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Society
11:11 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Murray Movie Theater Owner Plans No Changes After Colorado Shooting

A Murray movie theater owner said he will not make any changes to his security policies following last night’s deadly shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colo. Cheri Theatres owner and manager John Hopkins said he does not think movie theaters are more vulnerable to gunmen than any other location where shooters have opened fire.

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Jobs
4:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Honeywell Lays Off 228 Union and Non-Union Workers at Metropolis Plant

Officials at Honeywell’s Metropolis plant will lay off more than 220 employees while the company continues to evaluate a series of upgrades to prepare for extreme natural disasters. The plant has been temporarily shut down since late May.

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Society
12:27 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Ohio River Drowning Victim Identified

Ohio River
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The Ballard County Coroner's office has released the name of a man who died in a boating accident Tuesday near Olmstead lock and dam.

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Law
8:11 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Walker Not Guilty

A jury found Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. not guilty yesterday of charges associated with a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire. 

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Crime
2:11 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Jury Deliberations Begin in Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Case

Attorneys gave closing arguments this morning in the retrial of Jerry Wayne Walker. Walker faces charges associated to a 1998 Murray State dormitory fire that resulted in the death of one student and the permanent injury of another.

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Wet Dry Vote
10:08 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Marshall County Remains Dry: Partisan Groups Respond

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After months of deliberation, Marshall County residents chose to stay dry yesterday in a vote that drew more than 13,000 people to the polls.

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Crime
12:42 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Defense Rests in Murray State Dorm Fire Re-Trial

Experts argued over fire simulation software today during the re-trial of Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. who’s charged with starting a fatal 1998 Murray State dorm fire.

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Child Abuse
10:20 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Beshear Creates Child Abuse Panel to Investigate Child Deaths and Near Deaths

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
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A new panel created by Governor Steve Beshear will review child death and near-death cases in Kentucky. Beshear’s executive order is being called a step in the right direction.

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Health and Welfare
8:03 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Physicians Comment to Prescription Drug Abuse Committee

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The Kentucky state legislature’s interim joint committee on licensing and occupations discussed prescription drug abuse last week. 

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Health and Welfare
7:55 am
Mon July 16, 2012

New Report Pushes Reform for Kentucky Nursing Homes

A new report has advocates for the nursing home industry in Kentucky saying “I told you so.” The report by Aon  Global Risk Consulting ranks Kentucky as the worst state for expenses per bed and for the amount of litigation against nursing homes. 

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