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Government
11:33 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce operating hours at the Barkley Navigation Lock to save money. The Corps announced Monday it will go from a 24 hour to a 20 hour a day operation, starting Jan. 7, 2013.

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Higher Education
11:29 am
Mon September 24, 2012

MSU President Dr. Dunn Finalist in Search for New Missouri State President

Dr. Randy Dunn (left) and Clifton Smart III (right)
missouristate.edu

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is one of two finalists in Missouri State University’s search for a new president.

The other finalist is former Missouri State general counsel and current interim president Clifton Smart III. Dunn has served as Murray State's President since 2006. Missouri State's website indicates campus interviews for the candidates are scheduled for the week of October 7th. 

Government
3:34 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Kentucky to launch tax amnesty program

Kentucky is launching its first tax amnesty program in a decade allowing both people and businesses the chance to pay back taxes with no fees or penalties.

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Government
4:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Princeton City Council Hears First Reading of the Alcohol Ordinance

The Princeton City Council has passed the first reading of an alcohol ordinance. City residents voted in August to go wet. The proposed measure allows businesses to sell alcohol from 7 a.m. to midnight, except on Sunday.

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Government
2:54 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

State-run Ky. Prisons Struggle to Fill Jobs

Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville
Wikimedia Commons

In rural counties, state-run prisons are often major employers. And, after state budget cuts and reforms in the penal code, they remain an important part of the local economy. Some 12 state operated prisons are situated in relatively small towns. There’s a maximum security prison in Eddyville and the others are either community or medium security complexes.

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Government
1:42 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Economic Consultants Suggest Kentucky Tax Food

Economic consultants looking for ways to improve Kentucky's tax system have offered a variety of options that include imposing a tax on food and a variety of services ranging from haircuts to automotive repairs to funerals.

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Speaker's Corner
12:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Justice Bill Cunningham Speaks at MSU for Constitution Day

billcunninghamonline.com

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham spoke Monday, September 17th in the Curris Center theater as the campus celebrated Constitution Day.

Justice Cunningham spoke on the subject of the 4th Amendment, which guards against unreasonable search and seizures. Click play above to hear the audio of the Justice's speech.

Health
11:45 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Beshear Names Members of Health Exchange Board

wikipedia.org

Governor Steve Beshear has decide to expand the board of the new health insurance exchange, while also naming those members today.

The now-19 member board includes top level officials from Kentucky’s major insurers, including Anthem, Humana and Bluegrass Family Health.

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Government
2:41 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

National Republican PAC Plans to Get Involved in Kentucky House Races

A Republican group tasked with winning state-level races across the U.S. has its sights set on Kentucky.

The Republican State Leadership Committee is an independent Republican political action committee that has established itself as a major factor in state legislative races.

The group has been involved in Kentucky legislative races off and on for several years. But with House Republicans making a strong push to win Kentucky'’s lower chamber, the committee is once again taking a long look at the Commonwealth.

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Government
11:09 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Judge Cunningham Previews Constitution Day Speech

Justice Bill Cunningham

Recommended readings on the black patch wars include “The Tobacco Night Riders of Kentucky and Tennessee: 1905-1909” by James Nalland “On Bended Knees: The true story of the Night Rider Tobacco War in Kentucky and Tennesseeby Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham. Cunningham, also gives tonight's (Monday) keynote at Murray State’s Constitution day celebration.  The title of his presentation, “The Fourth Amendment; the Majesty of the Ruined Tenement,” references a statement attributed to William Pitt while he was speaking about the cider excise tax in the British House of Commons in 1763.  Judge Cunningham gave WKMS a preview of the speech. 

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