chances of landing up to $485 million dollars in federal "Race to the Top" money. Tennessee currently uses no testing data to evaluate teachers.

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4:50 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

State Auditor Lobbies for Colon Screenings

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's state auditor is lobbying for additional funding to expand colon cancer screening across the commonwealth. Crit Luallen, a two time colon cancer survivor, testified before the house health and welfare committee today. She knows some people don't want to think about the colonoscopy screening procedure.

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Regional Headlines
4:24 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Hopkinsville Woman Wins Lottery

Hopkinsville, KY – A Hopkinsville woman has won a million dollar lottery prize. Fifty-two year old Barbara Baker was in Louisville today to pick up her check from Kentucky Lottery headquarters. She won the prize from yesterday's Powerball drawing. Baker takes home 690-thousand dollars after taxes. The gas station where she purchased the winning ticket will receive ten thousand dollars for the sale.

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Newscasts
3:53 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

The 404 Newscast on January 14, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 404 Newscast on January 14, 2010. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
3:53 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Ultrasound before abortion bill passes

Frankfort, KY – A bill to require an ultrasound prior to an abortion has again sailed
through a senate committee. The measure also requires one on one
interaction between the medical provider and the woman seeking an abortion.
Kate Cunningham of Louisville attended the committee meeting Thursday. She
opposes the bill.

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Afternoon Stock Report
3:52 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

The Afternoon Stock Report on January 14, 2010. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on January 14, 2010. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
3:45 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Kemp to run for re-election

Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp announced today that he will run for a second term. Kemp, will continue to concentrate on issues he addressed during his first term including down town revitalization, education improvements and public safety. He filed official papers today through the Christian County Clerk's office.

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Local Features
3:18 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Bad Lieutenant : Port of Call New Orleans at Maiden Alley Cinema

Paducah, KY – Don't call Werner Herzog's first feature film in three years a sequel. The only thing "Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans" has in common with Harvey Keitel's 1992 film of the same name is just that, the name. In this 2009 film, Nicholas Cage plays a hero cop who falls into drugs, corruption, and madness. Larry Thomas and Todd Hatton talk about this "Bad Lieutenant" playing this week at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah.

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