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. 

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


  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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The Deadline to register to vote for the May primary in Kentucky is April 18. 

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The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the cleanup of a significant arsenic site in Ohio County. 

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Kentucky saw a greater number of highway fatalities in 2015 according to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police. 

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Update 5:40 - Power back on at Murray State. West Kentucky Rural Electric shows power restored in southeast Calloway County. There may still be some outages. WKRECC says their crews and Murray Electric crews worked with TVA to create a temporary fix and are working on a permanent repair.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is working to promote tourism with four new billboards, which provide visitors with directional, interpretive, and historical information.