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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

An Army veteran from Clarksville plans to travel the length of the Mississippi River by canoe for personal growth and to raise funds for fellow veterans. 

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A new veterans treatment court has been created in the federal Western District of Kentucky stretching from Louisville to Paducah. The court is for former military service members who commit nonviolent federal crimes. 

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Tomorrow is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, commemorating the failure of Pennsylvania’s South Fork Dam in 1889 that resulted in the deaths of 22-hundred people. 

Murray Resident

Murray residents have found Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers on their lawns again. This time they use the current transgender bathroom controversy to recruit new members. The flyers reference the King James Bible and suggest transgender people “use a tree out in the back yard” to go to the bathroom. 

KFTC website

A non-profit group crowd-sourcing ideas for reduced carbon dioxide emissions will hold a public forum in Paducah tonight.

EKU Regents Discuss Funding Cuts in Special Session

May 26, 2016
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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents met in special session Wednesday to consider, among other items, state funding cuts to education.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Update: The contractor working on a portion of the I-69 corridor in western Kentucky was unable to install a temporary barrier last night as planned on the eastbound lane of I-24 in Marshall county Tuesday due to weather. The installation is now scheduled for 8 p.m. June 1.

City of Paducah

Paducah city leaders want City Hall on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

Kentucky nonprofits are trying to raise as much money as they can before midnight, Eastern time, as part of Kentucky Gives Day.

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Hopkins County  Regional Chamber of Commerce is warning area businesses of a scam caller selling advertising in newspapers produced by a “Junior Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.” 

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