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Union City Fire Chief Talks Subscription Service
Union City, TN ~ According to the latest statistics from the U. S. Census Bureau, around 32,500 people live in Obion County, TN. Firefighters there failed to respond to a house fire in the county, because the family had not paid the 75 dollar annual subscription fee. Another county fire chief, Union City’s Kelly Edmison has stepped forward to, as he says, clear up some of the confusion. Edmison’s department employs the same system as that of South Fulton. Edmison spoke with Angela Hatton.
The Q&A – Candidates for Ky’s 4th District House Seat
Murray, KY ~ The Q&A this week continues our coverage of the region’s elections, and we’ll be speaking with 4th District Democratic Representative Mike Cherry, a retired businessman and former naval officer from Caldwell County who’s served in the state house since 1999. We’ll begin with Representative Cherry’s challenger this year, retired Crittenden County businessman Lynn Bechler.
Decisive win eludes Tennessee Tea Party
Nashville, TN ~ The Tea Party has become an Election Day force to be reckoned with, at least in places like Alaska, Nevada and Delaware. There, Tea Party candidates have shoved aside more conventional GOP contenders in primary races. From WPLN in Nashville, Blake Farmer reports that storyline of routing Republican candidates who are seen as too moderate hasn’t played out in Tennessee.
Solar Boat passes through region on inland odyssey
Kentucky Lake, TN ~ You can buy books about how to build a solar car, or how to build a solar motorcycle. But what about a solar-powered boat? A Pennsylvania couple might just have that book in them. They outfitted a 19th Century-style canal boat with solar panels. Then, this summer they set out on a year-long voyage propelled by the power of the sun. They’re journeying the Great Loop. Our correspondent Jacque Day met up with the couple when they docked this week at Kentucky Lake.
Maiden Alley Cinema presents Restrepo
Paducah, KY ~ Restrepo, this week’s feature at Maiden Alley Cinema, is the winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary. It’s the story of a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. Film critic Larry Thomas says this film is devoid of a lot of the flash you’d see in a Hollywood war film, but that only makes it more compelling.
Para Dressage at World Equestrian Games
Lexington, KY ~ One of the many firsts happening at this year’s World Equestrian Games is the inclusion of para-dressage, a competition for riders with physical disabilities. Kentucky Public Radio’s Brenna Angel spent some time with members of the U.S. para-dressage team as they prepare for this week’s tests.

Uncommon Mystery – The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
Michael Cohen peeks through the pages of an uncommon mystery about a detective story set in an alternative history version of the present day. It’s Michael Chabon’s award-winning novel “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.”

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Written by Chris Taylor

October 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Posted in The Front Page

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