4:12 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Education Not Cut

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House and Senate leaders appear generally pleased with Governor Steve Beshear's plan for addressing a one billion dollars shortfall in the state budget. The plan includes an across-the-board, two-point-six percent cut, except for basic school funding, higher education and Medicaid. Murray State University president Dr. Randy Dunn says the cut exemption is "heartening" and shows education is a priority for the governor.

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2:03 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Johnson Enters Race

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Regional Headlines
12:56 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Trigg Anti-Alcohol Group hosts meeting

Regional Headlines
12:50 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

FLW Tournament in Murray Next Week

Murray, KY – The FLW Fantasy Fishing Tournament comes to Murray next weekend. The event is expected to draw close to twenty thousand people over four days, with fishing on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and a weigh-in at the Regional Special Events Center. FLW is a national angler's organization based in Benton, KY.

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11:43 am
Wed June 3, 2009

Landline Rates Rise to Benefit Marshall county 911

Benton, KY – Marshall County landline telephone rates will soon rise to compensate for lost 911 dispatch revenues over the past few years. 911 Coordinator Jeff Daniel says the service collected 63-thousand dollars less this year than during the same period of time in 2006. He says the continual decrease occurred because more and more people switched to cell phone service. The $1.25 surcharge Marshall County fiscal court approved is the first increase in 18 years.

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11:38 am
Wed June 3, 2009

OVC Tourney Leaves Paducah

Paducah, KY – The NCAA Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament is leaving its home at Paducah's Brooks Stadium, and a hole in the city's tourism revenue.

The tournament has been playing at Brooks Stadium in Paducah for nine years, but in 2010 the organization plans to setup shop in Jackson, Tennessee's Pringles Park, which is home to the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, a Double-A minor league affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

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Datebook
10:49 am
Wed June 3, 2009

A datebook of regional events for June 3, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for June 3, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
10:31 am
Wed June 3, 2009

The 806 Newscast on June 3, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on June 3, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
9:57 am
Wed June 3, 2009

McCracken and Calloway Unemployment Numbers Remain Low

Murray, KY – The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reports unemployment in each of Kentucky's 120 counties rose since April of last year. Calloway and McCracken Counties though, remain among counties with the lowest unemployment rates at 7.3 and 7.7 percent respectively. Conversely, Trigg county has the third highest rate at 15.8 percent. Much of Trigg's unemployment rate can be attributed to the loss of the manufacturing plant Johnson Controls. Kentucky has 67 counties with unemployment rates above 10 percent.

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9:53 am
Wed June 3, 2009

Area Code Change Delayed

Murray, KY – Western Kentucky telephone users have longer to wait before a new area code is introduced in the region. In 2007, the Public Service Commission said it was alerted by the agency that determines allocation of phone numbers that area code 270 was going to run out of numbers in three years. PSC spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says since then, the agency has backtracked on that projection - and will probably do so again.

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