Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are removing illegal signs on state-right-of-ways in west Kentucky.

Paducah's 2018 Empty Bowls fund-raiser will be held Saturday, February 24, at the Julian Carroll Convention Center, and organizer Michael Terra is not worried about a lack of attendance.

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The first phase of a new disability friendly playground in Murray is near completion. The project is part of  the Murray Center for Accessible Living initiative to make public spaces more accessible.

       Levels of influenza-like illnesses are at an all time high, and doctors' offices and medical care centers are seeing a huge surge of patients not seen since the 2009 swine flu outbreak. Yet with the age of the internet and sites like WebMD comes a new attitude towards doctors -- we trust them, but we trust our Googling capabilites just as much. Dr. Michael Bordieri explains why it could be more beneficial to hand the reins over to the doctor once more.  

Finding Ways to Move Forward After a Tragedy

Feb 14, 2018

  Tragedy struck close to home when a student opened fire in the commons area of Marshall County High School on January 23rd, eleven minutes before the first bell rang. 20 students were injured, 16 of which were gunshot wounds. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss how the community might take steps to move forward after that horrific morning. 

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2nd Update: Highways and streets around the site are opening back up, according to the KYTC. The area around the Little General Convenience Store is blocked off as emergency personnel continue to monitor the situation. Personnel have contained the gas leak.

Update: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says local response agencies have closed additional highways and streets around the site of a gas leak on fire near Hickman. See below:

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The state will begin compensating Kentuckians who serve as foster parents to children they’re related to after a federal court ruling last fall.

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, according to a new study, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years.

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Marshall County Public Public Library will break ground on a new building in Benton in April that will be double the size of the current library and offer new services.

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The central Appalachian coalfields are in the middle of an unprecedented epidemic of severe black lung disease. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association federal researchers released the results of a study conducted at just three black lung clinics. The study confirmed 416 cases of the most severe form of black lung disease, Progressive Massive Fibrosis.