Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times http://weku.fm en Delta Mariner Captain Blames Lighting for Accident http://weku.fm/post/delta-mariner-captain-blames-lighting-accident <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/captain-bridge-lighting-the-main-cause-of-the-incident/article_05da29f2-8a8c-11e1-b628-001a4bcf887a.html">The master of the Delta Mariner, </a>Capt. Lloyd Patten, told a panel of investigators Thursday that the Eggners Ferry Bridge accident that destroyed a section of the bridge deck would not have happened if the navigation lights on the bridge had been operating properly. Patten and the ship&rsquo;s third mate, Capt. Franklin Altany, answered questions about the cause of the incident after dark on Jan. 26, during the fourth day of public hearings in Paducah by the U. S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:36:30 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 25217 at http://weku.fm Eggners Ferry Bridge Hearings Continue http://weku.fm/post/eggners-ferry-bridge-hearings-continue <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/eggners-ferry-bridge-hearings-continue-ship-company-officials-crew-answer/article_6e6017e0-8a21-11e1-947b-001a4bcf887a.html">Foss Maritime company officials and the second mate</a> of the Delta Mariner cargo ship provided testimony Wednesday in the third day of the U. S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) public hearings in the Eggners Ferry Bridge incident investigation. The hearing is being held in Paducah. The Coast Guard and NTSB are determining which entities or individuals may be at fault for the Jan. 26 night-time crash that knocked out a 322-ft. section of the bridge near Aurora. The hearings are not a trial, but are part of a formal inquiry that could lead to sanctions if anyone is found to be in violation of proper procedure and conduct. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:08:29 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 25153 at http://weku.fm Two Murray Frats Undergo Board Review http://weku.fm/post/two-murray-frats-undergo-board-review <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/two-msu-fraternities-to-undergo-ifcj-board-hearings/article_8425800c-7ad5-11e1-a47c-0019bb2963f4.html">Two fraternities at Murray State University</a> will face hearings within the next few weeks before the university&rsquo;s Interfraternal Council Judicial Board to determine what sanctions the organizations might face for incidents that occurred at parties earlier this month.&nbsp;The MSU chapters of both Alpha Tau Omega and Alpha Gamma Rho remain on suspension from hosting social activities, said Mike Young, assistant vice president of student affairs.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:11:46 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 24314 at http://weku.fm Wrecked Ship in Paducah Dry Dock http://weku.fm/post/wrecked-ship-paducah-dry-dock <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/delta-mariner-relocated-to-paducah-for-dry-dock/article_3abdc826-56b7-11e1-9790-001871e3ce6c.html">The Delta Mariner was </a>expected to reach its next berth in a Paducah dry dock by dawn Tuesday. The vessel was cleared to travel Monday after salvage operations were completed on the ship that struck the Eggner&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge near Aurora on Jan. 26.</p><p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:45:27 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 21403 at http://weku.fm Delta Mariner Leaves Accident Site http://weku.fm/post/delta-mariner-leaves-accident-site <p><a href="http://The Delta Mariner cargo ship, hauling rocket parts to NASA, has been moved downstream to shallower waters to continue salvage operations and a safety zone has been lifted following a collision Jan. 26 that destroyed one section of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge near Aurora. Salvage workers finished cutting away debris attached to the underwater hull Monday morning.">The Delta Mariner cargo ship,</a> hauling rocket parts to NASA, has been moved downstream to shallower waters to continue salvage operations and a safety zone has been lifted following a collision Jan. 26 that destroyed one section of the Eggner&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge near Aurora. Salvage workers finished cutting away debris attached to the underwater hull Monday morning. