Regional Headlines
8:58 am
Tue November 3, 2009

Controlled Burns of Debris Begin in Western KY

Paducah, KY – Kentucky officials have hired contractors to burn ice storm debris in the 12 western-most counties. State Department of Highways District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre says officials would rather the trees and limbs be used as fuel, but there's too much of it and it contains too much dirt and other materials to be recycled.

LeFevre says the state has to remove it from land which owners leased as space to pile the debris as it was cleared from roads. Controlled burns of debris have begun in McCracken and Lyon counties.

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Regional Headlines
8:55 am
Tue November 3, 2009

32,000 Children Added to Health Insurance Program

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear says his administration has been enrolling more than 2,600 children per month into the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, or KCHIP, for low-income families.

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Regional Headlines
8:53 am
Tue November 3, 2009

Race between Harvesters and River

Union City, TN – With the Mississippi River expected to crest four feet above flood stage Thursday, many western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee farmers are trying to harvest soybeans before their fields flood. WYVY-FM in Union City, Tennessee, reports dozens of farmers worked together over the weekend, combining beans in an area known as the Upper Bottom, north of Hickman. Many are selling their beans at lower prices than usual because they have too much moisture in them.

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Newscasts
4:08 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

The 404 Newscast on November 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 404 Newscast on November 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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3:55 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Arts Advocates Call for Funding

Frankfort, KY – Arts advocates want to see Kentucky's Department of Education include arts education in its application for federal funds. More than $4 billion is being offered to states for school reform under the Race for the Top fund. The group Arts Kentucky recently sent out a request that stakeholders in education, from parents to education leaders, take an education department survey. The group wants to generate support for funds to cover the costs of assessing school arts programs. David Cupps is with Arts Kentucky.

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Afternoon Stock Report
3:54 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on November 2, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on November 2, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
3:39 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Soldier Jailed After Explosives Found

Clarksville, TN – An Army Special Forces soldier living near Clarksville is in jail after a hundred pounds of C4 explosives were found on his property. Two hunters discovered the cache Sunday. Federal agents have not yet identified the suspect. Officials believe the explosives are ordnance from Fort Campbell, where the soldier is based. The Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau continues to investigate the case.

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Regional Headlines
3:10 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Suspected Serial Rapist Indicted

Dresden, TN – A Weakley County grand jury has indicted a Tennessee man suspected of three separate rapes that occurred in Martin this year. Thirty-five-year-old Bruce Tuck of Gleason has remained jailed without bond since his September 2 arrest. Tuck faces several criminal charges, including multiple counts of rape, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, theft, vandalism, and sexual battery. Prosecutors say Tuck is also a suspect in other rapes reported in Shelby County although he has not been formally charged with those crimes.

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Newscasts
1:46 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

The 104 Newscast on November 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on November 2, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
11:09 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Explosives Found in Field

Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department is investigating a cache of explosives that were found in a field Sunday. Sheriff's spokesman Ted Denny says two hunters found a hundred pounds of C4 explosives on residential property. Denny says the C4 appears to be military ordnance, so officials from Fort Campbell as well as federal agents are investigating. The police department has a person of interest in the case, but they have not released the name.

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