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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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Bowling Green organizers are planning a local March for Science in support of the national event on April 22, which is Earth Day.

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More than two hundred high school students from the region are expected to attend Murray State University’s first annual Math Day on Tuesday.

Buffalo Trail prescribed burning in Nov. 2009. FS Staff, via landbetweenthelakes.us

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will conduct a prescribed burn in the Franklin Creek area this week.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is splitting Work Ready Skills funding with regional partners.

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The Tennessee  attorney general's office says a bill that would require all state license plates to bear the words "In God We Trust" is constitutionally suspect. 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering building a facility to remove and recirculate water used in the coal ash management process at a Gallatin facility.

Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts

Mar 27, 2017
Rebecca Kiger | Ohio Valley ReSource

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.

For-profit colleges have faced federal and state investigations in recent years for their aggressive recruiting tactics — accusations that come as no surprise to author Tressie McMillan Cottom.

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Update: The Logan County Justice Center is expected to reopen this afternoon following a suspected bomb threat. 

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The Tennessee state Senate could decide today on whether to approve a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be moved to a fourth resting place.

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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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