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Last week, Kentucky State House passed HB 316, legislation to establish a definition for bullying in Kentucky schools.  Susan Guess is the founder of the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and her daughter Morgan testified in support of the measure.  On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with the Guess' about how they have seen the issue of bullying change in the Commonwealth.

Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation

Hopkinsville city officials are rebranding the annual Little River Days Festival and moving it from May to August.

Now known as the Summer Salute Festival, the event’s move to the end of summer aligns with 2017’s total solar eclipse, expected to draw thousands of tourists to the prime viewing location in Hopkinsville.

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A Murray teenager has been arrested after an alleged attempt to sell marijuana on social media.

Murray City Police took in 18-year-old Roger Jones II yesterday, after an undercover officer responded to his ad in person.

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Each year, the Empty Bowls Project of Paducah seeks to bring together community members to fight hunger in the area.

Michael Terra with the Project speaks to Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about how the event helps treat what he calls a “silent epidemic” in Paducah.

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The Calloway County Public Library has several community events coming up.

Hear Community Relations Coordinator Sandy Linn speak with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about what to expect.

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Here's a list of school closings and delays for Friday, February 12. We'll update this list as we learn more.

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Former Governor Steve Beshear is forming a new initiative to educate Kentuckians about the effects of dismantling Kynect and altering Medicaid expansion. 

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Kentucky Baptists who have experience in providing clean drinking water in underdeveloped countries are headed to Michigan.

A growing number of Americans are driving less and getting rid of their cars.

The trend is gaining traction in middle-aged adults, to the point where fewer of them are even bothering to get or renew their driver's licenses, but it's been prominent among younger adults — millennials — for years now.

"Honestly, at this point, it just doesn't really seem worth it," says 25-year-old Peter Rebecca, who doesn't own a car or have a driver's license. "I mean, I live in Chicago, there's really good access to, you know, public transits for pretty cheap."

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