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Finding Ways to Move Forward After a Tragedy

Feb 14, 2018

  Tragedy struck close to home when a student opened fire in the commons area of Marshall County High School on January 23rd, eleven minutes before the first bell rang. 20 students were injured, 16 of which were gunshot wounds. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how the community might take steps to move forward after that horrific morning. 

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2nd Update: Highways and streets around the site are opening back up, according to the KYTC. The area around the Little General Convenience Store is blocked off as emergency personnel continue to monitor the situation. Personnel have contained the gas leak.

Update: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says local response agencies have closed additional highways and streets around the site of a gas leak on fire near Hickman. See below:

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A popular destination in west Kentucky partially destroyed by a fire this week is offering a look at the damage.

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