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Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says his party dropped the ball on promoting the Affordable Care Act.

Yarmuth is one of the few public officials in Kentucky who has supported the health care law, and he actively defends it from criticism. But he says his fellow Democrats could have done a better job explaining the legislation.

United States Department of Agriculture officials are trying to get a better feel for the damage the drought has done to crops in the region.


Madisonville Mayor David Jackson has reinstated a ban on fireworks and outdoor burning within city limits due to continuing dry conditions. 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will begin a review of the state's college and university systems at his residence on today.

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As Kentuckians prepare for the Fourth of July, temperatures are expected to close in on the 100 degree mark.  A hot dry fourth would create some additional concern for fire safety.

Fire officials every summer often suggest families attend professional fireworks shows.  There are always safety issues related to back yard fireworks displays.  But, this year, extremely dry conditions raise a real fire threat to brush and structures.  In fact, State Fire Marshall Bill Swope says even some professionals are weighing their options.

Fire in Paducah Kills Two

Jun 25, 2012

An early morning fire in Paducah today killed two people. The McCracken County Coroner’s office says  Jessica Woods, 24, and her son, Day’von Robinson, 5, died in the fire on Cruse Avenue, that began around 5 a.m. Three other people escaped the blaze. 

Canaan Returning to MSU for Senior Year

Apr 5, 2012

Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan says he'll return for his senior year after leading the Racers to their best season in school history. Coach Steve Prohm confirmed Canaan's decision to stay today to The Associated Press. Prohm says Canaan decided to return to school after information they gathered showed him as a late first round or early second round pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Canaan, a second-team AP All-American, averaged 19 points for Murray State last season.