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  The Murray Center for Accessible Living is conducting surveys of local businesses to determine compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As part of an Accessible Murray initiative, the surveys highlight what businesses are doing well and offer low cost or no cost suggestions for improving accessibility.

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The City of Paducah is holding a ceremony Friday to dedicate a riverfront roadway after a longtime city commissioner. 

Kentucky Coal Association

Kentucky's coal industry advocacy group has named a new president.

J. Tyler White has been named president of The Kentucky Coal Association beginning next month. White, a Kentucky native, is a district director for Republican Congressman Andy Barr. White also led Barr's recent re-election campaign.

White says he's honored to have the opportunity to advocate for the industry and workers whose lives have been impacted by what he says is over-regulation and failed policy.

White says with the right policies in place, the sagging industry can be revitalized.

For Freida Lockaby, an unemployed 56-year-old woman who lives with her dog in an aging mobile home in Manchester, Ky., one of America's poorest places, the Affordable Care Act was life altering.

The law allowed Kentucky to expand Medicaid in 2014 and made Lockaby – along with 440,000 other low-income state residents – newly eligible for free health care under the state-federal insurance program. Enrollment gave Lockaby her first insurance in 11 years.

The World Health Organization announced Friday that it no longer considers the Zika epidemic a public health emergency of international concern.

But Zika's threat to pregnant women and babies is not going away anytime soon, the agency says. Instead, the virus is now a chronic problem, says the WHO's Dr. Pete Salama.

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The number of emergency room visits in Kentucky hasn’t gone up much since Medicaid expanded or people started getting coverage on the individual market. That’s according to a new report from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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The Calloway County Fiscal Court has hired an attorney to look into Kentucky’s laws regarding library boards.

Kentucky Baptist Convention

The Kentucky Baptist Convention has elected an Elizabethtown pastor as its president.

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On Sounds Good, MSU Department of Psychology faculty member Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross talk about moving past this contentious election season.

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Louisville’s Confederate monument is heading to Brandenburg.

The Meade County seat is about 40 miles east of Louisville and home to a historical Civil War site.

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