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11:49 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Princeton sees high vote turnout for wet/dry vote

Caldwell County's Clerk says a high number of Princeton voters are casting their ballots on a local option election to allow alcohol sales in the city. If passed, Princeton’s measure would allow packages sales in the city as well as restaurant sales. County Clerk Toni Watson says the turnout so far today is much higher than it was for the state primaries in May. Sturgis, Kentucky residents are also voting today to allow the sale of wine and beer in the dry areas of Union County. Polls in both counties close at 6pm.

Health and Wellness
3:22 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

State Health Department Warns of Rise in Salmonella Cases

Purchase District Health Department

State Health Department officials are looking for the cause of increased Salmonella cases in the region. Purchase District Health Department Epidemiologist Brandi Earp says they’re examining reported cases this summer to try to find any links between them. She says while the number of cases is high, they’re not considering it an outbreak. She says,

“Kentucky Department for Public Health would just like to share that they’re seeing a little bit more increase in Salmonella cases than usual, and they just want to heighten awareness for the public and for providers.”

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Society
4:34 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

National Immunization Awareness Month

The Fall semester begins soon for area schools and Kentucky State Epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says it is a good time for children and adults to check with their doctors about keeping up to date on their immunizations. Humbaugh says health officials are suggesting more people get vaccinated against whooping cough or pertussis.

“Now, it used to be that we just had pertussis shots mainly for children. But now there’s a vaccine for adolescents and adults that’s a booster vaccine.”

Society
11:02 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Kentucky's New Driver's Licenses

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A more tamper resistant driver’s license will start popping up in wallets across Kentucky.  The new dual side laminated card includes a digital watermark, hologram, and very fine print.  

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Wet/Dry Vote
12:17 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Princeton Pro-Alcohol Group Outraises Opponents

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Princeton, Kentucky’s pro-alcohol sales group has raised more money than their opponents in the lead up to the city’s August 7th wet/dry vote. 

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Society
4:58 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Eggner's Ferry Bridge Lights Out Before Delta Mariner Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says Kentucky had received a warning about downed lights on the Eggners Ferry Bridge a month before a cargo ship struck it collapsing a 300-foot span. 

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Crime
10:40 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Evrard Murder-Kidnapping Trial Postponed

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McCracken Circuit Judge Craig Clymer has postponed the trial of three family members charged with kidnapping and murdering  21-year-old Casondra Evrard in 2010. 

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Health
3:12 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Kentucky Officials Say House Bill 1 Already Having Positive Impact

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The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance. 

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Crime
3:01 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Will Re-Consider Guilty Plea in Heath High Shooting

A federal appeals court has set an October 10th hearing date to take up the case of the man convicted in the 1997 Heath High School shooting in Paducah.

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Society
11:11 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Murray Movie Theater Owner Plans No Changes After Colorado Shooting

A Murray movie theater owner said he will not make any changes to his security policies following last night’s deadly shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colo. Cheri Theatres owner and manager John Hopkins said he does not think movie theaters are more vulnerable to gunmen than any other location where shooters have opened fire.

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