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The superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools says the pension proposal unveiled by Kentucky’s Republican leaders is second-rate compared to the current retirement system. 

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 Kentucky’s children have experienced--on average-- more of what’s known as “Adverse Childhood Experiences” than children nationwide.

Bowling Green Prepares to Host First Pride Festival

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The organization “Bowling Green Fairness” is hosting the city’s first-ever Pride Festival Saturday, in an effort to bring awareness to the legal discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

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This weekend, Murray State's Cinema International features the 2003 Bhutanese film "Travellers and Magicians."  It's a colorful travelogue that tells a story within a story.  A young government official in love with the idea of America travels from his sleepy village to the capital to pick up the documents that will allow him to travel to the United States.  Along the way, he meets a Buddhist monk who offers him a new way to see his native culture.  Todd Hatton speaks with Cinema International director Dr. Therese St. Paul about "Travellers and Magicians."

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  Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins has decided not to run for reelection in 2018.

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Murray State University is gearing up for autumn Homecoming celebrations. Matt Markgraf speaks with President Bob Davies on Sounds Good about some of the highlights, planning for proposed pension reform and budgetary pressures, a recent lecture on diversity, health services considerations and faculty accomplishments.

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Twelve percent of high school sophomores in Kentucky have a suicide plan and eight percent have attempted suicide. A report by Kentucky Incentives for Prevention says there’s also a disturbing national trend among younger children. The suicide rate for 10-to-14-year-olds doubled between 2007 and 2014.

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Illinois will not be the home of a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant the automakers Toyota and Mazda plan to build in the United States.

On Strike: Migrant Workers On Visa Program Claim Unfair Pay

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Workers on a tobacco farm in Garrard County, Kentucky have now been on strike for over two weeks. Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports the action is part of a growing movement to organize migrant farm workers in the country on a federal visa program.

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A Kentucky chiropractor originally charged with sexually abusing his patients has accepted a plea deal that could allow him to resume practicing within a year. 

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