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History will come to life this weekend in Trigg County, Kentucky as historian and author, Geoff Baggett, transforms into an American Revolution militiaman for a free "hands-on history" presentation. Baggett visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming event. 

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  Two Republican west Kentucky state senators on Thursday offered their thoughts on supporters of President Donald Trump chanting “send her back” at a campaign rally in North Carolina this week.

 

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State lawmakers return to Frankfort on Friday for a special legislative session to deal with surging pension costs currently being experienced by regional universities and “quasi” state agencies like local health departments.

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Attorneys representing accused Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker filed this week a motion to suppress statements he made to police following the shooting that killed two students and injured several others.  

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A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would boost the wages of 17 million workers and lift about 1.3 million people out of poverty. But the CBO warns that could also result in more than one million lost jobs and could diminish overall income for others. 

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Dozens of regional farmers, agribusinesses and state and national agriculture officials met in Fulton County on Thursday at the 3rd annual West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy Ag Day, to talk about what the future of agriculture in far west Kentucky could be.

 

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Two newly released sets of government data show that the death toll from the nation’s opioid crisis may finally be dropping and also reveal the scale of the pain pill sales that help set the crisis in motion. The data for the Ohio Valley show how hard the region was hit and how hard people in these communities have been fighting to save lives.

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Kentucky officials are reporting the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013.

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Kentucky state agriculture officials are working to get the word out about new tagging requirements for cattle. The official change is a few years off, but some steps can be taken as soon as the end of this year.

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Governor Matt Bevin has ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Friday to honor two Kentucky servicemen killed in action during World War II and the Korean War.

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