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Froman Wants Change of Venue in Death Penalty Trial

The man accused of murdering a Mayfield woman and her 17-year-old son nearly two years ago is requesting that his trial be moved because of a racial imbalance in the county in which it's to be held.
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A coalition of environmental groups is formally protesting the upcoming auction of federal lands in Western Kentucky for possible oil and gas drilling.

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Five Kentucky state parks will be seeing $3 million dollars in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next couple of years. The announcement came Tuesday from Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson during a visit to Carter Caves State Resort Park.

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Hillary Clinton has made history as the first woman to receive her party’s nomination for president, but it wasn’t without contention from her rival, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.  

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Police training, racial profiling and minority officers were among topics that emerged in a community forum on race relations Monday night at Good Shepherd Church in Hopkinsville.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes portrayed Donald Trump as "an unsteady, unqualified bully" while offering insights about Hillary Clinton's personal side in a speech Tuesday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia nominated Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says he would spend more money on technology and improve roads in eastern Kentucky to help the region recover from the devastating effects of a declining coal industry. 

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A retail development group has acquired 20.5 acres in Hopkinsville for a new shopping center. Thompson Thrift Retail Group says the site at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Lovers’ Lane will be home to the 185,000 square-foot building, named Hopkinsville Towne Center.

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The first night of the Democratic National Convention was headlined by high profile members of the party from First Lady Michelle Obama, Clinton rival Bernie Sanders and rising stars Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren. But perhaps most notable from last night were the vocal Sanders supporters. Western Kentucky delegate Brian Clardy spoke with Matt Markgraf this morning about his take on Sanders supporters in the Kentucky delegation and last night's speakers.

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives has unveiled a new online collection highlighting Tennessee’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment.  

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Next Live Lunch: Year of October This Friday at Noon!

Tune in Friday (July 29), at Noon for our next Sounds Good Live Lunch featuring Nashville-based blues and rock band and WKMS Battle of the Bands finalist Year of October live in Studio B!
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Don't miss a minute of the the 2016 political conventions, with live coverage from NPR News and PBS NewsHour for the next two weeks from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
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[Audio] Regional Authors Gathering at Weaks Senior Center for Meet & Greet

Ann Uddberg and Lynn Bartlett speak with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about an upcoming Meet & Greet with local authors at the Weaks Senior Center on Friday. The Weaks Senior Center Genealogy Club is bringing in authors Geoff Baggett, Lynn Bartlett, Justice Bill Cunningham, Steve Schneiderman, Dr. Bill Mulligan, and Linda Scott, who have published books regarding the history and culture of the region.
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The Flood Next Time: Warming Raises the Risk of Disaster

People in West Virginia are still recovering from floods that tore through communities like vengeful gods. When you look at the pictures and videos of the June flood – thick, brown, furious, unrelenting – it’s not hard to imagine how our ancestors believed supernatural beings were behind the devastation. Today, of course, we have better insight into the natural forces at work, and science shows us that the damage from nature’s wrath has a lot to do with human behavior.
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[Video, Slideshow] Old Eggner's Ferry Bridge Brought Down in Explosive Demolition

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors carried out the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Monday morning.
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