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Six things to know

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Here are the six things you need to know for today.

The statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis, Tennessee will be removed. The city council voted 11 to 1 to remove the statue. However, the issue still has to go before a state historic committee before it can be moved.

Presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign says he hasn't transferred money to the Republican Party of Kentucky despite Paul saying he made a deposit to fund a caucus in Kentucky. Paul's campaign says the money has been set aside while the plan for the caucus is approved.

Paducah schools voted last night to raise your taxes. Now the McCracken County School Board is expected to discuss raising property taxes as well. It's on the agenda for tonight's meeting at 5:30 p.m.

The Kentucky State Fair officially kicks off today in Louisville. The official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 in the afternoon with Governor Steve Beshear as one of the speakers. The fair runs through August 30.

Do you have some documents that need shredding? Today is a Super Shredder Thursday and we will be a the Paducah Bank Strawberry Hill location from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can shred up to 50 pounds of your personal documents for free.

Proof positive that there really is a day for everything, today is World Mosquito Day. It honors the work of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross. He discovered that mosquitoes carry Malaria and laid the foundation for treatment of the deadly disease.

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