Regional Headlines
3:36 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

KU Raises Rates Again

Madisonville, KY – Kentucky Utilities has announced its second rate hike in two months. Eleven cities, including Madisonville negotiated a 3.9 percent increase effective May 1. The Madisonville Messenger reports KU will increase its wholesale electric rate by 8 percent on July 1. Utility company officials say the increases come as a result of the hundred million dollars the company spent repairing damage from the January ice storm. Madisonville Mayor Cox and other affected cities plan to challenge the rate hike.

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Local Features
2:33 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

International Year of Astronomy at Golden Pond

Galileo with a young astronaut at Astronomy Day. Channeling the legendary astronomer is St. Louis native and retired educator Jim Phfistner, of Aurora.
Photo by Sonya Wood Mahler

Murray, KY – 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. It was four hundred years ago this year that Galileo Galilee turned a telescope to the heavens, forever transforming the way we look into space. To commemorate this monumental event, the legendary astronomer visited Golden Pond Observatory at Land Between the Lakes, and spoke with Jacque Day about the beginnings of modern astronomy.

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Local Features
2:15 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

Mayfield author highlights his travelogue

Murray, KY – Mayfield's Jeremy Krug has a serious case of wanderlust; over the last seven years he's traveled more than 100,000 miles on North America's roadways. This Paducah Tilghman High School chemistry teacher has documented the lessons of his travels in his new book titled, simply, The Roadtrip Book. Jacque Day talks with Krug about his passion for the open road. www.theroadtripbook.com

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Newscasts
2:09 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

The 104 Newscast on May 8, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on May 8, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
12:56 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

Man pleas not guilty to burning courthouse

Bardwell, KY – The man charged with burning down the Carlisle County Courthouse entered a plea of not guilty Thursday. Circuit Court Clerk Kevin Hoskins says a grand jury indicted Jeremy Ellis last month on charges of arson, burglary and two counts of tampering with evidence. In addition to starting the courthouse fire in December 2007, Ellis is accused of destroying files in the sheriff's department and attempting to destroy two chainsaws in the sheriff's office. His pretrial conference is scheduled for June 4.

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12:43 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

MSU Program Closes

Murray, KY – The Family Planning Program on Murray State's campus is closing after 30 years in operation. Purchase Area Health Department Director Charlie Ross says the closure is one way the department is coping with reduced funding. He says the department intends to end services at the campus satellite clinic at the beginning of the fiscal year, or July 1st. Ross says the MSU clinic isn't the only area to suffer the effects of the budget pinch.

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Local Features
11:56 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Land Before the Lakes - Part 3

Murray, KY – Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are points of pride for Western Kentucky. They generate considerable income for the area and provide residents with peaceful places to spend summer afternoons. However, all of this came at a cost. To create the area's most prominent get-away, TVA had to slowly evict people from their land throughout the 1940s and 50s.

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Local Features
11:53 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Land Before the Lakes - Part 3

Murray, KY – Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are points of pride for Western Kentucky. They generate considerable income for the area and provide residents with peaceful places to spend summer afternoons. However, all of this came at a cost. To create the area's most prominent get-away, TVA had to slowly evict people from their land throughout the 1940s and 50s.

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Local Features
11:53 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Land Before the Lakes - Part 3

Murray, KY – Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are points of pride for Western Kentucky. They generate considerable income for the area and provide residents with peaceful places to spend summer afternoons. However, all of this came at a cost. To create the area's most prominent get-away, TVA had to slowly evict people from their land throughout the 1940s and 50s.

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Local Features
11:53 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Land Before the Lakes - Part 3

Murray, KY – Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are points of pride for Western Kentucky. They generate considerable income for the area and provide residents with peaceful places to spend summer afternoons. However, all of this came at a cost. To create the area's most prominent get-away, TVA had to slowly evict people from their land throughout the 1940s and 50s.

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