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Roads
8:52 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Rolling Road Blocks on I-69

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say there will be a rolling road block and a brief traffic stoppage on Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway today and tomorrow. 

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k-12 Education
8:20 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Christian County Could Name New Superintendent

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Christian County schools could have a new superintendent this week. The County Board of Education released a statement yesterday saying it will hold a special meeting tomorrow.  

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Morning Cram
9:18 am
Tue June 5, 2012

the morning cram [give me freedom edition]

"What do you need?"

NPR reports the Chinese artist Yang Weidong is travelling his country asking "what do you need?". The answer; freedom. 

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Astronomy
8:14 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus

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The Transit of Venus, which is when the planet Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun, occurs this evening. In our region, the best time to view the transit is around sunset. The visible passage is expected to begin around 5:00 P.M.

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Crime
7:32 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Walker Trial Set for July

marshallcounty.ky.gov

The trial of Jerry Wayne Walker, who faces multiple charges in connection to a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire, is set to begin July 9th. 

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Local Government
7:29 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Paducah Riverfront Development Plan Postponed

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The Paducah planning commission postponed a vote on a riverfront development plan at their meeting last night. 

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Community Inclusion
10:04 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Sensory Friendly Movies: Opening the Theater to Children with Disabilities

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Going to the movies is one those experiences that everyone should be able to enjoy. You’ve got your popcorn, candy, and an icy Coke. The lights dim, and for the next two hours, you’re in another world. But for some with disabilities, like autism or epilepsy, going to the movies can be almost impossible. Movie theaters all over the country, though, are taking steps to change that. Even here in Murray, the Cheri Theaters have started playing movies that are sensory friendly for children. 

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Morning Cram
9:41 am
Mon June 4, 2012

the morning cram [we don't need no water edition]

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Nothing says summertime like the smell of a campfire.

NPR reports on the science behind the three ingredients of the perfect summer campfire

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Morning Cram
9:50 am
Wed May 30, 2012

the morning cram [red rocking chair edition]

docsguitar.com

"...might help you get through the world."

NPR reports the legendary flat-picking guitarist, banjoist, and vocalist Doc Watson has passed away at the age of 89. 

Kentucky ~ Residents to vote on Paducah-McCracken merger. Former soldier wants wife to face adultery charges. 

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Morning Cram
10:11 am
Tue May 29, 2012

the morning cram [back again edition]

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Just when I was thinking we could use another recession...

NPR reports congressional economists are predicting dire financial straits if we don't do anything to stop it.

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