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Over 400K signed-up for healthcare plan


More than 413,410 people have signed up for health insurance through Kentucky's marketplace in the first enrollment period that ended March 31. Over 330,000 qualified for Medicaid. Nearly 52 percent of the enrollees were under the age of 35. About 75 percent that signed up did not have health insurance. Ten percent of the state's population now has health insurance through the program. The next open enrollment period is November 15 through January 1. (Kentucky Healthcare Exchange; Updated: 11:09 am, Wednesday)

Nelson/Krauss concert rescheduled

The Willie Nelson/Allison Krauss & Union Station concert that was scheduled for May 1 in Murray has been postponed. Due to am illness affecting Allison Krauss, the concert will now be held May 21 at the CFSB Center at 7:00 pm. Tickets purchased for the original day will still be honored. If you cannot attend on the new date, refunds are available at the original point of purchase. (Updated: 11:06 am, Wednesday)

KSP to host drug-roundup with DEA

The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday in an effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. This is the eighth national DEA "Take Back" initiative. So far, KSP has collected over 4,400 pounds of prescription drugs. The event will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Post 1 at 8366 St. Rt. 45 North in Hickory. (Updated: 11:02 am, Wednesday)

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Paducah gets Budget Workshop Preview

At the Paducah City Commission meeting, City Manager Jeff Pederson and Finance Director Jonathan Perkins presented a pre-budget workshop. Paducah is starting to see slight revenue increases in all of the revenue sources except business license tax. Over the last four decades, the average revenue growth has dropped from 6.77 percent in the 80's to 1.55 percent currently. Pederson said the city of Paducah has met the challenge without significant service and delivery reductions. (Updated: 10:58 am, Wednesday)

Paducah to reorganize Main St.

An ordinance has been introduced to abolish the Main Street Department and Paducah Renaissance Alliance Advisory Board, and create a Main Street Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will have the responsibility of assisting with the accreditation process, coordinating with Winchester in promoting the four-point Main Street approach, participating in planning and awareness campaigns, and forming citizen and volunteer committees as necessary. (Updated: 10:54 am, Wednesday)

KY highway deaths at 64-year low

Kentucky highway deaths fell to a 64-year low in 2013, a 14 percent reduction from the previous year. There were 638 fatalities last year, an improvement from 746 fatalities the prior year. Of the 638 fatalities last year, 483 were in motor vehicles. Of those killed, 245 were not buckled up and 138 of fatalities involved drugs or alcohol. Motorcyclists accounted for 79 fatalities, with 53 not wearing helmets. (Updated: 10:50 am, Wednesday)

Power outage planned for Saturday

In order to perform regular maintenance at the cooperative's Hickory Grove substation, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative plans an outage on Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 am. The outage is expected to last two hours. Areas affected by this outage include the communities of Viola and Folsomdale as well as Highway 121 and Highway 45 near Mayfield. (Updated: 10:47 am, Wednesday)

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