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1:47 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Supporters of Marshall County Alcohol Sales Petitioning to Vote

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Marshall County citizens who, once again, want to put alcohol sales to a vote are collecting a steady stream of petition signatures.

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Society
3:57 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

PPS Customers Can "Round-Up" Bills to Help Families In Need

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Paducah Power System and West Kentucky Allied Services are now making progress in their effort to aid residents with high power bills.

PPS recently donated $22,000 to WKAS to initiate their “Round-Up” program. 

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Society
8:22 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Lake Barkley Bridge One Lane This Morning

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting the US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canon in Trigg County to one lane this morning. The restriction is to allow the contractor to access the top of the bridge to continue maintenance and inspection work from earlier in the week. The bridge will be restricted to one lane for about 2 hours beginning at 9:30 AM. Delays should be no more than 5 minutes.

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8:15 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Fight Over Kentucky's Gas Tax Freeze Turns To The Airwaves

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A conservative non-profit group says it doesn’t want state lawmakers to freeze the state’s plummeting gas tax.

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Society
2:59 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

UK Picked to Oversee Nation's First Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center

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The University of Kentucky has been selected to head the first federal Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center. The program aims to reduce child food insecurity in states with high poverty. 

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Society
1:02 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children

Becky Nastally, Founder of Bloom Behavior Therapy.
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April is Autism Awareness Month. According to the non-profit Autism Speaks, the disorder affects more than two million Americans. 

Dr. Becky Nastally with Bloom Behavior Therapy in Paducah spoke with Kate Lochte on how to identify potential autism warning signs in children.

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Society
6:27 am
Thu March 19, 2015

KSP Searching for Graves County Juveniles

Kanessha Willie
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Update 3/19: 

Gabrielle Gowen was located this morning and is safe.  

The investigation continues by Trooper Johnson Gordon.

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Society
6:09 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling, More Kentuckians Oppose Gay Marriage

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New polling shows opposition to same sex marriage is growing among Kentucky voters.

According to the most recent Bluegrass Poll, 57 percent of the registered voters surveyed earlier this month said they don’t support same sex marriage. That’s compared to 50 percent last summer.

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Society
5:33 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Meet Paducah Native and Lone Oak Graduate AO3 Hannah Wilson, Serving in the US Navy

Petty Officer 3rd Class Hannah Wilson
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 Lone Oak residents Alan and Bobbie Wilson's daughter, Hannah, serves the nation aboard the U.S. Navy warship, the USS George Washington, which is stationed at the base located 35 miles south of Tokyo in Yokosuka, Japan. The ship is longer than three football fields and one of only 10 currently operational aircraft carriers in the Navy. A 2008 graduate of Lone Oak School, AO3 Hannah Wilson says she stopped playing varsity tennis after her first two years to focus on enriched and AP studies, a passion for learning she continues today as we learn in our conversation with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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Society
4:10 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Should Kentucky Add a Tax on Soft Drinks? About Half of Residents Think So.

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Kentuckians are split when it comes to taxing soft drinks to pay for school nutrition and physical activity programs, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that 51 percent of respondents favor taxing soda and sugary drinks.

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