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Comer in Marshall County on Wednesday for town hall meeting
Rep. Comer at Carlisle County town hall meeting in April
Comer in Marshall County on Wednesday for town hall meeting

Rep. James Comer will be in Benton County for a town hall meeting on Wednesday. He has scheduled three other appearances in the 1st District. Comer, a first term Congressman, voted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, May 4th.

Wednesday May 10th

4:00 pm CDT

Marshall County Town Hall

Marshall County Courthouse

1101 Main Street

Benton, KY

For other town hall meetings this week, follow the jump.

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Comparing eight Purchase Counties in health measures
Comparing eight Purchase Counties in health measures

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a nifty interactive website for studying health outcomes state by state and county by county. We looked at some of the measures for our area. Marshall County stands out as the 8th healthiest in the state.

Adult Obesity: Adult obesity is defined in this study as adults who report a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or more.

Kentuckians report that 33% of adults are obese. In the Purchase, Livingston, Graves, Calloway are at 30%, Fulton at 32%, Carlisle 33%, Ballard, McCracken and Marshall at 34%, and Hickman at 35%

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Health & Wellness

Fifteen college students selected by Baptist Health for Pre-Med Academy

(Paducah, KY) May 9, 2017 -- Fifteen students from seven colleges have been selected for the first Baptist Health Paducah Pre-Med Academy summer program.

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