Carlisle County

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A former Carlisle County teacher has pleaded not guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student. 

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U.S. Congressman James Comer concluded a series of town halls in Carlisle County on Wednesday. Speaking to a group of about 60 people, Comer outlined his position on foreign affairs, tax reform, healthcare and Medicaid. 

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The Kentucky State Police have arrested a former Carlisle County Middle and High School teacher for having a relationship with a 17-year-old student. 

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  A former Carlisle County substitute teacher who was accused of having sex with two male students has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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Governor Matt Bevin appointed magistrates Friday for vacancies in two counties in far western Kentucky due to deaths. 

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The West Kentucky Regional Riverport Authority held their first formal meeting in Bardwell Friday.  

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Votes are in, and the name for the River County Economic Development Project has been chosen. WAVE, or the Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy, will serve as the acronym for a four county collaborative effort to restore job loss and increase development in Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle and Ballard Counties.

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A multi-county effort in far western Kentucky seeking to tap into an economic boost from the newly expanded Panama Canal is seeking public input on a name. 

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A west Kentucky man was killed on the tracks of an oncoming passenger train early Friday morning.

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County and economic development officials of Kentucky’s four western river counties are collaborating to develop a regional economic development initiative driven by the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion, which is set complete next month, is expected to significantly increase container shipping along the Mississippi River.

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