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Society
9:22 am
Tue November 4, 2014

To Prevent Kidney Stones: Go Easy On Soda And Drink Lots Of Water

To keep kidney stones at bay, drink plenty of cool, clear water.
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Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:42 am

If you've had a kidney stone and want to spare yourself the agony of a repeat episode, here's some simple advice: Drink more water.

In a guideline published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians recommends increasing fluid intake and spreading throughout the day.

It may take eight to 10 glasses of water over the course of a day to comply. The recommendation calls for achieving at least 2 liters of urine a day.

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Government
7:26 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Sturgis plan to consildate water system makes economic sense

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The city of Sturgis’s plan to shut down its water plant and move to the county water system is a good economic decision. That’s the opinion of Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder. He said the 34-year old Sturgis water plant spends 40-thousand dollars a year to meet current cleaning standards. Wilder said it’s cheaper for Sturgis to connect to the Morganfield plant than to build a new local one.

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Business
2:59 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Sturgis to get new water source

The city of Sturgis, Kentucky will purchase treated water from the Union County Water District with the help of state funds. Governor Steve Beshear announced a new $986,000 state grant today, as well as an additional $3-million from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. The current outdated water system has received 33 Notices of Violations for unsafe levels of methane and acids found in the water in the past. Water rates will not increase for Sturgis residents.

Environment
1:55 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Princeton Shuts Down Water to Locate Leak

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UPDATE 10 PM: The water main has been repaired, restoring service to around 2,ooo households in Princeton. Water Department Finance Director Tracy Muscove says a boil water order is in effect until further notice. She says it will probably be lifted some time on Friday. 

Roadway access has also been restored to the KY 139/KY 293 truck route through Princeton, according to KYTC public information officer Keith Todd.

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Morning Cram
10:23 am
Fri August 17, 2012

morning cram [It Came From Outer Space Edition]

Illustration of the Kelly Green Men by Pfc. Gary F. Hodson of the 101st Airborne Division stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, who was sent to interview the witnesses of the Hopkinsville incidents
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Today on NPR: Refinance activity continues to boom, fueling the home-loan market. Low interest rates have created a class of "serial refinancers" — those lucky enough to borrow at lower rates — and given them new opportunities to spend their freed up cash.

Kentucky/Tennessee:

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Environment
11:43 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Water shortages could threaten drinking water supply

A water shortage watch has been issued today for 27 counties spread across Kentucky.  Environmental scientist Bill Caldwell of the Kentucky Division of Water says residents of those counties should pay attention to possible calls for water conservation.

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Government
9:01 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Clarksville Mandatory Water Restriction Lifted

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A mandatory water restriction in Clarksville, Tennessee was lifted last night, although city officials still have a voluntary water restriction in place.

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