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Trigg County employees will be paying a little more for their health insurance next fiscal year. Insurance plans through Humana are increasing up to $50 a month for employees. 

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Kentucky Transportation officials say a portion of construction on the New US68/KY80 Lake Barkley Bridge in Trigg County has minor damage after a towboat struck one of the piers this morning. 

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  Officials in Christian County are awaiting the results of a study aimed at assessing the economic impact of agriculture in the area.

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In May, news came out of the National Archery in Schools Program national championship in Louisville that the Trigg County High School archery team finished in first place among 192 high school teams that competed. They are known as the Trigg County Arrowcats and this isn't their first national championship. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with their coach, Tom Patterson, about the team's continuing success with NASP competition.

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is transitioning leadership with the retirement of Dr. Stu Silberman and the selection of his successor Brigitte Ramsey. Ramsey has been Associate Executive Director since last May. Together, they're touring the state and last night they were at Barkley Lodge in Trigg County with committee and community members as well as local educators. 

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A rare burr oak tree in Canton was cut down this weekend to make way for the new Lake Barkley bridge, upsetting some Trigg County residents.

They had worked with Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander to save the 250 year old tree. But Alexander says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet ultimately had to cut down the tree for the project.

'Tis the season to get out the coats, scarves, earmuffs and warm socks. But maybe those socks made from sheep's wool just aren't warm enough? Introducing alpaca fiber or "the fiber of the gods" as the Incans called it. It's a luxury fiber similar to cashmere, but has a hollow core that gives it an extra insulating property, which makes it lighter and warmer. On Sounds Good, we meet Kathy Tinkham of Red Roof Ranch Alpacas in Trigg County and learn how she got into raising alpacas and some of the items in her store that will keep you warm this winter season.

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Ryan Champion pleaded not guilty yesterday in Trigg County court to 4 counts of murder and 1 count of kidnapping victim death in the killing of his family and a fourth person October 26th.  

Arrest Made in Trigg County Quadruple Homicide

Oct 31, 2014
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Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father, and sister. He is also being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato. State Police has been actively investigating the murders of Joy Champion, Lindsey Champion, Emily Champion and Vito Riservato since they were found at the Champion's residence in Cadiz on October 26th. Since that time, investigators have been gathering evidence and speaking to a number of people culminating enough probable cause for an arrest warrant. 

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Police are using 3D diagrams from a laser scanner in their investigation of the Champion family deaths Sunday.

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