Six things to know – 11/1/16

Here are six things to know for today.

The preterm birth rate has gone up after a decade of decline. The March of Dimes reports more than 2,000 babies were born too soon and before their lungs and brains are fully developed.

You can learn more about what West Kentucky Community and Technical College has to offer. An open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Check in begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Anderson Technical building lobby. The open house is free and open to the public.

Today is the last day in Kentucky for you to apply to vote absentee by mail in the general election. You can ask for an application from your county clerk in person or by phone, fax, or e-mail. The completed absentee ballot must be sent to the county clerk by 6:00 p.m. on election day.

We will be following the Paducah City Commission meeting today. The city will vote on entering into an agreement with the Kentucky Oaks Mall regarding the former service merchandise building. The current owners have been fined by the city because of its deteriorating condition.

Families in need can now sign up for help paying their heating bills this winter. The subsidy component of the Low-Income Home Energy Heating Assistance program will start taking applications today.

Open enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act is happening now. The enrollment period runs through January 31 on next year.

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