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10:08 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Hundreds Stuck on I-24, National Guard to Help

Credit Lance Dennee/WKMS

  UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: McCracken County Emergency Management director Jerome Mansfield says Kentucky State Police and the McCracken County Sheriff's Department have extended the I-24 closure to mile marker 7 at Lourdes Hospital. Mansfield says this move will help crews clear I-24 more efficiently.

Kentucky State Police say hundreds of drivers are stranded on a more than 80-mile stretch of Interstate 24.

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9:01 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Roads Closed with Some Motorists Stranded

Credit transportation.ky.gov

With 6 to 10 inches of snow across the region, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging people to stay home. KTC spokesman Keith Todd said some areas are seeing 15 inches of snow and 2 foot snow drifts are fairly common. Todd said this storm has been more difficult than last month’s due to near blizzard conditions. 

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Society
2:24 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

Bigger paychecks plus lower prices add up to more buying power for consumers.
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Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 12:49 pm

A new government report confirms: Wages and prices are going their separate ways.

This breakup is helping consumers on the rebound from recession.

Fresh evidence of the split came Monday in the Commerce Department's monthly report on personal spending, income and saving. It showed paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more.

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3:04 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Land Between the Lakes Reopening Schedule

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Recent winter weather has prompted a change in the start of the 2015 spring season at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation. 

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2:31 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Hopkinsville Loses Community Leader

Credit Marilyn A. "Momma" Hays / Facebook

Hopkinsville philanthropist and business owner Marilyn “Momma” Hays died over the weekend. She was 85 years old. 

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12:18 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

WKDZ-WHVO Broadcaster and Owner DJ Everett Dies

Local radio station owner and Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inductee DJ Everett has died.  

According to WKDZ's tribute, the Hopkinsville native passed away at Jennie Stuart Medical yesterday afternoon. 

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1:43 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Attend An Eight-Week Citizen's Police Academy in Murray

Communications Supervisor Rick Harris talks to a Citizen's Police Academy about how 911 and dispatches work
Credit Murray Police Department, Facebook

Police officers understand that often their interaction with the public is during high-stress times, so the Murray Police Department and other forces reach out to explain more about what they are trained to do in an eight-week Citizens' Police Academy with night classes through March and April. On Sounds Good, Sergeant David Howe and Kate Lochte do an overview of the course, which includes the basics of police work, a tour of the 911 call-center, understanding drug investigations, demystifying criminology, a tour of the jail and more.

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5:25 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Prince Charles, Camilla to Visit Louisville In March to Discuss Health, Environment

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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Louisville next month at the end of a U.S. tour.

Their visit on March 20 will focus on the links between health and the environment. Prince Charles has long been an advocate for sustainability, andpublished a book in 2010 about humanity’s disconnect with nature.

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1:00 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Kentucky Ranks 49th in Nation in Survey of Overall Well-Being

Credit Gallup Healthways / http://www.well-beingindex.com/

Kentucky ranks next-to-last in a measure of each state’s overall well-being.

It’s the sixth straight year Kentucky has come in 49th in the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which was released Thursday.

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10:06 am
Fri February 20, 2015

What’s Happening with the West Kentucky Polar Plunge Saturday

Credit Special Olympics of Kentucky-Polar Plunge Shutterfly

 

The annual Special Olympics fundraiser is scheduled to proceed with a few minor changes.

Organizer Laura Miller says the plunge is still scheduled and the pre-registration event will happen as planned tonight from 4:00-6:00 at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center. The 5k has been canceled.

 

Miller says tonight is a good time to bring in the collected donations and pick up t-shirts and other incentives. She encourages attendance tonight because the possibility of freezing rain tomorrow may keep some participants from attending the plunge.

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