Jessica Stefonik is grinning. She's got a bounce in her step. Her cheeks are a little puffy and her speech is a bit thick.

"It feels weird right now, but I'll get used to it," she says.

What she's trying to get used to is the feeling of having teeth.

On the day we met, Stefonik, a mom of three from Mosinee, Wis., got a set of dentures to replace all of her upper teeth, which she lost over many years to disease and decay.

Stefonik is just 31 years old.

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Peg Hays and Tracy Ross preview this weekend’s 29th annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.

Lisa Autry

On a peaceful hillside in Hardin County stands Kentucky's September 11th memorial.

It was first unveiled on the tenth Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. With some additions, the memorial is now complete for the fifteenth anniversary this weekend.

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Dan Lavit speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about Playhouse in the Park’s second annual Bourbon Tasting fundraiser happening tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Murray Country Club.

Almost half of all Americans take prescription painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives, according to results of a federal survey released Thursday. The prevalent use of these drugs could help explain why millions of Americans end up misusing or abusing them.

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Princeton’s first bourbon and moonshine distillery is set to open at noon today.

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Update 4:06 pm: Two of the five injured soldiers are being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The other three were treated at the base hospital and later released. 

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Thousands of retired coal miners will rally in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to urge Congress to shore up a fund that supports their pensions and benefits. Area lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were at the National Press Club in Washington to speak in support of the Miner’s Protection Act.

In the quarter-century from the end of the Vietnam War in the 1970s until Sept. 11, 2001, the United States rarely went to war, and when it did, the conflicts were so brief they were measured in days.

Graves County Sheriff's Office

Graves County Sheriff's Office says a Hopkinsville truck driver is injured after being struck by a flying object, causing him to overturn his semi.