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6:21 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Kentucky's 'Religiously Unaffiliated' Population Grows

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  A growing number of Kentuckians don’t affiliate with any religion, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.  It’s part of a nationwide trend that should get the attention of politicians.

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Crime
8:42 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Man Indicted for Murder Relating to McCracken Storage Unit Burglary

Jeffrey Conrad
Credit McCracken County Sheriff's Department

A special grand jury has indicted Jeffrey Conrad of Benton for a murder relating to a storage unit burglary in McCracken County. The 49-year-old Conrad is accused of shooting 30-year-old Garlon Cox of Benton.

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Society
4:51 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

Public Forum for Patients & Caregivers at Calloway Co. Library, Thursday

When Love Gets Tough, the Nursing Home Decision by Doug Manning
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Constance Alexander facilitates a Murray Calloway Endowment for Health Care public forum for patients and caregivers Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calloway County Public Library. The featured speaker is attorney Chip Adams and Murray Calloway Hospital Chaplain Kerry Lambert preview a helpful book addressing the decision to use nursing home care and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the emotional dilemmas involved.

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Crime
7:19 am
Tue June 9, 2015

McCracken Co. Sheriff: Man Shot Dead During Storage Unit Burglary

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  The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of a Marshall County man during an alleged robbery Monday morning at a storage unit in Reidland.

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Society
3:59 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Murray Building, Hopkinsville Farmstead Receive State Approval for National Register Listing

Murray's W.G. Swann Tobacco Co. building
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  The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board has approved 15 sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, including Murray's W.G. Swann Tobacco Co. building and Christian County's C.A. Baldwin Farmstead.

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Health
3:13 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Kentucky Ranks Poorly in Federal Rankings of Nursing Home Quality

Originally published on Wed June 3, 2015 9:45 am

Sherry Cooke’s brother, Dennis, died during a stint in a nursing home in Louisville. Years ago, Dennis fell from a ladder and sustained serious brain injuries. He was only in his 40s, and spent the next several years bouncing from one nursing home to another.

Cooke, who lives in Pewee Valley, said she kept her brother company and checked on him practically every day. Despite her vigilance, she said he starved to death within seven months of entering a nursing home.

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Society
2:46 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Two Survivors of 2014 Muhlenberg County House Fire File Suit Against Owensboro Company

The scene of the Jan. 31, 2014, house fire that took the lives of nine Muhlenberg County family members.
Credit Lisa Autry/WKYU

  The two surviving members of a 2014 Muhlenberg County house fire are filing a lawsuit against a construction company.

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Society
11:26 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Hopkins County School District Continues Summer Food Program for Local Youth

Logan Kovach, 6, Matthew Kovach, 2, and Allyson Kovach, 5, eat a lunch distributed by the YMCA in Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Credit Pam Fessler / NPR

The Hopkins County School System is continuing their partnership with the YMCA to provide meals to local youth this summer.

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Health
9:20 am
Wed June 3, 2015

What to Expect from Louisville's Needle Exchange Program

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The plan for Louisville’s forthcoming needle exchange are taking form, with potential details such as the budget and times of operation being put on paper for consideration by city leaders.

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Society
9:14 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Kentucky Folk Music Legend Jean Ritchie Dies

Jean Ritchie and Susan Glaze
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Kentucky folk music legend Jean Ritchie has died.

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