Update at 2pm C.T. Thursday: translator station W277AA (103.3 FM) is back on the air following major repairs. Thanks for your patience, and thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman and site engineer Mike Graham for all their work.
On March 14th the WDCL transmitter suffered a major equipment failure. Following temporary repairs the signal was restored, but some key pieces of equipment had to be replaced.
A bill that would give tax incentives to Kentucky auto manufacturers and related businesses is a few steps away from becoming law. State Representative Larry Clark is the sponsor of House Bill 400. The bill would re-open a 2007 law that gave Ford Motor Company tax incentives. Those incentives encouraged a $1 billion investment at Ford's two Louisville plants.
Louisville-area advocates for victims of sexual abuse are criticizing a Jefferson County group for honoring Owensboro Bishop William Medley. The Courier-Journal reports Medley was one of seven recipients of the annual “Salute to Catholic Alumni Dinner”, which raises money to help poor students pay tuition at Catholic schools.
Officials with the Family Enrichment Center in Bowling Green say the tough economy is having an impact on the amount of child abuse in the region. Lynn Hulsey is the Director of Programming for the organization, and she says hard economic times increase the amount of stress in many households. She says about ten percent more children were abused or neglected in the Barren River Area Development District last year than in 2010. Dan Modlin has more on the story..........
After nearly thirty years of stops and starts, the new Smiths Grove Public Library had its official ribbon cutting Monday afternoon. The new five thousand square foot building replaces the old 1,500 square foot library.
The annual PRIDE clean up effort got underway Saturday at Cumberland Falls State Park. The organization coordinates volunteer activities to promote environmental education and regional clean up activities.
Residents of 21 Kentucky counties who suffered losses from severe storms that occurred between February 29th and March 3rd can obtain free legal advice. Regardless of whether the damage was caused by straight line winds, flooding, or tornadoes, survivors of the severe weather in the 21 impacted counties can call toll-free for legal help. The service allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to deal with home repair contracts, questions about insurance coverage, securing government benefits, or the replacement of important documents like wills.
State police are investigating a case of murder-suicide in southern Kentucky. Authorities say they received a call from 45-year-old Richard Smith, of Glasgow, who said a man was driving a truck around his home on Finney Road Thursday night. Minutes later, Smith made another call to police saying that the suspect was in his driveway with a gun.
Update at 10:15 pm C.T.: WDCL-FM, 89.7 in Somerset, is back on the air following transmitter problems on Wednesday. Thanks for your patience! Thanks also to our Chief Engineer Don Eastman, and site Engineer Mike Graham for working through the day and evening to sort this out (thanks also to Kevin Willis for helping deliver some transmitter parts).