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Illinois Government
2:44 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Report Recommends Closing Southern Illinois Supermax Prison

An Illinois prison watchdog group supports Governor Pat Quinn’s proposal to shutter the Tamms Correctional Center. While a legislative committee recommended last month keeping the facility open, a new John Howard Association report finds the state simply cannot afford its only supermax prison. 

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Health & Welfare
7:51 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Rises

wikipedia.org

A warm winter is showing its downside in the form of insect-borne diseases in Tennessee. The Department of Health has identified 74 cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever statewide this year. 

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Crime
7:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Paducah Softball Coach Arrested for Rape

Police arrested a Paducah Middle School softball coach yesterday after learning about an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 14-year old girl. 27-year-old Sammy Montgomery is charged with third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. 

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Jobs
6:48 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Job Training Assistance for Veterans

Unemployed military veterans between 35 and 60 could qualify for up to a year of training for high-demand jobs through a federal program. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training is promoting the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program for eligible Kentucky veterans. 

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Law
8:44 am
Mon May 21, 2012

"Click It or Ticket" This Week in Kentucky

wikipedia.org

Kentucky law enforcement officers are joining the nationwide campaign to make sure people buckle up before they take off on holiday travel this week. 

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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.

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