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Western Ky High School Removes Freshman Hazing Article

A national anti-bullying advocate is calling a controversial article published by a western Kentucky high school newspaper a “learning opportunity.”
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Update Friday Afternoon:

Illinois’ payment to its largest public-pension fund is expected to increase by more than $400 million next year. The Teachers Retirement System trustees agreed Friday to lower the assumed rate of return on investments from 7.5% to 7%.

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At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald's restaurants in Mayfield and Draffenville. 

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Health and law enforcement officials in Kentucky are responding to a rash of heroin-related drug overdoses. In the community of Mount Sterling alone, there were 12 overdoses this week including one death.  

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The Paducah City Commission is in the process of hiring an engineering firm to study the conversion of Broadway and Jefferson streets back to two-way traffic.

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Update Friday: The soldier has been identified as 23-year-old Spc. Bryan Castillo, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer. Castillo arrived at Fort Campbell in 2013. The motive for his shooting incident is still unknown. He is now being held at the Montgomery County Jail. No formal charges have been filed.

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Kentucky's Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system. 

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Murray residents gathered this week at Playhouse in the Park to design arts opportunities for adults with disabilities, who often “age out” of programs.

Courtesy of Nicole Hand-Bryant, Murray State Professor of Art

Tracy Ross speaks with MSU Director of Galleries T. Michael Martin about the exhibit, Salvador Dali Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy, a series of 100 prints on display in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery and the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery through September 15.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved a $10.37 billion budget for fiscal year 2017.

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A data breach at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has revealed some customer information. 

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears the data accessed were names, addresses, birth dates, phone numbers, email addresses, and the last four digits of social security numbers. 

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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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"Castle: The Story of a Kentucky Prison" at MCLIB's Evenings Upstairs

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham will present a talk on the history of the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville Thursday, Sept. 8 at the McCracken County Public Library as part of their Evenings Upstairs program. And he's uniquely qualified for the job. Cunningham has had a long professional association with the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville; as a public defender, a Commonwealth's Attorney, a Circuit Court Judge, and now in his present position on the Commonwealth...
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Grazing In The Grass: An Old-Fashioned Idea Holds New Promise For Sustainable Farming

Small-scale farmers in the region often find it challenging to keep their land sustainable while staying competitive in the marketplace. Nicole Erwin of Ohio Valley ReSource visited a farm that’s doing both with a method called rotational grazing. She found that this “new” approach grows from some very old ideas.
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Historic 534-Acre Farm Donated to Murray State University

Murray State University is now home to an historic, 534-acre farm in Ballard County. Long-time district judge, attorney and farmer Jimmy Don Robinson has donated his farm, known as Eagle Rest Plantation, to benefit the Hutson School of Agriculture.
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