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Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing "almost impossible," he says.

Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his home just outside Los Angeles. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, which relentlessly attacks the nerve cells in his brain and spinal cord and has no cure.

Trust in the institutions that have been the pillars of U.S. politics and capitalism is crumbling.

That is one finding from the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, which shows that Americans have limited confidence in its public schools, courts, organized labor and banks — and even less confidence in big business, the presidency, the political parties and the media.

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An event billed as a “community conversation” about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment is being held Wednesday night in Owensboro. Organizers are hoping to capitalize on the many recent cases of women coming forward with accounts of facing sexual abuse.

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  Louisville’s largest addiction recovery center is expanding. Officials with the Healing Place unveiled phase one of the project Tuesday.

Travel Treacherous For Tuesday Morning

Jan 16, 2018
NWS Paducah

Snowfall continues Tuesday morning, exceeding the expectations of many throughout the region. Road conditions  are hazardous. As of 8:00 a.m. all westbound lanes of Interstate-24 are closed from the Purchase Parkway interchange to exit 16. This is a 10 mile closure expected to last four hours. There will be detours. 

In 1968, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike after a malfunctioning truck crushed two garbage collectors to death.

The strike led to marches with demonstrators carrying signs declaring "I Am A Man." Their organizing efforts drew support from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination.

http://soky.org/westernkyplunge/ Polar Plunge Website

  An annual fundraiser for Special Olympics that has volunteers jump in a freezing lake is taking registrations for its ninth year.

Stu Johnson, WEKU

This April will mark half a century since the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  In keeping with a decades old observance, hundreds Monday morning marched through the center of downtown Lexington to honor King’s legacy.

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Hawaii residents and tourists alike were shaken shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday when a push notification alerted those in the state to a missile threat, causing an immediate panic until officials confirmed it was a false alarm.

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," read the message, which also blared across Hawaiian televisions stations.

In a decision that may have sweeping effects, a judge has allowed an 11-year-old Illinois girl to use medical marijuana at school.

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