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the morning cram [deadly GPS edition]

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Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?

NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.

Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.

Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.

Tennessee~ Clarksville water tastes “earthy” (yum). A Henry County man drowned in Kentucky Lake. The state gets more money for education.

Winter Weather Update

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Friday, February 11

Road Conditions:
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials warn yesterday’s sunshine  melted snow on many roadways, and falling overnight temperatures were in the single digits allowing roads to refreeze. Officials expect hazardous driving conditions for the morning commute.

If you do get out, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Remember to buckle up, turn on your headlights, and drive slowly. Slow down early when coming to intersections and leave plenty of stopping room ahead of cars in front of you.

Kentucky School Closings/Delays:
Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Alternatives, Community Christian Academy, Crittenden County, Eastwood Christian Academy (opens 1 hour late), Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Hopkins County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Marshall County, Mayfield City, McCracken County, Murray Independent (opening 2 hours late), Murray WATCH Center, New Covenant Academy-Hardin, Open Door Christian Academy, St. Joseph-Mayfield, Trigg County, Webster County.

Tennessee School Closings:
Clarksville Academy, Clarksville Christian, Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools, Henry County, Houston County, Lake County, Montgomery Christian Academy, Obion County, Paris Special, Stewart County, Union City (opens @ 9am), Weakley County.

Illinois School Closings:
Joppa-Maple Grove, Pope County.

Other Closings:
Fulton County Transit (dialysis only), Murray-Calloway County Transit (snow routes), Murray-Calloway County Health Express, Purchase Area Sexual Assault Center.

Road Condition Links:
Kentucky: http://511.ky.gov/kyhb/main.jsf
Kentucky Transportation on Facebook: District 1, District 2.
Illinois: http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/pages/wrc.htm
Tennessee: http://ww2.tdot.state.tn.us/tsw/smartmap.htm

Other Important links:
Latest Regional Weather Info:
National Weather Service – Paducah
Our Regional Weather Page: http://www.wkms.org/weather.php

Afternoon School Closings, January 20

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The following is the latest available closings from schools in our region.

All evening classes at all West Kentucky Community and Technical College sites are canceled tonight (Thursday)

Hopkins County Schools will not be in session tomorrow.

 

Other Events:

All-A basketball game tonight between Ballard County and Community Christian Academy has been canceled.

Hopkinsville Chamber’s Business After Hours sponsor has  had to reschedule Business After Hours for next Thursday, January 27.

The McCracken County Public Library is closing early at 5:00 today and “may” reopen at 9:00 tomorrow. Weather permitting.

The Glema Center in Madisonville has decided to postpone tonight’s Tommy Womack
Coffeehouse due to the rapidly deteriorating weather.  The concert will be rescheduled at a later date.