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11:57 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Drinking Water Week: Ways to Conserve Water

Credit Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

Next week is the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and it’s Drinking Water Week in Kentucky.  The state Energy and Environment Cabinet is marking the occasion by offering residents ways to conserve water inside and outside their homes. 

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Government
6:08 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Bill Signed Granting Protection for Human Trafficking Victims

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill yesterday  allowing individuals forced into prostitution through human trafficking to have their records expunged.

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Government
2:33 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Record Number of Kentuckians Register to Vote

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A record number of Kentuckians have registered to vote in advance of the May 20 primary.

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Government
12:43 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Calvert City Ordinance to Annex Kentucky Dam Village May Come in Next Few Weeks

Credit kentuckylakebarkley.org

Calvert City officials are closer to annexing  Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in hopes of bringing alcohol sales to the State Resort Park.

City leaders expect to introduce a long-planned annexation ordinance within the next few weeks.  

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Government
3:49 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Absentee Ballots Now Accepted in Most KY Counties

Most Kentucky counties are now accepting absentee ballots for the upcoming May primary. Those unable to make it to the polls in person may vote in this manner. Citizens can mail in or deliver their ballot to their local clerk’s office. 

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Transportation
2:56 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

UPDATE: 'Land Slippage' Investigated on McCracken County Side of Tennessee River

Credit KYTC

UPDATE: 4:16 p.m.

What started as a drop in two approach spans at the west end of the Old Ledbetter Bridge over the Tennessee River has turned into a multi-agency response to land slippage along a bluff on the McCracken County side of the river.

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Government
11:59 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Holly Bobo Case Already Most Expensive in Tennessee Bureau of Investigation History

Holly Bobo
Credit Twitter

Holly Bobo’s missing person case is the most expensive and exhaustive in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s history.

Bobo disappeared from her home in Darden, Tennessee, April 13, 2011, and officials made a second arrest in the case yesterday.

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Crime
6:45 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Second Arrest Made in Holly Bobo Case

Credit tbi.gov

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents have  made a second arrest in connection to the disappearance and murder of Holly Bobo, a former University of Tennessee at Martin Nursing Student.  Bobo disappeared from her home near Decaturville, TN on the morning of April 13, 2011.

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Government
5:27 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

KY Governor Signs Child Abuse Training Bill

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ceremonially signed into law a measure that would require Kentucky physicians to undergo training to detect signs of child abuse.

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Government
3:31 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Regional Tourism Bureau Funding Hit Hard by State Budget Cuts

Credit LBL Forest Service

Local convention and visitors bureaus are looking for ways to cope with a $9 million cut to the Kentucky's regional marketing fund.   

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