Datebook
2:46 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

A datebook of regional events for January 8, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for January 8, 2009 from WKMS.

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Local Features
1:14 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

KY General Assembly: Beshear ramps up re-election campaign, talks state funding

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
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Frankfort, KY – The overarching story for the country for the last year has been, and will continue to be MONEY. This month Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee legislatures are in or heading into their respective chambers to find ways to balance budgets that are billions of dollars in the red. And in many cases those same legislators are hoping to get re-elected, so the challenge to please everyone and pass policy that rarely pleases everyone is going to be very tough.

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Local Features
1:12 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

TN special and general sessions about get underway

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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Legislature convenes in special session January 12th and will meet in general session next month. The issues Tennessee legislators face may sound familiar; a massive budget deficit, education funding, and a contentious political season. Todd hatton spoke with WPLN's state house correspondent Joe White about the upcoming sessions.

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Regional Headlines
12:41 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Clarksville Council Passes Master Plan

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Regional Headlines
12:40 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Missing Man Found in Frozen Creek

Madisonville, KY – Hopkins County Police have confirmed a body found this week in a frozen creek is that of a Madisonville man. Barry Daves was reported missing November 28 last year. Detective Shawn Bean says some children were playing on a frozen creek bed outside the city limits when they discovered the body. An adult contacted the police. Detectives continue to investigate the case.

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Local Features
12:34 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

State house correspondent on Illinois sessions

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Murray, KY – Chad Lampe speaks with Illinois Public Radio's state house correspondent Sean Crawford.

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Regional Headlines
12:29 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Gambling won't pass this time

Frankfort, KY –
Expanded gambling was the dominant issue when Kentucky Senate President David Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo held their first weekly news conference of the 2010 session. Williams predicts no expanded gambling bill will pass the session, but Stumbo still intends to file one after the governor's budget speech on January 19th.

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Local Features
11:40 am
Fri January 8, 2010

Lower Town Residents Concerned Over PATS/Greyhound Deal

Paducah, KY – McCracken Circuit Judge Craig Clymer is expected to rule next week on a Paducah zoning board's decision to block Greyhound buses from using the Paducah Area Transit Authority terminal in Lower Town. Chris Taylor brings us up to date on the issue and talks to one Lower Town resident about her concerns.

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Local Features
11:26 am
Fri January 8, 2010

A Case for Wine in Kentucky's Grocery Stores

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Local Features
11:24 am
Fri January 8, 2010

How '10 weather prep is influenced by '09 ice storm

2009 ice storm as seen from the east balcony at WKMS

Murray, KY – The weather forecasts of the past week sent a few shudders of recognition through those of us who came through the Ice Storm of January 2009. Fortunately, it wasn't nearly that bad. Todd Hatton spoke with Keith Todd, Public Information Officer for Kentucky Department of Highways Districts one and two, about last week's weather preparations and how they were, and still, are influenced by last year's "Once in a Generation Storm."

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