3:32 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

July Jobless Rates

Frankfort, KY – There's more bad news on the unemployment front in Kentucky. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, there may be a glimmer of hope in the latest numbers.

Kentucky's unemployment rate in July rose to 11-percent, the state's highest rate in 26-years. That's up from 10-point-9 percent in June. But Education and Workforce Development Secretary Helen Mountjoy says it's a smaller increase than between May and June.

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2:13 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Schools Shouldn't Close for H1N1

Frankfort, KY – The H1-N1 virus, or swine flu, has already surfaced in some Kentucky schools. Flu outbreaks in school traditionally come in the late fall and winter, so seeing an outbreak in August is unusual. Still State public health commissioner William Hacker says closing schools is not always the best way to limit the spread of swine flu.

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Newscasts
1:17 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

The 104 Newscast on August 20, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on August 20, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
10:52 am
Thu August 20, 2009

MSU Ranks in America's Best Colleges

Murray, KY – Murray State University has again been listed among the top universities in the south. That's according to US News and World Report's America's Best Colleges, an annual guide. MSU ranks seventh in the Top Public Master's University in the south. MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn says the continued recognition means the school will need to maintain and improve its academic standards in years to come. MSU is the only Kentucky university to receive continued recognition.

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Regional Headlines
10:32 am
Thu August 20, 2009

131 Marijuana Plants Found in Hopkins County

Hopkins County, KY – An Indiana man is in jail for allegedly cultivating some 131 marijuana plants in Hopkins County, Kentucky. 43-year-old Paul Fowler was arrested yesterday after a marijuana eradication team observed the field during a flyover behind a Stones Chapel Road residence. Fowler was charged with cultivating marijuana plants and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. All three charges are enhanced because a loaded gun was also found at the scene.

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Regional Headlines
10:29 am
Thu August 20, 2009

Attempted Murder of Infant

Clinton, KY – A Clinton, Kentucky man faces attempted murder charges. Kentucky State Police arrested 20-year-old Matthew Jones yesterday after an area hospital reported an abused infant with numerous injuries. Jones is the boyfriend of the infant's mother, Brittany McAdoo. Police also arrested McAdoo, charging her with wanton endangerment and hindering the investigation. The infant is reportedly in critical condition and has been airlifted to Kosair's Children's hospital in Louisville.

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Regional Headlines
10:27 am
Thu August 20, 2009

2 Juveniles Arrested for Arson

Clarksville, TN – Two juveniles were arrested yesterday for allegedly setting fire to the Tabernacle Christian School's administrative office. Clarksville Police are not releasing the names of the 16 and 12-year-old boys believed to be responsible for the arson. No one was inside the building at the time. The fire caused some $200,000 in damage. The 16-year-old was already in custody for burglary of a Fort Campbell Boulevard business on Tuesday.

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Regional Headlines
10:23 am
Thu August 20, 2009

2 Dead in Military Chopper Crash on CO Mtn

Regional Headlines
10:09 am
Thu August 20, 2009

Former Henry High Teacher Pleads Guilty

Paris, TN – A former Henry County High School teacher has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated statutory rape, admitting she had a relationship with a 16-year-old male student. 37-year-old Sandra Kay Curtis of Camden was sentenced Monday to one-hundred and days in confinement and up to four years on supervised probation. Curtis is to have no contact with the victims, must register as a sex offender, and has agreed not to work in any school system again.

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8:38 am
Thu August 20, 2009

Rand Paul Money Bomb

Kentucky Public Radio's Lisa Autry

Bowling Green, KY – One of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates is heading to the world wide web today, looking for a major boost in campaign donations. Republican Rand Paul is launching a money bomb aimed at raising a million dollars. Kentucky Public Radio's Lisa Autry has details.

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