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Weather
3:49 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Red Cross Seeks Help in Tornado Relief

Kentucky Public Radio

Relief and recovery efforts continue today across Kentucky and southern Indiana, where Friday’s outbreak of tornadoes killed more than 30 people and caused widespread devastation. Governor Steve Beshear has dispatched more than 200 National Guard troops to the hardest hit areas. Red Cross shelters are open across Kentucky. And Red Cross spokeswoman Vicki Eichstaedt says the best way for people to help tornado victims everywhere is with a financial contribution to the agency. You can find information on how to give here.

College Basketball
3:31 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

New Murray State Basketball Ranks

goracers.com

The Ohio Valley Conference Champion Murray State Racers moved up one spot to number 11 in this week’s AP poll, and back one to number 10 in the ESPN rankings. The Racers defeated Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State in the OVC tournament over the weekend to take the championship and secure an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. While sports analysts agree MSU would have received an at-large bid anyway, the win should help the Racers get a higher seed in the tournament. They now await selection Sunday to find out who and where they will play next.

 

Society
3:30 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Storm Victims Eligible for State Medicaid Aid

Kentuckians displaced by recent storms who receive Medicaid benefits can receive up to a 30 day supply of their medicines with co-pays waived. Governor Beshear issued the first-ever executive order of this kind, which also allows residents of counties that were declared in a state of emergency to receive emergency refills. The order does not allow for emergency refills of controlled substances.

MSU OVC Champs
8:24 am
Mon March 5, 2012

MSU Takes 15th OVC Championship

The Murray State Racers’ Men’s Basketball team won their 15th Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship Saturday night with a 54 to 52 win over Tennessee State at Nashville’s Municipal Arena.  The victory brings MSU’s season record to 30 and 1, as well as a 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Racers as the OVC’s automatic bid.  Murray State Forward Donte Pool was named the OVC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

IL Church Repaid for Aid
8:20 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Illinois Church Gave Hurricane Aid in '05, Gets Tornado Aid

Organizers of a southwest Louisiana drive to help tornado-stricken Harrisburg, Illinois, says four pickup-and-trailer loads of goods delivered over the weekend are just a partial return for help after Hurricane Rita in 2005.  Phil Thibodeaux of Lake Arthur says a tractor-trailer load of supplies will probably leave nearby Lake Charles about midweek, and Lafayette-area residents are also collecting a lot of goods.  Strong storms and a tornado hit Harrisburg Wednesday, killing six people and injuring about 100.  Thibodeaux says the relationship between the two communities began when Lake Arth

Society
4:47 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Panetta Visits Fort Campbell

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the military will not be intimidated by the attacks on U.S. soldiers in the wake of the Quran burnings. He made the comments today during a visit to Fort Campbell, where hundreds of soldiers will deploy this year as a part of a new Afghanistan advisory mission. Panetta told troops the attacks on coalition forces by Afghan security forces or insurgents wearing Afghan uniforms were "isolated incidents." He says insurgents are using the attacks to undermine American forces because the Taliban is not effective at combat operations. Six U.S.

Society
4:24 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Calloway County Emergency Manager Bill Call on Storm Sirens

Murray shortly after Friday's storms
Rose Krzton-Presson WKMS

As severe weather struck our region this week many of you might have had weather radios alerting you of warnings to your county or the loud outdoor sirens you might be used to. This week, though as a Tornado Warning was issued for northern Calloway County residents in the storm’s path heard no out-door sirens, because there aren’t any.  WKMS’ Shelly Baskin speaks with Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call to find out why.

Crime and Law
4:19 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Murray Man Charged with Drug Trafficking

narconon.org

A Murray man faces drug trafficking and theft charges after reportedly stealing and selling drugs from a local CVS Pharmacy. Police say 21-year-old John Wheatley stole over 4,800 hydrocodone pills from December to February while employed at the pharmacy. He then sold the estimated $2,500 dollars in pills in over 200 transactions. Wheatley is scheduled to face a grand jury later this month. 

Society
3:25 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Journey Story: Donnie Holland

My family settled Between the Rivers in the 1790’s, and left in July 1968.  My grandparents on each side of the family lost their homes twice to government projects. I was attending Murray State and still living with my parents when our home was taken by force,  bulldozed and buried.  My grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins homes were all taken, pits were bulldozed near the homes and all outbuildings and all signs of humanity pushed into the holes and buried as if they  had never existed.  The church my great grandfather helped found, was buried in a pit.

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College Basketball
2:08 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Racers Prepare for OVC Tournament

ovcsports.com

The number 12 ranked Murray State Racers are preparing for postseason play this week as the Ohio Valley Conference tournament tips off. The tournament started last night in Nashville, but the Racers don’t play until the semifinal round tomorrow night as they received two byes as the top team in the OVC. First year Head Coach Steve Prohm says while his 28-1 squad accomplished a great deal this season, there’s much more to do.

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