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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

Credit http://blog.medi-share.org

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

Credit www.noit.org

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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Society
9:08 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Full Ton Of Unwanted Drugs Collected

An anti-drug organization has collected a ton of unwanted prescription drugs using drop boxes throughout Kentucky.

Operation UNITE collected the medications in 34 counties last weekend as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Society
6:59 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Former KY Supreme Court Justice Schroder Dies

The family of former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder says he has died.

His cousin, Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus, told The Kentucky Enquirer that the 67-year-old passed away late Saturday night.

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KASPER
5:21 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Prescription Narcotic Abuse and Doctor Shopping Declines

David Hopkins, Manager for the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting program at the Baptist Health Symposium on Saturday.

Prescription narcotics abuse and doctor shopping to get those drugs in Kentucky continue to decline according to David Hopkins, Manager for the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Program (KASPER). Hopkins spoke at the Baptist Health Symposium on Saturday in Paducah. 

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Society
2:10 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Kentucky ranks last in the U.S. for access to subsidy programs that help low-income parents pay for child care costs while they work, according to a report from the National Women's Law Center.

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Society
11:12 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Calloway County Juveniles Still Missing

Credit familysearch.org

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for two missing juveniles.

Two teenage girls – Payton Sherrill of Murray and Kelsi Dawson of Mayfield – were last seen at Dawson’s home on Crossland Road. They are believed to have left the residence in the middle of the night.

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