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The non-profit group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has released a new set of recommendations for the state’s energy future. KFTC created the Empower Kentucky plan after more than two years of meetings with more than a thousand people around the state.

West Virginia State University announced Wednesday that it is suing Dow Chemical Co. for allegedly contaminating the groundwater beneath its campus. The school has accused the multinational chemical manufacturer of introducing three hazardous chemicals into the water in the community of Institute, near the city of Charleston.

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Tennesseans who have unused prescription drugs they no longer need can safely dispose of them Saturday at locations all around the state. It's part of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration's 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Justice officials in Kentucky say federal grants are available for programs that offer services to victims of violent crimes.

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Students, teachers, and staff at a Lexington high school are mourning the sudden unexplained death of a student athlete. Star Ifeacho died shortly after coming off the basketball court at Dunbar High School Wednesday.

 

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Nearly 100 soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team known as “Bastogne” in the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell on Friday. 

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UPDATE: Organizers say they have postponed a counter-rally organized by local youth due to “previously unforeseen credible threats to the safety of our attendees and our community,” according to organizer Ariana Velasquez.

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Update: Kentucky State Police report that an autopsy at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville has found that the only signs of trauma appear to have been self-inflicted. Blood tests are pending. An official determination of death will follow the blood test results.

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The City of Paducah is one step closer to becoming the first designated “Blue Zone” community in Kentucky.

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The Hopkins County Pride Alliance is holding its first meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. to plan an effort to pass a fairness ordinance in Madisonville.

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