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Weather
7:09 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Funnel Clouds were spotted in several communities in our region last night.
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Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night. 

Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 

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Higher Education
8:39 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Board Chairman Says TVA Contract a Result of 'Rogue Decision Making'

A trash bin collects leaking water from burst pipes at MSU after a prolonged power outage on January 6th.
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The Murray State Board of Regents Chairman says it is an embarrassment that the Board was unaware of the significance of the TVA power contract that resulted in a campus power shutdown in January and more than $250,000  in resulting damage.

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Environment
7:40 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

TVA: Moderate Risk of Power Outage at MSU Main Campus, Classes and Events Continue as Scheduled

From Murray State University: TVA has notified Murray State University officials that there is a moderate risk of a power outage on MSU’s main campus in Murray.

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Education
1:00 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

South Christian Elementary Closes Early for Power Outage

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South Christian Elementary school is closing early today due to a power outage. Christian County Public Schools spokesperson Heather Aubin says the power outage can’t be fixed during the school day, but she expects workers will resolve the issue by Monday.

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Afternoon Update
4:36 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12

"You are cutting a helpless 8-days-old baby," Petreikov says. "There are risks involved. You are cutting a healthy tissue. I think you should really think about it if you want to do it or not."

Today on NPR: A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons.

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Morning Cram
8:59 am
Tue July 3, 2012

the morning cram [no relief in sight edition]

NPR reports around 2 million people in the US are without power, while heat waves still blanket much of the country. 

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Afternoon Update
3:52 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/3/12

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Today on NPR: Daniel Chong, a California college senior, was forgotten in a federal holding cell without food or water for five days.

 

Around the Commonwealth:

A snake was the cause of a power outage affecting Murray and parts of Calloway County this morning.

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Business
3:51 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

There's a Snake in our Substation

A snake was the cause of a power outage affecting Murray and parts of Calloway County this morning. Murray Electric Systems General Manager Tony Thompson says the 6 foot long serpent got into a substation, which tripped a relay to prevent any damage to the system. Thompson says MES customers were without service for around half an hour. The relay trip transferred to the TVA system as well, shutting off a West Kentucky Rural Electric substation. Thompson says there was no serious damage, and there shouldn't be any further interruption stemming from this incident.