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A national health nonprofit has selected a West Kentucky Community and Technical College professor to serve as a delegate representing the state. 

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The National Transportation Safety Board's says pilot error was to blame in a plane crash that killed four people in western Kentucky.

Providing new details about how it's trying to counter the spread of fake news on its services, Facebook says it's working with fact-checking groups to identify bogus stories — and to warn users if a story they're trying to share has been reported as fake.

Facebook also says it will let users report a possible hoax by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post and choosing one of four reasons they want to flag it — from "It's spam" to "It's a fake news story."

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On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross talks with Murray State University psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri on managing holiday stress.

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Motorists will start paying tolls on Dec. 30 to cross three Ohio River bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana.

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Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball says the state is offering special bank accounts to people with disabilities.

An increase of drug dependency among newborns is largely being driven by use of opioids among women in rural areas, a new study finds.

Research out Monday documents instances of neonatal abstinence syndrome — when a newborn is dependent on drugs and undergoes withdrawal — increasing at higher rates in rural areas than in urban areas.

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The Kentucky National Guard is holding a departure ceremony for a unit of about 150 soldiers who are deploying to the Middle East.

A statement from the National Guard says friends and family are gathering Wednesday at Perry County Central High School in Hazard to send off soldiers with the 207th Horizontal Construction Company. They are expected to return in about a year.

The statement says soldiers will execute complex construction projects in austere environments with a focus on repairing roads and runways, base maintenance and culvert installation.

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Two western Kentucky sites are closer to joining the National Register of Historic Places. The Kentucky Heritage Council board approved all fifteen nominations today (Monday), including the Paducah City Hall and the Kentucky Hydroelectric Project in Grand Rivers.

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A new interchange in Marshall County will open this week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway/Kentucky 348 near Benton is scheduled to open Friday afternoon. 

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