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Twelve percent of high school sophomores in Kentucky have a suicide plan and eight percent have attempted suicide. A report by Kentucky Incentives for Prevention says there’s also a disturbing national trend among younger children. The suicide rate for 10-to-14-year-olds doubled between 2007 and 2014.

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A renewed effort to get people to quit smoking in Kentucky is launching Wednesday in Frankfort. Led by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Baptist Health, at the top of the coalition’s to-do list is to raise the cigarette tax to $1.60 a pack. That’s a $1 increase over the current rate.

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        The Carson Center in Paducah, KY will be hosting their 13th annual Distiller's Dinner, which raises funds for the non-profit performing center. Development director, Debbie Wattier, and chef of Artisan Kitchen, Karla Lawrence, visit Sounds Good to provide details of the event. 

Is Medicinal Marijuana Risky or Rewarding?

Oct 18, 2017
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Psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Tracy Ross on Sound Good to discuss the potential benefits and downfalls of marijuana use for medicinal purposes. 

Two statues of Confederate Civil War figures have been removed from the grounds of the historic Old Courthouse in downtown Lexington. 


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Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving two Confederate statues. 

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The Brookport Betterment Committee is giving a second chance to one of the southern Illinois city’s historic buildings.

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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is crediting a graduated driver's license law with a 51 percent drop in teenage-driver deaths in the past decade.

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In April 2018, Medicare officials will begin sending out new health insurance cards that no longer include enrollees’ social security numbers.

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Kentucky’s Capital City hosted its first-ever LGBTQ Pride festival this past weekend. Organizers and Frankfort city officials say the event exceeded their expectations.  

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