Datebook
10:49 am
Thu June 25, 2009

A datebook of regional events for June 25, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for June 25, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
10:26 am
Thu June 25, 2009

The 806 Newscast on June 25, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on June 25, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
7:29 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Gov. Bredesen Signs New School Bus Law

Nashville, TN – A new law changing school bus use in Tennessee takes effect immediately. Governor Phil Bredesen signed legislation that adds an additional two years the buses can be used after they pass an inspection. Previously the law stated buses can be used for 12 years and then be approved for an additional three. The law also requires bus owners to keep and make available records of safety inspections.

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Regional Headlines
7:27 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Black Mold Found Growing at Clarksville School Construction Site

Clarksville, TN – Rossview Elementary School officials say severe storms and humidity are to blame for black mold found growing on several walls inside the new school being constructed. Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board Vice Chairman James Mann says he's had concerns about the school opening in time and that the problem is being addressed. The mold is not expected to pose any future health threats or delay the school's August opening.

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Regional Headlines
7:24 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Graves Shooting Heads to Grand Jury

Mayfield, KY – The case against the woman who shot at her husband five times in the Mayfield Lowe's store earlier this month heads to the grand jury. The Paducah Sun reports the jury will decide whether to charge 40-year-old Ann Marie Smith with attempted murder or nine wanton endangerment charges. At a preliminary hearing, Mayfield Police Officer Brandon Collins testified Lowe's security cameras captured Smith carrying the gun, but not her firing it.

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Local Features
7:03 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Session Ends

Tony McVeigh

Frankfort, KY – The special session began at noon on June 15th. But before the House and Senate gavels fell, Attorney General Jack Conway issued an opinion on the question of whether or not the Kentucky constitution needed to be amended to allow video slots at horse tracks. He said it did not.

"The General Assembly may in its own discretion enact the governor's bill allowing VLT's at race tracks," said Conway.

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Newscasts
5:13 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

The 504 Newscast on June 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 504 Newscast on June 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Newscasts
4:41 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

The 404 Newscast on June 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray KY – The 404 Newscast on June 24, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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4:25 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Kentucky General Assembly Wraps Up

Frankfort, KY – The special session of the Kentucky General Assembly is over. The session ended with House and Senate approval of a budget reduction plan, a funding mechanism for major bridge projects and the governor's economic incentives package. Despite the earlier, contentious battle over expanded gambling, that saw the House approve slots and a Senate committee reject them, House Speaker Greg Stumbo says relations between House and Senate leaders remain positive.

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4:19 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Military Tax Exemption

Frankfort, KY – Come 2010, members of the military will not have to state income taxes in Kentucky. The measure passed as part of House Bill 3, the mega-incentives bill. Legislators had tried to include the tax exemption in the video slots bill, which failed during the special session. The House passed the tax legislation 86-10 and the Senate voted 35-0 in favor of passage.

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