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3:04 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Clinton's Harper's Country Ham State Fair Grand Champion Brings $350,000 at Auction

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The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today. Harper’s Country Hams of Clinton produced the  grand champion country ham.

The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50th annual country ham breakfast.

History was made on a couple of fronts at this year’s auction.   For the first time in a half-century of sales, the auctioneer was a woman — Danetta Allen of Mt. Vernon, Ky.

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10:55 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Murray Police Warn of Dog Thefts

The Murray Police Department is investigating several dog thefts from homes in the city.

The MPD says possibly more than one suspect is taking easily accessible dogs from backyards or porches.  Police describe one suspect as a heavy-set, six-foot white male with long, shaggy hair. 

Officials are urging residents to keep their pets nearby and be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior in and around neighborhoods. 

If you have any information regarding the case or possible suspects, call Detective Angel Clere at 762-0356.

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6:20 am
Wed August 21, 2013

KY High Court To Take Up Instant Racing Challenge

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to step into a long-running dispute over whether a slot machine-like device is legal in the state. The justices will hear arguments starting at 10 a.m. today from the state and The Family Foundation, which is challenging the Instant Racing game. Each side will have 30 minutes to make its case.

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6:49 am
Thu August 15, 2013

IL Crime Commission Produces Anti-Heroin Ads

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Illinois law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an "epidemic" of heroin use. The Illinois State Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League of Illinois announced Wednesday the videos will be made available to police, educators and public health officials.

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4:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

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6:52 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Kentucky State Fair Is Back Thursday

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The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is only three days away — time for musical artists, world-class horses, fried food on a stick and handmade finery. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for those 55 and older ($1 on senior day), $6 for children 3 to 12 and free for anyone 2 and younger, plus $8 for parking. Admission is $2 cheaper if you buy advance tickets through Wednesday at Kroger.

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2:31 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

The Annual Gathering of the Juggalos Has Illinois Police on Alert

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An annual music festival known for its rowdy attendees has Hardin County and Illinois State Police on alert.

The Gathering of the Juggalos annual festival is underway through Sunday in Cave in Rock, Ill. State Police expect 10,000 attendees at the event in the village of less than 1,000 residents.

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7:24 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Grants Available To Make KY Arts More Accessible

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The Kentucky Arts Council has some grants available to help increase access to the arts for people with limited opportunities. AAA Grants support arts programs in areas where age, geographic location, ethnicity, economic status, disability or other factors make enjoying the arts more challenging. Applications are being taken for programs for people age 65 or older.

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1:51 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Why the Warren Thomas Museum Needs Your Help

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The church that beards Warren Thomas' name in Hickman, Kentucky, officially opened in 1869, and the first educational classes for African Americans began in its basement the next year. Fire destroyed the first building, but in 1898, another permanent building opened and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 115 year old church structure has suffered theft and other problems that must be fixed before visitors can experience the site again. Kate Lochte has more with Jeannette Dean, who chairs the Warren Thomas Historic Society that strives to preserve this memorial to African American leaders of the 19th Century in Hickman.

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6:53 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Families Moved 50 Years Ago Gather For Homecoming

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People who once lived in the Trigg County portion of the Land Between The Lakes are getting together this weekend for their 42nd annual homecoming. The event will be Sunday at Fenton. Between the Rivers homecomings are also planned for Stewart County, Tenn. on Sept. 1st and Lyon County on Sept. 21st.

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