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Local News
9:39 am
Thu January 30, 2014

9 Dead in Western Kentucky House Fire

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  GREENVILLE, Ky. — A hospital spokeswoman says an adult and a child were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., after a fatal fire that officials believe may have killed as many as nine people in western Kentucky.

Hospital spokeswoman Dagney Stuart says she couldn't release any other information early Thursday about the pair.

Greenville Assistant Fire Chief Roger Chandler says 11 people lived at the home in Muhlenberg County.

Chandler said the blaze was reported at 2 a.m. CST Thursday, and crews were still at the scene four hours later.

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Local News
5:40 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB Issues Findings in Eggners Ferry Bridge Crash

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  The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. The ship sheared off a 300 foot span of the bridge. No one was injured. 

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Local News
1:29 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Western Kentucky to Get 364 Area Code, Ten-Digit Local Dialing

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a new area code for western Kentucky.

The new area code, 364, will be added to the current 270 footprint.

PSC Spokesman Andrew Melnykovich say with the overlay, people who currently use 270 won’t have to change numbers, but there will be a different dialing pattern.

"In order to distinguish between the two area codes within the same area, ten-digit dialing with become mandatory for all local calls. That’s similar to what you see in most big cities in the United States today," he said.

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Environment
8:39 am
Wed August 15, 2012

In Owensboro, Coal Vs. Girl Scouts?

The New York Times has a story up today about a contentious mine in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The Daviess County Fiscal Court voted earlier this month to allow a surface mine proposed by Western Kentucky Minerals. The mine would abut a Girl Scout camp: Camp Pennyroyal. Now, the decision is being appealed. But in the meantime, it's pitting residents against each other.

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