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May 23, 2017 -- Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom is an American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide.  

Four People Shot In Lexington In 8 Hour Span

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Lexington police are investigating three shootings in the city that took place within hours of each other, four people were hit. One of the incidents happened on South Broadway just before 3:30 in the afternoon. A 19 year old was found at the scene and died from his injuries. A 20-year old was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

As Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act, health professionals in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia grapple with what that might mean for a region where many depend on the law for access to care. This occasional series from the ReSource explores what's ahead for the Ohio Valley after Obama Care. See more stories here >>

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May 22, 2017 -- John Leonard "Johnny" Olson was an American radio personality and television announcer. Olson is perhaps best known for his work as an announcer for game shows, particularly the work he did for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions.   

Our next Struggle to Stay story comes from someone who might be familiar to you -- Mark Combs. He’s a veteran who helped us produce a documentary last fall called Still Taking Casualties

The documentary features veterans speaking about how their experiences in war taught them what it means to support their fellow soldiers. 

And our host Jessica Lilly speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eric Newhouse, author of Faces of Combat.

Office of the Kentucky Governor

Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month and May 17 as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in Kentucky. He was joined by Dr. Maryam Fouladi of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 17-year-old Kentucky native Kayne Finley, and other special guests during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Secretary Hal Heiner has announced that Ballard and Mason counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Jackson, Meade and Owen counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.

“I am excited to announce that we now have 37 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and there are 51 counties in progress to become Work Ready Communities,” Heiner said.

The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting Attorney General Andy Beshear is considering an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s home in Jefferson County.

The commonwealth's already-limping pension system has slipped further into the red. Thursday, the Kentucky Retirement System’s official debt grew by several billion dollars.


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