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The state will begin compensating Kentuckians who serve as foster parents to children they’re related to after a federal court ruling last fall.

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, according to a new study, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years.

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Marshall County Public Public Library will break ground on a new building in Benton in April that will be double the size of the current library and offer new services.

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The central Appalachian coalfields are in the middle of an unprecedented epidemic of severe black lung disease. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association federal researchers released the results of a study conducted at just three black lung clinics. The study confirmed 416 cases of the most severe form of black lung disease, Progressive Massive Fibrosis.

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The Mayfield City Council plans to introduce an ordinance Monday to approve food truck operations in the city.

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The sister of North Korea's leader, Kim Yo Jong, and other high-ranking officials from Pyongyang have met with South Korea's president. Their three-day visit to South Korea marks the highest level inter-Korean contact in more than a decade.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency also says Kim Yong Nam is "the only member of the communist state's ruling family to have visited the South, at least since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War."

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A popular destination in west Kentucky partially destroyed by a fire this week is offering a look at the damage.

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will change the way it counts troops deployed overseas, while keeping its policy on counting prisoners for the upcoming national headcount in 2020. How these two populations are factored into the 2020 census could affect the balance of power in government at both the federal and local levels.

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Update: Paducah Police have arrested a convicted felon who said he accidentally shot himself in the leg last night in a shopping mall parking lot. 

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The relationship between patient and healthcare provider can sometimes be a tenuous one, according to Murray State University professor of psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri.

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