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The World Series begins Tuesday and it’s the first time in 71 years that Louisville Slugger is making World Series bats for the Chicago Cubs. Louisville Slugger Factory has made bats for every World Series, including the first one in 1903.

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An app designed to stop texting and driving is getting the attention of law enforcement officials in Kentucky. WKYT-TV reports that authorities are praising ‘LifeSaver,’ which blocks a phone's screen while driving, as a tool that can prevent car accidents. 

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A McCracken County based program aimed at combating domestic violence received two grants totaling $750,000 dollars Monday. Governor Matt Bevin presented the Merryman House in Paducah with a Community Development Block Grant of $500,000 to go towards their capital campaign. 

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The City of Murray has appointed Bill Marcum to serve as its Interim Parks Director.

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Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the idea that Halloween can be a fun and effective time to practice exposure therapy to help treat anxiety issues.

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Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering together in an effort to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

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A new report says the oral health of Kentucky children is getting worse despite having a greater access to dentists. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is set to meet next week with attorneys general from West Virginia and Ohio, as well as experts from law enforcement, health care and faith-based groups to discuss ways to combat the opioid epidemic. 

Ky. Sudden Infant Deaths Exceed National Average

Oct 19, 2016

Every five days a Kentucky infant dies from a sudden unexplained death. That’s according to the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, The Fayette Health Department hosted a training program last week on risk factors and investigative practices.

Participants working in the coroner’s office, law enforcement, child welfare, and public health got briefed on sudden infant death issues. 

Lexington Mayor Seeks Input on Gun Violence

Oct 19, 2016

Lexington city leaders are asking police how local government can help to reduce gun violence.  The issue came up for discussion at Tuesday’s council work session in reaction to the shooting death of Lexington Lafayette High School Sophomore Trinity Gay.  She died after being hit in an exchange of gunfire in a restaurant parking lot.  

Police Chief Mark Barnard says some of the best help could come from citizens who have information about those involved in violent crimes.

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