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Health Official Suggests Post Using State Resource
Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:40 AM
Tennessee's top health department official is recommending that Fort Campbell use the state lab facility for testing for specific diseases, including Ebola. Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, told a round table at the military post on Tuesday that the state lab is close to Fort Campbell and could provide assistance. Some Fort Campbell troops recently ...
Historic Halloween Chill, Frosty Weekend On Tap
Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:46 AM
The National Weather Service office in Paducah says this Halloween could be one of the five chilliest on the books, and November will be ushered in with a frosty weekend. After collecting historical Halloween data for Paducah, meteorologists say that if Friday's forecast high doesn't reach 50 degrees, it would be only the 5th Halloween in 77 years with a high in the 40s. Even if the ...
I-24 Ramp Closed Thursday Night for Anti Skid Work
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:25 PM
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans one more night of work along the ramp that connects the Purchase Parkway northbound lanes to Interstate 24 eastbound in Marshall County starting at 7:00 pm Thursday. The contractor will close the ramp for some finish work on the high-friction, anti-skid coating that was applied to curved portions of the ramp last week. The ramp will be ...
Beshear Brings Funds for Street, Park Improvements
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:18 PM
Governor Steve Beshear came to western Kentucky Wednesday to announce one project and deliver funding to another. Beshear was in Lyon County about 2:00 pm to spotlight two projects that will bring lasting benefits to the Lake Barkley region – a multi-use bike or pedestrian trail along the lake front and a new amphitheater on the northern shore. “Lyon County and the ...
Voters Encouraged to Report Fraud to State Hotline
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:11 PM
As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding Kentuckians that they can help combat vote fraud by using the state Election Fraud Hotline. Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are being encouraged to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683). “Our Election Fraud Hotline is an important tool in ...
Regulators: Ice Bucket Electrocution Was Accident
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:09 PM
Kentucky utilities regulators won't pursue any penalties stemming from an ice bucket challenge that resulted in one firefighter being killed. The Kentucky Public Service Commission on Wednesday says the 69-kiloVolt transmission line involved in the Aug. 21 accident was operated in accordance with safety standards. There is an ongoing investigation of the fire department by the federal ...
Graves Deputies Need Help Finding Tabitha Wheeler
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:08 PM
Graves County authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted person. Graves County sheriff's deputies say 34-year-old Tabitha Wheeler has an active warrant for her arrest out of Graves Circuit Court for failing to comply with a monitored conditional release program. According to deputies, Wheeler's release came after she was charged in February with four counts of ...
Police Seek Smithland Man on Theft Charges
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:05 AM
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is requesting the public's assistance finding a man wanted on theft charges. Police said they served a search warrant Tuesday at the home of 47-year-old Kevin Hopkins on Cutoff Road near Smithland. The warrant was served as the result of a theft investigation that began several days ago. During the search, several items of stolen property were ...
Cartwright Recognized by Merit Scholarship Program
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:03 AM
Graves County High School senior Bethany Cartwright has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, honors her achievement. Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. ...
Old Ledbetter Bridge Demolition Nearing Completion
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:03 AM
The contractor working to demolish the old Ledbetter Bridge is hoping to complete the job by Dec. 1. Demolition crews are working this week to remove the final remnants of three west approach spans that collapsed due to land movement in June. When the last steel truss section over the Tennessee River main navigation channel was detonated Oct. 1, the blast damaged the piers that held it ...
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