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Old Kentucky Tales Episode 9: Look Out! Henry Clay’s Got a Gun!

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In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at tax reform past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine how one witness described Henry Clay’s involvement in a duel. Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.

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Kentucky Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is again refusing to comply with a federal request for state voter information. 

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U.S. Congressman James Comer is holding three town hall meetings in the region beginning Saturday. 

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Paducah’s Health Park has nearly completed the first phase of a two-part construction effort.

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Migrant workers who come to Kentucky under the H2A visa program are a critical part of the agricultural workforce. The Bluegrass State ranks seventh among the 50 states for the number farm workers who come under this visa, according to the Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Phil and Jan Holliday's farm in Logan County has two workers from Mexico who have been coming for more than two decades, and they’re bringing the next generation.      

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The director of a Kentucky Democratic political action committee has been arrested on charges including theft and forgery. 

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union want to join a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. 

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Jacob Eleazer woke up today expecting an average day. He put on his tan khakis, brown shoes and gray polo, got in the car and drove to work. But not long after he walked in, messages from concerned friends and family members started flooding his phone. He checked the messages, and was shocked to see a series of tweets from President Donald Trump saying that transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the military.

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As the U.S. Senate this week voted to hold debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear accused some Republican politicians of “religious hypocrisy.”

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An environmental group’s new report shows a broad range of contaminants occur in many drinking water systems in the Ohio Valley, even though the water meets federal requirements. The research highlights the gap between what regulations require and what many scientists and health advocates recommend for safe drinking water.

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