As many West Virginians continue to clean up from last week’s flooding, concerns about theft and looting linger in communities hit hard by the storm. 

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Three Morehead State University students and one recent graduate are among the 30 contestants that will compete in the 2016 Miss Kentucky Pageant. Those contestants are Annie Franklin of Winchester who graduated in May, Karlee Crose of Mt. Sterling, Dakoda Trenary of Corinth and Kelsey Ulery of Owingsville.

The sponsor of a 2016 Kentucky bill that shares some provisions with a recently gutted Texas abortion law says he intends to reintroduce some form of the bill again during next year’s legislative session.

The head of the Bluegrass Area Development District says the agency has addressed every financial issue raised by state officials – and it’s personal and political agendas that are now driving the push to farm out its services to outside organizations.

WHO Says Olympic Should Go Ahead Show

Jun 28, 2016

One benefit to the Zika virus outbreak: Health Matters has been deluged with excellent information on mosquito repellents. We share this with you, as well as our thoughts on standing desks, medical uses of FitBit, a new brain cooling device to help you sleep, and the (FDA approved) stomach pump to help you lose weight (???!?). For the next hour, why not let your radio be your medical device?

How Flooding Debris is Handled

Jun 28, 2016

Flooding debris is piling up as waters continue to recede. Mixed in the debris: hazardous materials. An emergency response unit at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is coordinating with the state’s National Guard to deal with flood debris.

Recent flooding has ravaged entire towns making it hard to find food, water and cleaning supplies. To aid in flood recovery efforts, donations are pouring into West Virginia from across the state and country.

Norma Henasey came back to West Virginia a few years ago to help take care of her mother. She was staying with her on Thursday when the flood came, and she couldn’t get back into Rainelle to go home. The entire downtown was submerged in water.

Kentucky inspectors are on the lookout for thieves known as “skimmers," who prey on unsuspecting drivers filling up their tanks.

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