Newscasts
4:08 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

The 404 Newscast on May 27, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on May 27, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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3:59 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Homeless Help

Frankfort, KY – Programs that assist the homeless in Kentucky should soon be sharing nearly $19 million dollars in federal stimulus money. Governor Steve Beshear says the state has already applied for the money, based on last year's statewide survey that found 8,100 homeless individuals in Kentucky.

The federal government set aside one-point-five billion dollars for the homeless prevention and rapid re-housing program. Kentucky has applied for over 18-point-five million dollars to implement the program in our state.

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3:51 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Policy Reversal

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has quickly reversed a new policy requiring the state's written driver's license test to be offered only in English. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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Regional Headlines
3:49 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Fort Campbell Suicide Rates

Regional Headlines
2:17 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Cadiz Tables Restaurant Tax

Cadiz, KY – The Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission will not be getting revenue from a proposed restaurant tax. City Mayor Lyn Bailey and tourism commission members recently tabled the idea due to Trigg's suffering economy in the face of major job loss. The organization had suggested the 3-percent tax on all restaurants in Cadiz to fund tourism publicity. Officials agree the measure is a good idea, but say now is not the time. Tourism Director Bill Stevens hopes to revive the issue in the future.

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Local Features
11:52 am
Wed May 27, 2009

John Scopes: Paducah's Quiet Revolutionary

John T. Scopes during the Scopes Trial, 1925
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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11:39 am
Wed May 27, 2009

"One Call" on Cell Phones

Murray, KY – Calloway county officials continue to work out the kinks in the new "One Call" emergency alert phone system. County Judge Executive Larry Elkins says most residents with listed numbers are on the system, but unlisted numbers and cell phones aren't. The city and county instituted the One Call system earlier this year to provide emergency information during severe weather.

We've had really some good feedback from people who called and thanked us for alerting them of impending danger.

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Regional Headlines
10:18 am
Wed May 27, 2009

Airport Receives Funds, But Not Enough

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville's Outlaw Field has received stimulus package funds to assist in their bid to build a new airport. The state appropriated three-hundred-fifty-thousand dollars to help construct a new terminal to replace the outdated facility. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports airport officials had hoped for one million dollars from the state. They say the reduced appropriation means slower progress on the project. Estimated costs for the terminal have so far topped five million dollars.

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Regional Headlines
10:17 am
Wed May 27, 2009

WKY Schools Honored

Frankfort, KY – Four western Kentucky schools have been honored for working to close achievement gaps between students during the 2008-2009 school year. Graves County's Sedalia and Symsonia elementary schools, Benton Middle School in Marshall County and Trigg County High School were selected for significant progress toward closing gaps between students of different genders, ethnic groups, income levels and special needs.

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Newscasts
10:07 am
Wed May 27, 2009

The 806 Newscast on May 27, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on May 27, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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