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BBQ on the River could draw about 40,000 people
BBQ on the River could draw about 40,000 people

There is a familiar scent in the air as thousands of people converge on downtown Paducah to take part in the 23rd annual Barbecue on the River. The riverfront festivities, which kicked off Wednesday night with the music-filled fundraiser "Porkstock," continues through Saturday. An organizer estimated there will be around 40,000 people in attendance and around 90,000 pounds of meat consumed.

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CHIP delay may imperil kids' health gains
CHIP delay may imperil kids' health gains

As Kentucky health advocates extol data showing children in the commonwealth are increasingly covered by health insurance, some experts are highlighting issues that could undercut those recent gains. In mid-September, data released from the U.S. Census Bureau showed nearly 97 percent of children under the age of 19 had health coverage in 2016. An estimated 37,000 children were insured since 2013. Those gains have been credited by groups such as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to policies that are facing scrutiny by lawmakers and state executives.

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Life Care Center of La Center earns deficiency-free state survey
Life Care Center of La Center earns deficiency-free state survey

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients' rights, food services, administration and the facility's environment. Surveyors spend several days in the building reviewing paperwork, observing resident care and interviewing residents and associates.

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Civil War Days at Columbus
Civil War Days at Columbus

The weekend will include battle reenactments, living history, and encampments. Friday is "education day". Schools, scouts, groups, & clubs are encouraged to schedule field trips. Battles will be held at 2:00 both Sat. and Sun. featuring skilled reenactors bringing history back to life. Battles are narrated.

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Smithland Chamber planning for the future
Smithland Chamber planning for the future

Livingston Ledger - Livingston County 4-H Teen Club Leader Dominique Wood, 4-H members, Jada Cosby, Abigail Calender, Karlie Moore & Hallie Repovich visit the Smithland Chamber of Commerce in December.

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Carlisle leads Kentucky with 46% job increase
Carlisle leads Kentucky with 46% job increase

Carlisle Co. News - Carlisle County leads the state of Kentucky in the highest percentage of job growth since June of 2009.

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Four Tilghman students selected as Paxton Scholars
Four Tilghman students selected as Paxton Scholars

West Ky. News - The scholarship is an enrichment program for outstanding African American juniors enrolled in the city & county school systems.

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Carlisle County Students enjoy hands-on science activities
Carlisle County Students enjoy hands-on science activities

Carlisle Co. News - The MCAC trailer was on the Carlisle County School Campus Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

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Smithland Chamber presents Certificate of Achievement
Smithland Chamber presents Certificate of Achievement

Livingston Ledger - Smithland Chamber of Commerce presented Livingston County School Superintendent, with a Certificate of Achievement.

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Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel helping the community at Christmas
Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel helping the community at Christmas

Livingston Ledger - Representatives from Pine Bluff delivered 3 pickup truckloads of food to the Livingston County Helping Hands in Smithland.

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Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Honors Conservation Champions During National Wildlife Refuge Week at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Honors Conservation Champions During National Wildlife Refuge Week at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

West Ky. News - The Conservation Garden was created to honor conservation efforts of those associated with the establishment and development of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Smith Funeral Chapel welcomes Jeff Armstrong as new General Manager
Smith Funeral Chapel welcomes Jeff Armstrong as new General Manager

Livingston Ledger - Smith Funeral Chapel is pleased to welcome Jeff Armstrong as their new General Manager at their Smithland Chapel.

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Sam Dunning sees a masterpiece
Sam Dunning sees a masterpiece

West Ky. News - Most homeowners see a tree stump in their yard as a nuisance, but Sam Dunning sees the beginning of a masterpiece.

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Carlisle County School held Veterans Day Celebration
Carlisle County School held Veterans Day Celebration

Carlisle Co. News - On November 10, a Veterans Day Celebration was held at the Carlisle County School.

