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Rhonda Miller, WKYU

Police officers in Kentucky have an increasingly broad range of training that includes responding to situations where someone has mental health issues.

Courtesy Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Ohio Valley’s addiction crisis is reaching a new generation as the number of drug affected babies rises at an astonishing rate. 

David Shams

  Two years ago, a Murray State alumnus wrote an article in the Huffington Post called “An Iranian-American ‘Pioneer’ Celebrates 50 years in America.” David Shams was writing about his immigrant father’s journey towards the American Dream. Nicole Erwin spoke with Shams recently about his reactions to President Trump’s immigration ban and how that can affect others reaching for their own American Dream.

Juan Pablo Gonzalez, 123rf Stock Photo

A Republican state senator wants to change Tennessee election finance law to exempt churches from having to report campaign spending on "public or private morality." 

123rf Stock Photo

A state agency says the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period.

In the kitchen of a vacation rental in southern California, family pictures form a collage on the refrigerator.

On closer inspection the photos are of multiple families, and many of the women in the photos are sitting together around the kitchen table nearby. The photos are from their weddings or pictures of children. This is a typical, makeshift family scrapbook at an American Widow Project retreat.

Rob Canning, WKMS

After a months-long feud between the Calloway County Library Board and Judge Executive Larry Elkins, the fiscal court appointed former Webster County assistant superintendent Riley Ramsey in a special session Thursday while ousting board member Ryan Alessi, who has moved out of the state.

WFPL News

Two soldiers injured in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell remain in critical condition.

Becca Schimmel, WKU Public Radio

A Bowling Green refugee says his life has been turned upside down by President Trump’s travel ban. Trump’s executive order bars travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Islamic Center of Paducah, via Facebook

An Islamic center in far western Kentucky has been met with community support since President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration. 

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