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Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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On Friday, soldiers with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell conducted a mine-clearing training exercise using a particular device. 

The 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion along with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans” spent nearly a week preparing for use the a trailer-mounted Mine Clearing Line Charge, known to them as a “MIC-LIC."  

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared federal disaster aid for 20 Kentucky counties, including more than a dozen in our listening area. 

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On Sounds Good, Dr. Bill Tyler talks with Austin Carter about the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s upcoming Back Woods Ball.

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Update Friday Afternoon:

Illinois’ payment to its largest public-pension fund is expected to increase by more than $400 million next year. The Teachers Retirement System trustees agreed Friday to lower the assumed rate of return on investments from 7.5% to 7%.

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At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald's restaurants in Mayfield and Draffenville. 

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Health and law enforcement officials in Kentucky are responding to a rash of heroin-related drug overdoses. In the community of Mount Sterling alone, there were 12 overdoses this week including one death.  

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The Paducah City Commission is in the process of hiring an engineering firm to study the conversion of Broadway and Jefferson streets back to two-way traffic.

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Update Friday: The soldier has been identified as 23-year-old Spc. Bryan Castillo, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer. Castillo arrived at Fort Campbell in 2013. The motive for his shooting incident is still unknown. He is now being held at the Montgomery County Jail. No formal charges have been filed.

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Kentucky's Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system. 

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