Local Features
4:33 am
Fri January 2, 2009

Murray State's MFA Program welcomes visiting writer: Linda Beards

Murray, KY – Murray's MFA in Creative Writing begins its 5 night Winter Residency Reading Series Saturday, Jan. 4 with a presentation by MacArthur "Genius" and poet Linda Bierds whose work has earned her several prestigious national awards and publications. Her poems appear in prestigious national print venues like the New Yorker. Linda Bierds prefaces a reading of her poem "Sea of Tranquility."

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Newscasts
4:23 am
Fri January 2, 2009

The 404 Newscast on January 2, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 404 Newscast on January 2, 2009. From WKMS News.

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Datebook
11:37 pm
Thu January 1, 2009

A datebook of regional events for Jan. 2, 2008. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for Jan. 2, 2008. From WKMS.

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11:22 pm
Thu January 1, 2009

Primary Independents

Frankfort, KY – A bill that will go before the Kentucky General Assembly this year would allow Independents a vote in the state's primaries. Republican Representative Jimmy Higdon has pre-filed the measure, which would let Independents cast ballots in either the Republican or Democratic primary without having to change their registration. Higdon says some of his constituents couldn't vote in the 2008 presidential primaries, and they've asked him to sponsor the bill.

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Newscasts
11:22 pm
Thu January 1, 2009

The 806 Newscast on January 2, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on January 2, 2009. From WKMS News.

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Regional Headlines
11:16 pm
Thu January 1, 2009

Officials Defend Split Precincts

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Regional Headlines
2:05 am
Thu January 1, 2009

Henry County Medical Center Faces Tough Times

1:36 am
Thu January 1, 2009

IL DUI Conviction Changes

Springfield, IL – Drivers convicted of DUI's in Illinois now have a new sentencing option. Judges may choose to give Illinois drivers who have fewer than three DUI convictions a car equipped with a breathalyzer device instead of completely suspending their license. David Baker is an Illinois State Police Master Sergeant.

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Regional Headlines
1:29 am
Thu January 1, 2009

Hopkins County Suicide

Madisonville – A 28-year-old Evansville, Indiana man committed suicide during a traffic stop early this morning in Hopkins County. Around 4:40 AM, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hampton pulled over a vehicle on the Pennyrile Parkway, suspecting DUI. As Trooper Hampton attempted to establish communication with the driver, he heard what he believed to be a gunshot. The Hopkins County Coroner's Office pronounced the victim, Michael D. Black, dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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Regional Headlines
12:04 am
Thu January 1, 2009

Pension Relief Pleases Some Officials

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