Regional Headlines
8:37 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Military Assessing Needs of Families During War

Regional Headlines
8:31 am
Thu August 6, 2009

KY Police Warn about Spike in Thefts

Mayfield, KY – Police are warning people in three western Kentucky counties to lock up their valuables after a spike in thefts. Kentucky State Police say there's been an increase of equipment such as four-wheelers, trailers, generators and lawn mowers reported stolen in Calloway, Graves and Marshall counties.

Police say property owners should secure valuable equipment to help reduce their chances of being a victim of theft. Anyone with information about theft in their community can contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.

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Regional Headlines
8:29 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Zumwalt: Paducah Qualifies for Police Grant

Paducah, KY – A federal stimulus grant will fill three open slots on Paducah's police force. City Manager Jim Zumwalt says Paducah has qualified for the nearly $500,000 grant which will pay full salaries and benefits for three years. Zumwalt hopes the new-hires can be added to the force by the end of the year. City commissioners are expected to formally approve the grant application next Tuesday. The new additions will bring the total number of uniformed staff to 81.

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Regional Headlines
8:22 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Kentucky Holding Flu Summit Next Month

Frankfort, KY – A flu summit is set for Frankfort next month. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the summit will be held on September 3 at the Frankfort Convention Center. It's intended to help private and public stakeholders prepare in case the swine flu epidemic worsens.

Beshear says the summit will pull together people from various sectors - including business, education, religion and government - to discuss Kentucky's ability to respond to the flu threat.

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Regional Headlines
8:20 am
Thu August 6, 2009

KY Loses Bid to Land National Battery Factory

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky won't get federal funds to build a battery factory that would have employed 2,000 workers. Beshear and the state's industrial recruiters had sought the grant to help finance a $600 million facility in Hardin County to build lithium ion batteries. Beshear says only about 20 percent of applicants received grants. He said the state will continue to compete for economic development projects.

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Local Features
8:18 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Holliday at Work

Kentucky Public Radio?s Tony McVeigh has the details.

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's new Commissioner of Education is on the job, and the man to whom he will be answering has won a third term as chairman of the state school board. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional Headlines
4:52 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Henry County Outages: Late Afternoon Update

Northwest Tennessee – About 25 homes remain without power late afternoon Wednesday after storms whipped through Henry County, Tennessee last night. At the outage's height, 2,000 of the company's 20,000 customers were without power. Crews worked through the night after strong winds knocked out several utility poles. Paris Public Utilities director of engineering and metering Bryan Irby says they expect to have power restored to almost everyone by the end of today.

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Regional Headlines
4:51 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Tuesday Storm Roundup

Local Features
4:38 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Playing "Mr. President"

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Regional Headlines
4:24 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Fort Campbell Soldier Dies

Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell soldier died earlier this week after an Army Physical Training Test
with his unit. Private First Class 24-year-old Marshall G. Montelus [mon-TELL-us]
of Rochester, N.Y., was an automated logistical specialist. He originally entered the
Army in March 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November 2004. Base officials say his death is under investigation.

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