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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky is offering prime viewing spots for the upcoming total solar eclipse next month.

Vaccine progress is stalling.

That's the message from a new report issued by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

The report focuses on the DTP vaccine — the essential vaccine that protects kids against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) and that was first licensed in 1949.

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A nominating commission has announced nominees to fill a vacant judgeship in Kentucky.

Rick Howlett

An anti-abortion group has dropped its challenge of a federal restraining order that keeps them from blocking the entrance to the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky.

Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

The founder of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic said the facility is increasing security ahead of anti-abortion protests that will start Saturday.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has removed a sunken tow boat from the Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, and taken it to Kentucky for repairs. 

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On this date in 1925, the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, came to an end with a guilty verdict for the defendant, a young western Kentucky teacher named John Scopes.  

Ashley Lopez, via WFPL

A buffer zone has been created to keep anti-abortion protesters away from the last-remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky.  

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A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.

It has been just a month since the death of Otto Warmbier — an American tourist jailed by North Korean authorities, sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for pulling down a propaganda poster, and eventually released to the U.S. in a coma under mysterious circumstances.

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