Society

Even before Hurricane Irma arrived at Florida's doorstep scammers geared into action.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Around a dozen members of veterans groups, mostly Vietnam veterans, in west Kentucky gathered on the plaza opposite of Paducah City Hall on Friday to protest the city's ban on certain flags in the Veterans Day parade and called for a boycott. They also burned a version of the Confederate flag they called a "hate flag."

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A national non-profit insurance company has partnered with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks for Hunger Action Month.

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A Hopkinsville facility is doubling capacity for a program helping people recover from co-occurring substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

Almost one-third of people have stopped taking a prescription drug at some time without telling their health care provider, according to the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.

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Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michael Bordieri, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the psychology of 'awe' regarding the total solar eclipse.

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  The American Red Cross expects to be in Texas helping residents recover from Hurricane Harvey for several months, and in Florida if Hurricane Irma strikes.

The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky is honoring the woman who died during a white nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence.

The center is posthumously giving Heather Heyer the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Social Justice.

Heyer was killed in August during demonstrations over the proposed removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

She was hit by a car that plowed into a crowd that had gathered to denounce the white supremacists.  

The 32-year-old Heyer was a paralegal known to stand up for causes of equality and justice.

The Ali Center says Heyer "embodied the spirit of the civil rights movement." 

National Corvette Museum, Facebook, corvettemuseum.org

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green knows a thing or two about natural disasters, having experienced a massive sinkhole in 2014. Now the museum is offering a hand to Florida residents trying to escape Hurricane Irma. 

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The superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is heading to Washington temporarily as acting superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks.

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