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7:28 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Memorial Honors Soldiers Killed in 1985 Crash

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The 101st Airborne Division and its 2nd Brigade Combat Team will hold a memorial service Wednesday to mark the anniversary of a 1985 plane crash that took the lives of 248 Fort Campbell soldiers. It’s been 27 years since Arrow Airlines Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland killing soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.

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Society
7:24 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Paducah Pool, Historic Building Renovations Discussed

Paducah city commissioners introduced ordinances for two major renovation projects at their Tuesday night meeting.  One continues the second phase of the Noble Park swimming pool renovation. It will include gutter and drain replacement, filtration, disinfection, pumping and other repairs. Bidding for the third phase starts in early 2013. The other authorizes the start of renovation on the Market House building and the River Discovery Center. Commissioner Gayle Kaler says she worked with the city manager and the city engineer-public works director for two years to get the buildings repaired.

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Crime
11:38 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Jackson Set for Arraignment in Calloway Co. Court

Zay Jackson
Credit Lance Allison, goracers.com

Murray State University basketball player “Zay” Jackson appears before special circuit judge Craig Clymer today on charges he assaulted two people in the Wal-Mart parking lot in September. Police say Jackson hit two people with his car. Jackson previously accepted a pre-trial diversion deal of 30 days in jail.

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Society
8:23 am
Tue December 11, 2012

IL Crime Commission Declares War on Heroin

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The Illinois State Crime Commission is declaring war on drug dealers who supply heroin to teenagers. The commission and the Police Athletic League of Illinois plan to air television ads offering a reward for turning in drug dealers. Officials say they'll give a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people who provide heroin to young people.

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Society
3:34 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

MCVB Gets Student Help Revamping Freedom Fest

Credit Visit Murray, Kentucky - Facebook

The Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes ideas generated by Murray State students revamp the annual Freedom Fest celebration.

The Fourth of July weekend event is coming up on its 26th year in Calloway County. Murray CVB Executive Director Erin Carrico says the event has struggled with financing and community image, and organizers wanted new ideas for the future.

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Society
8:31 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Marshall Co. Jury Convicts Woman of Manslaughter

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A Marshall County jury will be back in session Tuesday to recommend a sentence for a 20-year-old woman convicted last week of second-degree manslaughter, wanton endangerment and drunken driving in a 2011 traffic death. After three days of testimony and more than four hours of deliberation the jury returned the verdict against Tiffany Pittman.

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Society
8:11 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Farmington Man Missing

Credit Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police is looking for a missing Farmington man. 28 year-old Joshua Kennedy was last seen at his home Dec. 7. His mother noticed he had left their home in a brown 1997 GMC Sonoma pickup truck. Kennedy is white, approximately 5 feet 8 inches and 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes, brown hair and a tattoo of a wolf on his upper right arm. Kennedy was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

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Society
7:11 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Trigg Co. Car Accident Kills Four

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A driver and three teenagers are dead after a Saturday morning car accident in Trigg County. David Shoaf of Cadiz was driving north on Kentucky 274 when he collided with a farm tractor driven by Carl Calhoun. The 30-year-old Shoaf, along with Dalton McDougall, Kimberly Shafer, and Lindsey Sholar, were all pronounced dead at the scene.

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Society
12:04 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Madisonville-Hopkins County Library Board Looks to Sell Buildings

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The former downtown Madisonville-Hopkins County Library location may be up for sale soon. Library Board finance committee chair Bill Smith says the two buildings that housed the library have become financial burdens. The buildings were abandoned in 2009 because they are structurally unsound. Smith says repairs and renovations would cost more than 1 million dollars.

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Society
7:53 am
Fri December 7, 2012

TN Health Clinics Offer Free Flu Vaccines

Tennessee's county health department clinics are offering free flu vaccines to people of all ages until supplies are depleted. The state Health Department says seasonal influenza is already widespread in Tennessee. The department operates clinics in 89 of the state’s 95 counties.

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