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12:13 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Madisonville Veterans Memorial Construction Faces Obstacles

Veterans Memorial, Madisonville
City of Madisonville, Facebook

A Madisonville veterans’ memorial construction project is running over budget and behind schedule. The memorial at Day Lily Park was originally scheduled to be opened this past weekend. 

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Music
9:36 am
Tue May 29, 2012

New Music Park in Western Kentucky

A new music park is on its way to the town of Hartford, Kentucky.  Entrepreneur Susan Matthews says she’s turning a former country club near the William H. Natcher Parkway into Kentucky Music Park. 

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Events
9:29 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Site Celebrates Jefferson Davis' Birthday

wikipedia.org

The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview is marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a commemoration of the Confederate president’s 204th birthday this weekend.  

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Society
4:10 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Salvage Plan in Process for Sinking Crane, Barges

Traffic remains closed along the Tennessee River at the Ledbetter construction site as authorities develop a salvage plan for a sinking construction barge crane. 

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Society
2:42 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Road Safety

The Memorial Day Weekend will come to a close at day’s end.  Many people will be traveling home during the day.

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Society
9:52 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Heroin's resurgence in Kentucky

The varying forms of drug abuse have created challenges for both treatment and law enforcement professionals.  Much attention across Kentucky in recent years has centered on a growing prescription drug abuse problem.  State lawmakers have taken steps to crack down on improper pain clinics while also providing better communication within the medical profession about patients’ use of prescribed drugs.   Michelle Lofwall (LAHF-wall) is a University of Kentucky psychiatrist who treats prescription drug users.  She is beginning to see another alarm go off.

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Society
9:36 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Crane, barge sink near Ledbetter bridge

Coast Guard officials have restricted traffic along the Tennessee River at Ledbetter as several sinking barges threaten to topple a construction crane into the water.  The barges provide a platform for the crane used in the building of a new bridge at the site.  Work had been shut down at the site for the Memorial Day weekend, and a worker for contractor C.J.

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Society
4:16 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Gas Prices Saw Decline in April

The first three day holiday weekend of the summer is upon us and AAA says car travel will be the preferred mode of transportation.  In fact, Christopher Oakford at Bluegrass Triple A says more Kentuckians are expected to take a trip over 50 miles compared to last Memorial Day.  Oakford says the auto club took a survey of motorists back in April.

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Music
10:59 am
Fri May 25, 2012

David Holt Plays the Pennington Folk Festival

davidholt.com

David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, and a TV and radio host. If you listen to WKMS on Sunday’s, you may have heard him as the host of Riverwalk Jazz. But, as a musician in his own right, Holt is a four-time Grammy winner, and he’s a renowned storyteller and music historian. He will be entertaining at the Pennington Folk Festival in Princeton next weekend. Gary Pitts spoke with him about his upcoming performance. Click here for more information about the festival.

Crime
9:18 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Police Use a Fake Facebook Woman to Lure In a Fugitive

facebook.com

McCracken County Sheriff's detectives used the ruse of a fictitious woman on Facebook to lure a man wanted in three western Kentucky counties into a trap where deputies arrested him.  

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