Regional Headlines
9:19 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Henry County Medical Center Posts First Loss Since 1992

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center is finding that healthcare is not recession-proof, as it reports its first net loss since 1992. The end of the fiscal year marked a loss of almost $400,000. Administrator Tom Gee says that although bad, the situation could have been much worse. The hospital was looking at a loss nearing $700,000, but saw an upturn in revenue at the last-minute. The hospital is now averaging sixty-five patients a day and expects positive reporting in the month ahead.

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Regional Headlines
9:05 am
Mon August 3, 2009

TVA Reports $167M Loss for 3rd Quarter

Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority is reporting a $167 million loss for the third quarter blamed on slumping electric sales and rising costs to clean up a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

The nation's largest public utility reported the loss Friday on $2.5 billion in revenue, compared to a $100 million gain for the same period a year ago. Power sales were down almost 8 and a half percent, mostly from large industrial customers.

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Regional Headlines
9:03 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Clarksville Police Arrest Soldier after Shooting

Clarksville, TN – An Indiana National Guard soldier has been arrested and charged with trying to kill another man in Clarksville, Tennessee by shooting him in the head. Police arrested 27-year-old Caleb Andrew Pearl of Butlerville, Indiana, yesterday. Pearl is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

Authorities say police went to a house around 3:20 Sunday morning and found 24-year-old Michael Ellis outside his home with a gunshot wound to the head after an argument with Pearl.

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9:01 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Galbraith @ Fancy Farm

Tony McVeigh

Fancy Farm, KY – The next Kentucky governor's race isn't until 2011, but Lexington's Gatewood Galbraith is already campaigning. Galbraith spoke with Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh at Saturday's 129th Fancy Farm Picnic.

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Regional Headlines
8:58 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Traffic Blockage on Industrial Parkway

Regional Headlines
8:56 am
Mon August 3, 2009

KY Pandemic Flu Exercise

Murray, KY – The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management has initiated a statewide pandemic influenza exercise starting today and continuing through Friday. The exercise will assess the levels of preparedness of elected officials, health and emergency management agencies as well as local businesses. Murray State's emergency management team will meet this afternoon at 1:00 pm to prepare for Calloway County's exercise on Thursday.

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Regional Headlines
8:53 am
Mon August 3, 2009

6 Cases of Swine Flu in Muhlenberg Co.

Greenville, KY – Health officials in Muhlenberg County say they have confirmed six cases of swine flu, also known H1N1. The state's health lab confirmed the cases Friday. Muhlenberg County's health department also reported another 23 cases of suspected swine flu. Those cases were in a residential setting, but the site was not identified by the health department. Officials report those individuals have agreed to be quarantined.

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8:50 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Attorney General Conway Criticized for Language

Tony McVeigh

Fancy Farm, KY – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who's running for the U-S Senate, is getting some criticism over language he used Saturday in his speech at the 129th Fancy Farm Picnic. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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Regional Headlines
8:43 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Amish Man Drowns in Trigg Co.

Trigg County, KY – An Amish man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, drowned while swimming in a Trigg County farm pond over the weekend. Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer Ken Richards says 20-year-old Jonas Beilor died Saturday while after taking off his life jacket while swimming with friends. Richards says Beilor was in the area to help build a house in the Amish community.

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8:41 am
Mon August 3, 2009

Abramson's 2nd Fancy Farm Visit

Tony McVeigh

Fancy Farm, KY – Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson can now brag he's been to two Fancy Farm Picnics. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched Abramson mingle with the crowd at Saturday's 129th annual picnic in rural Graves County.

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