Afternoon Stock Report
4:35 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

The Afternoon Stock Report on May 6, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – The Afternoon Stock Report on May 6, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
4:26 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

The 404 Newscast on May 6, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on May 6, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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Regional Headlines
4:25 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Water district receives funds for renovation

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4:24 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Schools seek legislation to waive instructional days

Frankfort, KY – Sixty-six of Kentucky's 174 school districts are seeking disaster-day waivers, granted by lawmakers in the wake of January's ice storm and September's high winds from Hurricane Ike. Lisa Gross of the Education Department says about half of the requests have been processed.

"Right now, the ones that we have not completed, for the most part, we're waiting for additional information from the school districts so that we can determine if they meet the criteria for House Bill 322."

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4:21 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

School seek waive for instructional days

Frankfort, KY – Sixty-six of Kentucky's 144 school districts are seeking to waive up to ten instructional days because of weather-related school closures in the past year. The Education Department's Lisa Gross says the waivers are allowed under legislation approved by the 2009 General Assembly.

"The minimum school term is 177 school days. But, if districts missed a certain number of days related to those weather occurrences, then they can ask for forgiveness and not have to make up those days."

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Regional Headlines
4:19 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Bank and dealership dispute jeopardizes vehicle titles

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Regional Headlines
4:17 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

USEC Plant Replacement Study

Paducah, KY – A local group has commissioned the University of Kentucky to come up with future development ideas for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site. The Paducah Uranium Plant Asset Utilization Committee wants to have ideas in place when USEC eventually shuts down. Project Director Dr. Lindell Ormsbee says the researchers will talk to stakeholders and hold a series of community meetings to come up with ideas. Ormsbee hopes to compile a report by next August, but will continue to update the plan with new information.

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Regional Headlines
4:11 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Swine Flu In Three States

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky health department has confirmed the state's second swine flu case. The case involves a 21-year-old college student in Davies County. Three probable cases are still pending confirmation from the CDC in Atlanta. Tennessee also reports two confirmed H1N1 cases, and Illinois has 225 confirmed, 20 probable.

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Newscasts
2:37 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

The 104 Newscast on May 6, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on May 6, 2009. From the WKMS News Team.

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11:41 am
Wed May 6, 2009

Companies Oppose Dam Lock Fees

Paducah, KY – A federal proposal to charge barge companies locking fees has regional industries calling foul. The fees would go to replenish a depleted trust fund that pays for modernizing locks and dams. Crounse Corporation Administration Vice President Michael Byers says the fee is unfair because barge systems that use lockless dams wouldn't have to pay. He says that's a negative for area residents, because they are the ones who will eventually pick up the extra fees.

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