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12:06 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Smithland Cancels Firework Display Due to Lack of Pyrotechnic Operator

Smithland residents will need to go elsewhere to see fireworks this year.

The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it won’t be able to put on its usual riverfront Fourth of July fireworks display this year due to a change in operator regulations. 

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Society
2:25 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working-Age Adults

One in 6 adults binge drinks, and that plays a role in most alcohol-related deaths.
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Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 6:47 am

Think about people dying from drinking too much, and you probably think of the classic disease of alcoholics, cirrhosis of the liver. Or perhaps an alcohol-fueled car crash. But there are many more ways to kill yourself with alcohol, unfortunately, and they account for 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Society
12:58 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Preserved for History

Credit National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has decided to turn its unintended attraction into a permanent one. 

The board of directors met Wednesday and discussed repairs options for the Skydome, the site of a February 12 sinkhole that swallowed eight cars on display. 

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Crime
3:51 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

MPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

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The Madisonville Police Department has released the names of the officers who shot and killed a man after a weekend pursuit. 

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Society
4:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Columbia Theater Restoration Project Receives $49,000 Grant

Credit Columbia Club

The Columbia Club has received a $49,000 grant from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to clean up asbestos and lead contamination in Paducah’s Columbia Theatre.

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Society
11:17 am
Tue June 24, 2014

How Much House You Can Buy, In 385 U.S. Cities

Houses.
Isaac Brekken AP

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 4:56 pm

Are home prices cheap in your city right now?

It's common to answer this question by talking about how prices today compare with prices last year, or to look at how prices in your city compare with prices in other cities.

But there's another way to frame the question: Compare home prices with income. You would expect that the ratio would be similar in different places. In cities where incomes are higher, home prices should also be higher. In cities where incomes are lower, home prices should also be lower.

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Society
3:27 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

No, your other right! Most parents would probably welcome some help when it comes to teaching teenage drivers.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:28 pm

Parents often take the lead in teaching their teenage children to drive, even though their own memories of starting out behind the wheel may be hazy at best.

And since car crashes are the top cause of teen deaths in the United States. claiming more than 2,700 teen lives in 2010 and sending another 282,000 to the emergency room, it's a task that parents really need to get right.

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Fireworks
12:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

21 Places to See Fireworks This July 4th Weekend

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This July 4th is the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and communities across our region will be celebrating with their own impressive displays of fireworks.

Here's a list of scheduled fireworks displays and events going on over July 4th weekend. 

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Society
10:48 am
Thu June 19, 2014

How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Minnesota, Washington and Oregon topped the ranking, which looked at 26 variables, including affordability and whether patients could get good paid care at home. Alabama and Kentucky came in last.
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Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 10:58 am

In just 12 years, the oldest members of the huge baby-boom generation will turn 80. Many will need some kind of long-term care. A new study from AARP says that care could vary dramatically in cost and quality depending on where they live.

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Society
7:30 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Region Sees Budget Cuts to Health Departments

Health Departments in the region are preparing to deal with a $6 million cut from state block grant funding.

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