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The Bridge
7:23 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Nearly Whole Again

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Construction workers poured the concrete deck for the replacement span of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge yesterday morning. 

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Commentary
4:47 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

"Summertime, and the Living is Easy"

ReubenInStt, Flickr Commons, Wikimedia

At Murray State University, summertime is marked by graduation, and excellent parking in the weeks and months to follow. Elsewhere in the Four Rivers Region, it’s marked by sunny weather, long days, and exciting prospects for all that “free time.” It’s all about time, says commentator Robert Valentine, not summertime – but rather the value of time in the summer and how it is spent. 

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The Bridge
3:41 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Delta Mariner to Pass Under Eggner's Ferry Bridge Tonight

The Delta Mariner after striking the Eggner's Ferry Bridge last January
Chad Lampe

The cargo ship The Delta Mariner is expected to pass under the bridge around 6 tonight. This is the first time the ship will pass under the bridge that it mangled since the new span has been in place.  

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Crime
8:53 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Louisville Shootings Leave Three Dead

wikipedia.org

Three people were killed yesterday after a chaotic shooting scene that had crowds running for cover in a crime-ridden section of Louisville. 

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Jobs
8:46 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Tennessee's Jobless Rate Continues to Fall

Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, marking the ninth straight month of decrease. The rate dropped a tenth of a percent from March to7.8, the lowest it's been since November 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the decrease in the jobless rate is largely caused by fewer people seeking work. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April, also a tenth of a percent lower than the previous month.

Public Funding
3:49 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Hopkins County Committee to Advise on Library Funding

facebook.com

Hopkins County officials are forming a committee to address funding issues for the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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Society
4:04 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Eliminate Child Abuse Comes to KY

lexingtonky.gov

Health care groups and child advocates across Kentucky have formed  a new Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse. Kentucky’s child abuse death rate is among the highest in the country. 

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Juvenile Crime
2:21 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state’s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes.

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Society
6:53 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Paducah City Commission Opposes Flying Confederate Flag

Wikimedia Commons

The Paducah City Commission disapproves of a local organization’s intention to fly the Confederate flag. 

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The Bridge
9:07 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Span Makes it Down

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A replacement span for a collapsed portion of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is now at the bridge site. A 3-barge flotilla took just over 5 hours yesterday to navigate the 30 miles from the Eddyville Riverport, down Lake Barkley, through the LBL Canal, and up Kentucky Lake. 

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