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The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $100,000 grant for Operation UNITE to continue fighting drug abuse in southern and eastern Kentucky. 

African-American women are more likely to be infected with HIV than other women, and many don't know it. So public health officials and advocates are trying to get the word out about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis. It's a daily medication that helps prevent HIV infection.

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On Sounds Good with Tracy Ross, Sarah Gutwirth and Mary Tripp Reed discuss The March for Social Justice and Equality happening Saturday in Murray.

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The Paducah Board of Commissioners has introduced an ordinance to abolish the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority.

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The City of Paducah is launching its first annual Citizens’ Academy. The program, named ‘Your Passport to City Government’ is modeled after Paducah’s Citizens Police Academy, and offers participants an in-depth look at how government works.

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A western Kentucky hospital is encouraging people to take precaution due to the ‘widespread’ outbreak of flu. Last week, Kentucky Department of Health warned of an increase in flu-like activity in at least half of the state.

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The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is holding a ceremony marking a change in leadership this week. 

The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

The report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports legalized abortion, puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That's the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981.

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Research shows Kentucky had more than twice the national rate of drug-dependent babies in 2013.

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Kentucky is hoping to secure up to 10-million dollars in federal support to fight the opioid addiction epidemic.

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