2:51 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Alcohol Tax Opposition

Frankfort, KY – In the ongoing effort to fill an almost half-billion dollar hole in the state budget, House and Senate leaders are considering raising alcohol and cigarette taxes. But the alcoholic beverage industry says, not so fast. Industry representatives, like Maker's Mark President Bill Samuels, descended on the State Capitol to argue against tax hikes.

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Regional Headlines
2:23 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Burn Ban Issued for Marshall County

Benton, KY – Recent high winds have caused Marshall County officials to issue a burn ban until further notice. Officials say citizens of Marshall County and the cities of Benton, Calvert City and Hardin should refrain from open burning effective immediately. Calloway County Fire Marshal Dickie Walls says an official ban isn't in place in Calloway and Murray, but urges residents to refrain from burning until conditions improve.

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Newscasts
12:01 am
Mon February 9, 2009

The 104 Newscast on February 9, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 104 Newscast on February 9, 2009. From WKMS News.

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Datebook
11:53 pm
Sun February 8, 2009

A datebook of regional events for Feb. 9, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for Feb. 9, 2009. From WKMS.

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Regional Headlines
11:46 pm
Sun February 8, 2009

$1.5 Million to Help KY Homeowners

Regional Headlines
11:24 pm
Sun February 8, 2009

WKRECC and JPEC Power Updates

Murray, KY – Fewer than nine thousand Jackson Purchase Energy members remain without service today. JPEC estimates most primary lines will be energized by the middle to end of the week with repairs to lines serving smaller neighborhoods and communities by the end of next weekend. However, service restoration to members with damaged lines could take an additional two weeks.

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Datebook
10:23 am
Fri February 6, 2009

A datebook of regional events for Feb. 6, 2009. From WKMS.

Murray, KY – A datebook of regional events for Feb. 6, 2009. From WKMS.

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Newscasts
10:19 am
Fri February 6, 2009

The 806 Newscast on February 6, 2009. From WKMS News.

Murray, KY – The 806 Newscast on February 6, 2009. From WKMS News.

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9:00 am
Fri February 6, 2009

FEMA Assistance

Murray, KY – President Barack Obama's signing of a major federal disaster declaration for Kentucky means more disaster assistance for the state, but that still doesn't include individuals. Federal Emergency Management Public Information Officer Don Daniels says the declaration is right now designated as public assistance only.

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8:59 am
Fri February 6, 2009

More Peanut Butter Problems

Richmond, KY – Federal Emergency Management officials have advised the Governor to recall prepared meals distributed to storm shelters. Beshear representative Jill Midkiff says the disaster relief meals contained tubes of peanut butter than have been recalled.

"They've been distributed to all the counties that have requested food or water assistance. We've been in counties all across the state distributing food or water to people who are in shelters or without electricity or water supplies to their home."

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