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8-Year-Old Receives 911 Hero Award in Louisville

September 19, 2017
POWDERLY, Ky. (9/19/17) — An 8-year-old Muhlenberg girl received statewide recognition Saturday for helping save her mother’s life — proving that heroes come in various sizes even the very young. As her mother lay helpless beside a swimming pool June 16,…

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Lady Storm Knocks Off Host Webster County, 3-1

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DIXON, Ky. (9/19/17) — Hopkins County Central beat Webster County for the second time in three days on Monday, winning 3-1 in a mid-season girls' high school soccer game. With the…
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Bevin Proclaims September Preparedness…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/19/17) — In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky. Kentucky Emergency Management urges Kentuckians to — “BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – HAVE A PLAN – MAKE A KIT.” Kentuckians face threats to their safety and property throughout the year; from tornadoes, flooding, straight line winds, lightning, winter…
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More State Monarch Butterfly…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/19/17) – The Garden Club of Kentucky will dedicate two more Monarch butterfly waystations at the William Whitley House State Historic Site and Carter Caves State Resort Park in September. The William Whitley House ceremony is 5 p.m. Sept. 22 and 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Carter Caves event. Members of the Garden Club of Kentucky have worked with state parks and other groups to…
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Kentucky Needs Skilled Film Industry…

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WILMORE, Ky. (9/19/17) — The film industry in Kentucky needs more skilled workers. Asbury University unveiled today an innovative workforce development initiative that will provide Kentuckians with the training necessary to work in the film industry. This certificate can be earned in a matter of weeks not years. It does not require completion of a two-year or four-year degree program. "Our goal…
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Pet of the day is Crazy Man

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KENTUCKY (9/19/17) — Pet of the day is Crazy Man. Meet Crazy Man!!! Don't let the name fool you, he is not "crazy" wild, he is crazy about love! Crazy Man loves nothing more than to get love and attention, and provide you with hours of entertainment! Crazy Man is a 4 month old domestic short hair cat, who really is crazy about love. Crazy Man gets along well with other cats and any one he meets.…
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UofL Researching Halt of Periodontal…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (9/18/17) — Periodontal disease is a common struggle for many Americans, affecting half of U.S. adults over 30. Now, a researcher at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry is embarking on a promising study of a potential way to help combat the disease after earning a nearly $2 million grant. Huizhi Wang, M.D., Ph.D., of the Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious…
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Leitchfield Couple Wins KSP Raffle Jeep

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/18/17) ― Roger and Judy White of Leitchfield met with Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders, right, and Lt. Michael Webb, KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander, left, Sept. 18 at the KSP Academy in Frankfort to take possession of their new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Winter Edition 4x4. White won the vehicle in the annual KSP Trooper Island Raffle, which raises…
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Several Crashes Reported along I-24 in…

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McCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (9/18/17) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported there are several crashes along I-24 east and westbound, between about the 10-12-mile markers. One lane of traffic is moving at this time in each direction. Most of thr crashes are along the median. Traffic is moving slowly along the right-hand or driving lane. KYTC reports substantial traffic is backed up in both…
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Baptist Health Foundation Paducah hosts…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/18/17) — Baptist Health Foundation Paducah hosted its 10th annual golf tournament recently, with nearly 250 players and volunteers at the Country Club of Paducah. Over the last decade, more than $870,000 has been raised to invest in the healthcare of our community. “It has been an exciting year for Baptist Health Paducah with tremendous growth in our services and facilities, which…
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Ky. Habitat for Humanity Gets Federal…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (9/18/17) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $130,000 competitive federal grant to the Kentucky Habitat for Humanity. Last month, Senator McConnell contacted USDA on behalf of KyHFH in support of the grant application. The funding will help KyHFH provide technical assistance to its rural…
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Comer to Host Town Hall Meetings in…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (9/18/17) — U.S. Rep. James Comer (KY-01) will host two town hall forums across the district in the coming days. Comer has held town hall events in 29 counties this year. Comer plans to host a town hall in all 35 U.S. First Congression District counties by the end of the year. Meetings will be: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 20Calloway County Town HallMurray State University 301A…
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Young Patients Learn There are No…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/18/17) — Participating in sports provides opportunities to learn valuable lessons. Through organized sports, young athletes learn to be part of a team, stay committed and push their limits. This past Saturday, patients from Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children learned there are no limits to what they can do. The annual No Limits Baseball and Softball…
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Dave Says: Reducing Debt Fastest Way to…

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Dear Dave, I’m 58 years old and have nothing set aside for retirement. My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan and paying off debt. We have $37,000 in debt not counting our home and five kids still at home. We have a household income of $73,000 a year, and were wondering if we should go ahead and start Baby Step 4, investing for retirement, instead of paying off the debt. Dan Dear Dan, Your…
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Quarles Proclaims Sept. 17-23 Farm…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/17/17) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky to call attention to the hazards unique to farming and encourage all Kentuckians to put safety first. “Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country,”mQuarles said. “Farmers are at risk of harm from machinery, livestock, chemicals,…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Good Times Far…

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KENTUCKY (9/17/17) — I’m glad that, every now and then, everything comes together. The stars are in order, Jupiter aligns with Mars, and the light at the end of the tunnel is actually a light. It’s especially good when it comes to deer hunting. There’s only been a few times in my hunting life this has happened. It’s when the dream in the tree stand actually comes to pass. That’s not to say that I…
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New Online, Phone Resources Available…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/16/17) — The Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, recently announced enhancements to the online and phone resources available to Kentuckians applying for and receiving unemployment benefits. The enhanced Unemployment Insurance Help Line now provides additional experts in unemployment insurance to assist those…
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Those Annoying Sounds of Silence

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(9/15/17) — The following column was submitted by Dr. James L. Snyder: It was in the 60s when Simon and Garfunkel recorded their famous song, “The Sounds of Silence.” I must confess that I do enjoy what I know of as “The Sounds of Silence.” Nothing is more relaxing than sitting back with a cup of coffee and enjoying the silence as it whistled by. This has become a rather infrequent period for me.…

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Kenneth Ray Adams, Sr., 63 of Madisonville

September 19, 2017
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/19/17) — Kenneth Ray Adams, Sr., 63, of Madisonville, died Monday, Sept. 18 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Adams was born Feb. 24, 1954, in Hopkins County. He was a TV and VCR repairman. He is survived by his son,…

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