Regional Headlines
2:21 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Christian County Schools Opening Up Again

Hopkinsville, KY – Following two recent school closings for high flu absences in Christian County, the district plans to open up at full capacity Monday. The district has been closed for fall break, but spokesperson Regan Honeycutt says all schools will have classes next week. That includes the two elementary schools closed for high absenteeism. So far, officials are not planning to monitor flu absences, but Honeycutt says they'll begin to count attendance again if the need arises.

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2:14 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Lottery Giving Back More Funds

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Lottery is on track to return a greater share of its profits to state government. The current state budget requires a 28-percent return, and Lottery President Arch Gleason says the goal was achieved in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. But there are still three more quarters to go.

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Datebook
11:55 am
Fri October 9, 2009

A datebook of regional events for October 9, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for October 9, 2009 from WKMS.

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Local Features
11:50 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Textbook Rental Systems new to Murray

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Local Features
11:42 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Raccoon hunt loss means $750,000 hit for Western Kentucky

Aurora, Ky. – When the Professional Kennel Club pulled the World Championship Raccoon Hunt out of Aurora, Kentucky, it took a substantial source of revenue with it. For the last 16 years, the 10-day October event drew 300 to 500 hunters and a few thousand dogs to the region. The last-minute withdrawal came to a shock to local officials, and has left business owners scrambling. Jacque Day has more.

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Local Features
10:43 am
Fri October 9, 2009

"Where My Ink Comes From"

Local Features
10:36 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Kentucky prisons could lose food service contracts

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Frankfort, KY – State Representative Brent Yonts of Muhlenburg County has pre-filed legislation that would end the current food service contracts for prisons in Kentucky. The lawmaker from Greenville says the food is inadequate, but the company providing the food items disagrees. Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Modlin has this report.

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Local Features
10:28 am
Fri October 9, 2009

"Adam" at Maiden Alley Cinema

Paducah, KY –

The tagline for this week's offering at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is "A story about two strangers, one a little stranger than the other." Writer and director Max Mayer brings us "Adam," the story of a young man with Asperger's who gets pulled out into the wider world by a beautiful, cosmopolitan young woman. Larry Thomas and I talk about the film, one that challenges its audience to see love through the romance of this improbable twosome.

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Local Features
10:06 am
Fri October 9, 2009

Murray Artist Opens New Gallery

Title: Woman Reaching
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Murray, KY – It's a far reach, in many respects, from New York City to Murray, Kentucky. After eleven years away from her alma mater, artist Jennifer Fairbanks has returned to Murray to open an art gallery near the court square. Rebecca Feldhaus sat down with Fairbanks to discuss the challenges and rewards of such a change in scenery.

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Newscasts
8:56 am
Fri October 9, 2009

The 806 Newscast on October 9, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 806 Newscast on October 9, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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