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The University of Louisville says researchers at the school have received nearly $8 million from the National Institutes of Health for an alcohol research center.

Greater Owensboro Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education

A program to address the shortage of skilled workers for advanced manufacturing is expanding in the Owensboro area.

The project is called GO FAME, which stands for Greater Owensboro Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education. 

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Wayne Harper speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about the Harper Music and Food Festival coming up July 30 in Cadiz.

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After a challenge to a Kentucky campaign finance law, unions are no longer allowed to make contributions to political action committees and candidates.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The old Eggners Ferry Bridge is set for explosive demolition. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says demolition of the four main spans over Kentucky Lake in Aurora is set for 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25.

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As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the Ohio Valley with addiction and death, the search for safer methods of pain management has become increasingly urgent. Aaron Payne of Ohio Valley Resource member station WOUB reports.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation banning the sale of synthetic drugs known as ‘bath salts’ in the state. Rauner signed the bill aimed at curbing what he called an ‘epidemic’ afflicting rural communities. 

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The convicted felon whose emotional testimony convinced a Republican western Kentucky lawmaker to change his mind and led to the adoption of an expungement law has had his criminal record officially cleared by a judge. 

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A group of concerned citizens congregated in Paducah’s Noble Park on Sunday to recognize the recent spates of violence and racial tension across the country and try to find common ground.

The Concert Rally for Peace drew a crowd of more than 50 to the park’s amphitheatre for music, poetry and to bridge differences of opinion.

Courtesy of Bill Bartleman

Thousands of people are in Cleveland, Ohio this week for the Republican National Convention as members of the party converge behind presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. McCracken County 1st District Commissioner and former Paducah Sun journalist Bill Bartleman is a delegate and arrived at the RNC Sunday. Matt Markgraf speaks with Bartleman about his experience so far and what some of his goals are as a representative from western Kentucky.

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