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Health Care
2:52 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Study: Many Tennesseans Can't Afford Doctor Visits

A recent study shows a large percentage of Tennesseans didn't see a doctor over the last decade because they couldn't afford to.

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Crime
9:29 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Fort Campbell Soldier Sentenced to Life

A Fort Campbell soldier has been sentenced to life without parole in the deaths of his estranged wife and former mother-in-law. Brent Burke was charged in the 2007 slayings of Tracy Burke and Karen Comer. He had four mistrials in civilian court in Hardin County leading charges to be dismissed. 

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Fort Campbell
9:27 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Hamburger Hill Veterans Returning to Fort Campbell

Dozens of Vietnam era military veterans are at Fort Campbell today to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill. The battle took place in May 1969, involving the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. After one of the bloodiest confrontations of the Vietnam War, U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured the mountain that the Americans referred to as "Hamburger Hill." 

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Society
8:40 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Paducah/McCracken County CCC Requests Funds

The Paducah McCracken County Convention Corporation is requesting funds from both the city and the county governments. CCC spokesman Hal Sullivan says they will need $100,000 dollars from entity to aid in the operation of the convention and expo centers. He says the funds would be used to pay for management services from the Carson Center, as well as insurance and maintenance. 

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Tourism
3:41 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

TVA Opens New Recreation Area Below Kentucky Dam

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library

The Tennessee Valley Authority has opened a new recreation area with a fishing pier on the west bank of the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam. 

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Society
8:49 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Tennessee Mom Seeks Return of Child from Dubai

A Clarksville, Tennessee mother is trying to get her husband, a former U.S. Army officer living in the United Arab Emirates, to return their 14-month-old child to the United States.  Stacy Peters was in court Monday to argue that her husband, who had been stationed at Fort Campbell, should be held in contempt for ignoring a court order to bring her daughter Caroline home to Tennessee.  

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Traffic Accident
1:24 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Sunday Morning Car Accident Leaves one Dead

A Sunday morning car accident in Calloway County injured four and left one man dead. 66 year old Danny Pittman of New Concord was killed when his car was pushed into a head-on collision by a man attempting to pass on HWY 121. James Sasse of Murray attempted to avoid an oncoming car while passing Pittman, but struck Pittman’s car sending it into oncoming traffic. Kentucky State Police are investigating the accident.

Crime
1:12 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide

WFPL/KPR

Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside.

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Crime
8:56 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Graves County Teen Found in Louisiana

Police have found a Graves County teenager who went missing last week. 14-year-old Sidney Williamson was found in Shereveport, Louisiana following a joint investigation by the FBI, Graves County Sheriff’s Department and Shreveport Police Department. Williamson was found with 27-year-old Tyler Martin, with whom she had been in an internet relationship. Martin was arrested and is charged with Kidnapping. Shreveport officials say Williamson showed no visible injuries. 

Health & Welfare
6:36 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Smoking Ban

wikpedia.org

A new poll by a nonpartisan health organization suggests a majority of Kentuckians would support a statewide smoking ban.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. And its 2011 poll, taken last fall and released this week, shows that 54 percent of Kentuckians would approve an indoor statewide smoking ban.

Kentucky’s General Assembly has flirted with a law that would create a statewide smoking ban, but it has yet to fully make it through both chambers.

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