Datebook
10:10 am
Tue August 25, 2009

A datebook of regional events for August 25, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for August 25, 2009 from WKMS.

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Newscasts
9:58 am
Tue August 25, 2009

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

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

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Newscasts
9:57 am
Tue August 25, 2009

The 504 Newscast on August 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 504 Newscast on August 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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8:30 am
Tue August 25, 2009

Northpoint Riot Follow Up

Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson

Burgin, KY – Kentucky's Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary says it could be months before operations at the Central Kentucky Northpoint Training center return to normal. Corrections officials must still determine the exact cause behind a riot Friday night which injured 16 people.

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Regional Headlines
8:24 am
Tue August 25, 2009

WKCTC Numbers Up

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Regional Headlines
8:24 am
Tue August 25, 2009

Ex-Soldier Pleads Guilty to Rape

Clarksville, TN – A Clarksville man pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of raping two young girls and videotaping it. 39-year-old Cornelius Williams was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is schedule for October 7th to determine whether he will serve several related charges concurrently in the 25-year sentence. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the videotape was found in Williams' possession while serving in Iraq as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army.

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Regional Headlines
8:22 am
Tue August 25, 2009

KY Communities Get $490,000 in Grants

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Division of Forestry has provided almost half a million dollars in grants to volunteer fire departments across the state. The funding came from the U.S. Forest Service to help communities guard against forest fires. The Calloway, Kuttawa, La Center, and Princeton volunteer fire departments are among those receiving funds. The money is intended to help the departments pay for training and equipment and to decrease the risks to homes in fire-prone areas.

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Regional Headlines
8:15 am
Tue August 25, 2009

KY Appeals Court: Booker Still Guilty

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man charged with receiving the stolen chainsaw that later burned in the Carlisle County Courthouse fire. The court ruled Kevin Booker remains guilty of receiving stolen property. Defense attorney Jermey Ian Smith had argued Booker's untreated Tourette's syndrome kept him from questioning whether or not to list the stolen chainsaw on e-Bay for his friend, Jeremy Ellis. Ellis is charged with starting the fire that destroyed the courthouse.

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Regional Headlines
4:31 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Prison Riot Investigation

Burgin, KY – Authorities are reviewing security tapes and interviewing inmates at a Kentucky prison after a fiery riot last week. The event injured 16 people and left the lockup in ruins. Investigators are looking at whether racial tensions at Northpoint Training Center at Burgin, Kentucky, may have triggered the riot. Facility administrators have moved 700 inmates from the prison, located about 30 miles southwest of Lexington.

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4:31 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Beshear Calls for Even Distribution

Williamsburg, VA – About fifty percent of the nation's power comes from coal, but Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says more money needs to go into clean coal research. The governor also worries a climate change bill approved earlier this year by the U-S House of Representatives doesn't evenly distribute the costs of converting to cleaner energy sources.

"Those of us that produce energy for the rest of the country are concerned that most of those costs right now that are being discussed . . . it seems that they want to put that on us."

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