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McLean County Sheriff's Reports Released

November 14, 2017
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (11/14/17) — The McLean County Sheriff’s Office released the following Oct. 24 – Nov. 14 reports today: Steven A. Cook, 44 of Utica was charged on a Daviess County warrant. Tyler J. Walker, 21 of Utica was charged on a Daviess County…

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Trio of Maroons, Red Devil Named to Sophomore All-State Team

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/22/17) — Three Madisonville-North Hopkins Maroons and an Owensboro Red Devil have been to the Kentucky Prep Gridiron Sophomore All-State Team. Madisonville…
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Baptist Health, CareSource to Offer…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (11/22/17) — CareSource and Baptist Health have reached an agreement to provide quality access to health care for consumers in Kentucky and southern Indiana through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Beginning in January, Baptist Health providers in both states will accept CareSource Marketplace members seeking health care and physician services. The agreement gives CareSource…
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Japanese UK Student Excited for U.S.…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/22/17) — With studying abroad, comes the excitement of making new friends and experiencing new traditions and holidays that influence a culture. University of Kentucky freshman Haruna Yamagata enjoyed every moment with her host family when she first experienced Thanksgiving as a high school exchange student in Ashland, Kentucky. “In Japanese daily life, my family has dinner…
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CPC: More Than Just Kind Thoughts

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KENTUCKY (11/22/17) — Words are important. Sometimes we don’t realize the significant difference that similar words possess. For instance, when you hear the word grateful and thankful the same thoughts probably come to mind. However, let’s shift the words to gratefulness and thanksgiving. Is there a difference now? They’re similar to the first pair, but there is a significant shift. Gratefulness…
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Acute Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported in…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (11/21/17) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health has declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A with cases in multiple counties in Kentucky. In total, 31 cases of acute (rapid onset with symptoms of illness) Hepatitis A have been reported throughout Kentucky in 2017, a 50 percent increase above the average of 20 cases per year reported over the past 10 years. Twenty-two cases…
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Bowling Green Man Accused of Trying to…

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (11/21/17) — A Warren County man is in jail after police say they uncovered evidence related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/peace officer regarding a sex offense. Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch charged Christopher Brandon Petty, 32, after a search warrant was executed yesterday at a Bowling Green residence. Police said…
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Alleged Victoria Secret Thieves Lead…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/20/17) — A 55-mile police chase that started yesterday in Owensboro continued through parts of Ohio and Butler counties before the driver wrecked thus ending the pursuit. Kentucky State Police said Trooper Blake Owens was patrolling the William Natcher Parkway when he spotted a 2015 black Chevrolet Impala at 4:30 p.m. traveling south at 100 MPH. When Owens attempted a traffic…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Investors on…

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KENTUCKY (11/20/17) — Are investors more like tigers or African wild dogs? It appears investors – retail and institutional – have become rather like predators. They patiently stalk shares, waiting for a dip, and then they strike – buying stocks when prices fall. Consider last week. Barron’s described it like this: “The Dow traded down nearly 80 points on Monday, 170 points on Tuesday, and 170…
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Baptist Health Paducah Raises 200K-Plus…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (11/20/17) — Baptist Health Paducah recently concluded its annual Employee Caring Campaign, which allows employees the opportunity to give to local charitable causes. This year, 441 employees committed to give $203,490 to support our community. The hospital led the Baptist Health system in contributions, which totaled more than $717,000 statewide. The Paducah campaign raised money…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Search for Lost Doe…

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KENTUCKY (11/19/17) — I had been in the stand only 15 minutes when the doe appeared. When it crossed the path I came in on, she immediately smelled an unfamiliar odor and followed it with her eyes to my tree stand. Now, she was at full alert, trying to bring into focus the blob that was in the tree. She moved to my left trying to wind me but was unable to satisfy her curiosity until I had come to…
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DAVE SAYS: Helping with Student Loan…

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KENTUCKY (11/18/17) — In this week’s Dave Says, Dave advises parents about son’s student loan and talks about used car values. Dear Dave, Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but we’ve always been debt-free and have been paying on it to help him out while he finishes his studies. The balance on the loan right now is around $30,000. He has a job…
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JIM WATERS: Drug Pricing, Bustling…

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KENTUCKY (11/17/17) — You probably sense that few drug makers can compete in arenas with the likes of a mega-pharmaceutical giant like AbbVie, which employs 30,000, raked in $26 billion last year alone and deserves blame for some of those irksome TV prescription-drug commercials. You’ll also likely detect that prescription prices may be out of reach and possibly a matter of life and death for…
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Evansville Airport Receives National…

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (11/17/17) — Evansville Regional Airport received two national awards for excellence in marketing, communications and customer service during Airports Council International-North America's 2017 Marketing and Communications Conference Nov. 7 in St. Louis., Missouri. EVV took top honors, winning first place in the Special Events category for its aviation-inspired Science,…
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Sen. Paul Gives Thanks for Well Wishes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (11/17/17) — Sen. Rand Paul released the following YouTube video today, saying he is doing well after receiving minor injuries earlier this month at his home in Bowling Green. SurfKY News Information provided by Dr. Rand Paul
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S. Korean Auto Supplier Building Ky.…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
FRANKLIN, Ky. (11/17/17) — Gov. Matt Bevin announced today Taeyang Metal Industrial Co. Ltd., which makes fasteners and cold-rolled steel products for the automotive industry, will invest nearly $15.6 million and create 76 full-time jobs to establish a manufacturing plant in Franklin, the company’s first in the United States. “Taeyang is a well-respected, global company in the automotive industry…
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UPDATE: Missing Woman Located, Suspect…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (11/17/17) — Lori Peavy has been located and is safe. Kentucky State Police along with Fulton City Police loated Peavy and Billy Joe Williams at a Fulton motel. Williams was charged with second-degree assault and tampering with a witness. He is being held in the Marshall County Jail. ORIGINAL STORY: PADUCAH, Ky. (11/16/17) — Kentucky State Police have issued a nationwide plea for…
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Ky.'s Comer Votes for Tax Cuts, Jobs Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (11/16/17) — Today, U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to provide tax relief for hardworking Americans, simplify the tax code, and help our nation’s businesses compete at home and abroad. Under this historic tax reform bill, the typical American household will see their tax bill go down and their take-home pay rise. Small businesses,…

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Rev. Harry F. Wilson, 68 of Calhoun

November 21, 2017
CALHOUN, Ky. (11/21/17) — Rev. Harry F. Wilson 68, of Calhoun, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 20, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Harry Franklin Wilson was born Oct. 19, 1949 in McLean County, Kentucky to the late Millard Louis and Zelma…

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