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Dr. Michael Bordieri talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about hate and ways to overcome it.

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Kentucky has earned the unhealthy distinction of being the fifth “fattest” state in the U.S.  

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The 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade/2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will host a Welcome Home Ceremony Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m. for approximately 250 Soldiers returning from 9-month deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

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Officials say a revitalization project that has targeted a 20-block area of Paducah stands as a model for Kentucky neighborhoods that are trying to deal with drug use, gang activity, litter and excessive noise.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input for an environmental impact statement on projects at the coal-fired Shawnee Fossil Plant.

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A county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year is asking a federal judge not to make her pay legal fees for the couples who sued her. 

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Hopkinsville area educators, social workers, law enforcement and members of the criminal justice system met Tuesday night at the local Boys and Girls Club to discuss racial disparity in the juvenile detention system and its effect on the community. 

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Amish residents are fighting back against a western Kentucky town’s ordinance requiring horses to wear collection bags to catch their droppings.  

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The Human Relations Commission of Hopkinsville is holding an open forum tomorrow night on the effect of Kentucky’s juvenile detention system has on local communities.  

  For residents in Western Kentucky, the name Golden Pond can bring back bittersweet memories. In the late 1960’s, the Tennessee Valley Authority evacuated residents of the town located in what is now known as Land Between the Lakes. A memorial overlooking Golden Pond was unveiled recently, depicting what it looked like. 

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