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10:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

How The Millennials May Save America

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Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 12:11 pm

Millennials are the most populous generation in America.

From a demographic perspective, this is very good news for the nation. It means the U.S. has a wave of people just entering the workforce, whose tax dollars (hopefully) will support the retirement of the baby boomers.

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Society
5:31 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Western Kentucky Loses Civil Rights Trailblazer

Wardelle G. Harvey
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Paducah has lost a formative civil rights activist and its first black City Commissioner. Reverend Wardelle G. Harvey died the Tuesday evening at the age of 88. 

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Society
4:25 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Commentary: Preventing Gun Violence with "Magical Thinking"

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Earlier this month, Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun bill, known as the "guns everywhere bill" allowing licensed owners to carry firearms in many churches, bars, and government buildings. One of the provisions allows school districts to let teachers carry guns. Commentator Celia Brewer draws on a personal experience when living in New Orleans to express her concern over expanding gun rights.

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Society
3:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Don't Be #Intexticated: The Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Warning an image in the above slideshow may be graphic for certain viewers.

The Paducah Business and Professional Organization recently sponsored an event to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. Captain Donald Hodgson of the Paducah Police Department made a presentation along with Hillary Coltharp, a young Paducah woman who was severely injured in an automobile accident while she was texting and driving. Kate is joined by Captain Hodgson to learn more about the campaign.

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Society
3:44 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Calloway County Teen Missing Again

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A Calloway County teen has gone missing, just days after being found safe in Paducah following a previous runaway.

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Gabrielle (Gabby) Rose Gowen.

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Society
11:24 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Body of Missing Doctor Found Near Marina Village

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Searchers in Livingston County have found the body of Dr. John P. Lyles after he went missing July 2nd.

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Health
4:33 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Former KHA Chair: Edelen's Assessment of Rural Hospital 'Crisis' Will Point to Medicaid Managed Care

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The former chair of the Kentucky Hospital Association says state Auditor Adam Edelen’s efforts to compile data related to what he calls a financial “crisis” for rural hospitals will point toward the impact of Medicaid managed care.

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Missing Persons
11:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Missing Calloway Co. Teen Found Safe

Gowen was reported missing last Wednesday.
Credit Paducah Police Department

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. July 7:

A missing girl from Calloway County has been found. 

"Gabrielle was located in Paducah and is safely back with her family," said Mike Gowen, Gabrielle's father. "We would like to thank the community for all the help locating her, especially the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, the Paducah Police Department and the Paris Police Department."

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Society
4:53 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was

Marvin Ramos, now 18, was overwhelmed when his daughter, Hailey, was born. But now he says he's determined to be the best father he can be. "I haven't run away," he says, "and I never want to."
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Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 7:40 pm

This story is part of All Things Considered's "Men in America" series.

Marvin Ramos found out he was going to be a father when his girlfriend, Stephanie, called him during a basketball game. He says he sat down on a bench and looked up at the sky. He was 16. Stephanie was 19.

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Society
2:35 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Four Escaped Paducah Inmates at Large

From left to right: Vargas, Clevenger, Barber, Houston.
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Kentucky State Police are searching for four escaped inmates last seen in Paducah yesterday. Officials say all four were found missing during a head count at the Keeton Correctional Institution.

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