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4:41 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

New Authority Seeks Loan for Wastewater Plant

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The newly-formed South Hopkins Environmental Authority plans to seek up to three million dollars to buy the Nortonville Wastewater Treatment Plant to relieve the financial burden on the city of Nortonville. City officials have been unable to pay back their debt on the plant, which serves around 12-hundred households in Nortonville, White Plains and Mortons Gap.

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2:37 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

W. Ky. Red Cross Chapters Deploy Help to Hurricane Isaac Victims

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Western Kentucky Red Cross chapters have deployed seven volunteers to help with Hurricane Isaac Storm clean up. Paducah Area Red Cross Director Jessica Toren says the volunteers from four chapters have deployed to locations in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana, and more volunteers are on standby. 

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Government
12:38 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Hanson Mining Ordinance Under Review

The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission is reviewing the city of Hanson’s laws to allow mining within city limits. The city passed an ordinance in 1990 banning mining. But Mayor Charles Young says Alliance Coal has purchased land within city limits, and the city commission wants to allow them to use the land for underground mining.

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Government
7:56 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Labor Day weekend will be construction-free in TN

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Tennessee transportation officials say the state’s highways will be clear of construction over the Labor Day weekend.  Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has ordered that construction stop by noon tomorrow and not resume until 6 a.m.

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Government
5:13 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Another Perspective on Paducah's Renaissance Area Master Plan

Paducah's existing riverfront.
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Earlier this month, we spoke with Bruce Brockenborough and Steve Doolittle of the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority about a proposal to enhance the city’s downtown, lower town, and riverfront.  It’s called the Renaissance Area Master Plan, or RAMP, and while it has its supporters, it’s also drawn criticism.  Among those who’ve expressed reservations is retired journalist, and Paducah resident Bob Hopper.  

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Government
4:27 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Two Arrested for Paducah Walgreens Robbery

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Paducah Police have arrested and charged two brothers in connection to a Paducah Walgreens armed robbery earlier this month. Eighteen-year-old Delquan and 19-year-old Delvonte Copeland, of Eddyville, face first degree robbery charges.

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Health
3:23 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Beshear Appoints Team to Evaluate Veteran Health Policies

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Over the past three years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported a dramatic jump in the number of veterans in search of mental health services. In Kentucky, the outbreak of prescription drug abuse is also taking a toll. To better coordinate local, state, and federal agencies that deal with veteran’s health, Governor Beshear has appointed a team of health and military specialists to reevaluate the state’s policies. Retired Col. David Thompson heads up the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.

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Government
7:58 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Henry County murder suspect on most wanted list

Tevin Lumpkin
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has placed a Paris murder suspect on its top 10 most wanted list.  The T-B-I says 20-year-old Tevin Lumpkin of Milan is wanted by the Henry County sheriff's office in connection with the death of 41-year-old Eric Kinley of Paris.  Authorities say Kinley was shot at Fahrenheit 101, a nightclub located on Highway 79 after he was involved in a confrontation with several other people.  The TBI says Lumpkin is 6-foot-1 and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Government
7:49 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Tenn. opens new unit to investigate identity theft

Tennessee State Capitol
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Tennessee's safety department is creating a new unit that will investigate identity theft crimes local law enforcement agencies don't have the resources to target.  Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security Bill Gibbons announced Tuesday the 14-member unit would be made up of personnel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the state Office of Homeland Security and the Driver Services division.  In addition, the unit will be working with the U.S.

Government
7:46 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Gov. Quinn rejects plan to expand Ill. gambling

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has rejected a plan to expand gambling in the state.  Quinn announced his veto yesterday, saying the proposed bill lacked sufficient regulatory oversight.  The bill proposed five new casinos, one land-based and four more on riverboats.  

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