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Snookered: Pool Tournament Ban Has Seniors Wondering Who Calls The Shots

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Billy Hobby’s days are largely filled by two things: church and pool. “I play everyday, mostly,” Hobby said, sitting next to his wife, Barbara. “Well, I enjoy watching him play,” Barbara Hobby said. “He’s got health problems, can’t go out of town and play all the time.” Billy and Barbara were in Cadiz, Kentucky, about… Read More

A New Sun Rises for Athens’ Solar Community

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Renewable energy, specifically solar, is more accessible and affordable than ever. Since 2008, the cost of utility-scale solar projects has decreased by nearly 70 percent, and the cost of distributed rooftop arrays has been reduced by more than 50 percent. The low costs and small carbon footprint are starting to steer communities toward these renewable… Read More

Trade War Fears Have Ohio Valley Soy Growers Nervous

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China buys more than half of the soybeans grown in the Ohio Valley. So China’s threat this week to place a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soy means farmers would be caught in the crosshairs of a trade war. Even though tariffs haven’t taken effect, markets are already showing signs that commodities traders are growing… Read More

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Kentucky Teachers Vow to Flex their Political Muscle

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Bruised by their fight over pensions, Kentucky teachers are putting politicians to the test. They’re mobilizing like never before to support candidates they see as supporting education. As the legislative session was winding down, the influential Kentucky Education Association signaled it will turn its attention to the November elections. That’s when… Read More

Judge Grants Class-Action Lawsuit In Ohio Disability Lawsuit

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit brought on behalf of Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The lawsuit alleges such individuals experience segregation when forced to receive services from institutions due to fewer community- or home-based options. Last week’s ruling expands the lawsuit to potentially thousands… Read More

Trump’s Takeover | FRONTLINE | Coming Tuesday, April 10 at 10


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Donald Trump’s first year as p​resident has been marked by unprecedented turmoil: open warfare with Republican leaders; Twitter attacks on GOP senators; and inflammatory statements that rally​ Trump’s base, outrage Republican legislators and further divide the country. In Trump’s Takeover, FRONTLINE investigates how an outsider and ​novice politician came to Washington on a promise to “drain the… Read More