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Budget eliminating Corporation for Public Broadcasting will hit close to home
Local NPR station WKMS relies on federal and private funds to stay on the air.
Budget eliminating Corporation for Public Broadcasting will hit close to home

Compared to other countries, America spends very little on its public media. At four hundred forty five million, the budget of the agency works out to $1.35 per person per year. As one commentator put it - that's barely the dry cleaning bill for the Pentagon.

But that doesn't mean the program has stayed under the opponents' radar. The President has zeroed out funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

That will hit us here at home if Congress doesn't step in.

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Comer to host town hall meeting in Paducah March 24th
Comer to host town hall meeting in Paducah March 24th

First Congressional District Representative James Comer will host a town hall meeting in Paducah on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Paducah Bank in the Commerce Center.

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Budget cuts to housing have local effect
l to r: Robb Wallace, Sue Jones, Stormie, Kim Ferguson, Mayor Kay Ferguson, Christina Thomas, Baby Dayshia, Melissa Griffith and Mary Potter
Budget cuts to housing have local effect

The Columbus City Council toured the last house built under the program on Monday night. Mayor Kay Ferguson symbolically presented Christina Thomas with the key to her new home. Homeowner Christina Thomas and her four children, ages 10 months to 16 years, now have a beautiful four bedroom energy efficient home. Her house will be the last built for a long while if HUD money disappears.

Among the cuts to housing: disabled, senior, low income housing, homeless vets vouchers.

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Earthquake rattles Purchase
A small quake hit the Mississippi River near Bardwell KY
Earthquake rattles Purchase

Residents of the Jackson Purchase experienced a small quake Wednesday morning. The 2.5 magnitude quake hit the Mississippi River five miles west of Bardwell Kentucky. It rattled residents and dishes.

The quake is this year's reminder that this is an earthquake zone.

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