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The Kentucky Attorney General is warning residents about a scam that claims to offer tobacco settlement money.

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On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and professor of psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss fidget spinners and the importance of treating mental illness and behavioral issues through scientifically established methods.

When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.

Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don't wait long enough before taking a second dose.

Other times, it's a health professional who's at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for example.

These kinds of mistakes are on the rise, according to a study published Monday in the journal Clinical Toxicology.

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More than 70 Kentucky counties - including more than a dozen in the region - are in need of volunteers to review foster care cases. 

Pope Francis has introduced a new pathway to Catholic sainthood, recognizing those who sacrifice their lives for others.

The new category, introduced in a official letter from the pope on Tuesday, is "one of the most significant changes in centuries to the Roman Catholic Church's saint-making procedures," Reuters reports.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said a settlement agreement was reached this year involving a cargo ship crashing into the old Eggners Ferry Bridge in 2012.

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Fewer Kentucky 10th graders reported using drugs in 2016 than they did the previous year, but slightly more students have attempted to kill themselves. These are two of the findings from a biennial state survey.

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A local campaign to make Murray more accessible for people with disabilities has slowed down this summer due to lack of volunteers.

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The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood donations in central Kentucky citing a "critical" supply shortage.

A 19-year-old U.S. soldier has been killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan as he was taking part in counter-terror operations.

Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick of Wasilla, Alaska, had been stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Two other service members were wounded in Monday's attack in Helmand province, according to a statement from the United States Armed Forces-Afghanistan.

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