An economic development authority in far west Kentucky is offering more than 2,000 acres of “free land” in an effort to attract Japanese automakers looking to build a facility.

Rick Howlett

About two-dozen demonstrators held signs and delivered speeches Tuesday outside the Louisville office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, demanding that McConnell hold President Donald Trump accountable for comments he made following this month’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Hopkinsville officials are cleaning up the evidence of Monday’s total solar eclipse as the city returns to normalcy. The city’s eclipse marketing and events consultant Brooke Jung said the city is in full ‘clean-up mode’ but ‘Eclipseville’ will not be forgotten.

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Update: According to a Kentucky State Police release, the officer involved is Lieutenant Daniel Crofoot, a 16-year veteran of the Mayfield Police Department. Crofoot is on paid administrative leave. The suspect is Andrew Chamberlain, a 23-year-old white male. He is in stable condition at Deaconess Hospital.

Opioid Emergency: What The Ohio Valley Needs To Combat Crisis

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Rebecca Kiger

The opioid crisis gripping the Ohio Valley is now, according to President Donald Trump, a national emergency. But more than a week after the president made that announcement, state and local health officials in the region told the Ohio Valley ReSource that they have little information about what that emergency declaration actually means, or what additional tools it might provide.

Fate McAfee On The Next Live Lunch, Sept. 1

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Tune in for the next WKMS Live Lunch for a special performance from WKMS Singer Songwriter contest finalists and Paris, TN native, Fate McAfee.  McAfee recently released his debut album, Little Bill And The Late Fees, and has been performing regionally and beyond in support of the release.  With intelligent lyrics, a unique voice, and skillful musicianship, McAfee is strongly rooted in the American folk tradition.  He can command an audience completely with just his voice and guitar, and of course, his excellent songs.


The U.S. Department of Energy has decided to continue to fund research that investigates recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts.

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The Trump administration’s Department of the Interior has asked the National Academy of Sciences to suspend research into the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Update: Westerfield filed his letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Tuesday.  

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Officials in Kentucky's largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state.