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Update Friday at Noon:

Police say they have identified the body found in a wooded area of Paducah Wednesday night.  

Economic Policy Institute

New data show that while the wealthy in Kentucky keep earning more money, the poor continue to make even less.

The report from the Economic Policy Institute, which uses IRS income data from 2013, found income inequality has increased in every state since the 1970s.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear held a ceremony in Frankfort Wednesday to honor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event was also was to announce the formation of the Elder Abuse Task Force.

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The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report on the crash that killed an Owensboro pilot. A preliminary report by the NTSB says Owensboro physician Robert Dalzell had purchased the plane only two days before the May 30th crash. 

A Kentucky appeals court has ordered a Lexington clinic to stop performing abortions until it gets a license from the state. Governor Matt Bevin says EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington has been performing abortions without a license. 

 Update June 14, 2016

A West Tennessee lawmaker is giving away not one — but two — military-style rifles in the wake of this weekend's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

State Rep. Andy Holt says he's trying to make a point that guns aren't to blame for the violence.

Author: Ludovic Bertron, via Wikimedia Commons

This week’s Kentuckiana Pride Fest will be dotted with police and private security in the wake of the violent attack at an LGBT club in Orlando last weekend that killed 49 and injured dozens more.

But just how big a police presence there will be isn’t clear.

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Kentucky overdose deaths rose 16% in 2015, the first year state lawmakers toughened penalties for traffickers and increased spending on addiction programs. 

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Community members in Murray and Paducah held candlelight vigils last night remembering the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

KY Great River Road, Facebook

The Great River Road is a National Scenic Byway that follows the Mississippi River through ten states from its headwaters in Minnesota to the Louisiana Delta. A portion of that road is the Kentucky Great River Road National Scenic Byway, which runs through the western counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, and Fulton. Norma Pruitt, executive director of the Kentucky Great River Road Organization, speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the organization’s mission of economic development.

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