3:12 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Beshear Says Aggression Needed on Stimulus

Louisville, KY – One of the more deeply felt effects of the federal stimulus package could be the continued survival of local governments. That's according to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who addressed the annual Local Issues Conference today in Louisville. Beshear says the stimulus has helped the state balance the budget, and the spending on road projects has brought jobs to struggling areas. He says the state's best hope for coming out of recession will be to go after more stimulus dollars.

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1:49 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Judge Grats APSU Property

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1:18 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

The 104 Newscast on August 18, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, Ky – The 104 Newscast on August 18, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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11:31 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Southern Energy

Kentucky – Kentucky house majority leader Rocky Adkins says Energy issues dominated much of the conversation over the last few days at the Southern Legislative Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Kentucky Democrat chairs the SLC's energy and environment committee and is the vice chair of the Southern State Energy Board. Adkins points out that much of America's energy and power producers are in the south.

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10:59 am
Tue August 18, 2009

17-year-old in Custody for Shooting

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police arrested a 17-year-old male early this morning in the shooting death of Roderick D. Self. The juvenile will be charged with homicide. Police say the shooting occurred during a drug transaction. 26-year-old Self was found lying on the ground near Lincoln Homes Sunday evening. He died from his injuries at Gateway Medical Center.

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8:40 am
Tue August 18, 2009

KY Panel to Look at Spending by 2 Organizations

Frankfort, KY – A Kentucky legislative panel will hear testimony from representatives of two organizations for local governments that have been scrutinized for their spending habits. Officials from the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities are scheduled to appear before the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government August 26th.

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8:38 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Non-violent Offenders Could Avoid Jail in Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is considering a cost-saving plan that could allow people arrested for marijuana possession, prostitution and hundreds of other nonviolent crimes to avoid going to jail. The Kentucky Supreme Court has approved a proposal to test the effort in a handful of counties before deciding whether to expand it statewide. Justice Will Scott says the move has the potential to save the state more than $400,000 a day in jail costs by allowing people arrested on any of more than 700 mostly obscure charges to immediately post bail and go home.

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8:35 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Former Graves Teacher/Coach Pleads Guilty

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8:34 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Cherokee State Park Objectives Outlined

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8:32 am
Tue August 18, 2009

New Little River Bridge

Trigg County, KY – A new $3.1 million bridge over the Little River in Trigg County on Kentucky 272 is set to open today. The bridge replaces one constructed in 1949 that had been restricted to a three ton load limit. State Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the new structure provides improved safety and reliability for motorists through southern Trigg County into Hopkinsville.

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