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8:07 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Tennessee Unemployment Claimants Must Keep Logs

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Beginning September 1st, anyone claiming Tennessee unemployment benefits will have to show they’re actively looking for work, including keeping a work search log.  According to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, claimants will be required to conduct three work searches each week.   A list of valid work search activity is available on the department's website or at the nearest Tennessee Career Center.  Labor and Workforce Development officials will conduct random audits of a thousand claimants' work search documentation each week to verify activity.

Government
7:58 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Murder Trial Begins In Marshall County

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Despite prosecution efforts to reach a plea bargain, jury selection begins tomorrow in Marshall Circuit Court for a murder trial stemming from a 2011 fatal car-truck crash.  Nineteen-year-old Tiffany Pittman has been charged with murder, first degree assault, and first offense DUI in the incident which took the life of 45-year-old Stephen J. Harper.  Police say Pittman was driving drunk and arguing with an intoxicated passenger when her car rammed Harper’s pick-up truck on U-S Highway 68.  

Government
7:49 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Trigg County Teens Are Missing

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Two Trigg County teens are missing. Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam tells the Cadiz Record newspaper that 16-year-old Brittany Nicole Shafer and 17-year-old Quentin Dean Bird may be together. He says they may be in a 2012 Gray Nissan Altima. Shafer is white, four feet, nine inches tall, with black hair and hazel eyes. She weighs 95 pounds.  Bird is black, six feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs 155 pounds. The Trigg County Sheriff wants anyone with information about the missing teens to call 270-522-6014.

Government
7:44 am
Mon August 27, 2012

101st Airborne Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

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A soldier assigned to the 101st Airborne Division died Friday in Afghanistan. According to a Department of Defense news release, 20-year-old Pfc. Patricia L. Horne, of Greenwood, Mississippi, died in Bagram.  She was a member of the division’s 96th Aviation Support Battalion. The Defense Department did not release cause of death.

Government
7:36 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Ohio River Search Resumes

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The search resumed this morning for a missing fisherman in the Ohio River along the bank of Kentucky’s Ballard County. County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg tells WKMS that teams had halted their search at midnight.  She says the fisherman’s empty Jon boat was found yesterday going in circles in the river between mile markers 971 and 973. The emergency management director says identity of the boat’s operator is known but is not being released. Searchers include the U.S. Coast Guard and Kentucky and Illinois law enforcement. 

Government
7:18 am
Mon August 27, 2012

101st Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team Returns to Afghanistan

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The 101st Airborne Division’s First Brigade Combat Team returns to Afghanistan this winter. Nineteen hundred of the brigade’s soldiers will be training Afghan forces to take over stabilizing the country as the Pentagon reduces U.S. forces there. Deployment begins in November. This will be the second unit from Fort Campbell sent to Afghanistan to serve the Afghan National Army, Afghan police or border patrol in a mostly advisory role.

Government
3:57 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

2,800 Troops To Deploy from Fort Campbell This Winter

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2,800 1st Brigade Combat Team soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan this winter. 

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Government
3:51 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Yarmuth Says Democrats Could've Better Sold Health Care Law

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Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says his party dropped the ball on promoting the Affordable Care Act.

Yarmuth is one of the few public officials in Kentucky who has supported the health care law, and he actively defends it from criticism. But he says his fellow Democrats could have done a better job explaining the legislation.

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Government
12:20 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Group Formed to Oppose Paducah - McCracken Merger

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A McCracken county man is leading a group formed to oppose the Paducah – McCracken County government merger. Accountant Allen Kleet says his group, No To Metro Inc., is for efficient government. But pro-merger group Paducah McCracken United cites smaller, more efficient government as an effect of the merger. Kleet says studies and experience show that isn’t likely, despite how the plan looks on paper.

Government
9:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Kentucky Releases Unemployment Rates

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Kentucky’s latest unemployment figures show widespread improvement in July. The Office of Employment and Training reports jobless rates fell in 97 counties. Rates increased or were unchanged elsewhere.  

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