Six things to know – 10/18/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Millions of social security recipients and federal retirees will get less than a one percent cost of living adjustment next year. The small increase will add up to $4 extra a month.

Family and friends will gather to say goodbye to former McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry today. He died last Thursday in a bike crash in West Paducah. Newberry’s visitation is from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Carson Center. The funeral is also at the Carson Center and will start at 7:00 p.m.

A hit and run in Murphysboro is under investigation. Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say an SUV ran off the road and crashed into a home in the 1500 block of West Harrison Road Monday night. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office.

A meeting about next year’s solar eclipse is happening today. You can learn more by going to the Carbondale Civic Center from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The eclipse happens on August 21 of next year.

A push to fight prescription drug abuse and encourage the safe disposal of hundreds of unused prescription drugs will happen today. The My Old Meds Kentucky launch will happen this afternoon in Frankfort.

President Obama’s last state dinner will happen tonight. The Italian Prime Minister and his wife are just a few of the honored guests. Gewn Stefani will perform.

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