Regional Headlines
8:48 am
Fri July 17, 2009

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Comes Through for Area Farms

Washington D.C. – Farmers in Western Kentucky will share nearly $31 million to repair barns and other structures damaged by the January ice storm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Kentucky is receiving almost half of $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds. All Kentucky counties in our listening area will receive funding, as well as Henry County, Tennessee.

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Regional Headlines
8:44 am
Fri July 17, 2009

JPEC Cancels Rate Increase Request

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Regional Headlines
8:34 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Beshear Makes Money Available for County Roads

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear is redirecting about $21 million to be used for repairing county roads across the state. Beshear said in a statement that county governments are facing financial problems that make it difficult to pay for the repairs. Under the governor's initiative, county leaders would develop a list of roads that need attention most. The Department of Highways would have to concur with the list. After that, money would be approved for the repairs.

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Newscasts
5:30 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

The 504 Newscast on July 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 504 Newscast on July 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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5:01 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Purple Prisms Generate Speculation

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Western Kentucky – If you're driving along the Wendell Ford Parkway or any number of Western Kentucky highways, you might see some odd looking purple prisms hanging in trees along the roadside. Jacque Day has more on what is perplexing many motorists.

The structures have generated dozens of calls to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and area police agencies. Kentucky State Entomologist Dr. John J. Obrycki says these are traps put out to monitor the spread of the emerald ash borer.

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Newscasts
4:14 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

The 404 Newscast on July 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on July 16, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Local Features
4:03 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Ill. works to "Break the Silence" on Elder Abuse

Southern Illinois – In Illinois, it's estimated that as many as 80,000 older adults fall victim to abuse each year. The 13 southernmost Illinois counties, including Massac, Pope and Hardin, have the highest number of reported Elder Abuse cases in the state. July is Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Illinois. Jacque Day speaks with David Mitchell, Protective Services Unit Director for the Shawnee Alliance for Seniors, about the campaign to Break the Silence.

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Afternoon Stock Report
3:57 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on July 16, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – The Afternoon Stock Report on July 16, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
3:49 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

TN See Slight Unemployment Hike

Nashville, TN – Tennessee's statewide unemployment rates are out for June and they're up again. But Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley says the .1 increase in June is a good sign. The rate of unemployment increase has slowed significantly since the beginning of the year. Tennessee's jobless numbers now stand at 10.8 percent.

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Local Features
3:04 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Kentucky National Guard recruitment slows, becomes more selective

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