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Tickets now on sale for 2017 Telethon of Stars Celebration Concert

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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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Clinton Road open after cross drain replaced, more work planned

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UPDATE: Clinton Road in McCracken County is back open Tuesday after Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews installed a new cross drain there. 

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Dalton Lampley pleads not guilty at Marshall County arraignment

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The man accused of driving a garbage truck the wrong way down Interstate 24 in McCracken County, causing a multi-vehicle crash before leading authorities on a chase into Marshall County, pleaded not guilty to charges in Marshall County on Tuesday. 

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Pence breaks tie, Senate takes up health bill

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The Senate has voted to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law. 

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IRS sees big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds

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The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem.

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Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

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Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL down to high school.

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Rand Paul to vote "yes" on health care vote

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Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote "yes" on a pivotal health care vote Tuesday afternoon after receiving assurances from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

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Charlie Gard’s mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby’s father take their critically ill son home to die.

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8 Indiana siblings rack up 448 years of combined marriage

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Eight siblings who grew up in southwestern Indiana have amassed nearly 450 years of combined marriage.

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TN teacher who allegedly ran off with student still has teaching license

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Tad Cummins, the man who allegedly ran off with a 15-year-old student, still has his teaching license.

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Baby abandoned outside California strip mall Video included

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The baby, who is 16 days old, was left in the parking lot of the strip mall. The infant was rescued by the owners of nearby businesses. 

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Oklahoma teacher panhandles for school supplies

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An elementary school teacher in Oklahoma says her salary has left her so short on cash that she had to panhandle for classroom supplies.

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National Corvette Museum offering driving experiences

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Ever wanted to drive a Corvette? Now you have the chance to at a Kentucky motorsports park.

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Company offers microchip implants for workers

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A Wisconsin company is giving employees the option to get a microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, implanted between their thumb and forefinger.

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Escaped Calloway County jail inmate found

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The Calloway County Sheriff's Office says they have found escaped inmate 29-year-old Ray Perry Caldwell. He is back in custody.

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Six things to know - 7/25/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges

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Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

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President Trump sketch of New York skyline up for auction

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A sketch of the New York city skyline drawn by President Donald Trump is going up for auction again Thursday.

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Tractor-trailer survivor says truck had no ventilation

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Ten people died and dozens more were found suffering inside a tractor-trailer on Sunday.

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World's tallest gas pump becomes newest Route 66 oddity

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Here's a new reason for a family roadtrip. There's a Route 66 attraction you've never seen before. It's the world's tallest gas pump.

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4 ex-employees accused in Pilot rebate scam reach plea deal

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Four former employees accused in a diesel fuel rebate scam at the nation's largest truck stop chain have struck a plea deal and agreed to cooperate with federal authorities.

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Credit rating improves for 7 Illinois universities

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A major credit agency has raised debt ratings and affirmed others for seven Illinois universities. 

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County leaders hear presentation on energy improvement financing option

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court listened to a presentation on property assessed clean energy, or PACE, during its meeting Monday. 

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Cities work with power companies to keep lights off during eclipse Video included

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Area cities and businesses are working out the smallest details to make sure you get a view of the total solar eclipse in August.

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Testing Kentucky's old rape kits leads to first indictment

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A convicted rapist in Kentucky has been the first person indicted in authorities' statewide effort to test more than 3,000 old rape kits. 

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No response to Democratic Caucus' call to step down from Sen. Julian Carroll

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Kentucky Senate democrats are still waiting to hear back from Sen. Julian Carroll after the Senate Democratic Caucus voted Sunday to remove him from office, according to multiple news outlets. 

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McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote

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Arizona Sen. John McCain is returning to the Senate on Tuesday to vote on GOP health care legislation just days after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.   

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Seminars teach human trafficking intervention ahead of solar eclipse events Video included

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Knowledge is power and it can be helpful when trying to look for something that tends hidden in plain sight.  "You need to know what those awareness signs are in general because it's happening right underneath our noses," a task force member said. 

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Local airport gets grant for $1.88 million

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A local airport is getting more than $1 million in grant money from the federal government, U.S. Rep. James Comer announced Monday. 

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'This is child abuse' says judge during Kelton Ragan sentencing Video included

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In a McCracken County courtroom Monday, 19-year-old father Kelton Ragan was sentenced to eight years in jail for child abuse. He's convicted of breaking his 3-month-old son's leg when lifting him up.

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Organizers planning bigger, better trip for veterans' second honor flight Video included

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In less than three months, a flight will leave to take area veterans to Washington D.C.  It will be the second honor flight from Marion, Illinois, this year.

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