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LEDBETTER -- Tuesday, September 17. Markets totaled 423 head. Compared to last week: slaughter cows, unevenly steady; slaughter bulls, unevenly steady; feeder steers, $2 lower to $9 higher; feeder heifers, $2 lower to $9 higher.

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably…

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BOSTON -- Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020.

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Community members and businesses are invited to join the Kentucky Bar Foundation (KBF) as it honors the late Henry O. Whitlow with the third annual Judge Edward H. Johnstone Award.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson.

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MIAMI -- Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory's close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's Pacific.

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Farmers, families and others can check out a variety of antique tractors, animals and more fun this week at Carson Park in Paducah.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Trump administration continued to show an interest in California's homeless crisis Wednesday but offered little in the way of help or specific solutions as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development toured a Skid Row shelter in Los Angeles and called for cooperation am…

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NEW YORK -- The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.

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Patti's 1880's Settlement announced Wednesday that it would be holding hiring events to recruit employees for the repaired restaurant as it prepares to reopen.

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Labelle Street was closed between Broadway and Jefferson streets in front of the Coke Plant on Wednesday afternoon for the first "Mid-Week Market" hosted by Independence Bank and the city of Paducah. Farmers market vendors along with Midtown businesses set up booths in the street and the ban…

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky has backed off plans to have circuit court clerk's offices distribute new driver's licenses that comply with a federal travel law stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Paducah-based Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation is seeking approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to build a new headquarters.

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WASHINGTON -- Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.

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After closing for repairs in May, the Irvin Cobb (Brookport) Bridge reopened its lanes to traffic at noon on Wednesday, nearly two months ahead of schedule. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said new restrictions, including a 15-ton weight limit and a 9.5-foot height limit, are displ…

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David A. Jones Sr., who borrowed $1,000 to launch a nursing home company that grew into the $37 billion health insurance and health care giant Humana Inc., died Wednesday at age 88.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reduced the Bowles Creek Bridge on Ky. 80 in Hickman County to a 3-ton load limit. The new limit restricts the bridge to traffic no heavier than a passenger vehicle or pickup truck.

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The man shot by police in Alabama last year while on bond from McCracken County charges was sentenced to serve 18 months on a theft charge from 2017, and arraigned on a plethora of charges from just before the Alabama incident.

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The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization approved over $300,000 in grant requests Wednesday from the city of Metropolis, Illinois, and McCracken County, continuing efforts to support economic development among its member communities.

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution.

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The Agenda is a listing of government meetings today.

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Communication is vital to the health of families and individuals. If a family does not actively communicate, their relationships may suffer, and the individual members of the family may face their own challenges from the lack of healthy emotional support.

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WASHINGTON -- A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year while saying it's prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion.

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud by the chamber's leaders over the rules of engagement for translating this summer's hard-won budget deal into binding legislation.

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JONESBORO, Ark. -- As kindergarteners begin to learn how to read, it's important the pupils begin to learn about body and space relationships.

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TEXARKANA, Texas -- A Texarkana woman is cutting her way through a male-dominated industry one sheet of carbon steel at a time.

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JERUSALEM -- After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt.

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DETROIT -- Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day.

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WASHINGTON -- When 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer came to Washington, he thought he was heading to the Pentagon to sign copies of a book detailing his exploits as a World War II tank gunner.

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STRASBOURG, France -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both side…

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ULLIN, Ill. - Shawnee Community College held the Annual Saints Challenge Golf Tournament on September 6 at the Union County Country Club in Anna, Illinois. Stephen Grimes, Ben Girtman, Landon Bremer, Rick Davidson won this year's overall tournament and traveling trophy with a team score of 5…

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Lions International Director Judge Shea Nickell (right) assists the Calvert City Lions Club in presenting Paul Ambler (left) with the Finis E. Davis Fellowship at its September meeting. The Fellowship was created to honor the memory of Kentucky's first and only Lions Club International presi…

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PRINCETON -- In the lush countryside of Caldwell County lies a hidden gem amongst the vibrant green trees. Surrounded by fields of crops that are vital to this region, a wide selection of gorgeous flowers flourishing in careful rows, obviously tended to by a thoughtful and deliberate hand, c…

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MURRAY -- Three Murray State University students studied abroad or interned this summer through a national scholarship program. Lacy Risner of Benton, Maranda Barker of Louisville, and Mariah Cox of Campbellsville were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scho…

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The Heath High School Class of 1964's 55th Class Reunion was held on July 6. Pictured are (front row, L to R) Dick Thompson, Terry Jones, Betsy Myers, Elanine Warford Sullivant, Nancy Menser Sullivan, Susan Throgmorton Harper, Linda Dyer Hougland, Sandra Edwards Miller, Ron Earles, Mike Gips…

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PARIS -- Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River.

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DETROIT -- A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer.

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Madisonville Community College (MCC), West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC), and Murray State University (MSU) announced, during a press conference September 9, a formal partnership to expand MCC's associate in applied science degree in respiratory care program into the Jac…

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FNB Bank donated $500 to Mayfield Middle School’s CARDS After Hours Program. The donation will supplement the budget for the program and be used to help provide after-school tutoring and supplies for enrichment activities. The mission of the CARDS After Hours Program is to prepare students…

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CHICAGO -- The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged misconduct by Catholic priests amid concerns that cases turned over by the Archdiocese of Chicago weren't properly reviewed.