Datebook
12:45 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

A datebook of regional events for April 5, 2010 from WKMS.

Murray, Ky – A datebook of regional events for April 5, 2010 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
12:09 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

LBL Areas Reopen

Gilbertsville, KY – Land Between the Lakes officials have reopened a section of Fort Henry Road that was closed for a controlled burn. LBL Spokesperson Denise Schmitou says Fort Henry Road between Boswell Landing and the South Welcome Station is safe for travel. The Fort Henry Tail System is also open.

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Regional Headlines
11:13 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Princeton hospital demolition

Princeton, KY – The Caldwell County Hospital site should be cleared by May 1st. Contractor Demo Plus, out of Nashville, won the demolition bid with a little over two hundred eighty-five thousand dollars. Owner of Demo Plus, Steve Cline says once the site is razed it will become a green space again. Cline says Princeton might consider selling the land for residential property in the future.

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9:30 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Tea Party Movement Hasn't Expanded Voter Rolls

Frankfort, KY – The tea party movement has stirred political activism across Kentucky, but hasn't triggered an increase in voters. In fact, Kentucky had a net decline of some 70,000 voters since the presidential election, from 2.9 million to about 2.83 million.

Tea party activists in Kentucky say the decline doesn't hamper the political movement because it has been built around people who are already registered to vote. They say most are Republicans.

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9:27 am
Mon April 5, 2010

More Businesses Using E-Verify to ID Legal Workers

Nashville, TN – A growing number of Tennessee employers are using a federal database to try to determine whether their employees can legally work in the U.S. The Nashville Tennessean reports both word-of-mouth and state law are driving an increase in the number of businesses signing up for E-Verify. Over about four years, the number of Tennessee companies using the program has grown from 380 to 2,717.

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9:24 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Plane Crash Injures Princeton Pilot

Princeton, KY – A Princeton, Kentucky pilot was injured over the weekend when his twin-engine plane crashed at the Princeton-Caldwell County Airport. Pilot Bob Woodward came in for a landing but went 125 yards off the runway into a soybean field. He was taken to an Evansville hospital for a possible back fracture. Princeton Assistant Fire Chief Tim Cook tells the Paducah Sun what caused the crash is unknown, but could have either been related to weather conditions or a problem with the landing gear.

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9:20 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Climate Change is Good for Ticks and Poison Ivy

Reston, VA – A National Wildlife Federation study finds poison ivy is becoming more potent and the deer tick population is exploding in the US. The study links climate change to helping these wildlife species thrive. NWF senior scientist Doug Inkley says it means more people around the world will be introduced to the deer tick, a carrier of Lyme disease, which we know only too well in Kentucky.

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9:13 am
Mon April 5, 2010

AG Cautions Teens Online on Spring Break

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9:11 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Kentucky on Cusp of Execution Flurry

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky has executed few inmates since the reinstatement of the death penalty three decades ago. But about a half-dozen on death row will be at the end of their appeals by the end of the year. The state is on the verge of re-enacting the process that uses a three-drug cocktail to execute inmates, and could start setting execution dates for multiple inmates by early summer.

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9:08 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Group to Rebuild Haiti Church

Madisonville, KY – A church group from Madisonville is traveling to Haiti to rebuild a church destroyed in an earthquake that devastated the country's capital, Port-Au-Prince. The group affiliated with Life Christian Center in Madisonville is leaving this morning and returning April 11.

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