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Smithland Drugs serving the community
Smithland Drugs serving the community

Livingston Ledger - Owner, Denny Wood & his staff take great pride in giving their customers a wide variety of items, in addition to filling all their prescription drug needs.

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Need for Lighthouse Toy Drive expected to hit all-time high in 2014
Need for Lighthouse Toy Drive expected to hit all-time high in 2014

Advance Yeoman - "This is the perfect time to clean out some of those toy boxes & make a needy child really happy this Christmas."

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Fay's Furniture & Antiques
Fay's Furniture & Antiques

Livingston Ledger - Fay's Furniture and Antiques has been in business since the late 1990's and is a place you can find just about anything.

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Friday fun at Bounce and Tease Hair Salon
Friday fun at Bounce and Tease Hair Salon

Livingston Ledger - Shop owners, Samantha Ramage & Wade Chandler are celebrating their first year in the shop.

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Happy Trails Ministry rider Rainey Gibbs
Happy Trails Ministry rider Rainey Gibbs

Livingston Ledger - Rainey will compete in the National Barrel Horse Association World competition in July 2015.

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The 24th annual Civil War Days held at Columbus Belmont State Park
The 24th annual Civil War Days held at Columbus Belmont State Park

Carlisle Co. News - Columbus Belmont State Park came alive with reenactors, vendors and visitors as the 24th annual Civil War Days played out once again.

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Historical Society plans Civil War Dinner
Historical Society plans Civil War Dinner

Livingston Ledger - The upcoming Civil War Dinner will be held at the Livingston County High School on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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Village Market & Café Grand Opening October 11th
Village Market & Café Grand Opening October 11th

Livingston Ledger - The new Village Market and Café opened their doors on Friday ushering in a new concept in grocery shopping.

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Parade Fun at Smithland Octoberfest
Parade Fun at Smithland Octoberfest

Livingston Ledger - The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce did a fantastic job organizing this event.

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Dixon's Barber shop opens in Wickliffe
Dixon's Barber shop opens in Wickliffe

Advance Yeoman - Owner and operator, Matt Dixon, has been a barber for twenty years.

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Smokey D's takes Grand Champion at BBQ on the River
Smokey D's takes Grand Champion at BBQ on the River

Advance Yeoman - In his second year after taking control of the Smokey D's team at the 20th Annual BBQ on the River in Paducah, Justin Smith led the team to the top prize of Grand Champion.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Visiting Angels
Ribbon Cutting Held for Visiting Angels

West Ky. News - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday morning for a new homecare business.

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Auction Raises More than $80,000 for Scholarships at WKCTC
Auction Raises More than $80,000 for Scholarships at WKCTC

West Ky. News - More than 400 people attended West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Scholarship Auction.

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Barlow Town Hall meeting draws huge crowd
Barlow Town Hall meeting draws huge crowd

Advance Yeoman - Community Development Advisors led the meeting in which the entire 42024 community had been invited to.

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Kentucky Publishing, Inc. welcome Leo F. Green, Jr
Kentucky Publishing, Inc. welcome Leo F. Green, Jr

Livingston Ledger - Leo will be focusing his attention on customers advertising with the Livingston Ledger in Livingston & Crittenden counties and other special editions produced by Kentucky Publishing.

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Spotlighting Grand Rivers Towel & Linen Outlet
Spotlighting Grand Rivers Towel & Linen Outlet
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Sutton's welcomes Brandy Robertson
Sutton's welcomes Brandy Robertson

Advance Yeoman - A new addition to Sutton Drugs in La Center is certainly a familiar face in Ballard County.

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Lady Bombers Capture a Second All-A Title
Lady Bombers Capture a Second All-A Title

Advance Yeoman - For the second time in three years, the Ballard Memorial Lady Bombers will represent the First Region in the Touchstone Energy All A State Volleyball Tournament.

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Arlington Apple Fest drew in large crowd
Arlington Apple Fest drew in large crowd

Carlisle Co. News - Folks enjoyed the day by browsing through the vendor booths.

