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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he ended up with six broken ribs after a bizarre attack by his neighbor last week while he was mowing his lawn. 

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A new study shows Kentucky is the sixth fattest state in the nation. The study by WalletHub examines three areas--the number of obese and overweight people in each state; health consequences; and food and fitness. 

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     John Paul White, singer/songwriter and former member of the Civil Wars, visits Sounds Good to discuss his return to a solo music career and his upcoming performance at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema. 

The Air Force Academy says a cadet whose dorm room was marked by a racist slur this fall is also the person responsible for writing the message. The incident had prompted the academy's leader to deliver an impassioned speech about inclusion and tolerance.

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A Lexington behavioral health expert believes last weekend's mass shooting at a Texas church serves to exemplify the problems associated with domestic violence.

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn is going on medical leave for at least one month.

It comes less than a week after the ouster of NPR's head of news, Michael Oreskes, over sexual harassment allegations by multiple women.

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A judge has ordered Kentucky State Police to disclose 9-1-1 call records from the day a 23-year-old woman went missing in Henderson County more than 20 years ago. 

Last week was extraordinarily difficult at NPR, as the top newsroom executive, Michael Oreskes, was forced to resign in the wake of profoundly unsettling allegations that he had engaged in multiple incidents of sexual harassment over the span of two decades, including while at NPR.

Oreskes had been at NPR since April 2015; his departure is yet another dramatic high-level staff change at an organization that had seen — until the last three years or so — a virtual revolving door of chief executives and heads of the news department.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear plans to announce an initiative to combat opioid overdoses and deaths.

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The Ohio Valley region has some of the country’s highest rates of smoking -- and smoking related disease. Kentucky has been called the country’s “cancer capital.” And teens smoke more in Kentucky and West Virginia than anywhere else in the America. But one teen from tobacco country who’s part of a new push to solve the region’s original addiction crisis.  

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