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A 40 day voyage down the Ohio River beginning in Cincinnati will come to an end in Cairo, IL Thursday. But the purpose of the trip, to bring awareness to suicide prevention is just beginning for the three boys who are the youngest to brave the 981 mile trip in three kayaks.

A portion of a Marshall County Road between Benton and Fairdealing will be closed Thursday and Friday for construction.

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New laws are taking effect in Kentucky that allow charter schools, regulate Bible literacy classes in public schools and limit the supply of prescription painkillers.

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Richmond Hall at Murray State University has suffered extensive damage from an explosion  that shook buildings many miles away.  

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  Robert Stivers, the president of the Kentucky State Senate, said he’ll ask to intervene in a legal challenge against OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma in order to release documents that deal with a settlement the company made with the state in late 2015.

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  The Paducah Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved the 2018 budget-- projecting $34.4 million dollars for the city's General Revenue Fund.  The budget is around $900,000 dollars more than last year’s.

   A top Republican lawmaker says Kentucky settled a lawsuit against a major prescription painkiller for "pennies on the dollar" to avoid an embarrassing conflict of interest for the state's Democratic attorney general.

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  Shawnee Fossil Plant in Paducah is getting closer to it’s goal of reducing its gas emissions. TVA spokesperson Scott Brooks said the project is about 80 percent complete and should be finished by the end of this year.

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More than eight hundred Kentuckians have cleared their records under state senator Whitney Westerfield’s expungement law passed last year.

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  Purchase Youth Village in Benton has received approval to double its capacity for children and adolescents requiring treatment for mental illness. The new residential facility announced last week it would begin accepting patients July 5th to fill its 28 rooms.

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