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Society
4:29 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Birds Point Constructi​on Delayed

earthquake.usgs.gov

Restoring the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee to its original height may take a little more time.

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Law
9:01 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Legal Experts Discuss US Supreme Court Issues on Kentucky Tonight

ket.org

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on federal issues of health care and immigration before it completes its term this summer.  A health care ruling is expected soon.  

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Society
4:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

"Rogue Rider" Team Tours Murray

The side of the Murray Calloway County Transit trolley says it all.

A two person travel team visited Murray Monday as part of the Rand McNally USA Today Best of the Road competition. Murray is nominated for the Friendliest town in the Best Small Town in America contest.

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Society
4:32 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

US 60 Ledbetter Barges/Crane on Track to Reopen

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to resume hanging steel on the new US 60 Ledbetter Bridge next Monday. C.J. Mahan Contracting has had construction crews working on other phases of the project while a salvage team has been working to re-float a crane barge at the site.

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Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT
11:07 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT Community

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:33 pm

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is offering education workshops on fair housing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals across the commonwealth this week.

The commission is working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to present the workshops. HUD recently changed its policy, to prevent discrimination against LGBT people.

Kentucky does not have a similar state-wide plan, but three cities—Louisville, Lexington and Covington—have fairness ordinances that protect the LGBT community.

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Fire
7:21 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Bridge Fire Closes Road

Hickman County Emergency Management Agency

KY-1037 (also known as Gore Road and Crap Shoot Road) remains closed for the several days near Clinton due to an early morning fire on a wooden railroad overpass. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the fire mostly damaged the railing; and the fire may have been deliberately set. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Canadian National Railroad, and local officials are working to replace the bridge with a modern concrete structure. Construction is expected to start sometime late this year or early next year.

Crime
7:16 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Former Social Worker Indicted for Tampering

A former Christian County social worker has been indicted on a charge of tampering with public records.  A grand jury handed down the felony indictment Friday against 41-year-old Donna Currey of Hopkinsville.  

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Health and Welfare
7:14 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Foundation Posts New Community Health Directory

Wikimedia Commons

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has released a new online directory of community groups that could provide support for patients and their families. 

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Boating
7:08 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Missing Boater's Body Found

The body of a Lovelaceville boater missing since Friday was found on Big Turner Lake late last night. Ballard County Coroner Bob Morrow tells the West Kentucky Star 48-year-old Barry Hammonds’ body was found around 9 pm near where his boat flipped late Friday night. 

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Society
12:14 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Plans to clean up bridge debris begin

Marshall and Trigg Counties’ Judge Executives are talking with representatives from Foss Maritime about handling the wreckage left from  Eggner’s Ferry Bridge collapse. 

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