Regional Headlines
8:15 am
Tue August 25, 2009

KY Appeals Court: Booker Still Guilty

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man charged with receiving the stolen chainsaw that later burned in the Carlisle County Courthouse fire. The court ruled Kevin Booker remains guilty of receiving stolen property. Defense attorney Jermey Ian Smith had argued Booker's untreated Tourette's syndrome kept him from questioning whether or not to list the stolen chainsaw on e-Bay for his friend, Jeremy Ellis. Ellis is charged with starting the fire that destroyed the courthouse.

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Regional Headlines
4:31 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Prison Riot Investigation

Burgin, KY – Authorities are reviewing security tapes and interviewing inmates at a Kentucky prison after a fiery riot last week. The event injured 16 people and left the lockup in ruins. Investigators are looking at whether racial tensions at Northpoint Training Center at Burgin, Kentucky, may have triggered the riot. Facility administrators have moved 700 inmates from the prison, located about 30 miles southwest of Lexington.

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4:31 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Beshear Calls for Even Distribution

Williamsburg, VA – About fifty percent of the nation's power comes from coal, but Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says more money needs to go into clean coal research. The governor also worries a climate change bill approved earlier this year by the U-S House of Representatives doesn't evenly distribute the costs of converting to cleaner energy sources.

"Those of us that produce energy for the rest of the country are concerned that most of those costs right now that are being discussed . . . it seems that they want to put that on us."

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Regional Headlines
4:18 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Dangerous Intersection Evaluated

Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and representatives from the city of Clarksville are planning to discuss improvements to a dangerous intersection. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports 23 wrecks have occurred at the Edmondson Ferry Road Bypass. At least four deaths have resulted from the crashes. City Councilman Geno Grubbs called for a meeting to discuss improvements to the area after several constituents expressed concern. TDOT officials and Clarksville council members meet September second.

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Afternoon Stock Report
3:59 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on August 24, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, Ky – The Afternoon Stock Report on August 24, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
3:58 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

The 404 Newscast on August 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 404 Newscast on August 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
3:56 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Paris Has "Official Best Court Square"

Paris, TN – The Paris downtown court square has been selected as the "Official Best Court Square" in Tennessee by a Nashville television program. The program called "Official Best Of" will feature the court square and areas immediately surrounding it. There will also be 11 other Tennessee attractions featured on the Sunday afternoon airing on WKRN Channel 2. Henry County Alliance CEO Carl Holder says the Tennessee River Resort Act funds made the square's television appearance possible.

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Regional Headlines
3:53 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Former Middle School Teacher to Be Tried

Graves County, KY – The case against a former Livingston County middle school teacher who faces voyeurism charges may go to trial later this month. Mayfield Police found 51 year old Steve McCuiston hiding under bleachers at a Graves County High School basketball game in February allegedly filming up cheerleaders' skirts. McCuiston faces charges of voyeurism, tampering with physical evidence, eavesdropping and disorderly conduct. At a pretrial conference this morning court officials set a trial date for September 28th, unless a plea agreement is reached earlier.

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Regional Headlines
3:46 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Father-Son Death Under Investigation

Hopkinsville, KY – Hopkinsville coroner's office officials will soon release toxicology tests on a father and son found dead last Friday. The Kentucky New Era reports a woman found 52-year-old David Wright and 18-year-old Joe Wright unresponsive in their home Friday. Authorities believe the men died that day. Both had a history of substance abuse, and prescription medication filled the day before was missing from the home. Authorities do not believe anyone else was involved. An investigation into the deaths is ongoing.

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Regional Headlines
3:21 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Union Sues to Block Illinois Layoffs

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