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Former Owner reopens Levee Restaurant
Former Owner reopens Levee Restaurant

Livingston Ledger - Come by the Levee Restaurant to enjoy delicious sandwiches and plate lunches.

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McDonald's Grand Opening
McDonald's Grand Opening

West Ky. News - McDonald's in Murray is finally back open.

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A look inside the American Queen
A look inside the American Queen

West Ky. News - The American Queen Steamboat visited Paducah for the day as part of their "Bourbon and Bluegrass" themed trip.

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Fundraiser meal held at Carlisle County Senior Center
Fundraiser meal held at Carlisle County Senior Center

Carlisle Co. News - Monday August 8, the Carlisle County Senior Center held a Ham and Bean fundraiser.

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Senator McConnell makes stop in Kevil
Senator McConnell makes stop in Kevil

Advance Yeoman - McConnell visited both Rudy's Farm Center in Kevil & Midwest Aviation at Barkley Regional Airport.

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Willow Walker Justin Roberts
Willow Walker Justin Roberts

Livingston Ledger - Folk Artists & Craftsmen Justin Roberts knows a lot about trees, willow trees to be exact.

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Teeters Antiques and Collectables now open in Bardwell
Teeters Antiques and Collectables now open in Bardwell

Carlisle Co. News - Teeters Antiques & Collectables is stocked full of unique items.

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Labor Day a big day for Trade Day shoppers and vendors
Labor Day a big day for Trade Day shoppers and vendors

Carlisle Co. News - Vendors line the rows with a variety of merchandise to offer.

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Veterans honored at Memorial Bowl
Veterans honored at Memorial Bowl

Advance Yeoman - All military personnel & military veterans were honored prior to the beginning of the game.

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Poppy's Meat Market
Poppy's Meat Market

Livingston Ledger - When you enter Poppy's Meat Market you will notice a clean, well-organized store with a wide variety of items.

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Annual Summer Dance for Homeschool Students
Annual Summer Dance for Homeschool Students

Livingston Ledger - The Summer Dance consisted of food, fun, fellowship & lots of good music.

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$5,000 Donated To Local Charities
$5,000 Donated To Local Charities

West Ky. News - Signet Federal Credit Union is having a $1 Million Dollar Celebration & 5 local charities will benefit from their success.

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Church members enjoy a visit to Reelfoot Lake State Park
Church members enjoy a visit to Reelfoot Lake State Park

Carlisle Co. News - On Sunday August 23, members of Milburn Baptist Church took a trip to Reelfoot Lake.

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T's Beauty Boutique
T's Beauty Boutique

Advance Yeoman - T's Beauty Boutique will be the only full service salon in Wickliffe.

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Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival in Grand Rivers
Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival in Grand Rivers

Livingston Ledger - The 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Labor Day weekend.

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Lou Lou's Country Farm ships Organic Produce
Lou Lou's Country Farm ships Organic Produce

West Ky. News - Wally & MaryAnn Mittendorf are in their 2nd year of business at Lou Lou's Country Farm.

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Republican Fish Fry held
Republican Fish Fry held

Carlisle Co. News - A large crowd gathered for a Republican event held at the Bardwell Fire Department.

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 Coffee Memorial welcomes Terra Bowles
Coffee Memorial welcomes Terra Bowles
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Celebrating businesswomen in Ballard County; Yu's journey from China to Wickliffe
Celebrating businesswomen in Ballard County; Yu's journey from China to Wickliffe

Advance Yeoman - Angie Yu, President Two Rivers Fisheries, recently hosted "Celebrating Businesswomen in Ballard County."

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Rising Life Has a New Drummer, and He's Blind
Rising Life Has a New Drummer, and He's Blind

West Ky. News - Kyle Smith has stormed into the public eye like a hurricane.

