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The Kentucky State Police is seeking community assistance in solving a theft of more than $100,000 dollars of equipment stolen from a western Kentucky construction site. 

Venus and Buster visited us in the studio for this month’s Puppies Sound Good. The Humane Society of Calloway County’s Kathy Hodge speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about the pups and an upcoming visit from Master Hairstylist Patrick Lomantini, who is on a 91 day tour to raise money for animal rescue efforts across the nation.

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The Center for Accessible Living in Murray is launching an initiative recognizing businesses, public spaces and individuals who meet or exceed standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The two-tier 'Accessible Murray' effort was presented to a forum Wednesday evening at the Murray Calloway County Hospital as part of an ongoing effort to address disability issues and awareness.

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The “Double Dollars” program offered through several farmers’ markets across Kentucky is growing. Word of the expansion came during Tuesday’s celebration of Kentucky Farmers Market Week in Frankfort.

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Each week more than 20,000 pounds of food gets distributed to eight counties across western Kentucky - and it’s still not enough. Purchase Area Regional Development District Commodities Director Clay Black said the need for funds, transportation and cold food storage are just a few issues in combating hunger across the Commonwealth.

James Sweasy

Beginning this week doctors fighting the region’s opioid addiction crisis will have a little more to work with. The federal government will allow doctors to treat more patients with a drug called buprenorphine. That medication has solid support from science, but remains controversial in some circles. Aaron Payne of Ohio Valley ReSource visited three addiction treatment centers with three very different approaches, and found that there’s no silver bullet when it comes to addiction. 

The Obama administration is on track to make its goal of admitting and resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees before the end of September, despite concerns that Islamic militants could enter with them.

"The current pace of arrivals will continue thru the end of this fiscal year so we may exceed 10,000," said Anne Richard, assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration in a conference call with reporters on Friday. "For next year, we will continue to welcome large numbers of Syrians."

Residents in Barlow have the opportunity to vote in an upcoming local election to lift the town’s ban on alcohol.

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The Hopkins County Board of Education has approved making available a drug to prevent opioid overdose in local high schools. Narcan is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of an overdose for 30 to 90 minutes.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is offering a $5,000 dollar reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the kidnapping and murder of two sisters in northwestern Tennessee more than three decades ago.