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8:29 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Long-Term Rehab Center Opening at Fort Knox

new long-term rehabilitation center for soldiers at Fort Knox is celebrating a ribbon-cutting this week. The ceremony for the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the post. The new center located near Ireland Army Community Hospital will provide a temporary home for wounded, ill and injured service members who need at least six months rehabilitative care.

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8:27 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Horse Tram Company Sells Out to Kentucky Bridges Project

An artist's rendering of the new Ohio River bridges project

A company that runs horse trams along the Ohio River in Louisville has agreed to take $160,000 to vacate a pole barn to clear the way for the Ohio River Bridges Project. The Waterfront Development Corp. is buying the 1.7-acre strip from Louisville Horse Trams, which has leased a portion of the property since 1999.

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7:58 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Christian County Town Will be Best Place in the World to See Eclipse

The Western Kentucky town of Hopkinsville has hit the astronomical jackpot. When a total eclipse of the sun darkens skies Aug. 21, 2017, the show will last longer in a stretch of hilly country near Hopkinsville than any place on the planet. It will last two minutes and 40 seconds, not much longer than the Kentucky Derby.

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8:26 am
Sun September 2, 2012

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Runs Through the End of Labor Day

Campaign Continues Through Midnight, September 3rd
WKU Public Radio

Law enforcement officers across Kentucky have boosted patrols for the Labor Day weekend, with a special emphasis on getting impaired drivers off the road. Trooper Michael Webb of the Public Affairs Branch of the Kentucky State Police says the campaign involves a zero tolerance patrol.

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3:49 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

WWII Barrack at Ft. Knox Being Restored

The last World War II barrack at Fort Knox is being restored as a way to preserve history and pay tribute to the memories of soldiers who lived in the facilities.

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3:47 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Department of Energy Blames Security Failures for Incident at Y-12

The Department of Energy's inspector general is pointing to significant security failures for an unprecedented intrusion into the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  The report cites broken detection equipment, a poor response from guards, and insufficient federal oversight of private contractors running the complex.

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3:39 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Memorial to Nuclear Workers Taking Shape in Kentucky

A memorial to nuclear industry workers during the Cold War is beginning to take shape in Paducah. In the six months since a house was moved to a corner lot, the building has been renovated as the anchor point for the ambitious plan.

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12:14 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Western Kentucky Coach Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

A former high school basketball coach accused of sex abuse and sodomy involving three juveniles has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Ohio County prosecutor Tim Coleman told the Messenger-Inquirer on Thursday that Terry Nofsinger pleaded guilty to a single count of unlawful transaction with a minor.

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6:36 am
Fri August 31, 2012

TVA Stresses Need to Manage Vegetation Effectively

Maintained Right of Way Area in Warren County
WKU Public Radio

The Tennessee Valley Authority is hoping to increase public awareness about right-of-way maintenance procedures that are designed to promote safety and reduce the chance of a power outage occurring. The TVA says the "border zone" area next to transmission lines is being surveyed on a regular basis, to help identify any vegetation that could cause problems.

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1:36 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Crews to Shift Traffic on Busy Interchange in Warren County

Aerial view of Exit 22 Interchange
Dan Modlin WKU Public Radio

Motorists are advised to use caution and reduce speed when they travel across the Scottsville Road/US231 interchange Thursday night. Crews will be shifting traffic for both north and southbound directions on the bridge deck, between the hours of 8:00pm Thursday and 6:00 am Friday.

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