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Part 2: Kelley Paul discusses First Step Act

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- In the first part of WNKY's interview with Kelley Paul on Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's wife discussed her support for the First Step Act, a piece of legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. In part 2 of our interview with Paul, she addresses the concerns some in Washington have with the legislation, whether she has any plans to run for office and how her family's lives have changed since her husband was attacked while doing yard work at...

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Ferby back to playing like his freshman year

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In his second season as head coach Western Kentucky University football coach Mike Sanford made it a goal to get the run game back on track after finishing dead last in all of college football last season. 

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Students use day off to cook for others

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Volunteers and over 50 students gathered inside the Russellville High School cafeteria early Wednesday to prepare Thanksgiving meals for those in need. 

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Barren County Sheriff's Office has a new officer on duty

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The German Shepard, named Merc, is the newest four-legged addition to the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Bowling Green hotel honored for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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A Bowling green hotel is being honored by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association for its hurricane relief efforts.

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Horse Cave woman accused of possession of methamphetamine

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Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Bowling Green police arrested a woman accused of possession of over 115 grams of methamphetamine. Brittany Lacy, 26, of Horse Cave, was a passenger in a vehicle police pulled over because the vehicle had no brake lights, according to her arrest citation. The driver of the vehicle gave police consent to search the vehicle. Police said they discovered a digital scale and a small plastic bag with white residue in it inside a purse near Lacy, according to the c... More>>

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100 turkeys given to change lives at ShakeRag Barbershop

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This is the 5th year for the turkey giveaway

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Helen Keller's desk on display in Louisville museum

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A museum in Louisville is debuting its newest addition and its famous connection: a desk used by visually-impaired activist Helen Keller.

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Americans, Canadians are warned not to eat romaine lettuce

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Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The strain identified is different than the one linked to romaine earlier this year but appears similar to last year's outbreak linked to leafy greens. FDA ... More>>

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Feds re-approve new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

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 The Trump administration has again approved new rules for some of Kentucky’s Medicaid population, requiring them to either get a job, volunteer in the community or go to school to keep their government-funded health coverage. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced the approval on Tuesday, nearly five months after a federal judge blocked the state’s first attempt. State officials say the new rules can begin as soon as April 1 and will be phased... More>>

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Holy Trinity students celebrate Thanksgiving with Pilgrim Native Feast

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Kindergarten, first and second grade students at Holy Trinity Lutheran School participated in the Pilgrim Native Feast Tuesday morning. 

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Athletic director at Warren East High School receives national award

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Jonathan Vincent, the athletic director at Warren East High School earned the 2018 NIAAA State Award of Merit during the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association State Conference this past spring. 

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New Americans in Bowling Green take pride in cooking delights from their homeland

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The American dream is alive and well for many restaurants in Bowling Green.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Atkins, visits Bowling Green

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One of two men vying to be the democratic nominee for governor in Kentucky made a stop in Bowling Green Tuesday afternoon. 

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Several local restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

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For those wanting to eat out on Thanksgiving

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Trial over Kentucky abortion law in judge’s hands

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The fate of a Kentucky abortion law is in the hands of a federal judge after a trial wrapped up Monday over a lawsuit pitting Gov. Matt Bevin's administration and the state's only abortion clinic.

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Thanksgiving meals offered in Bowling Green

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Free meals for those unable to afford Thanksgiving

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Nominations being taken for county schools' Hall of Distinguished Alumni

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Nominations are now being taken for induction into the Warren County Public Schools Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

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Harmon takes interim lead at local airport

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Warren County Regional Airport board of directors Monday named airport director of operations Susan Harmon as the interim airport manager effective Nov. 26.

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KSP kicks off Cram the Cruiser this week

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The Kentucky State Police are gearing up for their ninth annual Cram the Cruiser Holiday Food Drive.

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Mom denied bond after being accused of taking nude pictures of daughter

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In Pikeville, a woman accused of making pornographic images of her 4-year-old daughter, to share with her boyfriend, has been ordered to be held without bond.  

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WKU enrollment declines

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Western Kentucky has released it's fall 2018 enrollment report, showing a decline in total enrollment since last fall. 

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Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

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It's been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother's.

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Man who wants beer accused of breaking into bar

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A Bowling Green man was charged with burglarizing a bar Saturday after he said a homeless man talked him into entering a closed bar where he said he drank some beer. Bonnay Martell Benford, 52, 136 Amy Drive, told Bowling Green police Saturday that he was hanging out behind a grocery store when he met a homeless man who told him that the window at Olympic Bar and Restaurant was broken out and he could get beer there, according to Benford’s arrest citation. A burglary alarm at ...

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Holiday travel expected to increase

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If you plan on traveling over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, you will be one of over 54 million Americans on the road.

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Man pleads guilty in 2017 shooting death

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A Bowling Green man pleaded guilty Monday in Warren Circuit Court to reckless homicide in the shooting death of Kenneth Davis, 21, of Corbin, Ky. 

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WKU Sisterhood awards $55,000 in grants

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After holding its annual meeting on Nov. 16, the WKU Sisterhood has awarded grants to four projects totaling $55,000 for programs and initiatives in the university community.

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BG City Commission to vote on changes to panhandling ordinance

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The City of Bowling Green will be revisiting its panhandling ordinance at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.

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Vicki Fitch receives top honor in tourism industry

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Fitch retires November 30th after a 27-year career

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'Two-headed' deer found in Ballard County

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It is deer-hunting season in the Bluegrass, and a Kentucky man is making national headlines for finding what appears to be a two-headed deer.

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Student now facing federal charges after being accused of terroristic threatening

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The 19-year-old Glasgow native accused of making threats against the University of Kentucky is now facing federal charges.  Just two weeks ago, Haily Duvall contacted UK police and several media outlets to report apparent threats made on social media platform Snapchat.  Now, she's the focus of an FBI investigation as she is suspected of making those threats. Duvall originally faced terroristic threatening and falsely reporting an incident charges in Fayette County, but wa... More>>

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Retired Sergeant still serves by giving back to youth

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Whittamore has run his kid boot camp for 15 years

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    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington.
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    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was paid nearly $1 million by a nonprofit highly critical of Democrats.
  • Trump spars with chief justice over their views of judges

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    Independence of America's judges at center of dispute between Trump and chief justice.
  • Facing criticism, Trump says he'll visit troops in war zone

    Facing criticism, Trump says he'll visit troops in war zone

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    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump points as he greets supporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base and on to n route to Pa...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump points as he greets supporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base and on to n route to Pa...
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    President Donald Trump says he will soon be visiting U.S. troops deployed in harm's way, amid criticism that he has yet to take such a trip.
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