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Ky Chamber of Commerce President on upcoming General Assembly
Frankfort, KY~ The upcoming regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly begins January 4th, and veteran as well as freshman legislators have been busy getting ready. They’re not the only ones, however. Chamber President Dave Adkisson was in western Kentucky recently to provide area business people with a preview of the organization’s agenda; he sat down with Todd Hatton in our studios to discuss that agenda and the Chamber’s hopes for the short January session.

Questions raised about biblical theme park tax breaks
Louisville, KY ~ State tax breaks are being offered as an incentive to lure a religious theme park to northern Kentucky. And as Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports, questions are being raised about such use of public dollars.

New Mayors Bring New Perspectives to City Government
Madisonville, KY ~ A new year will mean new leadership in some cities in our region. Voters in Mayfield, Murray, and Madisonville, as well as Clarksville, Tennessee elected new mayors in November. This season, many state and national candidates rode a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment to victory, while others pledged to get the career politicians out of government. As Angela Hatton reports, that view isn’t common on the local level.

McCracken County Attorney Speaks on Possible McCracken County/Paducah Annexation Case
Paducah, KY ~ The city of Paducah recently annexed land owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Paducah Power and McCracken County. The only problem is that the annexation may have been illegally crafted. David Schmoll sits down with McCracken County Attorney Michael Murphy to discuss the possible court case.

How State Universities Harness Debt for Growth
Richmond, KY ~ Kentucky’s universities are built on debt. Students borrow money so they can attend classes. And those classes are a conducted in buildings with a mortgage. Each year, the legislature authorizes tens of millions of dollars in new debt so state-owned colleges can build classroom buildings, dormitories and athletic facilities.

Mustangs in Martin: Wild Horse and Burro Adoption
Martin, TN ~ An icon of the classic American West is on the way to Martin Tennessee. The University of Tennessee hosts the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program this weekend at the Martin campus. It presents local equine enthusiasts with the chance to adopt a mustang or burro for much less than the average price. Rebecca Feldhaus has the story.

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Written by Chris Taylor

December 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm

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Datebook: Dec. 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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It’s Friday, December 3.

Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. there’s a 4 Home Holiday Tour in the Novadell Area of Hopkinsville.  Each home has $12 tour tickets.

WKCTC’s Holiday Concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clemens Fine Arts Center on Campus in Paducah.

Angels Attic Thrift Store, 972 Chestnut Street in Murray has a Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

A 5K Reindeer Run starts at 5:45 p.m. tomorrow at the Trigg County Middle School Gym in Cadiz.

Hickman County Elementary Gym in Clinton hosts an Arts, Crafts and Book Fair tomorrow from 9 to 2.

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah opens a Members Exhibit and Tommeall Lee’s Artist of the Month Show with a reception tonight from 5 to 7.

UT Martin previews a wild horse and burro Adoption today from 2 to 7 p.m., Adoptions tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Glema Center at Madisonville Community College stages A Tuna Christmas tonight and tomorrow night at 6:30.  $25 tickets include dinner.

Details at wkms.org.  Enjoy!

morning cram [relational algebra edition]

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Who knew math could fight improvised explosive devices?

~NPR hears how the use of mathematical social network analysis can identify key players in the bombing scene.

KENTUCKY~ LBL’s 4-lane opens up. Mayfield High football faces off with Hazard today for the Class 1-A championship title. Christian County High School’s Choir Director faces allegations of sexual abuse. 4 juveniles plead guilty in Christian/Todd County Amish/Mennonite home invasions. Police take down a Marshall County methlab. Ag economists predict the state’s farming industry will breach $5 billion next year. Military officials are investigating the Afghanistan shooting that killed six Fort Campbell soldiers.

ILLINOIS~ Since Metropolis can’t stop an incoming topless bar, it’s looking into ordinances to regulate conduct there. The state settles its debt by selling off a bunch of tobacco bonds.

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) MSU > EKU, APSU > SEMO, & UTM < MhSU. (Women’s Basketball) MSU < EKU, APSU > SEMO, & UTM < MhSU.