Regional Headlines
1:18 pm
Wed August 12, 2009

Grants Fund Community Projects

Hopkinsville, KY – Three federal funding programs are bolstering Kentucky community revitalization projects. Governor Steve Beshear has announced nearly 52-million dollars for dozens of projects across the state. Significant allotments in our region include one-point-five million dollars to improve traffic congestion in Hopkinsville, and five-hundred-thousand to complete Paducah's Greenway Trail project. Funding comes from the Transportation Enhancement, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, and Safe Routes to Schools programs.

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Datebook
11:24 am
Wed August 12, 2009

A datebook of regional events for August 12, 2009 from WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for August 12, 2009 from WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
11:14 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Clean School Buses

Frankfort, KY – Two western Kentucky counties are among the thirty-five recipients of state Clean School Bus grants. Livingston and Trigg County school districts will receive stimulus money to retrofit their buses to produce fewer emissions. The districts will also adopt standards that cut emissions by reducing the amount of time a bus spends idling. Officials hope the changes will reduce instances of asthma among children and employees.

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Local Features
10:21 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Gallery Highlights Regional Artists

Mayfield, KY – For the past eighteen years, The Ice House Gallery in Mayfield, Kentucky has featured local and regional artists in the show "Arts in the Community." This year's exhibition features paintings, drawings, leatherwork, quilting, basket-weaving and some pieces that defy categorization. Angela Hatton was at the opening reception and brings us this story.

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Newscasts
10:15 am
Wed August 12, 2009

The 806 Newscast on August 12, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on August 12, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
8:29 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Two Sites for a New Paducah Middle School

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Regional Headlines
8:27 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Paris Residents Ask Commission to Widen Dangerous' Road

Paris, TN – A group of residents who live along Paris's Travis Boyd Road say the roadway is too narrow and they're asking the Henry County Highway Commission to widen it. According to the Paris Post-Intelligencer, the commission told a group of residents Monday they would need signatures from each person living along the road before the department could take action. Residents say high speed drivers and those failing to observe the road's stop sign is a fatal accident waiting to happen.

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Regional Headlines
8:24 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Application Deadline for Montgomery Co. School Renovation

Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County school officials are scrambling to meet an August 21 deadline to file an application for $20 million of interest-free money to renovate its Central High School. Director of Schools Mike Harris told school board members the Tennessee State loans would be a huge savings: up to $10 million over the life of the loan. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports the $21 million renovation project, will make the 1960s-era school more secure, more energy-efficient and accessible.

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Regional Headlines
8:22 am
Wed August 12, 2009

New Goodwill Coming to Paducah

Paducah, KY – A new Goodwill donation center is coming to Paducah. City commissioners okayed a resolution requesting the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to issue bonds to build the store. Goodwill is expected to pay off the debt through a rental rate. The 1.2 million dollar building will be built on Irvin Cobb Drive across from the Salvation Army. City officials say that if Goodwill can't make its payments, the city will not be held responsible.

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Regional Headlines
8:20 am
Wed August 12, 2009

KY-299/Kirksey Highway Closed Today/Tomorrow

Calloway County, KY – KY-299/Kirksey Highway in Calloway County will be closed today and tomorrow for repaving work. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says there will be no detour signs and the work will be cancelled if the weather turns bad.

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