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4:50 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Priest Thinks Kentucky Could Be Next Southern State to Abolish Death Penalty

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Priest and abolitionist Father Patrick Delahanty says he thinks Kentucky could be the next southern state to abolish the death penalty. Delahanty says he’s been working to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky for about 28 years and thinks the state is between 2 and 5 years from doing so. 

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Society
12:38 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Kentucky, Tennessee Rank Among Unhappiest States

A new study finds Kentucky and Tennessee as two of the unhappiest states in the country.

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Society
4:19 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

New Study Finds Caldwell Indoor Air Quality Poor

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A recent indoor air quality study in Caldwell County shows county workplaces have a high level of fine particle air pollution from secondhand smoke, 1.6 times higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for outdoor air. The air pollution was also 2.8 times higher than Georgetown and 3.1 times higher than Lexington after implementation of their smoke-free laws

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Society
1:02 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

KY to Propane Users: Get Ready for Another Strong Winter

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Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet urges propane customers to prepare now for another strong winter.

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Society
12:22 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Kentuckians Can Get Protection From Four Flu Strains This Fall

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Mid September marks a key point in the flu shot season across Kentucky. Health officials are urging all Kentuckians over six months old to get vaccinated.

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Society
10:12 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Following Expansion, Kentucky Child Care Subsidy Gained 3,200 Kids In About a Month

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 6:02 am

Last year, a budget shortfall led to the slashing of a subsidy program that helped low-income Kentucky families cover the cost of child care. 

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Crime
7:32 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Additional Arrest Made in Bobo Case

John Dylan Adams
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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Decatur County man in connection with the murder of Holly Bobo. TBI Agents say on April 13, 2011, John Dylan Adams disposed of items he knew could be used as evidence in the case. John Dylan Adams is the brother of Zachary Rye Adams, who faces Felony Murder and Aggravated Kidnapping charges in connection to Bobo’s death.

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Society
3:45 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Kentucky Ranks 40th in Nation for Child Poverty

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New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Kentucky ranks 40th in the nation for child poverty. The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey says 25.3 percent of Kentucky children lived in poverty in 2013, which is a little more than three percent higher than the national average.

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Society
1:43 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Tax Referendum Would Help Murray-Calloway Parks At Possible Cost

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Murray-Calloway Parks could see a bigger budget if voters approve its tax referendum this November, but it may see reduced funding from local government.

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Society
4:42 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Tennessee Named 10th Worst State for Homicide Against Women

In the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, a national study has named Tennessee the tenth worst state in terms of homicide against women.

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