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Closures/Delays

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  • Christian County Schools have cancelled all evening extra-curricular activities for Thursday.

  • Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools will not have after-school activities except for practices. All campuses must be clear by 5PM Thursday.

  • The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2012 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park has been cancelled.  The meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, February 2 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz, Kentucky at 10:00 a.m.

Road Conditions

10:00 a.m.: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Crews are Responding to “Spotty” Snowfall

Highway crews across Kentucky’s 12 westernmost counties were prepared to respond to snow in the forecast for early today. So far, the snow has been spotty.

Crews are out treating bridges, overpasses, and other potential trouble spots in Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Lyon, and Fulton Counties. As an example of the spotty nature of the snow, Graves County has had only flurries to this point.

Our main concern is that as temperatures drop through the day and high winds help chill roadway surface temperatures there will be a potential for slick spots to develop fairly quickly. Crews are prepared to operate 24/7 as required over the next few days as temperatures are expected to drop into the 20’s.

Motorists are asked to do their part by reducing their driving speed to meet localized weather conditions. Drivers are advised to monitor area news media outlets for weather updates, particularly through the evening hours.

Written by Drew Adams

January 12, 2012 at 8:05 am

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morning cram [conflicting signals edition]

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The Obama administration says with one hand it will enforce the Defense of Marriage Act in order to preserve a legal case for Congress to defend it; but on the other hand, it would tell the courts the law is unconstitutional.

NPR reports this sends conflicting signals.

KENTUCKY~ Graves County’s Amish community buries four children who drowned last week. Mayfield’s Police Chief resigns. Police nab a pair of (alleged) pharmacy burglars. A state audit uncovers the possible misuse of public funds by a Livingston County official, despite previous warnings. Fulton County/City Schools officials ponder merging. A couple of manslaughter convicts get prison time. Two KSP troopers are on leave after shooting a Webster County suspect. Legislation that overhauls the state’s criminal code passes both houses. Governor Beshear wants to let large insurance companies keep spending a good chunk of premiums on non-medical care costs.

TENNESSEE~ Governor Haslam scoffs at reasoning behind better state worker benefits despite lower pay. Senators pass a new ‘guns @ work‘ bill.

morning cram [cuckoo edition]

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Cocoa exports are being used as a weapon in Ivory Coast as the would-be president there orders a month-long ban.

NPR reports the world’s top cocoa bean exporter is locked in a deadly presidential power struggle.

Transportation officials: don’t drive (unnecessarily) today.

KENTUCKY~ I-24 is shut down near the Livingston/Lyon County line. A Fairdealing girl dies after accidentally shooting herself. An alleged Clarksville nightclub shooter is arrested in Marshall County. Governor Beshear will talk about transportation safety in Paducah this afternoon. A conservative opinion leader says prescription-izing cold meds is like “using a sledgehammer to kill an ant.” Senators pass a public school bill that would allow ‘Bible classes‘ and will soon consider new elderly abuse legislation.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Leaf Chronicle newspaper wonders where in the world is Montgomery County’s Sheriff? Ex-Mayor Piper’s new gig is all good in the (legal) hood. The state’s latest tax revenue predictions are up, but still not enough.

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.

morning cram [killer whales edition]

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“Modern day sperm whales have tiny teeth and eat squid. But this ancient sea monster devoured other whales.”

~NPR explores the depths.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah Police charge 9 men with sex crimes in an internet chat room sting. A hotly contested debate over windows at Paducah Tilghman High ends. McCracken makes building subdivisions there potentially more profitable. KSP searches for 2 Marion escapees on the lam in a silver pickup. Hopkinsville sees a murder mistrial. 3 more Fort Campbell casualties happened in Afghanistan. A road worker was hit in Caldwell County. Several new laws (driveby texting/domestic tracking) take effect this month. Rand Paul may alienate farmers by opposing subsidies. Education officials will evaluate Dawson Springs Schools (among 20 others).

TENNESSEE~ New armed robbers will spend more time in jail starting today.

morning cram [fishin’ edition]

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“The fishing industry is based mostly in cash, so many cannot provide documented proof of work.”

NPR has more.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah school officials: still no clear idea where to build a new middle school.  2 more Fort Campbell soldiers died in Afghanistan (23 since deployment). A WWII vet is awarded a Bronze Star for a heroic feat 65 years ago. Beshear warns federal lawmakers’ quarreling may endanger the state’s unemployed. VP Biden talks to Louisville General Electric workers.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Marina contractor needs 144 more days to finish excavation work. A hearing to review federal agencies’ flood response is slated for next month. The state finally begins a federal energy rebate program. Bredesen signs the jailer/immigration check into law.

ILLINOIS~ Nuclear producer Honeywell locks union workers out of the plant.  Metropolis passes a 15-year  sewer separation plan after a state EPA mandate.

morning cram [whaling edition]

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88 countries may formally sanction commercial whale hunts for the first time in 24 years, leveling focus on Japan. NPR has the low-down.

It’s hot out. Heat advisories last until 8:00pm Wednesday with temps ranging 100-105°. Hug your A/C and drink plenty of liquids.

KENTUCKY~ 8 women claim a Paducah social worker abused them, leaving police wondering if it was even illegal. Paducah school officials have 3 plots to consider building a new middle school. Someone may have killed Hopkinsville’s Police dog. 2 Todd County inmates escaped Saturday. Proponents want to bring the state up to speed with wind power, but face opposition from coal industry skepticism.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier dives into the Cumberland River to save a suicidal woman. 7th graders need 2 more immunization shots before fall. A study finds less ex-felons are going back to the pen. TennCare Director is a 2011 Medical Leadership Institute fellow.