Regional Headlines
9:24 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Paducah Philanthropist Myre Dies

Paducah, KY – Philanthropist Jane Myre has died. Mayor Bill Paxton says Myre was generous and loved the community. She donated millions of dollars to the Carson Four Rivers Performing Arts Center which is named after her father, who built a Coca Cola Plant in Paducah in 1939. Myre lived in Paducah her entire life, leaving many residents mourning her passing. The Paducah Sun reports her funeral arrangements have yet to be completed.

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9:19 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Irvin Cobb Apts. Floods

Paducah, KY – Several people living in Paducah's Irvin Cobb Apartments were forced to evacuate late last night after a fire sprinkler line on the building's fourth floor froze and burst. Water flooded the building, damaging parts of its electrical system. Fire Marshall Greg Cherry ordered residents evacuated. City Building Official Joel Scarborough says the building's owner has repair staff on the scene, working to allow reoccupation as soon as possible.

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9:17 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Executive Inn Estimates

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9:12 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Dunlap Attorneys Want Photos Excluded

Smithland, KY – Attorneys for a man charged in a Trigg County triple homicide don't want jurors to see photographs of injuries to three children their client is accused of killing. Kevin Wayne Dunlap's lawyers filed a motion on Friday asking that the photographs be kept out of the trial because they would be inflammatory and prejudicial. Dunlap allegedly raped and stabbed Kristy Frensley and killed her three children, before setting fire to their Trigg County home in the fall of 2008.

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9:06 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Regional Sports Scoreboard

Murray, KY – Women's Basketball
UT Martin lost to Tennessee State 51 to 38.
Lady Racers fell to Austin Peay 83 to 79.

Men's Basketball
UT Martin lost to Tennessee State 73 to 59.
Racers beat the Governors 69 to 53.

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Regional Headlines
8:59 am
Mon January 11, 2010

TN Special Session on Education Requires Rapid Pace

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8:53 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Jury Selection to Start in Soldier's 2nd Trial

Elizabethtown, KY – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Elizabethtown in the second trial of a former Fort Campbell military police officer charged with a double murder. The first trial in September ended early in a mistrial. U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke is charged with murder in the 2007 shooting deaths of his estranged wife, 31-year-old Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, 53-year-old Karen D. Comer of Rineyville in Hardin County. Burke has pleaded not guilty. The two boys and an infant sister were found hiding in a closet.

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8:42 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Ice Closes KY/MO Ferry

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3:51 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Council Close-Lipped on Deal

Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville officials are refusing to release information on a compromise reached between the city and AT&T. The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville's Cable Television Oversight Authority rejected the proposal at a public meeting yesterday. The disagreement stems from the city's assertion that AT&T should be required to apply for a city franchise in order to offer cable television service through its telephone lines. AT&T disagrees. A special council meeting to decide the issue is Monday.

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3:25 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

State Prison to Become All-Female

Fredonia, KY – A state prison in western Kentucky will become an all-female facility following an announcement today by Governor Steve Beshear. Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia will receive about four hundred women from Otter Creek Prison in eastern Kentucky. Male inmates at WKCC will go to other state and private facilities around Kentucky. Beshear Spokesperson Kerri Richardson says the inmates are moving following allegations of sexual abuse at Otter Creek.

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