Government

Speaker's Corner
10:23 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Judge Shea Nickell on Vice President Alben W. Barkley

Justice Shea Nickell presents "Alben W. Barkley: In His Own Words" at McCracken County Public LIbrary's "Evenings Upstairs" lecture program, July 19. Photo courtesy of Jay Hite, Tech Coordinator

At the McCracken County Public Library’s Evening Upstairs program July 19th, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Shea Nickell presented “Vice President Alben W. Barkley: In His Own Words,” a look at the life and career of The Veep in pictures, anecdotes, and personal remembrances on the 135th anniversary of his birth in Graves County.

Government
6:59 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Quinn Signs Transparency Legislation

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation to improve public access to information about government meetings. 

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Government
6:44 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Roach Receives a One Year Sentence

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The Carlisle County bus driver responsible for a 2011 crash that claimed the life of a six year old boy has been sentenced. 

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Government
1:57 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Think Tank Refutes Needs to Cut State Pension Benefits

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A relatively new economic think tank in Kentucky has released a report that pushes back on calls to cut the state's pension benefits. 

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Rural Fire Service
11:53 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Obion Fire Chief and Firefighters Resign in Rural Fire Protection Fight

Obion Tennessee’s fire chief and about 8 other volunteer firefighters resigned this week after a fight over rural fire protection. 

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Illinois Government
8:29 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Quinn says Solving Pension Problem is Imperative

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says solving the state's pension problem is imperative, and he's warned lawmakers not to go anywhere next month.  Illinois has eighty-five billion dollars in unfunded liability when it comes to its pension systems. 

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Government
4:31 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Murray Wet Votes To Be Certified Friday

Votes for Murray's wet dry election could certified as early as Friday. The city voted to allow package alcohol sales this week, in a local option election.

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Government
11:22 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Lowes Couple Arrested for String of Burglaries

The Graves County Sheriff’s Department has charged two people in connection to multiple county burglaries dating back to February. Police arrested 41-year-old John Hale and 33-year-old Angela Hale of Lowes this week, and charged them with 16 burglaries and thefts. 

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Local Government
8:48 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Ethan Allen Carriage House in Paducah to be Demolished

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The Paducah City Commission decided at their meeting last night to allow the owner’s of the Ethan Allen Carriage House to demolish the building. 

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Local Government
8:30 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Paducah Commission Approves Floodwall Letter of Intent

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The City of Paducah will submit a letter of intent to the US Army Corps of Engineers to support the city floodwall’s rehabilitation. 

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