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  Long lines at social service centers are being reported across the state due to transitions in the public benefits system. Individuals desperate for dental relief have resorted to emergency room care.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

A section of U.S. 641/Main Street will be closed in Benton Sunday. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says in a release the southbound one-way section near 6th Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow utility work.

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Update Friday Morning: KYTC says the new U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge opening is back on for this afternoon between noon and 3 p.m. The bridge will open to two-lane traffic. 

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The head of the United Way of Henderson County says her area is facing a poverty crisis.

Melissa Clements told county magistrates she’s noticed an increase of people coming into her office looking for help with basics like food, rent or utilities.

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For nine straight weeks, widespread flu activity has been reported across Kentucky.

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The Kentucky State Police and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office are investigating events that led to a hostage situation in Benton. 

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In a continued discussion about treating substance abuse, Murray State psychology professor Michael Bordieri speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says staff members will now answer calls around-the-clock on a toll-free tip line that takes reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident of a state care facility. 

Cairo Bridge Lane Restriction Wednesday

Apr 5, 2016
Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The US 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge will have a daytime lane and 10-foot load width restriction starting Wednesday. 

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  A panel discussion  in Paducah recently focused on issues of "Race in America." The forum is part of West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Diversity and Inclusion Series. Topics included the display of the Confederate Flag, which some view as a symbol of slavery and resistance to racial equality.

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