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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors carried out the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Monday morning.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Storms swept across the region Friday afternoon with only minor damage in Murray. Part of the roof belonging to BobNanney Insurance, at 107 North 4th Street,  was blown off the building but with no other reported damages or injuries according to dispatch at the Murray Police Department. 

Karen Guse was close when gusts of wind reaching an estimated 60 mph hit the downtown area. 

"The roof just started coming off and swirling around and a piece has fallen down...that's my car. It was a little freaky," said Guse. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Issues ranging from accessibility to employment emerged as topics of concern Thursday evening in a disability forum in Murray. The Center for Accessible Living hosted an event to give voice to a topic event organizer and Independent Living Advocate John Eads says people just generally aren't aware about. 

Calloway County Public Library, Facebook

Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about wrapping up the Summer Reading Program and upcoming events.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Wayne Harper speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about the Harper Music and Food Festival coming up July 30 in Cadiz.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Update: The old Eggner's Ferry Bridge was demolished today. See the video here.  

The old Eggners Ferry Bridge is set for explosive demolition. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says demolition of the four main spans over Kentucky Lake in Aurora is set for 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25.

Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the Ohio Valley with addiction and death, the search for safer methods of pain management has become increasingly urgent. Aaron Payne of Ohio Valley Resource member station WOUB reports.

Rob Canning

A group of concerned citizens congregated in Paducah’s Noble Park on Sunday to recognize the recent spates of violence and racial tension across the country and try to find common ground.

The Concert Rally for Peace drew a crowd of more than 50 to the park’s amphitheatre for music, poetry and to bridge differences of opinion.

In four months, on the first Friday after the elections in November, Renee Montagne will step away from the host chair on Morning Edition after 12 years.

That's 12 years of arriving at work every weekday at midnight. Montagne works out of the NPR West studio in Culver City, Calif., on the outskirts of Los Angeles. That means at 2 a.m. PT, she's sounding bright and fully caffeinated for Morning Edition's earliest East Coast broadcasts. Her punishing hours were a point of pride — but only to a point.

Event flyer, via Concert Rally for Peace Facebook Event Page

A concert rally for peace and unity will be held in Paducah this weekend. Singers, poets and activists gather at the Noble Park Amphitheatre Sunday in the wake of recent racially motivated violence.

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