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Paducah Police are seeking charges against an Illinois man who pulled a gun on theater-goers at Cinemark on Saturday. Police  present their investigation Monday to the McCracken County Attorney's office for charges.

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A Kentucky death row inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming he is being denied kosher food at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. 

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The percentage of Kentucky workers enrolled in high-deductible health insurance plans increased by nearly six times between 2006 and 2014.  A report released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows the growth of those plans is nationwide. 

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors carried out the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Monday morning.

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  Storms swept across the region Friday afternoon with only minor damage in Murray. Part of the roof belonging to BobNanney Insurance, at 107 North 4th Street,  was blown off the building but with no other reported damages or injuries according to dispatch at the Murray Police Department. 

Karen Guse was close when gusts of wind reaching an estimated 60 mph hit the downtown area. 

"The roof just started coming off and swirling around and a piece has fallen down...that's my car. It was a little freaky," said Guse. 

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Issues ranging from accessibility to employment emerged as topics of concern Thursday evening in a disability forum in Murray. The Center for Accessible Living hosted an event to give voice to a topic event organizer and Independent Living Advocate John Eads says people just generally aren't aware about. 

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Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about wrapping up the Summer Reading Program and upcoming events.

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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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Update: The old Eggner's Ferry Bridge was demolished today. See the video here.  

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.

Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource

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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