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Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral home

Condolences are coming in for a longtime U.S. Army advocate and Congressional aide living in Hopkinsville who died this morning.

John Null/WKMS

Rotary International president-elect John Germ was in Murray Thursday for the ribbon-cutting of a new amphitheater pavilion funded by the organization’s local chapter.

Karen Roach, 123rf

The so-called "bathroom bill" circulating state governments across the country, namely North Carolina, restricts transgender people to use bathrooms that align with their biological sex. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently questioned the need for a special legislative session called by fellow Republican lawmakers over President Obama's directive where public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their identity. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State University psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri about these hot-button issues, which he calls "concerning." 

Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation / Facebook

Hopkinsville has joined the list of Kentucky cities to be designated as a Playful City USA.

The recognition comes from KaBOOM, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe play areas for kids. 

Image via WFPL

A couple that served as the lead plaintiffs in one of the court cases that prompted last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage is protesting a decision by the Archdiocese of Louisville to reject parts of their proposed gravestone design.

U.S. 45 and U.S. 641 signs, Wikimedia Commons

Update: KYTC Confirms, local state representatives respond. See updates below

The speed limits on major roads connecting Murray to the Purchase Parkway and Mayfield to Paducah are set to increase. 

Update Wednesday: Authorities have identified the child struck and killed by an SUV Monday and the driver involved in the incident.

National Weather Service, water.weather.gov

Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. 

Studies have been showing for years that this country's middle class is shrinking.

Now, the nonpartisan Pew Research Center has added another dimension to the story: Its examination of government data shows the problem is not confined to the Rust Belt or Appalachia.

In fact, the middle is shrinking from coast to coast.

Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division Patch, wikimedia commons

Update: the 101st has released the name of the solider killed during a live-fire training exercise Tuesday. 

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