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Salem Food Market business spotlight
Salem Food Market business spotlight

Livingston Ledger -

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New Shooters Supply Location in Eddyville Mall
New Shooters Supply Location in Eddyville Mall

West Ky. News - They invite you to join them the first weekend of October to celebrate this new adventure.

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McConnell, Grimes face off at Fancy Farm
McConnell, Grimes face off at Fancy Farm

Carlisle Co. News - Campaign signs, costumes, and loud opinions peppered the venue.

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Grimes visits Livingston County
Grimes visits Livingston County

Carlisle Co. News - Allison Lundergan Grimes made a stop in Smithland to visit with democratic supporters.

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Carlisle County Food Bank receives produce from local farmers
Carlisle County Food Bank receives produce from local farmers

Carlisle Co. News - The produce is donated by local farmers to the PADD Office in Mayfield.

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St Charles Picnic drew in large crowd another year
St Charles Picnic drew in large crowd another year

Carlisle Co. News - The event opened at 10am and was enjoyed all day by the many picnic goers.

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More fun in the Mud at the Ballard County Fair
More fun in the Mud at the Ballard County Fair

Advance Yeoman - The second round of fun in the mud at the Ballard County Fair brought out even more Spank the Monkey and Mud Bog fans.

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Shooting for Happy Feet
Shooting for Happy Feet

Livingston Ledger - Gun enthusiast came out to support the Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet fundraiser.

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Mass Causality Exercise held at Ballard County Schools
Mass Causality Exercise held at Ballard County Schools

Advance Yeoman - The Ballard County Office of Emergency Management & the Ballard County School district teamed up on Monday to host a mass causality exercise.

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Pageants bring smiles to Ballard County Fair
Pageants bring smiles to Ballard County Fair

Advance Yeoman - The Ballard County Office of Emergency Management & the Ballard County School district teamed up on Monday to host a mass causality exercise.

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Beef Show Participants present their entries
Beef Show Participants present their entries

Livingston Ledger - The Fair kicked off on Friday July 11th with the Beef and Poultry Show.

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Local convenient store to soon have new building and Godfather Pizza
Local convenient store to soon have new building and Godfather Pizza

Carlisle Co. News - New additions will include a drive thru window, Godfathers Pizza, a grill, & a beverage cooler cave.

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Mud Drags draw big crowd to Bandana
Mud Drags draw big crowd to Bandana

Advance Yeoman - A great amount of entrepreneurial spirit was experienced this past Saturday as spectators made their way out to Bandana

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Search continues for Dr. Lyles
Search continues for Dr. Lyles

Livingston Ledger - Searchers have scanned a vast area around Grand Rivers & parts of the LBL with no results.

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Guatemex Restaurant now open in Wickliffe
Guatemex Restaurant now open in Wickliffe

Advance Yeoman - A little taste of Mexico and Guatemala has just made its way into Ballard County

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Student Ministry gives back to community
Student Ministry gives back to community

Advance Yeoman - With a brand-new coat of paint thanks to some dedicated students, one busy corner in Barlow is getting a fresh new look.

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Guatemex Restaurant now open in Wickliffe
Guatemex Restaurant now open in Wickliffe

Advance Yeoman - A little taste of Mexico and Guatemala has just made its way into Ballard County

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Smithland Tire Serving the community for 23 years
Smithland Tire Serving the community for 23 years

Livingston Ledger - Serving the community has been a passion of his since the day he opened.

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Camp gives students fun, educational way to spend summer months
Camp gives students fun, educational way to spend summer months

Livingston Ledger - The staff at Mustang Round-Up Academy has focused on respect, taking responsibility, manners, and even cleaning up after oneself.

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Biking charity visits Paducah
Biking charity visits Paducah

West Ky. News - A group of fraternity brothers mounted their bikes in California, beginning 3,000-mile journey across the country.

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Ballard Telephone Cooperative selects new General Manager
Ballard Telephone Cooperative selects new General Manager

Advance Yeoman - Randy Grogan has been selected as the new CEO/General Manager of BTC.

