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In Inaugural Address, Trump Decries 'Carnage' And Promises 'America First'

A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first." Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated themes from his historic and divisive campaign message, describing children in poverty, schools in crisis and streets pocked with crime and "carnage." "For too long, a small group in our nation's...

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Become a Podcaster with WKMS and Pitch Your Project

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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A western Kentucky hospital is encouraging people to take precaution due to the ‘widespread’ outbreak of flu. Last week, Kentucky Department of Health warned of an increase in flu-like activity in at least half of the state.

Kentucky National Guard

Nearly 300 members of the Kentucky National Guard are heading to Washington D.C. to assist in the Presidential Inauguration. 

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, via Facebook

Kentucky has joined a dozen other states in a complaint against a federal effort to balance environmental protection and the coal industry.

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Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to unveil his top legislative priority on Wednesday as state lawmakers await details on his plan to boost transportation funding in Tennessee. 

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has finalized a controversial plan to let the state’s utilities virtually self-regulate the storing of hazardous coal ash near power plants.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has released the names of 10 people who will serve on the University of Louisville board of trustees.

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  Beekeeping schools are popping up across the commonwealth starting this weekend, teaching beginner to expert level courses how to raise honeybees.

  A fire review team in Tennessee will investigate the Gatlinburg fires that killed 14 people in November.

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An automotive company in far western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs in a $26 million investment. 

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The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is holding a ceremony marking a change in leadership this week. 

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Enter the 2017 WKMS Singer/Songwriter Competition

Attention Singer/Songwriters! Send us your best original song by Sunday, February 26 at midnight, and you could be voted among the finalists to perform live at Maiden Alley Cinema for the Grand Prize.

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Ross Reviewed: Trump’s Choice For Commerce Left Mixed Legacy In Ohio Valley

The billionaire Wilbur Ross heads for Senate hearings this week as Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce. Ross gained ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets here in the Ohio Valley region. Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on the mixed legacy his businesses left behind.

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