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Government
4:43 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Two Stories of Failed Kentucky Fairness Ordinances, But One Town Works to Update Its Own

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A failed vote on a fairness ordinance in Berea this week isn’t the first time such an ordinance has failed.

Murray Human Rights Commission Chair Jody Cofer Randall said despite a Henderson ordinance’s passage in 1999 the City Commission rescinded it within 18 months after community outcry.

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Transportation
1:07 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

I-69 Bridge Estimate Cut by $600 Million

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A new proposal for a bridge linking Henderson, Ky. and Evansville, Ind. as part of the ongoing I-69 project cuts more than $600 million from its previous estimate.

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Arts
4:36 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

LIVE Broadcast from the W.C. Handy Blues Festival

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Tune in for two nights of soulful blues music live from the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival at Audubon Mill Park in Henderson, the largest free music festival in the nation! We're live Wednesday at 8 PM and Friday at 7 PM.

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Environment
4:34 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Henderson Taking Precautions In Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill

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Henderson is taking steps to ensure the safety of drinking water as some pollutants move down the Ohio River. 

Last week’s chemical spill in West Virginia’s Elk River West Virginia has water utilities downstream taking precautions. The plume is expected to reach Henderson Monday morning.

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Arts
1:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

W.C. Handy Blues Festival Returns to Henderson

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Tine to bring out your brightest and boldest Mardi Gras outfit! The W.C. Handy Blues  Barbecue Festival returns to Henderson's Auburn Mill Park this week, featuring music by The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Janiva Magness, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, and more! The festival runs today (Wednesday) through Saturday, June 15. It's one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, and proceeds go to fund next year's show. Tracy Ross speaks with festival organizer Leslie Newman.

We're broadcasting LIVE from the festival at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday.

See the full schedule and more at handyblues.org.

Culture
2:10 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Live Broadcast from W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

We're teaming up with WNIN of Evansville to bring you live music from the W.C. Handy Festival in Auburn Mill Park in Henderson this week! We hope to broadcast 8 p.m. performances Wednesday through Saturday nights including The Voices of the Wetlands Allstars including Cyrille Neville, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, The Homes Brothers and Janiva Magness. Sounds Good!

Here's the schedule:

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Education
4:09 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"The Wonder of Learning" Reggio Emilia's Educational Philosophy Comes to Henderson

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 "The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children" is an exhibition of the infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy, at the Henderson Community College Fine Arts Center. This Thursday through Saturday there's a conference featuring speakers from the schools of Reggio Emilia, and it's still open for attendance. Kate Lochte asked Murray State College of Education's Dr. Jo Robertson, Chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education to explain what the Reggio Emilia philosophy of Education is about. See more about The Wonder of Learning.

Environment
1:13 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

John James Audubon State Park Celebrates 75 Years

Kids in the John James Audubon Discovery Center
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Henderson, Kentucky’s John James Audubon State Park celebrates a milestone this year. Park Volunteer Tom Jake spoke with Kate Lochte about the exhibits he’s working on for the fabulous museum there, which displays the renowned artworks and personal memorabilia of the Park’s namesake. 

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Politics
6:45 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Henderson Jail Chosen For Drug Abuse Program

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The Henderson County Jail is one of three chosen by the Commonwealth to house a new substance abuse program.

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Business
7:36 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Patriot Coal Agrees to Close Mountaintop Removal Mines

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A St. Louis-based coal company with mines throughout the region has agreed to phase out its mountaintop removal sites. Patriot Coal agreed to the measure as part of a settlement that grants the company more time to control water pollution at its mines in West Virginia.

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