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River to crest below level of a major flood

Kentucky Press News Service - March 4, 2018 - 11:40am
Despite rain in Monday's forecast, the Ohio River at Paducah is predicted to crest just under the level of a major flood. The National Weather Service predicted on Saturday the river would crest Tuesday morning at 51.5 feet, which is classified as a moderate flood stage. It's expected to stay there for about a week, meteorologist Ashley Ravenscraft said. 2018-03-04T09:33:00-05:00

Forums filled with pension bill, budget discussions

Kentucky Press News Service - March 4, 2018 - 11:40am
A revised bill to address the state's multibillion-dollar pension system could be voted on in a Senate committee as early as Wednesday, state Sen. Joe Bowen told an audience at one of two legislative forums held Saturday. Pensions were a large focus, but far from the only topic of discussion at the forums, which were held at the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Green River Area Development District. 2018-03-04T09:29:20-05:00

WKU cuts expected to be felt across region

Kentucky Press News Service - March 4, 2018 - 11:40am
The impact of job cuts at Western Kentucky University is likely to roll down from the Hill and spread throughout the region. WKU is one of the largest employers in southcentral Kentucky with about 2,000 employees, but a budget plan was unveiled Feb. 23 that calls for not filling 40 vacant positions and cutting about 100 positions to help make up a $15 million budget shortfall. WKU President Timothy Caboni said more job cuts are coming: “This is round one,” he said Feb. 23. “The next phase of reductions will come in April once the General Assembly has finalized the state budget.” 2018-03-04T09:13:47-05:00

How UK hopes to make millions from its 15,000-acre forest without mining or logging

Kentucky Press News Service - March 4, 2018 - 11:40am
For decades, people have sparred over the University of Kentucky’s Robinson Forest, a 15,000-acre block of ecologically diverse Appalachian woodland that serves as a living laboratory for how healthy forests can impact the water and animals that run through them. Now, UK officials hope they have found a way for the forest to financially benefit the school while preserving it as a living laboratory. UK is exploring a partnership with The Nature Conservancy to implement a program that could pay UK millions for allowing the forest to offset environmental pollution elsewhere. 2018-03-04T09:02:57-05:00

Missing police officer found dead Saturday in flooded field in west Kentucky

Kentucky Press News Service - March 4, 2018 - 11:40am
A police officer who had been reported missing was found dead early Saturday morning in a flooded field in west Kentucky, Kentucky State Police officials have announced. Hickman City police officer Rodney S. Smith, 45, was found in a flooded field in Hickman City at around 5 a.m., according to a KSP press release. The cruiser that Smith had been driving was also found. 2018-03-04T08:55:04-05:00

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Arsenal

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 11:11am
Brighton beat Arsenal for the first time since 1982 to increase the pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Students recreate film posters with black leads

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 10:57am
Shiden Tekle said he was surprised to see his face plastered on bus stops in Brixton.

Sir Roger Bannister: Lord Coe and Steve Cram hail 'inspirational' athlete after his death, aged 88

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 10:30am
Lord Coe and Steve Cram lead the tributes to the "inspirational" four-minute mile breaker Sir Roger Bannister, who has died at the age of 88.

Scottish government warns employers over snow days pay docking

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 10:21am
Scottish government considers action against bosses who dock pay for those hit by the severe weather.

China official in hospital after catching falling girl

World News - March 4, 2018 - 10:07am
She has been praised by local officials after suffering a brain haemorrhage during the incident.

Topshop's Sir Philip Green seeks 'truce' with MP Frank Field

Business - March 4, 2018 - 9:47am
The Topshop tycoon says he wants to end a feud with Frank Field - despite making further jibes at the MP.

Swansea City's manager's take on his team's success

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 9:05am
Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal is making a name for himself in the Premier League - for the Swans' resurgence and for these wacky analogies.

Baby chimp rescued from poachers in Africa

World News - March 4, 2018 - 9:02am
The orphaned animal sat with his pilot as they travelled to a new home in DR Congo.

Baby chimp rescued from poachers in Africa

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 9:02am
The orphaned animal sat with his pilot as they travelled to a new home in DR Congo.

KSP charges Harlan County man with child sexual exploitation offenses

Kentucky Press News Service - March 4, 2018 - 8:40am
The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch Thursday arrested Brandon M. Farley, 34, on charges related to a sexual performance by a minor. Farley was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after receiving a complaint that Farley was having an inappropriate relationship with a minor, a news release said. 2018-03-04T08:35:30-05:00

Switzerland TV licence: Voters set to reject abolition

World News - March 4, 2018 - 8:29am
A referendum is being held on whether to abolish the 451-franc ($480; £348) annual broadcast fee.

Davide Astori: Fiorentina captain and Italy international dies at the age of 31

World News - March 4, 2018 - 8:01am
Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori dies at the age of 31.

Davide Astori: Fiorentina captain and Italy international dies at the age of 31

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 8:01am
Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori dies at the age of 31.

Syria war: Residents flee Eastern Ghouta bombardment

World News - March 4, 2018 - 7:56am
The Syrian government is reported to be increasing military pressure on the Eastern Ghouta.

Syria war: Residents flee Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Top Stories - March 4, 2018 - 7:56am
The Syrian government is reported to be increasing military pressure on the Eastern Ghouta.

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