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Beshear announces I-24 cable project


Drivers traveling along Interstate 24 will soon see the addition of more median cable barriers in McCracken, Marshall and Christian counties. Gov. Steve Beshear announced that work has already begun on the $3.1 million, 24-mile installation project. The current median cable barrier installation is in two sections. The project already underway in Paducah starts near the Ohio River and continues past the U.S. 68 exit 16 interchange in Marshall County. In Christian County, the project begins near the U.S. 41-A exit 86 interchange and extends to the state line. (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; Updated: 10:40 am, Friday)

Mid-Continent strips title, operations slow

Mid-Continent University - which stopped offering classes earlier this summer in the middle of a financial crisis - has stripped the honorary doctorates given to former MCU president Robert Imhoff and his wife Jackie. MCU has prepared statements for students who have outstanding tuition, but is waiting on the Kentucky Attorney General's go-ahead. The board is continuing talks for future use of the school's campus, but is currently operating on a skeleton staff. (Updated: 10:36 am, Friday)

Murray annexes land, approves overpass

The Murray City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that would amend the city code  to rezone from R2 to R1, the 52 acres of land identified as Falwell Estates Subdivision. Additionally, they approved a resolution in the amount of $800,000 for the 16th Street Pedestrian Overpass Project. (Updated: 10:32 am, Friday)

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KSP out in full force for holiday weekend

The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division encourages extra safe driving on Kentucky roadways during the Labor Day weekend and plans to be out in full force. The enforcement period runs through Tuesday morning. Last year, there were a total of eight collisions which resulted in eight fatalities. Alcohol was determined to be a factor in two crashes and only one was using a seat belt. (Updated: 10:30 am, Friday)

Kentucky releases "Boat Sober" app

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has released a new mobile app that provides information on boating safety and boating under the influence. Called "Boat Sober," the app is available for Android systems from Google Play and for Apple iOS systems at the App Store. It has a blood alcohol estimator, a button to report a reckless boat operator, a feature to simulate the effect of alcohol consumption on vision, help in finding marinas, links to education regulations and safety class schedules. (Updated: 10:28 am, Friday)

Noble Park Tennis Courts closed

Due to repairs of the court surface, the Parks Services Department is restricting access to three of the six tennis courts at Noble Park. Staff has began using an acrylic latex mineral filler to repair the cracks on the playing surface, which must be allowed to cure for several days. The courts being repaired are surrounded by caution tape to restrict public access. Once the filler has cured on the three courts under repair, those courts will reopen and the others will be repaired. (Updated: 10:26 am, Friday)

Tire disposal event coming to area

The Kentucky Department of Transportation's highway garage on Lane Road in Paducah will be accepting old tires September 11-13 at no charge. You can bring your old tires in each day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tires on rims will be accepted, but foam-filled, off-road construction, earth moving equipment and solid with pressed-on rims tires will not be accepted. For more information, call (270) 442-9163. (Updated: 10:23 am, Friday)

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