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Government
8:01 am
Fri May 11, 2012

KY Reports Drop in Government Revenue in April

Kentucky is reporting a decline in general government revenue in April after several months of growth.  State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says the nearly 1 percent drop in revenue isn't a sign that the economy has taken a step backward.  

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Morning Cram
8:34 am
Thu May 10, 2012

the morning cram [takin' it to the bridge edition]

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Engineers hope to fit a replacement span into the Eggner's Ferry Bridge by the weekend.

Republican voter registrations in Kentucky are outpacing Democratic ones.

Fort Campbell will hold a drill for first responders on, and off, post.

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Government
7:56 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Illinois Senate Rejects Limits on Closing Facilities

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The Illinois Senate has rejected a proposal to limit the governor's power to close prisons and other state facilities.  The bill would have required legislative approval before a governor could shut down facilities. 

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Government
7:55 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Illinois House Ends Free Health Insurance for Retirees

Longtime Illinois state employees would no longer be able get free health insurance when they retire under legislation approved yesterday by the state House.  

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Education
7:53 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Murray State to hold commencement on Saturday

Murray State University will award degrees to 1,363 graduates this Saturday at its May 2012 commencement ceremony.  MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn will preside over the ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m. in the CFSB Center.

Society
7:48 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Fort Campbell to hold annual protection exercise

Fort Campbell will hold an emergency management and anti-terrorism exercise today. Officials say the annual event will test the base's first responders, security personnel, and support agreements with outside response organizations.  

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Politics
7:42 am
Thu May 10, 2012

KY Republican voter registrations outpace Democrats

Far more Kentuckians have registered to vote as Republicans than Democrats over the past six months, continuing a longstanding trend.  Democrats still outnumber Republicans in the state 1.6 million to 1.1 million. But Republicans added nearly 22,000 voters since last year's November general election. 

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The Bridge
7:41 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Repair Update

Engineers working to repair the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake are optimistic they will be able to move a 322 foot replacement truss to the bridge site by Saturday.  

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Culture
1:28 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Historian John Coski on the Confederate Battle Flag

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In early April, the Sons of Confederate Veterans announced plans for a park to be built on private land just off of Exit 16 on I-24 in McCracken County.  It's intended as a memorial to the area's Confederate soldiers.  And at the center of the park, and an emerging controversy, is a flagpole, upon which will fly the red field, blue cross, and thirteen white stars of the Confederate battle flag.  The flag has been a lightning rod for controversy for years; the SCV insists it’s a symbol of heritage while opponents see it as an emblem of racism symbol.  For some perspective, Todd Hatton speaks

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WKMS Press Releases
2:21 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

American Routes Returns to WKMS Schedule

Murray State’s public radio service 91.3 WKMS expands the diverse array of American music on its program schedule by adding American Routes beginning Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Host Nick Spitzer, a veteran radio personality, folklorist and professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University, brings American Routes to nearly one million listeners on public radio station nationwide each week.

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