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Kentucky Joins NABP
3:57 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Kentucky to Join InterConnect Prescription Montitoring Program

The Governor’s office announced Tuesday that Kentucky will sign an agreement with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to join the InterConnect, a network of prescription monitoring programs across the country. The Commonwealth joins 20 other states taking part in the InterConnect.

“Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia are up and running and sharing, and West Virginia is very soon to come on board. Which means that four of border states, hopefully we’ll be sharing data with very soon.”

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Murray State University
3:07 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

MSU Student Pleads Not Guilty to Wanton Endangerment Charges

A Murray State student accused of possessing bomb-making supplies in his dorm room has pleaded not guilty to four charges of wanton endangerment. Police found a pipe, wicks, and black powder during a search of 18-year-old David Wilson's room in February. A status hearing for Wilson’s case is scheduled for April 23rd.

Sports
12:46 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Beshear and Abramson Discuss "Dream Game" on ESPN

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Appearing on ESPN’s Sportscenter, Governor Steve Beshear and Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson discussed the upcoming game between the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.

The excitement over the archrivals playing for a spot in the championship game spilled over into the political arena earlier this week when Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray made a friendly wager over Saturday’s outcome.

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Roads
8:17 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Traffic Delays at Bridge

Travelers on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., may encounter some delays for about a week while several sections of guardrail are repaired and replaced. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says traffic will be restricted to one lane on the bridge starting today. Approximately 5,500 vehicles use the bridge each day. 

Sports
6:44 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Prohm with Racers Next Season: Agrees to New Contract

Tab Brockman

After what is arguably the most successful season in Racer Basketball history, Murray State University has renegotiated and extended the contract of head basketball coach Steve Prohm. The one-year extension means Prohm’s contract now runs through May 31, 2016.

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College Basketball
4:12 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Make Friendly Wager on Final Four Game

Britney McIntosh / UK Athletics

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.

Fischer says Lexington Mayor Jim Gray needs to brace himself for a loss in New Orleans.

“I think later this week you all need to be focused on starting to medicate yourself because there’s going to be a huge disappointment in Catland come Saturday.”

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Sports
3:35 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Canaan Named Associated Press & Wooden All-American

From GoRacers.com

Murray State junior Isaiah Canaan picked up another pair of honors Monday afternoon as The Associated Press named him Second Team All-America, and he was also selected to the John R. Wooden All-American team.

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Health and Welfare
3:32 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Mayfield to get Air Ambulance Base

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A private air ambulance service, is establishing a base in Mayfield, Kentucky. Air Evac Lifeteam  plans to open the base adjacent to the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in mid April. Officials say the post will employ between 12 and 15 people, and serve communities within a 70-mile radius of Mayfield. The subscription service operates with membership fees, providing free transport for members. 

Owensboro developing Walk of Fame
7:35 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Owensboro Considers Walk of Fame

Officials in a western Kentucky city are embracing the idea of creating a downtown Walk of Fame.  Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne has city staff working on the idea this week after it was brought up last week during a City Commission workshop.  The idea came from a downtown development group that proposed making NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip the first inductee into the new Owensboro Walk of Fame next month.

Trigg County's Wet Dry Vote
4:28 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Trigg County Judge Executive On Revenue and Crime Stats Two Years After Going Wet

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In Trigg County the  debate over alcohol sales is nothing new. In 2009 residents there voted to allow alcohol sales both at restaurants and at package stores. Only 36 votes separated the pro-alcohol votes from opposition votes. Judge Executive Stan Humphries has watched Trigg County change from dry to wet. He says revenue for the county is up between $12,000 and $15,000 per month. He says money from licensing fees goes to law enforcement related purchases.

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