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Another Kentucky overdose (on politics this time)

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
In a better world, ethical business practices would have averted the flood of prescription painkillers that triggered mass addiction. In this world, choices made in company headquarters fueled the opioid crisis that is straining thousands of Kentuckians, their families and governments. Employers say it’s hard to find workers who screen free of drugs. Kentucky has the nation’s fifth-highest rate of fatal overdoses. 2018-01-15T14:26:17-05:00

Richards served community, state well

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
State Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, has devoted a large part of his life to helping his fellow Kentuckians. Whether in the classroom as a journalism professor at Western Kentucky University or serving as a legislator in Frankfort, Richards has tried to help people get a better education, more jobs or better roads and infrastructure. Richards has always been on the front line in one capacity or another, fighting to make things better for his constituents and his state. 2018-01-15T14:07:45-05:00

Could you walk in Rosy’s shoes?

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
Perspective means everything, as our opinions are often altered by what and how we see things. But words, when heartfelt and genuine, can offer that like nothing else. And that’s the way it was Tuesday when I read the writing of a local woman facing challenges many of us could never imagine the only way she knows how: by putting pen to paper. 2018-01-15T14:04:43-05:00

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 4:44pm
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Alexis Sanchez: Man City end pursuit of Arsenal forward

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 4:23pm
Manchester City decide not to pursue their interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 4:19pm
Irish music star Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at the age of 46.

HGV driver ploughed on to wrong side of M62 after falling asleep

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 3:49pm
A lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel before driving nearly a mile the wrong way along a busy motorway "in a trance-like state", a court heard.

Romania loses second PM in seven months

World News - January 15, 2018 - 3:26pm
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns as his party withdraws its backing amid internal power struggles.

Sound Of 2018 stars to play exclusive gig

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 3:07pm
Sigrid, Pale Waves and Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years will play an intimate show at the BBC.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

World News - January 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Dion Dublin says black footballers 'stood on Cyrille Regis' shoulders'

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 2:27pm
Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin pays tribute to his friend and fellow ex-England international Cyrille Regis following his death.

Carillion's collapse - what happens now?

Business - January 15, 2018 - 2:09pm
Britain's second biggest construction company has collapsed. What does it mean for the projects it worked on, and the schools and hospitals it worked for?

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

World News - January 15, 2018 - 2:06pm
The ex-policeman is accused of leading an armed rebellion involving a helicopter and grenades.

Cyrille Regis dies: 'Pioneer to many, but to me he was just my uncle' - Jason Roberts

Top Stories - January 15, 2018 - 1:59pm
"As he was to many people, he was our hero." Jason Roberts writes a touching tribute to his uncle Cyrille Regis, who has died aged 59.

Pick-up trucks dominate Detroit Auto Show

Business - January 15, 2018 - 1:59pm
Pick-ups are the king of US cars, and with low gas prices they're likely to retain that crown.

'The Colonel' Robert Spiller dies, leaves legacy of philanthropy

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
He was simply “The Colonel” to those who knew him. To those who didn’t, chances are he was a benefactor, an unseen helping hand. Robert Spiller, a 30-year Army veteran who was known by his military rank and for his wide-ranging philanthropic efforts in southcentral Kentucky, died Saturday. He was 89. 2018-01-15T13:45:39-05:00

Sozo Children celebrate MLK

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
Apart from the cold of Kentucky, Aggie Namuyomba and the 22 Ugandan Sozo Children have so far enjoyed their stay in the United States. Namuyomba and the Sozo Children helped to open the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program on Sunday at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. There they danced and sang Ugandan songs for those in attendance for the event that is part of the Owensboro NAACP's 2018 MLK Celebration. 2018-01-15T13:10:03-05:00

Museum grant awarded to KYGMC

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is one of 17 organizations recently awarded grants by the Kentucky Historical Society from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund, a funding pool that supports local history organizations’ efforts to preserve and tell Kentucky’s stories. The money helps, in part, to fund the Museum Scout program, which allows fourth-grade students from Mason County and St. Patrick schools to get an idea about museum operations from almost every aspect, according to Tandy Nash, who coordinates the program and helps develop the curriculum. 2018-01-15T12:41:06-05:00

Hopkins County school choir to perform at Carnegie Hall

Kentucky Press News Service - January 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
The Madisonville North Hopkins High School Chamber Choir will perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City for the 2018 Harmonic Convergence Concert on April 6. The choir, directed by Hopkins County Schools teacher Debbie Iverson, was selected by Choirs of America to perform at Carnegie with 19 other schools in a mass choir on the main stage. 2018-01-15T12:32:58-05:00

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