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The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created in honor of a fallen firefighter who died on Sept. 11, 2001. This nonprofit organization has worked to create the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit as a means of sharing the events of 9/11 with those Americans unable to travel to New York City. They strive to ensure that Americans do not forget about the events of that historic date in our history.

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SUMMIT Work on the new Boyd County Animal Shelter has been halted due to specific parts of the building not meeting code regulations. As a result, the shelter requires a restart.

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According to kvc.org, more than 10,000 Kentucky youth were in the foster care system as of March 2019. CASA, a nonprofit organization, helps guide children through the lengthy process of finding permanent families rather than remaining in the foster system. This Christmas, many of these children will receive a unique, handmade quilt as a gift.

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WILLIAMSBURG — This Friday and Saturday over 265 Jeeps are expected to have traveled to Williamsburg from across the United States, and even Canada, to kick off the 26th annual Jeep Jamboree.

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Robert Calfee, of Park City, stopped by his favorite retailer, Zack Express, on Sunday to check a stack of lottery tickets he’d accumulated. He said most of the tickets scanned “not a winner” until they came across the one, he’d purchased for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, according to a press release received in email from Jennifer Cunningham, communications specialist with the Kentucky lottery.

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ASHLAND Boyd County is just one of 67 counties in Robert Duncan Jr.’s district, but alarming numbers keep it firmly on his radar.

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CORBIN — Thursday evening, the Corbin Board of Education recognized a new program being implemented in the district that allows local community members to mentor students, similar to a Big Brothers Big Sisters type of program.

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Providing a positive male role model for kids is always on Simon Vanderpool’s mind. That’s why the special education teacher at Harrison Elementary in Fayette County decided to start a new program, Books Barbers and Ballers, aimed at helping kids practice their reading skills.

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In late September, police accused a truck driver of having a cellphone mounted on his dash playing a video that was distracting him when his tractor-trailer struck a jeep killing a Bedford man and seriously injuring his passenger.

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Kentucky has the third highest rate of youth obesity in the nation. According to data released Thursday, 93,600 young people ages 10 to 17 have obesity, a rate of 20.8%.

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The opioid crisis has caused plenty of questions, but very few answers have been found so far. On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul joined local leaders in the war against opioids in a round-table discussion of what possible solutions can be found on all levels.

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TRI-COUNTY — Every day many residents in the Tri-County go about their daily routines, jumping in their vehicles rushing to work, dropping children off at school, running errands, going to the grocery store, library, after school practices and so forth, often taking their mode of transportation for granted.

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The man accused of fatally shooting a fellow immigrant, then enlisting his cousin and estranged girlfriend to help burn the body has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Fans of Madison County history enjoyed a blast from the past Sunday afternoon. At Union City Park in northwest Madison County, nearly 60 people gathered to witness the unveiling of a memorial marker for Andrew Tribble, one of the nation's great vaudeville performers.

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With around 622,360 people in Kentucky labeled as food insecure -- lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food -- 18.6% of those are ages 50 to 59, making the commonwealth the highest ranked for food insecurity in this age range in the nation, according to a Feeding America Report.

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