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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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There are beers that can make headlines simply by existing, especially if they use unique ingredients. That's the case with Stone Brewing's Full Circle Pale Ale, whose key component — water — came from an advanced filtration system that recycles and purifies San Diego wastewater that had previously been used in taps, toilets and showers.

In a series of memorandums sent to U.S. embassies, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered a glimpse of what President Trump's promised "extreme vetting" will mean for visa applicants when put into practice.

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Authorities say a Hendersonville doctor traded prescriptions for narcotics in exchange for money and sexual acts. Media outlets report 48-year-old Dr. Lawrence Joseph Valdez was arrested Thursday on five counts of issuing prescriptions for narcotics outside the scope of medical practice.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and others began looking into Valdez after they received complaints about his practices. Investigators said he made these exchanges with multiple individuals.

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Several police agencies in Kentucky are uniting in an effort to strengthen law enforcement service.

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  Kentucky is a state with an abundance of water resources, second to Alaska in surface water according to Four Rivers Basin Coordinator Maggie Morgan. In an effort to protect water resources across the state Morgan says water awareness is key. In coordination with Governor Matt Bevin’s proclamation of Kentucky’s Water Week, Murray State University is hosting the first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit Monday. Morgan says the summit is unique in that it brings together stakeholders from across the state in addressing water issues.

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State officials say they have returned more than $302 million in refunds to Kentucky taxpayers.

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Kentucky state parks officials say they're looking for alternative recreational uses for two nine-hole golf courses.

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  Governor Bevin has declared March 19 through 25 as “Water Week in Kentucky” to show how each member of the Commonwealth is impacted by water in their daily lives and to connect water health to quality of life for each Kentucky citizen.

As part of this celebration, the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University, the City of Murray, and the Jackson Purchase Foundation will co-host the first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit. 

Throughout the campaign, President Trump billed himself as a master negotiator who would make the "best deals" for the American people.

When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised.

But a new federal report, released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for.

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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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