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More 101st soldiers in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team are set to return to Fort Campbell on Thursday. 

There's a small-scale charity movement starting to take hold in neighborhoods across the country. Think of those "little free library" boxes, but with a twist: These are small pantries stocked with free food and personal care items like toothbrushes and diapers for people in need.

They're found near churches, outside businesses and in front of homes. Maggie Ballard, who lives in Wichita, Kan., calls hers a "blessing box."

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MSU department of psychology faculty member Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross compare and contrast living conditions in juvenile detention facilities to those in zoos.

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The League of Women Voters-Hopkinsville and Hopkinsville Community College co-sponsored the program, “Inventing News vs. Reporting It: How do we know if what we are reading is fake?” Monday evening. Jennifer Brown, former editor and opinion editor for the Kentucky New Era, led the discussion about how to spot fake news and how to help squash it. She speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. 

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Update: Governor Matt Bevin will order flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Spc. Booker on the date of interment. Service arrangements are not yet complete.  

Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

The Centers for Disease Control recently ranked the counties in the nation with the greatest risk for an HIV outbreak due to needle-injected drugs. The top ten are all in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. Needle exchange programs can limit the risk of infection, but they also challenge some deeply held convictions. Mary Meehan of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports from Powell County, Kentucky, where the opioid crisis has forced a religious community to reconsider some beliefs.

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An African American couple who recently moved to Lyon County have become a target of confusion and fear on social media. Area residents have taken to outlets including Facebook and Topix voicing concern about a rumored ‘Muslim’ group of ‘Refugees’ on private property.

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The Kentucky Association of Food Banks is receiving a 10-thousand dollar grant from The Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California. The money will be used to buy 42,500 pounds of fresh produce distributed throughout the state. KAFB Executive Director Tamara Sandberg says the grant money couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

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The opening day has been set for the new Radcliff Veterans Center.

One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?"

Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed more than 1,000 parents nationwide about their child care experiences, a third reported difficulty finding care.

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