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Anthem Is Reducing Insurance Exchange Plan Benefits In Kentucky

Kentuckians in more than half of all counties who buy insurance through next year will have a much more limited choice of doctors and hospitals. That’s because the only insurer left in Kentucky offering exchange plans in all 120 counties — Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield — will only offer an HMO plan in 74 of those counties starting Jan. 1.
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Attend the Short Storytelling Contest Finals on Tuesday, October 25

6:00 p.m. @ Murray State's Clara Eagle Gallery

West Kentucky Democrats joined together Thursday night for their annual fall banquet at Murray State. The banquet acts as a platform for local Democratic politicians to get their message out before people hit the polls in November.

The overall theme this year was simple: preventing Republicans from taking the House majority come November.

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  As a shortage of primary care physicians looms across the nation and Kentucky, state lawmakers are considering whether to expand the role of physician assistants by allowing them to prescribe controlled substances.

Dr. Keith Carver has been confirmed as the new chancellor at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Republican Senator Rand Paul will be in Paducah Saturday for the McCracken County Republican Party’s Rally at the River.

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Kentucky’s Governor and state and regional economic leaders will be on hand at the first WAVE Confluence in far western Kentucky this month.

WAVE, or the Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy, is a four-county collaborative working to reverse job loss in Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman Counties by promoting the area’s biggest resource: the Mississippi River.  

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A Lexington man's conviction for violating the city's ban on begging has reached the Kentucky Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the case Friday. Police cited Dennis Champion, who was holding a homemade sign asking for money, for violating Lexington's panhandling ordinance during the holiday season in 2014. 

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Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about upcoming events.

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Two Democratic legislators have filed a bill to strengthen a law that regulates life insurance policies in Kentucky.

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Candidates for the Kentucky House of Representatives 3rd District (part of McCracken County) squared off in a forum hosted by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday. Candidates outlined their positions on the Affordable Care Act, the pension system, regulations on business and more.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

A leaked email shows the Hillary Clinton campaign tried to get the Illinois presidential primary moved to a later date.  

The campaign believed such a delay might stop momentum for a moderate Republican candidate after the Super Tuesday primaries. 


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Using Halloween to Practice Exposure Therapy

Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the idea that Halloween can be a fun and effective time to practice exposure therapy to help treat anxiety issues.
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[Audio] 2016 Western Kentucky Highland Festival This Weekend

Candidate Forum

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Paducah Mayoral & City Commissioner Candidates Debate 'Guiding a Changing Community'

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.
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Ohio Valley ReSource

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Lazarus Drug: The Medicine Saving Lives Amid The Opioid Crisis

With the opioid crisis driving up overdose rates across the Ohio Valley, a once-obscure medication is becoming a household feature. Naloxone can reverse an overdose and, with training, can be administered by just about anyone. Aaron Payne of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the drug is saving lives, but is no silver bullet for the region’s addiction problems.
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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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