Regional Headlines
8:13 am
Fri August 21, 2009

TVA Hikes Rate 8%, Cuts Fuel Charge

Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority board has voted to raise the basic power rate eight percent effective October 1st. The increase in the basic rate will add $5.52 monthly to the average household's bill. Officials, however, expect to cut the fuel adjustment charge for October, resulting in a savings of nearly $2 for the average residential bill - a reduction from $66.61 to $64.77.

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Local Features
5:40 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Playhouse presents "Dearly Departed"

Murray, Ky. – Despite efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpins' problems overshadow the solemn occasion. Mayhem ensues. The show is "Dearly Departed," and it opens Friday at Playhouse in the Park. Jacque Day explores this comedy of a family reunited by death with director Stacey Smith and Playhouse executive director Lisa Cope, who has a little surprise of her own.

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Playhouse in the Park
270-759-1752

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Regional Headlines
3:48 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Bi-State Jobless Rates, One Up, One Down

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3:32 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

July Jobless Rates

Frankfort, KY – There's more bad news on the unemployment front in Kentucky. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there may be a glimmer of hope in the latest numbers.

Kentucky's unemployment rate in July rose to 11-percent, the state's highest rate in 26-years. That's up from 10-point-9 percent in June. But Education and Workforce Development Secretary Helen Mountjoy says it's a smaller increase than between May and June.

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2:13 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Schools Shouldn't Close for H1N1

Frankfort, KY – The H1-N1 virus, or swine flu, has already surfaced in some Kentucky schools. Flu outbreaks in school traditionally come in the late fall and winter, so seeing an outbreak in August is unusual. Still State public health commissioner William Hacker says closing schools is not always the best way to limit the spread of swine flu.

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Newscasts
1:17 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

The 104 Newscast on August 20, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on August 20, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
10:52 am
Thu August 20, 2009

MSU Ranks in America's Best Colleges

Murray, KY – Murray State University has again been listed among the top universities in the south. That's according to US News and World Report's America's Best Colleges, an annual guide. MSU ranks seventh in the Top Public Master's University in the south. MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn says the continued recognition means the school will need to maintain and improve its academic standards in years to come. MSU is the only Kentucky university to receive continued recognition.

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Regional Headlines
10:32 am
Thu August 20, 2009

131 Marijuana Plants Found in Hopkins County

Hopkins County, KY – An Indiana man is in jail for allegedly cultivating some 131 marijuana plants in Hopkins County, Kentucky. 43-year-old Paul Fowler was arrested yesterday after a marijuana eradication team observed the field during a flyover behind a Stones Chapel Road residence. Fowler was charged with cultivating marijuana plants and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. All three charges are enhanced because a loaded gun was also found at the scene.

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Regional Headlines
10:29 am
Thu August 20, 2009

Attempted Murder of Infant

Clinton, KY – A Clinton, Kentucky man faces attempted murder charges. Kentucky State Police arrested 20-year-old Matthew Jones yesterday after an area hospital reported an abused infant with numerous injuries. Jones is the boyfriend of the infant's mother, Brittany McAdoo. Police also arrested McAdoo, charging her with wanton endangerment and hindering the investigation. The infant is reportedly in critical condition and has been airlifted to Kosair's Children's hospital in Louisville.

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Regional Headlines
10:27 am
Thu August 20, 2009

2 Juveniles Arrested for Arson

Clarksville, TN – Two juveniles were arrested yesterday for allegedly setting fire to the Tabernacle Christian School's administrative office. Clarksville Police are not releasing the names of the 16 and 12-year-old boys believed to be responsible for the arson. No one was inside the building at the time. The fire caused some $200,000 in damage. The 16-year-old was already in custody for burglary of a Fort Campbell Boulevard business on Tuesday.

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