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Hopkinsville Total Solar Eclipse Forum Outlines City Plans, National 'Megamovie' Project

Hopkinsville is preparing for 50,000 visitors when the total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. on August 21. The city's Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant Brooke Jung outlined a range of plans in a community forum Tuesday night. Members of a film project involving Google and University of California Berkeley also visited as part of tour across the nation describing 'The Eclipse Megamovie 2017' project and a need for volunteer photographers.

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More than 130 soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team with the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell on Wednesday. 

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The Legislature has passed a bill that would bar cities in Tennessee from decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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A bill to prevent campaign funds from being invested in private companies is headed for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

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The Children's Law Center has named a new executive director of the nonprofit organization.

At the very southernmost tip of Illinois, the pancake flat cornfields give way to the rolling, forested hills of the Delta.

Here, at the windy confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, it feels more southern than Midwest when you arrive at the old river port and factory town of Cairo, once made famous in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

But Twain might not recognize Cairo today.

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  A top official with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is the keynote speaker at a meeting involving area business leaders Thursday in Benton.

The Justice Department is following through on an executive order to withhold as much as $4.1 billion in federal grants from so-called "sanctuary cities," generally defined as places where local law enforcement limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.

The Associated Press has tallied up business lost in North Carolina because of the controversial "bathroom bill," and estimates the total cost is at least $3.76 billion over 12 years.

That estimate is probably low, the wire service says.

Primate brains may have grown larger and more complex thanks to a fruit-filled diet, a new study suggests.

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Anticipation is building in Hopkinsville for this summer’s total solar eclipse. The city will hold a community forum Tuesday night and will welcome two speakers from the University of California at Berkeley. 

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Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump's proposal to cut the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies has alarmed some people in a region that helped to elect him. Now a budget resistance is brewing within the president's own party. Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what's at stake.

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It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

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