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  Multiracial people in Kentucky are 30 percent more likely to have asthma, according to a new report from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the University of Kentucky released on Tuesday.

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The Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will open to four-lane traffic this week.

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On Sounds Good, Dr. Bill Tyler talks with Austin Carter about the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s upcoming Back Woods Ball.

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Update Friday: The soldier has been identified as 23-year-old Spc. Bryan Castillo, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer. Castillo arrived at Fort Campbell in 2013. The motive for his shooting incident is still unknown. He is now being held at the Montgomery County Jail. No formal charges have been filed.

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Murray residents gathered this week at Playhouse in the Park to design arts opportunities for adults with disabilities, who often “age out” of programs.

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A data breach at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has revealed some customer information. 

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears the data accessed were names, addresses, birth dates, phone numbers, email addresses, and the last four digits of social security numbers. 

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Owensboro Health has named its next President and CEO.

Greg Strahan has been promoted after serving in the roles on an interim basis since mid-April. He previously helped oversee construction of the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as the system’s chief operating officer.

McCracken County Sheriff’s Department

A Paducah man was arrested and charged Wednesday with the sexual abuse of a minor. McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint last month that 48-year-old David Averitt had sexually abused a child under the age of 12. 

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The investigation continues into a weekend report of “shots fired” in downtown Richmond that led to the arrest of five people. 

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The fourth and final defendant in a Hopkinsville sexual assault case involving a minor has accepted a plea agreement. 

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