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5:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

LBL Officials to Alter Logging Plans in Response to Public Outcry

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After months of public outcry and a meeting with officials in Washington D.C. about logging at Land Between the Lakes, the Forest Service at LBL is altering its logging plans.

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Society
4:37 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Connected Warriors Yoga Program Helps De-Stress Veterans

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Murray is home to a free yoga space for veterans and their families as part of the Connected Warriors program.

Instructor Gayle Rogers spoke with Kate Lochte about her experiences with the program that looks to de-stress former soldiers.

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Society
4:16 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Mental Health Counselor Discusses Problem Gambling

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Month ends tonight, and a Tampa Bay counselor has made a name for himself treating excessive gamblers and their families.

Dr Damon Dye, EdD is a licensed mental health counselor; his new book, "Know When to Hold Em: A Guide for Spouses of Problem Gamblers" offers tools and resources for those in the recovering process. He spoke with Kate Lochte about an issue that isn't often talked about.

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Society
6:15 am
Tue March 31, 2015

PCM Begins Construction on New Homeless Shelter

An artist's rendering of Paducah's new homeless shelter
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Paducah Cooperative Ministry has begun construction on their new homeless shelter on North 12th Street in Paducah.

The new shelter will have six housing units and an administrative building.

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Society
5:20 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Kentucky Career Center Offers Employment Workshops After Hospital Closes

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The Kentucky Career Center is offering two employment workshops to help the more than 60 people laid off from the recently closed Parkway Regional Hospital.

 

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Society
2:36 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Non-Profit Receives $182,000 to Expand & Renovate Murray Facility

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A Murray-based non-profit organization is receiving state support to expand their facility and employ more individuals. 

Governor Steve Beshear announced today a $182,000 Community Development Block Grant for construction of a new 1,000 sq ft WATCH Inc. work facility and the renovation of the existing building in Murray. 

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Transportation
6:23 am
Fri March 27, 2015

I-24 Eastbound Lanes Blocked by Semi Crash

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Interstate 24 eastbound lanes are blocked due to a semi crash at mile marker 13. Some other vehicles hit a large piece of equipment the truck was carrying. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said the incident requires special recovery efforts that could take 4 to 6 hours. Eastbound I-24 traffic is being detoured off at Exit 11.

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Society
6:11 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Southern Indiana Grappling with HIV Outbreak

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 4:42 pm

Governor Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency in one southern Indiana county. 

An HIV epidemic has been linked to intravenous drug use in Scott County. 

Deputy State Health Commissioner Jennifer Walthall says people are abusing a powerful painkiller that’s a cousin to Oxycontin and heroin.

"It's Oxymorphone, which the trade name for that is Opana," Walthall explained to WKU Public Radio.  "It's an incredibly powerful and potent opiate that comes in pill form, but can be crushed, boiled, and then injected."

The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed 71 cases of HIV.  In comparison, Dr. Walthall says Scott County typically sees around five new HIV cases a year. 

The state is preparing to set up a temporary needle exchange program that will allow addicts to swap out dirty needles for clean ones in an effort to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.

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Health
3:47 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Study: Calloway, Lyon Counties Among the Healthiest in Kentucky

Overall health outcome rankings for each of Kentucky's counties. The rankings are based on quality of life and life expectancy.
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A new study finds several counties in our region among the healthiest in Kentucky, but the commonwealth compares poorly to national averages.

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Health
8:34 am
Thu March 26, 2015

State Drug Czar Confident in New Heroin Law

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One of the most significant pieces of legislation to come out of this year’s General Assembly session aims to curtail Kentucky’s heroin epidemic. 

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