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Some 30 police officers from three states along with their canine partners are going through various testing activities in Lexington.  It involves everything from tracking to criminal apprehension to explosives detection.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

National K9 Veterans Day is March 13, a day of remembrance for the dogs who serve the United States in times of war and everyday military life. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with McCracken County Chief Deputy Mike Turnbow and Madeline Schmidt of the Veterans Student Organization at Murray State University about the day for remembrance.

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More than a hundred dogs are in Henry County wrapping up an annual National Narcotic Detector Dog Training program which includes a competition tomorrow.  

The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is hosting the week-long event that started Monday.   

Crittenden County Schools officials have updated their drug prevention policy by adding random K9 searches of the schools.  Board of Education members voted to change the current random drug testing policy this week. Director of Pupil Personnel Al Starnes says there were growing drug problems at the school despite random tests. The board hopes the K9 program will be a better deterrent. Starnes says,