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Solar Eclipse 2017

Follow us as we prepare for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

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Tickets on sale for 61st Telethon of Stars Presented by Mid-America Conversion Services

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Tickets will soon go on sale for the 2017 Telethon of Stars Celebration Concert. Organizers recently announced country music singer-songwriter Sara Evans will headline this year's concert. 

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Police: Suspects killed in Cambrils, Spain, had bomb belts

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The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says the five suspects shot and killed in the resort town of Cambrils were carrying bomb belts, which have been detonated by the force's bomb squad.

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Ballard County gets closure following two federal investigations Video included

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After a year of federal investigations into two county leaders, a couple dozen Ballard County citizens went to the fiscal court with questions Thursday night in an open forum.

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How to photograph the solar eclipse with your phone Video included

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Most people who are fortunate enough to be able to witness even the partial eclipse will try to take photos of the event with their smartphone. The question is: Can you get a good shot with a smartphone camera? 

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SIU hosting carnival for eclipse visitors

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SIU is used to hosting events, but their plans for the eclipse have surpassed anything they have done before. They have planned a variety of programs just to make the eclipse even more memorable.

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Kentucky city endorses moving 2 Confederate statues

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Government leaders in Kentucky's second-largest city have taken a decisive stand in favor of moving two Confederate statues from prominent places outside a former courthouse.

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Missouri Governor tells state senator to resign for Trump post

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Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is calling for the resignation of a Missouri legislator who posted on Facebook that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

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KSP arrests Hickman police officer on McCracken County warrant

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Kentucky State Police says troopers arrested a Hickman police officer Thursday on a warrant out of McCracken County. 

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Tennessee man found guilty of Hickman, Kentucky, murder

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A jury in Fulton County, Kentucky, on Thursday convicted a Tennessee man of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a Hickman man, according to Kentucky State Police. 

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Eclipse products bringing boost to businesses ahead of solar eclipse Video included

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There are a few days to go until the solar eclipse Monday afternoon, but businesses around southern Illinois are already seeing a bump from eclipse visitors.

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Sen. Corker says Trump hasn't shown stability, competence

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A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed.      

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A client speaks out after Grant King enters guilty pleas Video included

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Local attorney Grant King entered guilty pleas to three federal charges against him, admitting he stole money from clients. 

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Rep. Comer reacts to local statue debate, Charlottesville, DOE layoffs Video included

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"There is no room for white nationalists or neo-Nazis. I don't want them marching anywhere in my congressional district," said U.S. Rep James Comer in reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Republican said the president's response to Charlottesville was a disappointment.

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Bevin launches pension site ahead of likely special session

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has launched a pension reform website ahead of a likely special session of the state legislature to address the state's struggling retirement system. 

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Missouri lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination comment

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UPDATE: The Missouri lawmaker who posted and later deleted a Facebook comment saying she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination is refusing to resign. 

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Attorney: Former deputy jailer accused of misconduct turning down plea deal

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The attorney of a former McCracken County deputy jailer accused of misconduct tells Local 6 his client has been offered a plea deal, but he is turning it down.  

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Local attorney pleads guilty to federal charges

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Attorney Grant King pleaded guilty to three federal charges filed against him Thursday afternoon inside a Paducah courtroom. King was accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his clients and defrauding multiple clients of insurance settlements, adding up to at least $550,000. maximum of 42 years in prison.  

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Moving truck hits local assisted living building

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The top of the truck hit the awning. No one was injured.
 

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Tennessee congressman wants President Trump impeached

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A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia.

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Road near KY-TN state line closed for culvert repair

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A road near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line is closed until further notice.

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Graves to be moved after 40 years under a Kentucky road

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A Kentucky county has pledged to support a family's reunion with its ancestors after their graves were paved over with a road.

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Van hits crowd near Spain tourist spot

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Calling it a terror attack, police said at least one person was killed and 32 were wounded, many seriously.

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Local father arrested in connection to toddler's death

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Deriechess Moore is charged with murder and child abuse after admitting to hitting his 15-month-old child. 

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Lawnmower struck gas meter hours before MSU explosion

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We're learning more about the events leading up to an explosion at New Richmond dorm at Murray State University in June. 

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

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No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing, so the national lottery game will continue to grow ahead of the next drawing Saturday night.

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Eclipse Safety: Do's And Don'ts! Video included

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It's been pretty well established that you should never look directly at the sun.  The problem is, next Monday, people all over the country will be tempted to do just that during the solar eclipse.

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President Trump decries monument removals, ‘history ripped apart’

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President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.

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President Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

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President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions.

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Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

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Police and rescue crews say drivers overdosing on heroin and other drugs are driving up the number of car crashes.

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Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring

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A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

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Virginia Gov. to President Trump: Only come to talk about healing

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he doesn't want President Donald Trump to visit Charlottesville if the president continues using rhetoric the governor says is dividing the country.

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Six things to know - 8/17/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii

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A multi-agency team is scouring the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers who were aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

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August 17th is National Thrift Store Day

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Get ready to "pop some tags." It's National Thrift Shop Day!

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Murray Independent School District to not have classes on eclipse day

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A local school has recently decided to not have students in the classroom on the day of the solar eclipse.

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Holly Martin, active with the Telethon of Stars, passed away

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People are remembering the life of Holly Martin.

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Veterans get expanded college assistance under President Trump

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Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law.

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Peaceful candlelight vigil moves through campus in Charlottesville

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Hundreds of people gathered on the University of Virginia campus for a candlelight vigil against hate and violence days after Charlottesville erupted in chaos during a white nationalist rally.

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What's Going Around: 8/16/2017 Video included

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Do you have loss of smell, runny nose and/or facial pain? If so, a visit to your doctor is in order. 

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Orange line marking eclipse path draws tourists to small town Video included

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A small town of almost 500 people is getting a lot of attention because of a bright orange line. The line painted at Rainmaker Art Studio in Makanda, Illinois, marks the path the total solar eclipse will take on Monday.

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Kentucky health group proposes tobacco tax hike

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Would a higher tax make you quit smoking? The president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is proposing raising the tobacco tax by $1 or more.

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Paducah Public Schools will dismiss students after the total eclipse Video included

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Some students who will be in class during the total solar eclipse on Monday will hit the road in school buses right after totality.

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Lane restriction planned in section of KY 1741

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Part of a state road in Carlisle County will be down to one lane Thursday for milling, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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2 new petitions ask to keep Tilghman statue

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There are now two petitions to keep a statue of a Confederate general in Paducah. 

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Vanderbilt recalls eclipse glasses handed out at county fair

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center says about 8,000 glasses distributed at a county fair should not be used to watch the upcoming solar eclipse because they may not meet the highest safety standards.

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Murray State University one step closer to industrializing hemp Video included

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The Hudson School Of Agriculture at Murray State has put the university on the national stage. Assistant Dean of Agriculture Dr. Brian Parr said things are coming along since the pilot program's start back in 2014.

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More than 1,000 people sign local petition to remove Confederate statue in Paducah Video included

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The Civil War is a part of American history, but many people are questioning if we should leave it in the past.

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SIU students move in ahead of eclipse visitors in Carbondale Video included

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Before thousands of visitors arrive in Carbondale, Illinois, for the solar eclipse on Monday, thousands of students attending Southern Illinois University are moving in for the semester.

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