Society

Crime
6:45 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Motorcycle Theft on the Rise in Clarksville

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So many motorcycles in Clarksville, Tennessee have been reported stolen that police have formed a task force to fight the problem. Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley says officers are being "proactive and reactive" in their investigation of the spike in thefts. He says motorcycle owners should take precautions and urges anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports there have been 59 motorcycles stolen in the city in the past year with a combined value of more than $400,000.

Society
6:36 am
Mon April 30, 2012

New Test for Kentucky Motorcyclists

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Kentuckians wanting a motorcycle operator's license will face a new rider skills test starting this week. The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will start using the new test tomorrow which was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic. The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycle tests.

American Quilter's Society
2:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Quilting During the Civil War

hancocks-paducah.com

The American Quilters Society’s annual show is winding down in Paducah, and quilters have seen nearly every fabric, design and stitch associated with the art of quilting. The city has been covered in quilts. Yet, as the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, Casey Northcutt investigates a time when fabric was scarce and quilts were relief supplies sent to soldiers.  Of the quilts women did manage to piece together, only a portion remains today, serving as a testament to the hardships of the time.

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Crime
9:22 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Graves County Murder Case Heads to Grand Jury

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A Graves County murder case is headed to a grand jury. District Judge Deborah Crooks yesterday forwarded a murder charge against Lisa Elliott to the grand jury, which meets June 14.

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Fiscal Court
9:17 am
Thu April 26, 2012

McCracken Fiscal Court Discusses Animal Shelter Funding

The McCracken Fiscal Court tentatively plans to spend about $364,000 dollars next year to cover expenses at the county's animal shelter.

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Health & Welfare
7:44 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Conway Coming to Talk About Drugs

Attorney General Jack Conway will make stops in Paducah and Murray today to warn school kids about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. During his two terms in office, Conway has traveled throughout the state to tell children and teens about the potential consequences of abusing painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs. Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill into law earlier this week aimed at identifying people who go from doctor to doctor seeking excessive amounts of prescriptions.

Fulton Project Ready for Final Summer
3:19 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Volunteers Ready to "Paint the Town"

Volunteers with Fulton and South Fulton’s “Let’s Paint the Town” program are ready to begin the final summer of work. The community project began in May 2010 to revitalize the appearance of the Twin Cities to attract new businesses. Volunteers have met for two summers to restore buildings and plant landscaping.

Fulton resident Jeff Campbell has been involved with the project since it started. He says although progress revitalizing Fulton has been slow, the program has already seen some success.

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Crime
10:37 am
Wed April 25, 2012

UT Martin Student Arrested Before Planned Assault

A former University of Tennessee at Martin student was arrested Tuesday night near the Boling University Center before a planned assault could be carried out against a former girlfriend and her male friend.

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Health
4:23 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Hopkinsville Mayor to Propose City Smoking Ban

Hopkinsville’s mayor says he thinks it’s time to join other major Kentucky cities in banning smoking indoors in public bulidings. Mayor Dan Kemp says he’ll introduce his proposal at tomorrow’s city council meeting. He says he wants to give time for people to voice their opposition to the ban, but so far residents’ opinions have been overwhelmingly positive. He says,

“Our health department ran a survey and our chamber of commerce ran a survey of businesses and about 80% of those responding to the surveys thought we needed a smoke-free law in Hopkinsville.”

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Law
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Judge Upholds Metropolis Adult Club Ordinance

A judge says the city of Metropolis, Illinois can now enforce laws restricting adult businesses in the city limits. On Friday, southern Illinois US District Court Judge Phil Gilbert ruled the city can enforce ordinances restricting alcohol sales, dancer attire, and contact with customers. City officials drafted the ordinances last year shortly after the opening of the Pony adult dance club. Club owner Jerry Westlund filed a restraining order saying the laws would cause him to have to close the business.

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