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A new memo in a lawsuit over Kentucky's struggling pension fund says the fund lost public money on more than $1.5 billion in hedge fund investments in recent years, despite advisements that such investments were too risky.

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The National Weather Service in Paducah said their Doppler radar will be down for about three weeks due to needed repairs.

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A portion of the Ohio River at the Olmsted Locks and Dam is closed to navigation due to a barge accident. 

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  Attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship are seeking to erase his misdemeanor conviction related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. A former lead prosecutor called it a desperate act.

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  Murray State University’s small-business cyber-security conference will feature a new award this year highlighting women in tech.

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Repairs have begun on a damaged Kentucky bridge over the Ohio River.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a fifth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

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The American Quilter's Society awarded $125,000 in cash prizes Tuesday night to the winning quilts at the 34th AQS Spring Paducah QuiltWeek. Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning said nearly 700 quilts are on display at the Schroeder Expo Center.

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A three-day summit to celebrate the abundance of water resources in the Four Rivers Watershed is this week at Murray State University. MSU’s Watershed Studies Institute along with the City of Murray and the Jackson Purchase Foundation are hosting the Watershed Sustainability Summit.

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Jonas Neihoff is the guest this week on Something from Nothing. He discusses the creative process of starting a business.

The first part of the episode tells the story of how Socially Present started. This includes the exact moment in time when he got the idea, how he told his wife Shelly, and the way they were able to make it through the difficult first year.

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