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Kentuckians trying to get health insurance through the state-based marketplace will use instead of Kynect starting Nov. 1.
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A new report says Kentucky's population is expected to increase more than 10 percent between 2015 and 2040, with Jefferson and Fayette counties projected to remain the most populous.

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Republican US Senator Rand Paul makes campaign stops in western Kentucky today.

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The Kentucky Division of Forestry is asking the public to refrain from outdoor burning.

Kentucky's $100 million Ark Encounter biblical theme park has drawn more than 400,000 visitors since its opening. The 510-foot-long Noah's Ark replica opened July 7. 

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More than two dozen western Kentucky law enforcement and public safety personnel received training this week at Murray State University to improve relations when interacting with the LGBT community. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Sergeant Brett Parson, who led the workshop, said the discussion parallels with issues surrounding race and use of force.


Attorneys for a southern Illinois man accused of fatally stabbing two Cairo bank workers say he isn’t eligible for the death penalty because he’s intellectually disabled.  

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Workers with Kentucky’s largest employer are being told to dress a little more appropriately. 

A new dress code for executive branch workers that went into effect this month bans flip flops, midriff shirts, large commercial logos, and offensive language.  

The World Series begins Tuesday and it’s the first time in 71 years that Louisville Slugger is making World Series bats for the Chicago Cubs. Louisville Slugger Factory has made bats for every World Series, including the first one in 1903.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has never had much to say about Donald Trump. But lately, he has fallen completely silent. 


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Toxic Legacy: “Teflon” Chemical Sticks Around In Water Supplies

For more than half a century along the Ohio River, the chemical company DuPont provided jobs for thousands of people. One chemical they produced is PFOA, commonly known as C8. It was a remarkably useful compound, used in “Teflon” non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and even in some food wrappers.
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Lazarus Drug: The Medicine Saving Lives Amid The Opioid Crisis

With the opioid crisis driving up overdose rates across the Ohio Valley, a once-obscure medication is becoming a household feature. Naloxone can reverse an overdose and, with training, can be administered by just about anyone. Aaron Payne of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the drug is saving lives, but is no silver bullet for the region’s addiction problems.
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Let’s Talk Rock Music Saturday Nights at 8 with "Sound Opinions"

New to the WKMS Saturday night lineup is Sound Opinions – a show for people who love smart and engaging music, criticism and conversation.
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