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In an effort to encourage more soldiers to get their COVID vaccine and protect everyone from COVID-19, Fort Campbell’s commander says unvaccinated troops will not be able to travel freely over the summer. That’s when many take leave to see family for extended periods or even move between installations.

FEEDING KENTUCKY/FARMS TO FOOD BANKS

A perfect appearance isn’t everything when it comes to produce. 

The Kentucky Farms to Food Banks program proves that by purchasing what's affectionately called 'ugly produce.'  That's fruits and vegetables with a bruise or imperfect shape that makes it hard to sell to grocery stores that want to display 'perfect' produce. 

Shalina Chatlani / WPLN News

  Tennessee’s electric utility is starting the long process that could eventually lead to closure of its most-polluting coal plant.

Trigg County Public Schools / Facebook

Trigg County Public Schools will provide meals for all county children throughout the summer. Beginning May 17, children ages 2-18 will be able to pick up no-cost meals from the cafeteria pick-up locations.

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The McCracken County Public Library presents "Snake Road: Secrets of Successful Snake Watching" as part of its Virtual McLib Live series. Joshua Vossler, associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will lead the online presentation. Vossler speaks with Tracy Ross about Snake Road, common snake misconceptions, and what inspired him to write Snake Road: A Field Guide to the Snakes of Larue-Pine Hills.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

  Embattled Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will run in this weekend’s Preakness Stakes.

Blake Farmer / Nashville Public Radio

The COVID vaccine campaign has been compared to a wartime effort — but it hits a little different when posters of Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam asking people to get their shot are plastered around an Army post like Fort Campbell.

Baffert: Antifungal Meds Given To Derby Winner Had Steroid

May 11, 2021
Ashlee Clark Thompson

Trainer Bob Baffert says Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was treated with an antifungal ointment containing the steroid betamethasone that caused the horse to fail a postrace drug test.

Vaccine.gov

  The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 may be given to children ages 12 to 15. Kentucky is preparing to make the vaccine available for children. 

Dalton York / WKMS

A Trigg County teacher who died earlier this year of COVID-19 was honored Monday morning with an art installation at her school.

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