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UPDATE: Region 1 Tournament schedule


Due to another round of winter weather, the 1st Region Basketball Tournament at the CFSB Center on the campus of Murray State University has been postponed until Saturday. The new schedule goes as follows:  In boys quarter-final action, Carlisle County will take on Ballard Memorial at 11:00 am, followed by Calloway County V. St. Mary at 12:30 pm. In girls semi-final action, Paducah Tilghman will take on Carlisle County at 2:45 pm, followed by Murray V. Graves County at 4:15 pm. In the final session on Saturday, Graves County will take on Fulton City at 6:30 pm, followed by Murray V. Paducah Tilghman at 8:00 pm in boys quarter-final action. On Sunday, the Girls Region 1 Championship will be at 3:00 pm. Complete coverage on 99.1 FM WCBL Sports. (Kentucky High School Athletic Association; Updated: 9:04 am, Thursday)

Craft breweries win battle in Kentucky

Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products. The Senate voted 23-13 to ban brewers from owning distributors. Gov. Steve Beshear said he will sign it into law. The bill means Anheuser-Busch must sell the Louisville and Owensboro distributor. Craft breweries worried Anheuser-Busch would only sell and market its own products if it owned distributors. Anheuser Busch said the bill is an assault on its property rights and would put 200 jobs in jeopardy. (Updated: 9:14 am, Thursday)

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House weighs cost of screening for disease

Kentucky lawmakers are weighing the benefits of testing newborns for a rare, usually fatal disease versus the projected $250,000 annual cost to detect it. The House is considering a bill that would require the state to test all newborns for Krabbe disease, a genetic disorder that is usually fatal by age two. Some infants tested at birth have lived productive lives after receiving a stem cell transplant from cord blood. The bill passed the Republican-controlled state Senate 35-0. The Legislative Research Commission estimated it would cost the Department of Health $500,000 every two years to test for the disease. (Updated: 9:11 am, Thursday)

Murray Town Hall meeting scheduled

The MSU Coalition for Alcohol Risk Education, or CARE meets regularly during the semester to discuss problems students face regarding alcohol use, sexual assault, and related issues. The coalition elected to have online education courses, AlcoholEDU and Haven, for incoming first-year and new transfer students. They will host an open “town hall” meeting for the campus community, and the Murray and Calloway County administrative bodies public safety, the schools, health department, hospital and any interested parents or students. The town hall meeting will be held in the Curris Center Theater on campus at 3:30 pm on March 30. (Updated: 9:09 am, Thursday)

Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has closed today. Freezing rain, sleet  and heavy snow have iced over the ferry landings at Hickman and Dorena forcing the ferry to temporarily halt operation. The Ferry tentatively plans to reopen Friday morning, weather permitting. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry Operates from the Hickman Landing with regular river crossings during daylight hours.  Passage for passenger vehicles is $14 with additional tolls for trucks, motor homes, and vehicles pulling trailers. There are discounts for vehicles making return crossings. (Updated: 9:07 am, Thursday)

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