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Kentucky State Police have arrested an employee of the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Lyon County for sexually assaulting an inmate. 

Owensboro Bar-B-Q Festival

Organizers with the International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro are hoping to build on an increase in attendance over the past few years.  

Stephen Lance Dennee

Volunteers with the Western Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross are going door-to-door in Mayfield to assist families affected by this week’s tornado.  

The EF-3 storm ripped through western Kentucky devastating a section of Mayfield and leaving 25 individuals displaced. Graves County officials estimate $3 million in damages.

National Weather Service, water.weather.gov

Second Update: Authorities say one of three bodies found in Ohio River was shot in the back of the head. Daviess County Sheriff's Dept. says the body also had ligature marks around the neck.

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A judge has unsealed records from a Kentucky lawsuit against the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, including the secret testimony of a former company president. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Officials in Graves County are assessing the damage from a tornado that touched down north of Mayfield Tuesday. In a media conference Wednesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says initial reports indicate the tornado peaked at the low end of EF3 on the sale, with 140 miles per hour winds. 

Stephen Lance Dennee

Update: Graves County Officials Assess Tornado Damage in Mayfield 

Mayfield and Graves County sustained significant damage Tuesday afternoon from at least one damaging tornado. The supercell hit closest to Mayfield on HWY North 45 and the Purchase Parkway where Mayor Teresa Cantrell says the damage continued to proceed northeasterly.

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State officials in Kentucky collected more than $1 billion dollars in taxes in April, setting a record high. 

Murray State University

A Murray State alumnus has gifted a dozen of his paintings to the university for display on campus.

J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News

Police have charged two juveniles in a shooting that wounded two teens near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade. 

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