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Business
7:44 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Citywide yard sale set for Murray

Murray Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Next month, bargain hunters from around the region will be able to shop all of Murray during its Fall Citywide Yard Sale. The date for this year's event is set for September 15th.  Those interested in selling items must send in a $10 entry fee to be listed on a map. The fee will go toward the city's July Fourth celebrations.  For out-of-towners or those who don't want to sell from their homes, parking lot spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  You can find more information and this year's application here.

WKMS Press Releases
11:37 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Media Release: WKMS Returns to ROMP Labor Day Weekend

On Labor Day weekend Murray State’s NPR Station, 91.3 WKMS-FM, broadcasts a total of five hours of music from ROMP 2012 in Owensboro, Kentucky, portions of which the station broadcast live in late June from Yellow Springs Park thanks to the International Bluegrass Music Museum which puts on the festival annually.

On Sunday, September 2, WKMS offers a three hour bloc of its Labor Day weekend special concert from 1 to 4 p.m. culminating with headliners Pokey LaFarge and South City Three from 3 to 4 p.m.  The groups Town Mountain and 23 String Band open the show from 1 to 2 p.m. The high-energy Boston-based group The Deadly Gentlemen have the 2 to 3 hour all to themselves.  WKMS pre-empts the regular programs The Jazzman Show at 1 p.m. and American Routes from 2 to 4 p.m. only for this Sunday’s special. 

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Morning Cram
9:58 am
Fri August 24, 2012

the morning cram [electric Oatmeal edition]

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower on Long Island, circa 1902.
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Today on NPR: Internet Cartoonist Helps Raise $1 Million for Tesla Museum

Kentucky:

Unemployment is down in most Commonwealth counties.

U.S. DOE settles with Bechtel Jacobs over radioactive waste disposal at USEC.

Government
9:50 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Kentucky Releases Unemployment Rates

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Kentucky’s latest unemployment figures show widespread improvement in July. The Office of Employment and Training reports jobless rates fell in 97 counties. Rates increased or were unchanged elsewhere.  

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Government
9:36 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Energy Department Contractor and USEC Settle

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The federal government and Department of Energy contractor Bechtel Jacobs have reached a 230-thousand-dollar settlement over allegations the company improperly disposed of radioactive waste from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The settlement was unsealed yesterday in U-S District Court in Paducah.  It does not require Bechtel Jacobs to admit fault and clears the company of liability related to improper disposals from 1998 through 2004.  The settlement ends a 10-year legal battle started by two former plant employees on behalf of the federal government.
 

Business
9:34 am
Fri August 24, 2012

New Limestone Processing Plant Comes to Lyon County

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined other state, local and business officials in Eddyville yesterday to announce H-and-G Limestone Products’ plans to begin operations in Lyon County. The company will invest almost one and a half million dollars to build a 22-thousand-500-square-foot processing plant employing 10 full-time workers. H&G Limestone produces material for roofing shingles and makes a calcium supplement used in animal food.

Morning Cram
10:23 am
Fri August 17, 2012

morning cram [It Came From Outer Space Edition]

Illustration of the Kelly Green Men by Pfc. Gary F. Hodson of the 101st Airborne Division stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, who was sent to interview the witnesses of the Hopkinsville incidents
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Today on NPR: Refinance activity continues to boom, fueling the home-loan market. Low interest rates have created a class of "serial refinancers" — those lucky enough to borrow at lower rates — and given them new opportunities to spend their freed up cash.

Kentucky/Tennessee:

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Culture
10:08 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Hopkinsville expands Little Green Men festival

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Kelly, Kentucky is expanding its festival marking the legend of an encounter with visitors from outer space.  The Kelly Community Organization’s "Little Green Men" Festival will be two days this year. The celebration starts Friday in the small town about 10 miles north of Hopkinsville.  Local legend says a flying saucer and alien beings visited the tiny Christian County community on August 21st, 1955.  Community Organization President Frank Brown says the festivities will include a screening of the 2005 documentary "Monsters of the UFO: The Incident At Kelly."

Environment
10:04 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Kentucky seeks input on list of polluted streams

The Kentucky Division of Water has begun gathering public input on a list of streams and lakes in the Commonwealth impaired by pollutants.  All states are required to compile such a list as part of a report to Congress every two years.  The list put together by officials in Kentucky shows hundreds of streams and lakes that have been impacted through a variety of sources, including coal mining, cattle farming, even human waste disposal.  That list is available for public comment at the Division of Water's website.

Government
10:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Morning Storm Damage

Strong storms last night caused localized power outages in Paducah and downed trees in Lyon and Trigg counties.  Kentucky Transportation spokesman Keith Todd reports crews were out clearing downed trees blocking highways along the Trigg/Christian County line and in the northern third of Trigg on Kentucky 128 and 164.  Todd says fallen trees also kept crews busy throughout Lyon County on Kentucky 810, 93, 295, and 819.

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