WKMS Press Releases
1:27 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

WKMS Documentary Among National 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award Honorees

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced today that the WKMS News Documentary “Kentucky Dam – Power for the People” produced by Todd Hatton and Chad Lampe, is a recipient of a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism. 

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NPR Story
12:56 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell

Matt Bevin speaking at a FreedomWorks event in Kentucky

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 12:43 pm

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin has failed to provide Kentucky primary voters with a compelling reason to replace incumbent Mitch McConnell in next month's election.

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Business
11:04 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Owensboro Airport to Get Federal Grant

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The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport one million dollars to fund the completion of two major projects.  The grant will cover 90 percent of the overall cost of relocating a beacon to improve visibility and to the final phase of terminal building improvements.

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Datebook
8:44 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Datebook: April 16 - Charlie Chaplin's Birthday

The Murray-Calloway County Hospital hosts a 7-week Grief Recovery Outreach Program beginning tomorrow. The Outreach program helps participants resolve their loss issues and move beyond grief to a richer quality of life. To reserve a spot in the program or for more information, contact Kerry Lambert, MCCH Chaplain, at (270) 762-1274. 

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Government
7:49 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Statewide Road Plan Approved

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Lawmakers waited until the last few hours of the 2014 General Assembly session before they approved a statewide road plan.  House and Senate members agreed to spend more than $3 billion over the next two years for repair and replacement of the state's roads and bridges.  The Senate voted 37- 1 for the measure. 

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Government
6:45 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill

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A high-profile measure that would enact tougher heroin laws in Kentucky failed to gain traction in the state House in the waning moments of this year's legislative session.

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Higher Education
9:03 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Mid-Continent Chairman Confirms Layoffs, School Will Operate Through June 30th

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The chair of Mid-Continent University's Board of Trustees says the entire staff of the 2500-student Christian school has been laid off.  The Mayfield-based MCU has been battling financial and accreditation issues for more than a year.  Chairman Mr. Tom Butler says all employees were let go Wednesday, but classes will continue until June 30th.

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Government
7:50 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms

Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks Tuesday at Murray State.
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Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.

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Culture
4:25 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Paducah Mayor Heading to China for Culture & Design Expo

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Two Paducah officials will visit China this weekend for the Suzhou International Culture & Design Industry Expo. Mayor Gayle Kaler and Mary Hammond of the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau will meet with local officials and visit various creative industries.

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Education
3:56 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Graves County School Set to Close Receives Honor for Closing Achievement Gap

  A Graves County school that’s set to close this summer due to low enrollment has been named a distinguished school for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.

Cuba Elementary was Kentucky’s category 2 school for the National Title I Association, but Graves County Schools plan to close it June 30th and auction it off as surplus property.

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