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A western Kentucky hospital is encouraging people to take precaution due to the ‘widespread’ outbreak of flu. Last week, Kentucky Department of Health warned of an increase in flu-like activity in at least half of the state.

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The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is holding a ceremony marking a change in leadership this week. 

The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

The report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports legalized abortion, puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That's the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981.

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Research shows Kentucky had more than twice the national rate of drug-dependent babies in 2013.

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Kentucky is hoping to secure up to 10-million dollars in federal support to fight the opioid addiction epidemic.

Kathy Hodge of the Calloway County Humane Society brings Pebbles the pug mix for a studio visit on Sounds Good with Todd Hatton.

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Murray State’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are co-hosting the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday.

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More 101st soldiers in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team are set to return to Fort Campbell on Thursday. 

There's a small-scale charity movement starting to take hold in neighborhoods across the country. Think of those "little free library" boxes, but with a twist: These are small pantries stocked with free food and personal care items like toothbrushes and diapers for people in need.

They're found near churches, outside businesses and in front of homes. Maggie Ballard, who lives in Wichita, Kan., calls hers a "blessing box."

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MSU department of psychology faculty member Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross compare and contrast living conditions in juvenile detention facilities to those in zoos.

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