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Society
3:12 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Names New Director

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library named a Versailles man as its new director Tuesday. Library Chair of Personnel Gwendol McCaskill says Joel Meador was among 11 candidates for the job, which has been open since Lisa Wigley resigned last June.

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Jobs
1:14 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Kemmerich Metal Engineering Will Add Plant and More Than 100 Jobs in Murray

The German company Kemmerich Metal Engineering will build its U.S. headquarters in Murray. The automotive parts supplier plans to add 120 jobs to the community in the next five years. Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mark Manning says Kemmerich is the first business to locate in Murray's new northern industrial park.

One of the reasons this company is coming here is because everything had been pre-prepared. All the utilities were in place, the ground was cleared and compacted, so it will speed up construction by months.

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Society
3:37 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Hopkins County Residents Complain of Damaging Donovan Blasts

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Some southern Hopkins County residents are complaining about blasts from an explosives company that they say are shaking and damaging their homes. Donovan Commercial Industries manufactures explosives and disposes of them for the military. Judge-executive Donnie Carroll says even though the homes are far from the plant, he has received calls about residents’ photos falling off their walls as result of the blasts.

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Society
3:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Kentucky Flu Outbreak Continues

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Kentucky has spent five weeks at its highest level of flu, which is far more than last year. That means more than half of the state’s regions have reported an increased number of cases. 

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Society
10:47 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce

Through West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc., Jackie Eubanks coordinates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). It's for income eligible, unemployed seniors 55 years old and older to develop new skills and gain confidence for return to the workforce. There are immediate openings in Calloway County. Click here for more information.

Fire
7:37 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Fire Destroys Paris Landmark

A fire has destroyed a former antique mall near downtown Paris.  The blaze broke out shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday on north Market Street.

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Education
3:44 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Man With Pellet Gun Near Murray Elementary Prompts Brief Lock Down

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Murray Independent School District officials briefly locked down the city’s elementary school Tuesday after a parent volunteer noticed a man walking near the school with a gun.  MPD's new schools new resource officer alerted officers to detain the man. Police  say the man was in fact exterminating squirrels with a pellet gun.  Murray Police Spokesman Dave Howe says students were never in danger. 

Society
9:04 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Public Support for KY State-Wide Smoking Ban Rises

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A new poll shows more than half of Kentuckians interviewed last fall support a state law to ban smoking in indoor public places. The poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati finds about 6 out of 10 would support such a ban. That’s up from fewer than half of those polled in 2010.  However, the measure isn’t getting much political support because so much of the region depends on tobacco farming.

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Infrastucture and Highways
4:07 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Ledbetter Bridge Open Again After Tow Boat Collision

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The U.S. 60 Ledbetter Bridge is open again after a tow boat struck one of the bridge’s piers Monday afternoon. 

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says highway engineers were working nearby and responded to the incident immediately. Todd says after an initial inspection that halted traffic for around 15 minutes, the engineers conducted a more detailed inspection beneath the bridge.

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Society
9:10 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Authorities Probe Cause of Morehead Fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a Morehead State University building that injured four firefighters.  Morehead Fire Chief Jeff Anderson says the firefighters were injured by bricks that fell while crews were battling the blaze at Downing Hall around 7 a.m. Sunday. 

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