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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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Society
9:11 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Paducah Attorney Found Dead

Tod Megibow
iListPaducah.com

Prominent Paducah attorney Tod Megibow has died.  The 61-year-old New York native was found dead in his office Wednesday morning.  

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Boating
9:03 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Officials Urge Safe Boating this Weekend

wikipedia.org

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says low levels on Lake Barkley means boaters will need to be careful on the water over the Memorial Day weekend.  

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Fatal Wreck
8:57 am
Thu May 24, 2012

McCracken County Coroner Identifies I-24 Wreck Victims

McCracken County officials have released the names of two people killed Tuesday in a four vehicle crash near Exit 3 on Interstate 24. 

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The Bridge
8:54 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Repairs are On Track

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Eggners Ferry Bridge may open a few hours ahead of schedule this Memorial Day weekend, but officials say don't plan on it. Yesterday, crews worked on the curbs and guardrails. 

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Roads
4:24 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Wreck Blocking Traffic at I-24 Ohio River Bridge

I-24 Bridge
C Hanchey, Flickr

We have a report of a multi-vehicle crash blocking traffic on I-24 Westbound at the Ohio River Bridge in Paducah. Officials have set up a detour at Exit 3, rerouting to US 45 and the Irvin Cobb Bridge, but no commercial trucks are allowed on this route. Officials estimate it will take another four hours to restore traffic across the bridge. 

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