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  While President Trump is wrapping up a week of energy talks in Washington highlighting the benefits of coal, health and industry experts met in Morgantown, West Virginia, this week to discuss the resurgence of black lung diseaseamong miners.

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President Donald Trump is nominating a Louisville lawyer and former counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

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  A Kentucky judge says the University of Kentucky shouldn't have withheld documents about a failed business deal from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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A 40 day voyage down the Ohio River beginning in Cincinnati will come to an end in Cairo, IL Thursday. But the purpose of the trip, to bring awareness to suicide prevention is just beginning for the three boys who are the youngest to brave the 981 mile trip in three kayaks.

A portion of a Marshall County Road between Benton and Fairdealing will be closed Thursday and Friday for construction.

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Richmond Hall at Murray State University has suffered extensive damage from an explosion  that shook buildings many miles away.  

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  Purchase Youth Village in Benton has received approval to double its capacity for children and adolescents requiring treatment for mental illness. The new residential facility announced last week it would begin accepting patients July 5th to fill its 28 rooms.

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Double Dollars is expanding to west Kentucky as two farmers markets in Calloway and Daviess County become eligible for the program.

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  Officials say overdose deaths in Kentucky have increased to unprecedented levels. A report released Tuesday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says there were 1,404 fatal overdoses in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year.

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  A psychiatric residential treatment facility for children and teens is coming to West Kentucky. The Purchase Youth Village specializes in treating children with autism but will provide a wide-range of care for all mental illnesses at the new Benton-based location.

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