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Be responsible with fireworks this July 4

Summer is here, and that means fireworks season is near. With the Fourth of July a little more than a week away, residents can expect to see and hear an uptick in fireworks noises and explosions in the coming days. …

Riverboat season returns in Paducah

The Queen of the Mississippi returned to the Port of Paducah this week — one of many riverboat visits scheduled this year, bringing in out-of-state tourists. Fowler Black, sales director for Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the 2019 boat …

Hundreds of yard sales expected to line U.S. 41, U.S. 41A

For those looking for treasures, bargains or a cheap way to spend a lazy day, locals can mine through the hundreds of yard and garage sales set up along U.S. 41 and U.S. 41A Friday and Saturday, according to a …

Harvard study casts negative light on Medicaid work requirements

A new study on the impact of Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement serves as a cautionary tale for other states considering implementing such policies. That’s according to the lead author, Dr. Benjamin J. Sommers, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of …

Football player achieving his dream despite adversity

Most often the road to achieving one’s dream is littered with speed bumps, turnabouts and dead ends. Fortunately for Franklin County High School graduate Logan Woodside, recent lessons learned on and off the football field have led to a well-earned …

Results of Arkansas work requirement should concern Kentucky

Kentucky has long ranked among the worst in the nation in many areas of health, but the state has seen improvements in recent years. Better health means happier people and a more employable workforce. It also means less health care …

Court approved injunction in officer, magistrate case

A judge approved a temporary injunction allowing Winchester police officer and Clark County Magistrate Travis Thompson to continue working as an officer while the legal case continued. During a hearing Friday, Clark Circuit Judge Brandy Oliver Brown issued her ruling …

Cleanup under way after two tornadoes strike area

Mark Wood was out of town visiting a sick family member Sunday evening when he heard news that his Marshall County marina had suffered damage from a severe storm — confirmed by weather officials on Monday as an EF1 tornado. …

Prosecutor: Bowling Green murder suspect fighting extradition

A man in custody in the Philippines is challenging extradition to the U.S., where a murder charge awaits him in Warren County. Antonio Marsonel Wilson, 39, of Smiths Grove, is under indictment on charges of complicity to murder, tampering with …

Could we survive without technology?

Sitting in a coffee shop this week, I came to an overwhelming conclusion: Our society would be in trouble if technology went bye-bye. It was impossible to count how many people were talking on their cell phones, texting, working on …