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The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the cleanup of a significant arsenic site in Ohio County. 

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Kentucky saw a greater number of highway fatalities in 2015 according to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and Kentucky State Police. 

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Update 5:40 - Power back on at Murray State. West Kentucky Rural Electric shows power restored in southeast Calloway County. There may still be some outages. WKRECC says their crews and Murray Electric crews worked with TVA to create a temporary fix and are working on a permanent repair.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is working to promote tourism with four new billboards, which provide visitors with directional, interpretive, and historical information. 

Denise Brogan-Kator

This year’s Celebrate & Support a Fair Kentucky event focuses on rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Denise Brogan-Kator, State Policy Director for the Family Equality Council, will be the guest speaker.

She speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about several recent “religious liberty” bills, the South’s status as a potential bellwether region for LGBT rights and her own journey as a transgender person.

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Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins is Baptist Health Paducah’s new Foundation Executive-in-Residence.

Organic food has gone majorly mainstream, right? Wal-Mart has been driving down the price of organic with an in-house organic line. Whole Foods has begun experimenting with cheaper stores to catch up.

City of Madisonville

Madisonville’s new downtown park is nearing completion. City Clerk Leslie Curneal says workers are putting the finishing touches on First United Bank Plaza, which will open with the “Celebrate Summer” event May 13th. 

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A pregnant woman is the third case of Zika virus in Kentucky, according the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The woman from the Louisville area had recently traveled to Central America, where the virus is known to be circulating. She has since recovered from the illness, the state said. 

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Kentucky Transportation officials say a portion of construction on the New US68/KY80 Lake Barkley Bridge in Trigg County has minor damage after a towboat struck one of the piers this morning. 

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