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Several state agencies are working together on an initiative to highlight the importance of properly disposing of old medications.

A statement from Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America says the organization is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety and state police to launch MyOldMeds Kentucky during an event Tuesday at the Capitol.

Officials say it is one way to help fight prescription drug abuse, which has become a public health epidemic in the state.

[Audio] Puppies Sound Good: Meet Luna

Oct 15, 2016
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Kathy Hodge of the Calloway County Humane Society and Sherry Sherwood bring Luna in to the studio for a visit with Austin Carter on Sounds Good. Also tips on keeping pets warm during the winter.

Hopkinsville Police Department

Update: Police have arrested a Hopkinsville man in Clarksville wanted for his alleged involvement in a shooting death downtown Saturday. 

McCracken Fiscal Court

Update: Visitation and funeral arrangements are set for Tuesday at the Luther F. Carson Center. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. The service is at 7 p.m. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bandana.

More information on Milner & Orr's website.

On Sounds Good, George Eldred and Paducah Symphony Orchestra Maestro Raffaele Ponti preview the Saturday evening concert, "Mendelssohn, Hanson, & Debussy" at The Carson Center in Paducah. The concert includes a performance by Max Crofton, tuba (2016 Young Artist Competition Winner).

Lance Dennee, WKMS

With numerous projects underway in the City of Paducah: from neighborhood revitalization to riverfront development, workforce development, the foreign trade zone, efforts to attract young entrepreneurs and much more, this November's mayoral and city commissioners race has many in the community wondering about the leadership will look like guiding a changing Paducah. WKMS and The Paducah Sun hosted a forum Thursday night where candidates expressed their views on these topics.

West Kentucky Democrats joined together Thursday night for their annual fall banquet at Murray State. The banquet acts as a platform for local Democratic politicians to get their message out before people hit the polls in November.

The overall theme this year was simple: preventing Republicans from taking the House majority come November.

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  As a shortage of primary care physicians looms across the nation and Kentucky, state lawmakers are considering whether to expand the role of physician assistants by allowing them to prescribe controlled substances.

Dr. Keith Carver has been confirmed as the new chancellor at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Republican Senator Rand Paul will be in Paducah Saturday for the McCracken County Republican Party’s Rally at the River.