With the mercury levels on the rise, Kentucky State Police officials say they are making a renewed plea to parents to be extremely cautious about leaving children in hot cars.

Jackson Purchase Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.

Mosquitos can ruin outdoor activities in the warmer months. It may seem like a never-ending battle when you're fighting to control the pesky insects. With mosquito-borne diseases becoming more prevalent, it's even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home.

Police can be sued for damages when their car chases lead to the death or injury of third parties, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday, overturning its own landmark 1952 decision that had granted blanket immunity to police after a crash.

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Graves County High School's new principal is Alison Gregory. Gregory had served as Symsonia Elementary School's principal since 2013.

DEAR DR. ROACH: Every year, I used to get a physical, which included a prostate exam as well as blood tests with PSA. When my doctor retired, I had a hard time finding a new one I liked. It has been three or four years since my prostate was checked, but my new doctor doesn't do the prostate …

NEW YORK -- Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Beckham of Mayfield will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Liberty Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 7581 State Route 1241 in Hickory. All friends and family are invited to attend.

MURRAY -- Lindy Knight, a real estate agent, was notified Tuesday that the episode of HGTV's "Lakefront Bargain Hunt Kentucky Lake" in which she appears will be shown at 7 p.m. Central time Sunday, June 16. The original show date had been announced as June 23.

Mayfield Code Enforcement officials reported the following citations for May 13-30. The list includes:

Mayfield Police Lt. Jason Riegler is among the officers who helped give children a chance to fish Saturday at Cops & Bobbers on Saturday at the Kess Creek Park lake. The children also enjoyed a hot dog lunch.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvemen…

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BOGOTA, Colombia -- Sweden is hosting talks between major global powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's crisis.

WASHINGTON -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won't pass must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs.

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference and Republicans struggling to defend his comments.

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Mayfield police are investigating after someone left five puppies in a church barbecue pit. At least one is now sick.

YORK, Pa. -- A group of Pennsylvania manufacturers surrounded Mike Pence as he offered his standard greeting from President Donald Trump. The response was underwhelming.

His birth name was Joseph, but you likely know him as Barnabas. Barnabas was his nickname given to him by the Apostles because it means "son of encouragement" (Acts 4:36). He was so encouraging and energizing that they gave him that title or nickname!

Dear Annie: I lived with my husband for 50 years. We met spontaneously, and I moved in with him soon afterward. He was different from the norm. He was smart, always outgoing and had many great friends. I fell deeply in love. We got married after a few years together and began to build our ca…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car.

Last time we talked about the reasoning that man often uses in religion. The reality is, there are only two sources of authority. Either it comes from Heaven (God) or it comes from man (Matthew 21:25). Some practice may make one feel happy and satisfied, but if it's not approved of by God th…

Students in Paige Fuqua's first grade class at Mayfield Elementary have been studying how

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Instead of memorable landmarks and scenic vistas, Mayfield city officials saw an abandoned refrigerator, porches piled with junk, plywood-covered windows and trees growing through abandoned homes on their recent group tour.

NEW YORK -- Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer but a word of warning: Ditch the cellphone.

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Four Graves County residents escaped serious injury Wednesday night during a two-vehicle crash on Ky. 303 at Slaughter Road.

Dear Heloise: I read your column in the New Hampshire Union Leader every day. I've never seen anything on skin tags. Do you have a solution for these annoying tags? -- Muriel W., Pembroke, N.H.

Dear Heloise: I tried everything to keep my guacamole from turning brown, but nothing worked until I tried this: Put the guac into a container, leaving space on top and at one side.

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Three years to the day after a fire delayed the opening of Mayfield’s Cracker Barrel restaurant, a second fire caused minor damage Tuesday.

A Graves County man was arrested on multiple charges when Graves County sheriff's deputies received a call Sunday from a woman who said she was afraid to go home because her son was using drugs.

A multi-generational novel set in France and Iran has won a $10,000 prize for best French fiction translated into English.

DEAR DR. ROACH: What is the difference between eccentric LVH and concentric LVH? Which one is more dangerous and needs more attention? My mother was diagnosed with severe eccentric LVH for body surface area with adequate systolic and diastolic functions. What does that mean? -- C.F.

NEW YORK -- A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm.