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2:50 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Fundraiser Launched for Statewide Mobile Cancer Screening Unit

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The group Horses and Hope and partners are seeking funds for a 40 foot mobile cancer screening unit to travel to underserved areas of the Commonwealth.

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Society
2:42 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Rate of Uninsured People in the U.S. Has Dropped 4.2 Percent Since Insurance Requirements Began

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The uninsured rate has dropped 4.2 percentage points since the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for Americans to have health insurance went into effect last year, according to a Gallup-Healthways Well Being analysis.

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the uninsured rate dropped to 12.9 percent. This is the lowest recorded rate since Gallup-Healthways began tracking the measure daily in 2008.

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Society
11:05 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Warming Centers Open Throughout Region as Temperatures Fall

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With cold wind and temperatures falling well below freezing this week, warming centers are opening throughout the region for those without shelter to keep them warm. 

Below is our list of those warming centers:

Murray
St. John’s Episcopal Church
1620 Main Street
A bed, warm meal and breakfast are provided.

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Society
4:28 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Kelley Paul: Book has Nothing to Do With Presidential Politics

Kelley Paul, the wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, promoted her book "True and Constant Friends" to the Bowling Green Republican Women's Club.

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 4:20 pm

The wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul is preparing to roll out her first book. 

Kelley Paul promoted the book titled “True and Constant Friends” to a gathering Tuesday of the Bowling Green Republican Women’s Club.  The book contains essays about inspiring women. 

Mrs. Paul told WKU Public Radio her inspiration to write the book came from her immigrant grandmother who fled poverty in Ireland in 1929 and traveled alone to the U.S. at a young age.

"I've given a lot of speeches about my grandmother since Rand entered politics because to me she is really the American dream story," commented Paul.

The book is set for release in April, around the same time Senator Paul plans to announce whether he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016.

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Society
4:04 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

New Special Prosecutor Tapped for Van Newberry Trial

Van Newberry and Doug Harnice
Credit Lance Dennee

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has appointed 5th Circuit commonwealth’s attorney Zac Greenwell as the new special prosecutor in former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry’s trial for alleged zoning misconduct.

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Society
7:13 pm
Sun January 4, 2015

7-Year-Old Girl Braves Cold Night, Woods as Sole Survivor of Family's Plane Crash

Sailor Gutzler
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Seven-year-old Sailor Gutzler survived a plane crash this weekend in Lyon County, Kentucky, but lost her parents, Marty and Kimberly; her older sister, Piper and cousin Sierra Wilder.

Kentucky State Police Lt. Brent White says when Sailor emerged from the upside-down twin-engine to find help, she was in the middle of the woods, with no houses – or help – in sight.

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Society
2:13 pm
Sun January 4, 2015

NTSB Investigating Site of Plane Crash in Lyon County

KSP Lt. Brent White, NTSB investigator Heidi Moats and another NTSB official at Sunday's news conference

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are now at the site of a plane crash in Lyon County. The twin-engine crash occurred Friday night near Kuttawa, killing four passengers from southern Illinois and leaving 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler as the sole survivor.

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Society
9:29 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

Illinois Community Mourns Loss of Gutzler Family in Fatal Plane Crash

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National Transportation Safety Board Investigators begin work Sunday following a fatal plane crash Friday in Western Kentucky.

The twin engine plane crash killed Marty and Kimberly Gutzler, their 9-year-old daughter Piper and her 14-year-old cousin Sierra Wilder. Seven-year old Sailor Gutzler survived and walked nearly a mile before reaching a home to report the crash and seek medical attention for her minor injuries.

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Society
8:20 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Report: Child Survives Lyon County Plane Crash That Leaves Four Dead

Marty and Kimberly Gutzler
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Federal investigators are responding to a small plane crash in Lyon County that killed four and left a 7-year-old girl as its lone survivor. The flight departed from Key West Florida Friday in route to Mount Vernon Illinois. 

The victims have been identified as:

  • Marty Gutzler, 48 (father)
  • Kimberly Gutzler, 46 (mother)
  • Piper Gutzler, 9 (daughter)
  • Sierra Wilder, 14 (cousin of Piper Gutzler)

The Gutzler family and Wilder were each from Nashville, IL. The name of the surviving 7-year-old passenger is being withheld at the request of family.

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Society
2:29 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Lake Barkley State Resort Park to Participate in Worldwide Group Workout

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With an eye on a world record, Lake Barkley State Resort Park is looking for some fitness participants.  The aim is to set the record Saturday for the world's largest simultaneous group workout.

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