Paducah Symphony Orchestra

  The Paducah Symphony Orchestra has chosen Katie Smith as the new Executive Director.  The Oakland, California native says it has been a long journey coming from the far west to the east--living in more than 10 cities, 5 states and one foreign country.

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says the state has set an all-time low occupational injury rate. 

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Illinois is urging congressional leaders to avoid "hasty" or "incomplete" action as they proceed with a planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

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The CEO of a Paducah-based novelty ice cream company has issued an open letter to President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, who for several years has taken to Twitter to air grievances over their branding. 

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Some 100 Fort Campbell soldiers in the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team ‘Bastogne’ are returning home Wednesday from Cameroon in Africa. 

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A Kentucky museum devoted to Corvettes had its second-highest attendance numbers in 2016. The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green says it welcomed 228,363 visitors last year, up 3.5 percent from 2015. 

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The Kentucky attorney general's office says state police violated the state's open-records law by refusing to turn over a copy of bodycam video from the fatal shooting of a suspect by municipal police.

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A death in a Nevada hospital made national headlines this month because the patient’s infection could not be treated with any of the antibiotics doctors usually rely on. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Part of the solution could come from farms. Starting this month a new rule limits the antibiotics used on livestock. Ohio Valley ReSource agriculture reporter Nicole Erwin and WFPL’s health reporter Lisa Gillespie teamed up to learn more about this effort to stop “superbugs.”

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Kentuckians were among the hundreds of thousands of people who traveled to Washington D.C. this weekend. Some attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday and others were there for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, protesting Trump’s attitudes toward women and minorities.


Cornhole, a game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is holding its world championships in Kentucky this summer.