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6:49 am
Mon November 4, 2013

New Area Code Going Into Effect For Region

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Mandatory 10-digit dialing is on its way for telephone customers in western Kentucky as part of the new 364 area code being added in the region.

The state Public Service Commission says the area is halfway through a transition period that allows customers to become accustomed to the new dialing patterns.

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Tourism
11:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Union City's Discovery Park Opens

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Union City Tennessee’s Discovery Park is flanked by two harvest-ready corn fields near a road bed that promises to be Interstate 69.  A 100-thousand-square-foot ultra-modern exhibit space anchors the park. At least 15 other buildings are on the park grounds including a working grist mill, train depot and restored century old chapel.

Inside the main building you’re greeted by a stuffed snarling grizzly bear perched on his hind legs. The activities inside range from a starship theater and expanding universe exhibit

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Society
4:12 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Waits for Renovation Costs

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The Hopkins County-Madisonville Library board is waiting for renovation estimates for the library’s new home before asking for a loan to help pay off its prevailing wage debt.

Library Board President Carolyn Ferrell said Architect John Calhoun visited this week to hear suggestions from the library board of trustees, foundation and staff about the renovations and its cost.

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Health Care
4:02 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Attorney General's Office Warns Consumers About Fake Health Exchange Websites

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The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is warning consumers to avoid fake websites set up following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

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Society
6:18 am
Wed October 30, 2013

KY Fire Commission Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Children look forward to the fun and excitement of Halloween, but the Kentucky Fire Commission says everyone should remember to celebrate safely.

The commission's is advising trick or treaters to Wear bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers.

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Society
6:16 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Violence Against Women Costly For TN

A recent study shows violence against women in Tennessee costs the state more than $880 million  annually.

The study was done by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women and presented at a recent women's summit in Nashville.

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Society
4:45 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Jackie Eubanks, A Kynect Status Report

On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton gets a status report on how our region is faring signing up for Affordable Health Care with kynect Program Manager Jackie Eubanks of West Kentucky Allied Services of Mayfield.

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Health Care
4:16 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

More West Kentuckians Than Expected Sign Up for Kynect

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More people than expected have signed up for health insurance through kynect, Kentucky’s health care exchange.

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Society
3:37 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Kentucky Flu Season Officially Underway

Kentucky has recorded its first two confirmed cases of flu for this season, one of them in Henderson County. 

The two cases of influenza are no indication of how prevalent flu will be the next several months. The other flu case was reported in Jefferson County. State epidemiologist Craig Humbaugh says the flu bug is not an ailment which spreads from county to county necessarily.

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Society
9:24 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Local Anti-Bullying Advocates Holding Google Hangout Today

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Susan and Morgan Guess of Paducah will participate in a CNN Google Hangout at 1 p.m. today with actor Steve Glickman. The two were invited to serve as bullying experts on the call and to share their story.  Questions can be tweeted to #cnnhangout.

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