Local Features
10:34 am
Fri July 24, 2009

MSU Invests in New Electric Vehicles

Murray, KY – Dickie Turner is the Assistant Director of Transportation at Murray State University. He and I are getting into a GEM eL low speed electric vehicle. It resembles a golf cart in some ways, in other ways a small pick up truck. There is a Murray State logo on both doors and a large bed with plenty of space for carry on. At first glance, these small vehicles may not seem powerful, but in fact, they can do many things a normal gas powered vehicle can do.

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Local Features
10:32 am
Fri July 24, 2009

What E-Verify means for Kentucky business

Frankfort, KY – When businesses hire an employee, they can use an online database to determine if the person is legally authorized to work in the US. The E-Verify database, run by the federal Department of Homeland Security, may play a major role in immigration law reform. Kentucky Public Radio's Julie Schindall reports on how E-Verify changes the way business gets done in Kentucky.

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Local Features
10:18 am
Fri July 24, 2009

No Helmet + Motorcycle = Death?

Motorcycle Safety Day

Frankfort, KY – Eleven years ago, Kentucky lawmakers repealed the state's mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Since then, the commonwealth has witnessed a dramatic rise in motorcycle deaths. Is there a link? Possibly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been studying the issue, and finds that the jury is still out.

Ron Marshall of Lexington loves to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. And when he climbs on and fires it up, he wears his boots and leathers, but he doesn't wear a helmet.

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Regional Headlines
10:08 am
Fri July 24, 2009

2 More Arrested in Massac Thefts

Metropolis, IL – Two more people were arrested in Massac County, Illinois stemming from a Brookport area home theft last March. Sheriff's deputies arrested 30-year-old Shelley Collins and her husband, 33-year-old Kevin Roach for allegedly forging checks at local businesses. Police previously arrested 25-year-old Ryan Collins earlier this month on charges he stole several guns from the Brookport home. The checks were stolen from the same home.

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Regional Headlines
9:58 am
Fri July 24, 2009

Marshall County Seeing Bigger Thefts

Marshall County, KY – Marshall County is seeing a rash of burglaries and thefts recently. Sheriff Kevin Byars says the thieves seem to be targeting lawn care equipment. Over $50,000 worth of commercial-grade lawnmowers, weed eaters, blowers, and a truck with custom-built trailer were among items reported stolen from two area businesses. Byars says lawn care equipment can be resold quickly at high value and thinks this latest haul has probably gone out of the state.

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Regional Headlines
9:50 am
Fri July 24, 2009

A & W Motel Victim Identified

Clarksville, TN – An unidentified body found in a Clarksville motel now has a name. Police say 21-year-old George Lebrent Miller is the man found dead of a fatal gunshot wound in a Madison Street motel room. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports a neighbor heard shouting, arguments and furniture thrown the night before Miller's body was found.

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9:40 am
Fri July 24, 2009

MC Al Cross on Fancy Farm Picnic

Tony McVeigh interviews Al Cross.

Frankfort, KY – The epicenter of Kentucky politics each August, the annual Fancy Farm picnic, is now just one week away. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been chatting with the master of ceremonies for this year's 129th picnic.

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Regional Headlines
9:35 am
Fri July 24, 2009

Woman Indicted for Using Cocaine While Pregnant

Clarksville, TN – A Clarksville woman has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with endangering her unborn child by using cocaine. 38-year-old Christine Audra Vogelsang was charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly using cocaine for over three months while she was pregnant. Vogelsang gave birth to a boy at Gateway Medical Center. Both Vogelsang and her baby tested positive for the drug. She is expected to be arraigned in Criminal Circuit Court on August 3.

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Regional Headlines
9:18 am
Fri July 24, 2009

Some Kentuckians to Get Relief from Countrywide

Frankfort, KY – Some Kentucky consumers who had home loans with Countrywide Mortgage can begin making claims for a financial settlement that resolved allegations of predatory lending practices against the company. Countrywide established a nationwide fund of $150 million to provide loan modifications to assist up to 395,000 borrowers.

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Regional Headlines
9:13 am
Fri July 24, 2009

3-Car Accident on Wayne Sullivan Drive

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