Newscasts
2:49 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

The 806 Newscast on September 25, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 806 Newscast on September 25, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
2:40 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Board of Regents Discuss New Library

Concept art for Murray State's new library.

Murray, KY – Attendants at the quarterly Murray State University Board of Regents meeting today got a sneak peak of a potential new library. The board approved 16 capital campaign requests to send to the Kentucky state legislature in January. Among those requests is 58 million dollars for a new library. The board is also requesting funds to complete the science complex. Other requests include funds for a Paducah Regional Campus, and the Breathitt veterinary center in Hopkinsville. The board's next meeting is December 4th.

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Local Features
12:43 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Battling Kentucky's High Poverty Rate

Drs. James Ziliak, right,
and Richard Fording
of the UK Center for Poverty
Research

Frankfort, KY – Now, turning to Kentucky, at 17%, the Commonwealth has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. A 25-member legislative task force charged with developing strategies for combating the problem held its initial meeting this week in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Local Features
11:53 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Inside Murray State's handicap accessibility

A handicap sign near
a large flight of stairs
on Murray State's
campus. The ramp
is around the corner.

Murray, KY – Life is full of curve balls and left hooks, Murray State Business student Brian Kinnaman recently experienced an unfortunate boating accident. Now he must rely on Murray State's handicap accessibility to get around during the healing process. Paco Long-Mendez helps us understand his perspective.

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Local Features
11:00 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Louisiana horse whisperer brings others to Jesus

www.wildhorseministries.com

Princeton, KY – Armed with a flag and his faith, Louisiana cowboy Paul Daily packs Princeton's City County Park with locals and a few out-of-towners. He stands tall and sturdy. Donning fringed leather chaps, and a black cowboy hat Daily's gray hair peaks below the brim.

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Local Features
10:58 am
Fri September 25, 2009

NPR's Ira Flatow to speak at Murray State on making science "user-friendly"

NPR's Ira Flatow. Host of Science Friday.
nab.org

Murray, KY – Murray State's College of Science, Engineering and Technology presents Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday for its 2009 Gary Boggess Distinguished Lecture October 12. Ira Flatow creates award-winning radio, TV and Internet projects that make science "user-friendly." He scuba dives, raises orchids, and enjoys tropical fish and electronic gadgets. Kate Lochte began a conversation with Mr. Flatow by asking about the focus of his Murray State presentation.

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Regional Headlines
10:46 am
Fri September 25, 2009

School Employees Get Free Flu Shots in Christian

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Regional Headlines
10:36 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Closure of US 62/US 641 Extended

Murray, KY – Closures of U-S 62 and U-S 641 across Kentucky Dam have been extended until November 24th. The closure has been in place for 3 weeks to allow preliminary road work that would tie in a new Tennessee River Bridge. However, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers expects continuing the work now will likely help to avoid additional closures later in the spring and summer time. Around six thousand vehicles cross the section on U-S 62 and U-S 641 on an average day.

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Regional Headlines
10:35 am
Fri September 25, 2009

KOHS presents highway safety grants

Murray, KY – Several western Kentucky agencies have received a portion of a hundred and twenty four thousand dollar grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. The money will help the agencies with programs to curb impaired driving, speeding, seatbelt usage, and dangerous driving practices. The money will also help to educate the public on child safety seats and seatbelt usage. Seventeen more deaths have occurred so far in 2009 on Kentucky highways, compared to the same time last year.

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Local Features
10:28 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Ky. Ed. Commissioner Speaks on No Child Left Behind

Western Kentucky – This week, the Kentucky Department of Education released the 2009 No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress Report. It reveals some startling numbers: only 60 percent of Kentucky's schools are meeting math, reading and other goals outlined by the federal act. This marks a 13 percent drop from last year. Jacque Day speaks with Kentucky's education commissioner Terry Holliday to gain some insight on what these numbers mean, and their ramifications on our schools and communities.

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