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10:38 am
Mon January 20, 2014

New Business Creation in KY Continues to Rise

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A new federal report shows some good news for Kentucky enterprise.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says, according to the latest available data, the state led the country in new businesses created during the second quarter of 2013.  Governor Steve Beshear's office says almost 6,700 new businesses opened in the Commonwealth in that quarter, many of them businesses with five or fewer employees.

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7:16 am
Mon January 20, 2014

KSP Arrest Hopkinsville Man For Forged Checks

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Kentucky State Police charged Timothy Wharton, 38 of Hopkinsville, with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and 2nd Degree and Theft by Deception, on Friday.

The charges stem from an investigation into a computer-generated, forged check that was passed against the checking account belonging to the Graves County Board of Education.

The investigation began on when the Finance Officer for the Graves County Board of Education discovered a forged check written to Wharton in the monthly bank statement.

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7:04 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Kentucky Leads Nation In Enterprise

A report from the federal government shows some good news for Kentucky enterprise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the state led the country in new businesses created during the second quarter of 2013. That's the most recent data available.

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4:16 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Update on WK&T's High-Speed Fiber Project

Customers on WK&T's new Flite fiber project can expect internet speeds up to 60 miles per hour. WK&T Sales and Product Manager Michael Lee speaks with Kate Lochte about the fiber construction, how the project began, and what it means for home and business owners in their nine county service area. 

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7:31 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Kentucky House Committee Considers Expanded Gambling

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 7:30 pm

The latest round of efforts to expand gambling to casinos in Kentucky has begun.

A House committee heard testimony on the issue Wednesday. During the meeting, Democratic gambling bill sponsor, state Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, told lawmakers that he will likely collaborate with Sen. Dan Seum, R-Louisville, who has filed similar legislation in the Senate.

State Rep. Dennis Keane, the committee chair, says the spirit of cooperation between the two parties will likely help when gaming comes up for a vote.

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6:44 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Paducah Woman Detained In FNB Robbery Case

A Paducah woman has been arrested by Maryland authorities on a Paducah warrant charging her with the robbery of FNB Bank on 630 Jefferson Street last week.

Marissa Timmons was arrested during a routine traffic stop Tuesday in White Marsh, Maryland.

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4:55 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Travelers Can Forego Taking Off Shoes at Some Airports for a Fee

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For a fee area travelers can now bypass taking off their shoes and removing laptops and liquids from their carry-on luggage with a new option for expedited airport security checks.

The TSA PreCheck program requires an $85 application and, if approved, lasts for five years for passengers flying through large airports like Memphis and Nashville. Memphis International Airport spokesperson Glen Thomas said PreCheck can be helpful.

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11:49 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Want to Buy Liquor in Kentucky? Options Remain Limited to Pharmacies and Liquor Stores

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A federal appeals court has reinstated a 76-year-old ban on grocery stores, gas stations and other retailers selling wine and liquor in Kentucky after finding the law doesn't violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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6:12 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Daviess Man Charged In Aluminum Pickup Scheme

A Davies County man has been charged with picking up three loads of aluminum products from a Virginia company and scrapping the cargo for about $150,000 at an Owensboro recycling center.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King says 30-year-old James Scott Hale of Philpot drove to Virginia in December and picked up the loads.

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6:19 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Paducah Police Seeking Robbery Suspect

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman who robbed the FNB Bank at 630 Jefferson Street yesterday afternoon.

The suspect is described as a white female in her late 40's to early 50's, with a medium to heavy build.

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