Paducah, KY – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will begin debris removal along Interstate 24 on Sunday. Workers will begin at the Ohio River Bridge and move eastward through McCracken County from mile markers 0 to 16. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says drivers should expect periodic lane closures on both the east and west bound lanes. Drivers should remain alert for equipment, flaggers and debris removal personnel on the roadway.
Frankfort, KY – High school coaches in Kentucky will have to take mandatory health safety courses under legislation winning final approval in the 2009 General Assembly. Representative Joni Jenkins says the courses will cover proper responses to heat stroke and other medical emergencies.
"The panel that is going to be doing the ongoing study of this may later down the road refine that for us. But we felt there needed to be something in place before teams hit the practice fields this summer."
Frankfort, KY – A change in retirement contributions could save Kentucky cities and counties money, but it comes at a heavy cost in the long run. A House bill sponsored by Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton would extend the retirement contribution window from five to ten years. The measure cleared the Senate this week. Bill Thielan with the Kentucky Retirement System testified against the bill.
Paducah, KY – When Chuck Baker of Commerce City, Colorado accepted then subsequently turned down the job of Paducah police chief, some community members questioned why Curtis Brame of North Chicago (pictured) wasn't offered the position. Jacque Day has more.
This week, the stalled search for Paducah's new top cop caused a stir in the city commission meeting.
Murray, KY – Former Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo was elected Speaker of the House in January, heralding a new era in state politics. Two months on, it looks like the honeymoon for Speaker Stumbo is over. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.