Local Features
10:30 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Halloween Spending Down From Last Year

Paducah, KY – Tomorrow children of all ages will drape themselves in ghostly, ghoulish and witty outfits. According to a study by the National Retail Federation, total spending for Halloween this year will reach 4.75 billion dollars. Caleb Campbell has more on how people are spending for the holiday in our area.

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Local Features
10:26 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Kentucky Educational Television says goodbye to Mac Wall

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Murray, KY – The 1st of the year will find Kentucky Educational Television without long-time executive director Mac Wall. Wall visited western Kentucky Thursday, stopping by Murray State before making a Rotary presentation. Murray State's Electronic Media Services has a production partnership with KET for The Kentucky Channel, providing programming like Roundabout U & the annual Holidays at Murray State concert of the University Choirs. Kate Lochte has more with Mac Wall.

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Local Features
10:15 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Delicious or Dangerous?: Trick or Treating Safety

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Murray, KY – Ghosts and goblins may be the images of Halloween, but Kit-Kats and Candy Corn are the taste. Tradition dictates that during the spookiest night of the year children venture door to door filling their pails with sugary treats. But in a world some believe is becoming more and more dangerous, is trick or treating too risky? Angela Hatton delves into the topic of trick or treating safety.

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Local Features
9:59 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Why Are Horror Kids So Darn Scary?

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Murray, KY – ANNOUNCER: Horror has been a genre since silent films played images of Nosferatu and Doctor Caligari. Deranged killers, psychotic monsters, and giant, sewer-dwelling spider clowns are all hair-raising characters in horror flicks. For some people though, kids are outright terrifying. Chris Taylor talks to a film expert, a psychologist, and his five-year-old daughter to find out why.

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Regional Headlines
9:01 am
Fri October 30, 2009

TN Working to Raise Student Achievement Bar

Regional Headlines
8:59 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Swine Flu Death Reported in Madison Co.

Richmond, KY – Another swine flu death is being reported in Kentucky. Madison County Health Department officials say a 59-year-old man died from complications caused by the virus. They report the man had significant underlying health issues. It was the first swine flu death reported in Madison County and the 12th in the state.

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Regional Headlines
8:57 am
Fri October 30, 2009

IL General Assembly Creates Massac-Metropolis Port

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Regional Headlines
8:52 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Paducah May Trade Commerce Center

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Regional Headlines
8:50 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Conway Wants US Supreme Court to Hear KY Case

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state Supreme Court ruling that loosened restrictions on where convicted sex offenders can live. Lawmakers passed a law in 2006 barring sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, daycare centers, and other places where children congregate. The state Supreme Court called the law unconstitutional because it applied retroactively to sex offenders convicted before the restrictions were imposed.

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Regional Headlines
8:48 am
Fri October 30, 2009

US Senate Approves Funding for KY Projects

Washington D.C. – The U.S. House and Senate yesterday approved almost 15 million dollars in funding for several Kentucky infrastructure projects in their interior appropriations bill. The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will receive a little over 8 million dollars, and the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge will receive 7 hundred and fifty thousand dollars to continue land acquisition. The bill will now go to President Obama for his signature.

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