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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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A 60,000 square foot spec building north of Murray is a few months away from completion.

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There will be increased law enforcement monitoring Kentucky waterways this weekend as part of a national campaign to deter impaired boating.

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  There are a lot of decisions that pregnant women addicted to opioids face.

They have to decide to get clean, for one. And they have to decide how to do it. But in Kentucky and across most of the country, the choice of treatment methods isn’t just about what’s best for the mother and her unborn baby.

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Heavy traffic surrounding the August 21st total solar eclipse has federal and state transportation officials on edge. Officials said potential delays and safety are the primary concerns.

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