Regional Headlines
11:22 pm
Wed March 18, 2009

Warrior Transition Funding

Washington, D. C. – Members of Congress are working to expedite a funding for a new Warrior Transition Complex at Fort Campbell. Kentucky US Representative Ed Whitfield says Fort Campbell needs the funding because the base continues to be one of the nation's most heavily deployed. $100 million dollars are available for warrior transition through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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11:21 pm
Wed March 18, 2009

Beshear Drops Deadlines

Murray, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has vetoed a measure that would have required 10 pending state road projects be completed by June 30, 2010. Those projects include US 68/KY 80 through Land Between the Lakes, which is less than fifty percent complete. Beshear says a timeline isn't what's needed right now.

"That unnecessarily tied our hands in a very difficult financial period to where we wouldn't have the flexibility we need to be able to move forward as fast as we can one way or the other."

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Regional Headlines
4:19 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Bodies Identified

Calvert City, KY – Two bodies found early Tuesday morning near Calvert City have been identified. The victims were 55-year-old Michelle Lynam and 43-year-old Anthony Darnell, both from Sheldon, Illinois. The two were found in a van at Haddox Ferry Boat Ramp. Autopsies revealed cause of death to be a single gunshot wounds for both victims. Kentucky State Police officers continue to investigate the case and have released no further information.

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Regional Headlines
4:15 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Johnson Controls to Close Early

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Newscasts
4:07 am
Wed March 18, 2009

The 404 Newscast on March 18, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on March 18, 2009. From WKMS News.

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Afternoon Stock Report
4:05 am
Wed March 18, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on March 18, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – The Afternoon Stock Report on March 18, 2009. From WKMS.

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3:43 am
Wed March 18, 2009

City and County Cleanup Costs

Madisonville, KY – Officials in Hopkins County and Madisonville have released the current figures for ice storm cleanup efforts. City Engineer Bill Jackson says over eighty percent of Madisonville's roads are clear. Hopkins County Judge Executive Donnie Carroll says only twenty percent of the county's debris removal is complete, but crews have picked up five hundred thousand cubic yards of debris.

"We're hoping that it won't be, in some areas won't be, as much debris as has been around the cities."

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Regional Headlines
3:25 am
Wed March 18, 2009

LBL Openings

Eddyville, KY – Several locations in Land Between the Lakes are opening back up ahead of schedule after ice storm debris closed them down nearly two months ago. LBL Spokesperson Kathryn Harper says areas including Energy Lake Campground and Woodlands Nature Station will open on a limited capacity March 20. Harper credits money received for ice storm damage from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for some of the early openings. LBL received two and a half million dollars in total from the act. For more information, visit lbl.org.

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Datebook
1:26 am
Wed March 18, 2009

A datebook of regional events for March 18, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for March 18, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
1:25 am
Wed March 18, 2009

The 104 Newscast on March 18, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on March 18, 2009. From WKMS News.

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