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A state agency says the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period.

In the kitchen of a vacation rental in southern California, family pictures form a collage on the refrigerator.

On closer inspection the photos are of multiple families, and many of the women in the photos are sitting together around the kitchen table nearby. The photos are from their weddings or pictures of children. This is a typical, makeshift family scrapbook at an American Widow Project retreat.

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After a months-long feud between the Calloway County Library Board and Judge Executive Larry Elkins, the fiscal court appointed former Webster County assistant superintendent Riley Ramsey in a special session Thursday while ousting board member Ryan Alessi, who has moved out of the state.

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Two soldiers injured in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell remain in critical condition.

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A Bowling Green refugee says his life has been turned upside down by President Trump’s travel ban. Trump’s executive order bars travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

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An Islamic center in far western Kentucky has been met with community support since President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration. 

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McCracken County has seen a spike in fatal drug overdoses. The Paducah Sun reports the county coroner's office says there were nine overdose deaths in 2015. In 2016, overdose fatalities in the county climbed to 15 deaths. 

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On Sounds Good, Purchase Area Development District’s Aging Coordinator Susan Caldwell Black speaks with Tracy Ross on the importance of reviewing your Medicare options before you become eligible at the age of 65.

 

Black coordinates the State Health Insurance Program for the Area Agency for Aging and Independent living which helps people navigate Medicare options. Black is working to raise awareness about the need to review these options before turning 65, emphasizing prescription drug plans in particular.

An article in an online publication accusing Facebook of suppressing the Women's March in its trending topics caused a little tempest on social media over the weekend. Facebook says it did not intentionally block any story and is revealing a new way its trending-topics algorithm will now operate.

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Two Paducah men died in a crash early Wednesday morning. Kentucky State Police say the wreck happened on Kentucky 453, also known as The Trace Road, near the Lyon-Trigg county line, around 1 a.m. But because the vehicle's lights were disabled in the crash, the wreck wasn't discovered until daylight. 

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