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In Close Race For Kentucky’s 6th District, Health Care Looms Large

On a hot September day, a small crowd gathered around 6th district Congressman Andy Barr at the Fall Festival in Midway. He ticked off his record — the tax cuts bill passed last December, scaling back parts of the Dodd-Frank consumer protections and the Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered the state of Tennessee not to proceed with plans to execute Edmund Zagorski by lethal injection after it refused his request to die in the electric chair.

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Kentucky's only abortion clinic and two groups are asking for almost $1.5 million in legal costs from the state after winning a federal case over the clinic's existence.

GRAVES CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon’s attorney has responded to an account of Redmon’s alleged crimes written by Sheriff’s Office employees.

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Electric crews from Warren County are lending a hand in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.  The Category 4 storm made landfall on Wednesday, pounding Florida and moving over Georgia. 

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The Appalachian Regional Commission announced Thursday the latest recipients of grants designed to help struggling coal communities. 

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Candidates for Paducah City Commission debate Thursday evening, October 11, at the Murray State Paducah campus. ‘The Great Debate of Paducah’ is at 6 p.m. 

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After the huge sell-off Wednesday, U.S. stocks fell sharply again Thursday. At one point, the Dow was down nearly 700 points. By late afternoon, it had regained some ground but closed down 546 points or a little more than 2 percent.

Over the past two days, the Dow has lost 1,378 points. The S&P 500 was down 2 percent for the day. The Nasdaq lost 1.25 percent.

KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Kentucky Department of Corrections said Wednesday that the department is expanding its public alert system to include halfway houses when inmates escape.

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Legal challenges continue to surround a Tennessee death row inmate whose execution has been temporarily halted.

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Varying opinions are being expressed by Eastern Kentucky University students regarding President Trump’s political rally this weekend.

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Driving While Recovering: For Some Fighting Addiction, A Roadblock On The Path To Sobriety

After decades of addiction to heroin and prescription opioids, Wendy Crites finally made a clean break. “For the first time in my life I just wanted to be off of it,” she said from her home in Ranson, West Virginia. “I hit rock bottom.”

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