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Marshall County Sheriff Reflects On Month Since High School Shooting

Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars said his life and the lives of his officers will never be the same since the events on this day, one month ago, when a student at Marshall County High School opened fire on classmates, killing two and injuring more than a dozen.

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A multi-county outbreak of Hepatitis A remains ongoing with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) now reporting 117 cases.

The chemical BPA isn't living up to its nasty reputation.

A two-year government study of rats found that even high doses of the plastic additive produced only "minimal effects," and that these effects could have occurred by chance.

The finding bolsters the Food and Drug Administration's 2014 assessment that water bottles and other products containing BPA are not making people sick.

Last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration started looking for dangerous bacteria in a few of America's most beloved fresh foods: parsley, cilantro, basil, and prepared guacamole. The very freshness of these foods carries a risk. Since they aren't normally cooked, they may harbor nasty bugs like salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.

The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change coalesced under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA.

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This week at the state legislature, a new bill overhauling the public pension system was finally filed and it’s a lot different from the proposal made by Gov. Matt Bevin last fall. It still reduces benefits to many current and most future state employees while promising massive infusions of cash into the pension systems.

For Some Gunshot Victims, Healing Comes At A High Price

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K’Anthony Tyus was on his bike in Ballard Park when bullets flew towards him from a car window. He tried to stand afterwards but couldn’t – his femur bone was shattered. He was 9 years old. Thankfully, K’Anthony survived. But then his family says they received a $20,000 hospital bill — even though they had health insurance.

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Three planned  “March for Our Lives” demonstrations next month in west Kentucky are merging together.

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A lawyer for a student who was beaten at a Kentucky high school has filed a lawsuit seeking to raise awareness about bullying.

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Illinois State Police say a woman is dead after striking a tree with her vehicle in southern Illinois. 

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Some Tennessee Senate leaders say they support President Donald Trump's push to ban bump stocks and bar those under 21 from buying semi-automatic rifles, and they want similar proposals discussed at the state level. But support from House Republican leadership was more tepid.

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Painful Lessons: Using Data On Overdose Deaths To Combat Opioid Crisis

The Ohio Valley’s numbers on the opioid crisis are grim, especially so in West Virginia, which has the nation’s highest rate of overdose deaths.

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