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Kentucky Farm Bureau hires new agency manager for La Center office
Kentucky Farm Bureau hires new agency manager for La Center office

Advance Yeoman - Whatever service a potential client needs in the insurance field, KFB can provide it.

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Days past antiques and a history lesson
Days past antiques and a history lesson

Livingston Ledger - Alma Parish knows a lot about antiques and a lot about the community she has called home for over 75 years.

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Old Ledbetter Bridge collapses
Old Ledbetter Bridge collapses

Livingston Ledger - Finally at 2:07am Sunday morning the pillars could no longer hold the massive weight.

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Family Fun Day at Wickliffe Mounds
Family Fun Day at Wickliffe Mounds

Advance Yeoman - Several families came out to the annual Family Fun Day at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic site this past Saturday. 

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Ballard County celebrates Relay for Life
Ballard County celebrates Relay for Life

Advance Yeoman - Relay For Life of Ballard County raised over $59,837.

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Cindy Miffin, woman entrepreneur
Cindy Miffin, woman entrepreneur

Livingston Ledger - Cindy opened Miffin’s Farm and Home Center in Smithland Kentucky in April 2007.

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Harness Races at Ballard County Fair Grounds
Harness Races at Ballard County Fair Grounds

Advance Yeoman - Several riders, trainers, & owners came out to take a chance at winning a piece of the purse money.

 

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Livingston Hospital Family Walk-In Clinic open for business
Livingston Hospital Family Walk-In Clinic open for business

Livingston Ledger - The only hospital in Livingston County takes pride in the services they provide.

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D-Day 6 June 1944 “The Longest Day”
D-Day 6 June 1944 “The Longest Day”

West Ky. News - On June 6, 2014 an exceptionally large gathering is expected in this historical section.

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Ballard WWII Vet given first ever Mustang Award
Ballard WWII Vet given first ever Mustang Award

Advance Yeoman - Gidcumb said the reception he received at McCracken County High School was unbelievable.

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Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet
Happy Feet Equals Learning Feet

Livingston Ledger - The program has grown to provide over 3000 pairs of shoes in 2013.

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Senator Rand Paul attends Groundbreaking
Senator Rand Paul attends Groundbreaking

West Ky. News - A groundbreaking ceremony took place with U.S. Senator Rand Paul in attendance.

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Make plans to attend the Milburn 30th annual Fish Fry
Make plans to attend the Milburn 30th annual Fish Fry

Carlisle County News - The 30th Milburn Fire Department annual Fish Fry Day will be held Sat. June 7th.

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Memorial Day Ceremony focuses on soldiers of the Civil War
Memorial Day Ceremony focuses on soldiers of the Civil War

Advance Yeoman - Ballard County soldiers who fought in the Civil War were the focus of the Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Summit Environmental Services comes to Kevil
Summit Environmental Services comes to Kevil

Advance Yeoman - Monday Summit Environmental Services held a ribbon cutting at their new Kevil office.

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Paducah Lions Club member named a Melvin Jones Fellow
Paducah Lions Club member named a Melvin Jones Fellow

West Ky. News - Dr. Carolyn Watson was named a Melvin Jones Fellow at the KY Lions State Convention.

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2 Killed, 1 injured during bank robbery
2 Killed, 1 injured during bank robbery

Advance Yeoman - Man arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the First National Bank in Cairo.

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Summit Environmental Services comes to Kevil
Summit Environmental Services comes to Kevil

Advance Yeoman - Monday Summit Environmental Services held a ribbon cutting at their new Kevil office.

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American Legion Post 217 honors fallen soldiers
American Legion Post 217 honors fallen soldiers

Livingston Ledger - A memorial to honor Livingston County Residents who have served in any branch of the military. 

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Korean War vet’s remains finally coming home
Korean War vet’s remains finally coming home
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Korean War vet’s remains finally coming home
Korean War vet’s remains finally coming home
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