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Breathe Youth Arts Program Offering Yoga

October 21, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/21/17) — Hopkins County youth will have an additional opportunity to participate in Light of Chance Inc. Breathe Youth Arts program, as it extends its services from two days a week to three. Beginning next week, Breathe will offer yoga…

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KENTUCKY (10/21/17) — High school football teams throughout the state are winding down their regular-seasons. Some are headed into the playoffs while others will miss out on…
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Murray Family to Honor Daughter’s…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/21/17) — Roy and Jennifer Riley of Murray didn’t have to think long about how they wanted to support the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah’s “Celebrating Miracles, Transforming Lives” capital campaign. The Rileys drew on their personal experience of losing a child when they decided to partner with the Foundation to help other families. Their support will fund construction of a…
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Waters Criticizes Pension Plan Proposal

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KENTUCKY (10/21/17) — Bluegrass Institute president and CEO Jim Waters issued the following statement regarding the proposal released today in Frankfort to address Kentucky’s pension crisis: While the Bluegrass Institute is reviewing the much-anticipated plan released at a news conference this morning by Gov. Bevin, Senate President Stivers and House Speaker Hoover, we’re troubled more by what’s…
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Court Finds Murray Man Guilty of Rape

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MURRAY, Ky. (10/20/17) — Kentucky State Police reported Ray W. Powers, 49 of Murray has been found guilty of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy today in Calloway County Circuit Court. KSP began an investigation in September 2016, which led to Mr. Powers’ arrest on a weapon, drug and sex-related charges, according to a KSP press release. The jury trial, which began Tuesday and ended today,…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Patrick E. Weidman of Madisonville was charged Oct. 19 with failure to appear. Holly L. James of Madisonville was charged Oct. 19 with contempt of court. Kevin B. Westby of Madisonville was charged Oct. 20 with public intoxication. Corey Robinson of Madisonville was charged Oct. 19 with contempt of…
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Princeton Police Department Reports

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PRINCETON, Ky. (10/20/17) — Princeton Police Department released the following reports this week: 10/17/1712:59 p.m.: Officers arrested 24 year old Stacia M McKinney of Old Wilson Warehouse Road on a Christian County bench warrant charging her with Failure to Appear. 10/18/173:06 p.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle driven by 40 year old Steven L Warfield of Kuttawa. Warfield was wanted on a Caldwell…
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Kentucky Represented at Tri-National Ag…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/17) — Kentucky had a voice in a meeting of state and provincial agriculture officials from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this week in Denver, Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles sent his chief of staff, Keith Rogers, to represent the interests of Kentucky farmers at the 26th annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord. “Kentucky…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/20/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Phyllis Adams of Hopkinsville was charged Oct. 18 with contempt of court and failure to appear. Daniel C. Riley of Mortons Gap was charged Oct. 19 with fourth-degree assault. SurfKY NewsInformation provided by HCSO
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Ridley Legislative Update: Outline of…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/17) — Kentucky Democratic Sen. Dorsey Ridley submitted the following legislative column: The wait is finally over – kind of. After months of closed-door meetings on how to address Kentucky’s pension challenges, the governor and Republican leadership released an outline of a plan. I will be carefully reviewing that outline in the upcoming days, with an eye on the fact that 14…
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Kentucky Unemployment Dips in September

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/17) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary September unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for September 2017 was down from the revised 5.5 percent reported for August 2017. The preliminary September 2017…
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Pet of the day is Flash

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KENTUCKY (10/20/17) — Pet of the day is Flash. Flash is a 6 month old female Shepherd mix who come in when her owners could no longer care for her. Flash is a sweet girl who gets along well with other dogs and loves playing in the dog park. Flash is learning to walk on a leash and is doing well. Flash, like all pups, loves human attention and needs someone who can help keep her busy to burn off…
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Jim Waters: Pension Plan Cools, but…

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KENTUCKY (10/20/17) — Jim Waters submitted the following column recently: While waiting this summer for the release of a consulting group’s recommendations on addressing Kentucky’s worst-in-the-nation public-pension crisis, the question arose in this column: Will there be a great pension freeze? The column asserted that “the only way Kentucky will survive this fiscal storm is by freezing…
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Hopkins Health Department Food…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/20/17) — Hopkins County Health Department released the following food inspection scores through Oct. 19: North Hopkins School Cafe — 100 Grapevine School Cafe — 100 North Hopkins Soccer Concessions — 100 Life Christian Center Kitchen — 100 Huddle House (critical violations/follow-up required) — 90• Cigarette found in kitchen• Employee drinks (improper container) in food…
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Sen. Embry Legislative Update

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/17) — An ailing pension system threatening our state’s financial stability is the number one issue facing our great Commonwealth. As your State Senator, I have vowed to keep the pension promise to our teachers and public servants. The framework of our proposed reform focuses on restructuring the pension funding mechanism to ensure the systems are on the pathway to solvency.…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/19/17) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Aaron M. Allen of White Plains was charged Oct. 18 with DUI, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Troy Allen Cotton of Madisonville was charged Oct. 18 with public intoxication (third or greater offense in 12 months) and second-degree…
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Medicaid Annual Meeting Set for Tuesday…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/19/17) — An Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicaid representative will be at The Crowded House, 26 W. Center St., Madisonville, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday for an annual member meeting. Over a free meal, the company is interested in feedback and its overall performance. Travel reimbursement and childcare is available. Dress is casual. RSVP by calling 1-855-661-2027. SurfKY…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/19/17) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Patrick Phillips of Nortonville was charged Oct. 18 with theft by deception (under $500) and failure to pay. Lisa D. Patno of Madisonville was charged Oct. 19 with DUI, driving on a DUI-suspended license (third offense), possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a vehicle and failure…

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Ada Lee Almon, 84 of Madisonville

October 18, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/17) — Ada Lee Almon, 84, of Madisonville passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Deaconess Midtown in Evansville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Evans officiating. Burial…

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