Society

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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Jobs
9:13 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Jobless Rates Fall

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Kentucky's jobless rate fell again last month. The latest figures from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training say the May rate was down to 8.2 percent, a tenth of a percent decrease from April. 

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Crime
9:06 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Jail Escapee Captured in Mayfield

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An inmate who walked away from a detention center in Murray yesterday is now back in custody. 

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Taxes
9:01 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Gas Tax on the Rise

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Gas taxes are headed up this summer in the commonwealth. On July 1st, Kentucky’s gas tax will increase 2.1 cents per gallon. 

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Society
3:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Kentucky Obesity Reduction Program

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A just released document called ‘A Community Guide to Reducing Obesity’ details local projects in 17 areas of the Commonwealth.  

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Society
12:22 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Paducah to Hold City-Wide Survey

The City of Paducah is partnering with the National Research Center to conduct a city-wide survey to gauge public perception of the city. 

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Health and Welfare
8:22 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Kentucky Medicaid Gets Johnson & Johnson Settlement

The Kentucky Medicaid program has recovered $7 million dollars in a settlement with Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies. 

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Crime
7:47 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Paducah Man Charged with Murder

Donald Fowler
Paducah Police

A Paducah man is charged with murder in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting death in Paducah. Officials charged 28-year-old Donald Fowler yesterday for the death of 24-year-old Michael Bouie of Memphis. 

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Society
11:34 am
Wed June 13, 2012

New Concrete Developed in Ky. Could Save Lives

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and a Georgetown company have developed a quick-setting concrete that could help engineers and first responders stabilize structures in emergency situations. The product is called Tekcrete Fast.

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