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Ted and Dory visited us in the studio for our monthly “Puppies Sound Good” segment. Both are up for adoption from the Humane Society of Calloway County. Austin Carter speaks with executive director Kathy Hodge about the pups, caring for pets during hot weather and an upcoming fundraiser with Patrick Lomantini.

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An 85-year-old Illinois man is walking 500 miles across 3 states to benefit childhood cancer research. He plans to reach Kentucky by Friday.

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Some 30 police officers from three states along with their canine partners are going through various testing activities in Lexington.  It involves everything from tracking to criminal apprehension to explosives detection.

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The Murray Police Department is asking people playing the popular Pokémon Go game on their smartphones to be aware of surroundings and stay off of private property unless permission is granted. 

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Tracy Ross and Dr. Michael Bordieri discuss the effectiveness and effects of spanking as a form of punishment on Sounds Good.

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A state inspection prompted by allegations that University of Louisville Hospital staffing cuts have made the facility unsafe has found deficiencies in nursing services. 

Many babies born to mothers who are covered by Medicaid are automatically eligible for that health insurance coverage during their first year of life. In a handful of states, the same is true for babies born to women covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program.

A majority of working adults say they still go to work when they have a cold or the flu. There are some jobs where doing that can have a big effect on health.

At least half of people who work in very public places, like hospitals and restaurants, report going to work when they have a cold or the flu. Those were among the findings of a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Hopkinsville residents attended a vigil Sunday to promote unity following recent events across the country regarding race and policing.

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The Kentucky Oral History Commission awarded a more than $3,500 grant to a project to convey life in Hopkinsville before desegregation.

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