Regional Headlines
3:57 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Safetran provides Crittenden County with 100 jobs

Marion, KY – Safetran Systems Corp will offer economic relief to Crittenden County when it announces its plans to hire 100 new employees. The Crittendon Press reports that Safetran received preliminary approval for $2.2 million in state-tax incentives for a $2.8 million expansion. The grant will help the company expand its workforce from 50 to 150 employees, and the sum will rank among the most significant state tax incentives ever awarded to a Crittenden County business.

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Regional Headlines
3:55 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Burglar hits four Paris businesses

Paris, TN – Four Paris businesses on the same street are victims of a string of Tuesday night burglaries. Sergeant Ricky Watson says police don't know how many people were involved in the crimes. The businesses on Tyson Avenue lost about $2,400 total in cash and small items. Watson says police are still searching for suspects.

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3:43 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Kentucky Graduation Rates on the Rise

Frankfort, KY – School data reveals Kentucky's best-ever high school graduation rate. In 2008, the number of students earning a high school diploma within four years rose to over 84 percent. Lisa Gross with the Department of Education gives credit to teachers for the one percent increase.

"When schools pay attention to what each and every child needs and wants. Then you see graduation rates and other rates like this go up."

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Local Features
3:39 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Lowertown Arts Festival

Paducah, KY – This Saturdaymarks Paducah's 7th annual LowerTown Arts and Music Festival. Marketing Director for the Paducah Renaissance Alliance Jessica Perkins says attendees this year can expect more interactive activities and local flair. Carrie Pond talks with Perkins about this year's event.

The LowerTown Arts and Music Festival runs Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit paducah-arts-dot-com.

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Newscasts
2:34 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

The 104 Newscast on May 21, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on May 21, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
11:18 am
Thu May 21, 2009

Deliberations Continue for Steven Green

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Regional Headlines
11:17 am
Thu May 21, 2009

CPE Holds Bi-Monthly Meeting

Murray, KY – Kentucky's Council on Post Secondary Education holds its bi-monthly meeting in Murray tomorrow. A major consideration at this meeting will be the proposed Kentucky Adult Learner Initiative. The program would give credit to non-traditional students for their workforce experience and encourage universities to tailor their degrees to the student's life experience. The CPE will also discuss tuition and fee proposals for the state's seven public universities and the community and technical college system.

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Regional Headlines
11:16 am
Thu May 21, 2009

Former Coach in Town

Murray, KY – Former Murray State University football coach Frank Beamer is in town for the Woodmen of the World Racers Legends Luncheon. Beamer led the Racers from 1981-1986 and is the fourth winningest coach in Murray's history. He has served 22 years as Virginia Tech's coach and named national coach of the year eight times. Today's luncheon benefits Murray State football.

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Datebook
10:09 am
Thu May 21, 2009

A datebook of regional events for May 21, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for May 21, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
10:08 am
Thu May 21, 2009

The 806 Newscast on May 21, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on May 21, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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