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:33:09 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 20990 at http://weku.fm Delta Mariner Leaves Accident Site Coast Guard Announces Ship Salvage Plan http://weku.fm/post/coast-guard-announces-ship-salvage-plan <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/coast-guard-oks-ship-salvage-plan/article_1d39a606-4f52-11e1-b2bb-0019bb2963f4.html">Work was expected to begin Saturday,</a> weather permitting, to salvage the massive cargo vessel Delta Mariner after it struck the Eggner&#39;s Ferry Bridge in Aurora Jan. 26, causing a 322-ft. span to collapse. The vessel has been anchored between the two halves of the bridge since the time of the accident. The U. S. Coast Guard announced Friday it has approved a salvage plan submitted by Foss Maritime Company, the ship&rsquo;s owner. Sun, 05 Feb 2012 17:53:13 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 20853 at http://weku.fm Tornado Touches Down in West Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/tornado-touches-down-west-kentucky <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/ef-tornado-touches-down-sunday-night-near-hazel/article_d01b91fc-4639-11e1-9bbf-001871e3ce6c.html">The National Weather Service in Paducah</a> has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down near Hazel in Calloway County Sunday night. NWS surveyors Rick Shanklin and Ken Ludington were on site Monday, and found that the tornado touched down at 11:03 p.m. Sunday at Hazel and traveled 5.6 miles to northeast of New Providence. Surveyors measured the average width of the tornado&rsquo;s path to be 100 yards.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:59:35 +0000 Hawkins Teague, Murray Ledger & Times & Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 20263 at http://weku.fm Tornado Touches Down in West Kentucky Some School Administrators Question Bus Ad Bill http://weku.fm/post/some-school-administrators-question-bus-ad-bill <p>Calloway County and Murray school superintendents are skeptical of the benefit of proposed legislation that would allow school districts to sell advertising on the exterior of school buses.&nbsp; House Bill 30 is currently awaiting a full vote in the state House scheduled for Tuesday.&nbsp; Districts already sell advertising in their sports arenas, and in school yearbooks, but Murray Independent Schools Superintendent Bob Rogers said there is such a thing as too much commercialization. He remarked that his district would likely not stand to benefit from the option, if it was made available. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:31:47 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 19824 at http://weku.fm Superintendents Skeptical of Bus Bill http://weku.fm/post/superintendents-skeptical-bus-bill <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/superintendents-are-skeptical-of-proposed-school-bus-ads-bill/article_aa4da86a-3edd-11e1-a6d1-001871e3ce6c.html ">Calloway County and Murray school</a> superintendents are skeptical of the benefit of proposed legislation that would allow school districts to sell advertising on the exterior of school buses. House Bill 30 is currently awaiting a full vote in the state House scheduled for Tuesday.</p><p> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:04:15 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 19795 at http://weku.fm Schools Notified of Budget Cuts http://weku.fm/post/schools-notified-budget-cuts <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/schools-notified-of-budget-cuts/article_adf3a77e-2ca6-11e1-a60a-001871e3ce6c.html">Officials with the Murray Independent School District</a> and the Calloway County Schools say they are not happy with a 2 percent budget cut for the current school year and plans for an additional cut for 2012-13. Murray Superintendent Bob Rogers said he was notified by Kentucky Department of Education officials about a mid-year reduction in state funding of $157,294. In a release to superintendents across the state, KDE officials reported receiving notification from Mary E. Lassiter, state budget director, that a mid-year budget cut will be necessary. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:09 +0000 Tom Berry, Murray Ledger & Times & Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 18477 at http://weku.fm Mobile Teaching Lab Visits Murray Hospital http://weku.fm/post/mobile-teaching-lab-visits-murray-hospital <p><a href="http://murrayledger.com/news/murray-one-of-two-ky-sites-visited-by-mobile-surgery/article_21e3f294-e90c-11e0-8b82-001cc4c03286.html">Murray-Calloway County Hospital</a> was one of only two hospitals in Kentucky that received a visit from a mobile operating room, as part the Covidien Innovation Tour showcasing the minimally invasive SILS procedure. The tour is stopping in 80 cities nationwide. The technique leads to faster recovery times for patients, and less scarring, according to Covidien surgical device representative Jamie Smith. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:20:00 +0000 Angie Hatton, Murray Ledger & Times 13290 at http://weku.fm Mobile Teaching Lab Visits Murray Hospital