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WKREC leading way in renewable energy


West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative is a state leader in generating renewable energy, according to a report released by the TVA. The cooperative has 77 renewable energy generating installations currently working to feed electricity back into their system, the highest number of installations for any TVA provider in Kentucky. The cooperative also ranks sixth overall in number of installations throughout the Tennessee Valley as part of the Green Power Providers program. Those who are interested in investing in the program can call (270) 247-1321 or click here. (West Kentucky Rural Electric Co-op; Updated: 11:18 am, Friday)

Former MSU president to start new job

Southern Illinois University officials say the school's incoming president will begin work May 1. Former Murray State University President, Dr. Randy Dunn will start two months earlier than what was initially expected. Dunn had been set to start work July 1. Dunn left his position as president of Youngstown State University last month. Dunn was chairman of SIU-Carbondale's education administration department when he became state superintendent of Illinois' public schools in 2004. (Updated: 11:13 am, Friday)

Benton to host first "Cruise-In" event

The City of Benton’s will host the first monthly "Cruise-In" on Saturday, April 26. The event, which will features classic and custom cars, will take place the last Saturday of each month from April through September from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information, please call Dallas or Lisa Peck at (270) 791-1533 for more information. (Updated: 10:58 am, Friday)

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Trigg Co. offering warrant amnesty

The Cadiz Police Department is working with the Trigg County courts for the county's first warrant amnesty period, April 23-25. The amnesty period does not dismiss any charges, but it provides an opportunity for anyone with outstanding warrants in Trigg County courts to turn themselves in at the police department, and be released with a court date without having to go to jail or post a bond. The person can then work with the judge, prosecutor and their attorney to get the matter resolved quickly. The event will be at the Cadiz Police Department between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm April 23-25. (Updated: 11:03 am, Friday)

MSU professor receives honor

Dr. Don Chamberlain has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Professor by the MSU Alumni Association. Dr. Chamberlain  is a professor and chairman of MSU's department of accounting. Chamberlain came to MSU in 1974 as the assistant to the vice president for student development. His teaching specialties include financial, government and nonprofit accounting. (Updated: 11:09 am, Friday)

Early squirrel season opening at LBL

LBL's 2014 spring squirrel hunting season will open in Tennessee from May 10-June 8 and in Kentucky from May 17-June 20. Hunters must have a valid Kentucky or Tennessee state hunting license. Hunters under age 16 must also have a LBL Hunter Use Permit, which are available at North and South Welcome Stations. The Tennessee daily bag limit is 10 with a possession limit of 20 while the Kentucky limit is six and 12. (Updated: 10:44 am, Friday)

Work zone to be removed in Paducah

Traffic restrictions for concrete work along KY 1954/Husbands Road/John Puryear Drive at the I-24 Exit 11 Eastbound Exit Ramp in McCracken County will be taken down next week in conjunction with the American Quilters Society Quilt Week. Additionally, night concrete replacement/repair and diamond grinding along US 60-Business/Park Avenue from 16th Street to US 45/H.C. Mathis Drive will also be halted. (Updated: 11:05 am, Friday)

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