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The first night of the Democratic National Convention was headlined by high profile members of the party from First Lady Michelle Obama, Clinton rival Bernie Sanders and rising stars Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren. But perhaps most notable from last night were the vocal Sanders supporters. Western Kentucky delegate Brian Clardy spoke with Matt Markgraf this morning about his take on Sanders supporters in the Kentucky delegation and last night's speakers.

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives has unveiled a new online collection highlighting Tennessee’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment.  

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will address the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and provide a personal endorsement for Hillary Clinton.

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In the wake of Lexington’s first Zika virus case in an infant, health officials continue to stress ways to fend off further cases in the area. 

Fayette County’s Health Commissioner admits it’s hard to predict the number of future infections.

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UPDATE, Tuesday: An arrest warrant has been issued for the Illinois man who pulled a gun inside the Cinemark Theater over the weekend. 

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Graves County’s Sheriff’s Office is urging people not to fall for a phone scam in which a caller impersonating law enforcement is coercing people into sending him money. 

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NASA's Apollo 15 mission launched on this day 45 years ago. One of the goals of the mission was to conduct scientific experiments on the moon using the lunar roving vehicle, dubbed the "moon buggy." Western Kentucky native Johny B. Russell was one of the instrumental designers of this vehicle. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian for Pogue Library, about Murray State University's impressive collection of his work and achievements.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is joining forces with four airports and FedEx to replace some of their diesel-powered ground support equipment with more environmentally friendly gear. 

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The Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia amid turmoil as DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down from her position and Bernie Sanders supporters protested what they called unfair treatment for their candidate.

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Both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are campaigning in eastern Kentucky today as the race picks up steam heading into the annual Fancy Farm picnic on August 6. 

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