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Health
6:30 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Depression, Anxiety High During Holiday Season

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A majority of people report having anxiety and depression during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

Studies show around 64 percent are affected.

Michael Gray is executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Louisville. He says feelings of loneliness, anxiety, tension, depression and fatigue during the holiday season can be related to a number of things.

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Government
2:31 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

NLRB Dismisses Labor Violation Charges Against Honeywell

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The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision in favor of Honeywell Plant officials regarding a complaint that they illegally locked out members of the United Steelworkers Union.

Last month, USW Local 7-669 filed the complaint to the board that the now 143-day work stoppage violates federal labor regulations. 

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Infrastructure
1:56 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Eggners Ferry Bridge - Tuesday Night (Dec 23) Closure Cancelled

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UPDATE, Tuesday (12/23/14) - Tonight's scheduled closure of the Eggners Ferry Bridge is canceled due to poor weather conditions. 

The bridge will be open to traffic. 

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Government
1:15 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Public-Private Project to Bring "I-Way" Statewide by 2017

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Kentucky officials are planning an ambitious infrastructure project to lay over 3,000 miles of fiber optic cable to bring the Commonwealth's internet and cell phone services to among some of the fastest in the U.S. 

The project is being called the "Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway" or "I-Way." 

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Government
10:59 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Carrie Ovey-Wiggins Appointed 56th Circuit Commonwealth Attorney

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Retiring Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey will be succeeded by his daughter Carrie Ovey-Wiggins.

Last week, Governor Steve Beshear appointed Ovey-Wiggins as Commonwealth’s Attorney in the 56th Judicial Circuit, a post her father held for 27 years.

She’s currently the assistant Commonwealth Attorney. 

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Society
10:50 am
Tue December 23, 2014

State Agencies Offer Tools to Combat Holiday DUIs

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Various agencies and businesses across Kentucky are joining forces to keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs through New Year’s Day. State and local police will have beefed-up patrols and set up sobriety checkpoints throughout the holiday season. 

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Government
10:14 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Fort Campbell to Have Public Meeting Discussing Potential Cuts

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Department of the Army representatives are set to meet next month at Fort Campbell to discuss proposed budget cuts that could potentially reduce personnel there by 50 percent.

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Datebook
10:01 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Datebook: December 23 - Bowling for a Cure, A Day with Trains, Veteran Dental Cleaning

The inaugural "Bowling for a Cure" tournament is Thursday, January 1 at 1 p.m. at Spare Time Lanes in Mayfield. The USBC-certified singles tournament is a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Mayfield and Graves County. The winner receives $1000. There’s a three-game qualifier for participants with the top one in six moving on to a seeded single elimination bracket. To register, call (270) 804-7324.

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Business
7:00 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Kentucky Christmas Tree Farmers Face Challenges

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Kentucky Christmas tree growers can face a variety of challenges, both on the farm and in the marketplace. In addition to weather, weeds, and threats of disease, the state's soil is suitable for only certain types of Christmas trees.  Marla Jackson, Office Manager at Hutton and Lloyd Tree Farm says customers also tend to want taller trees.  "The larger tree, the eight to 10 to 12 foot is now pretty much, there's about as many people buying the larger trees as there are the small trees," said Jackson.

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Environment
11:28 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Kentucky Regulators OK State’s First Utility-Scale Solar Array

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a 10 megawatt solar array,making it the first utility-scale solar energy system to be built in the commonwealth. It’ll be built near the Brown Power Plant in Mercer County, southwest of Lexington.

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