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1-Lane Traffic Restrictions on U.S. 231 This Week

October 16, 2017
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (10/16/17) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting traffic to one lane on U.S. 231 at the north edge of Hartford in Ohio County this week. The daytime work zone lane restriction is near the 13 mile marker is near the Kentucky 69…

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Maroons Outlast University Heights 3-2 in Double Overtime

October 17, 2017 Steve LeMaster
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/17/17) — Madisonville-North Hopkins outlasted University Heights 3-2 in double overtime in the opening round of the 2nd Region Boys' Soccer Tournament at…
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Pet of the day is Constantine

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KENTUCKY (10/17/17) — Pet of the day is Constantine. Constantine is a gorgeous 6 month old domestic short hair guy. Constantine loves attention and does well with other animals. Constantine was in a home and returned at no fault of his own. Constantine would fit well into just about any home. Constantine is already declawed as well. Constantine's adoption fee is $60 which includes his rabies,…
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Baptist Health Paducah November…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/16/17) — Baptist Health Paducah has issued its November calendar of events. Parkinson’s Support Group9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 and 15, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Phone 270-575-2721 for more information. Diabetes Support Group1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah.…
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Ky. Proud Producers Invited to KDA…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/16/17) — Kentucky Proud fruit and vegetable producers and buyers are invited to a meeting Nov. 8 aimed at helping participants make connections that will generate business opportunities. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington. The meeting is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of…
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KENTUCKY (10/16/17) — There’s a new kid in town: narrative economics. Last week, Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. His work in behavioral economics and finance recognizes not all economic and financial decisions are made after rational reflection. In Nudge, he wrote: “The workings of the human brain are more than a bit befuddling. How can we be so ingenious at some tasks…
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KENTUCKY (10/16/17) — Pet of the day is Kelly. Kelly is a 1.5 year old Terrier mix who come into the shelter as a stray. Kelly is a smaller girl who is very sweet and does well with other dogs. Kelly walks very well on a leash and loves attention from people, especially if they have treats. Kelly has shown to do well with kids as well. Kelly would be the perfect size girl to warm your lap (and…
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Baptist Health Paducah: $12.1M Raised…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (10/15/17) — Nine months after announcing a goal of $10 million for its first-ever comprehensive capital campaign, Baptist Health Foundation Paducah revealed it has surpassed that goal as the campaign comes to an end. The “Celebrating Miracles, Transforming Lives” campaign raised $12.1 million to advance the mission of the hospital in four areas – Cancer Care, Mother & Baby Care,…
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DAVE SAYS: Only Buy Vacation Home with…

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KENTUCKY (10/15/17) — Dave gives advice on buying vacation homes in this week's Dave Says. Dear Dave, What is your opinion of buying a vacation home, then renting it out when you’re not there? J.P. Dear J.P., I see nothing wrong with it, as long as you’re buying with cash and you’re also debt-free. A vacation home is a wonderful “extra” as you start building wealth. Remember though, it’s still…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Life Well Lived Filled…

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KENTUCKY (10/15/17) — At the beginning of deer season my senses are heightened. There’s no doubt the main reason is because I have been absent from the tree stand for several months. This is one reason I appreciate how hunting seasons have beginnings and endings. One gives time to recoup and review and the other spawns possibility and excitement. Both are needed. When I return to the woods after…
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Glenn Mollette: 'America's Pain -…

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KENTUCKY (10/15/17) — Northern California is suffering with some of the worse fires in that state's history. Twenty-three people have been reportedly killed with at least 285 people reported missing. Communities and over 170,000 acres have been burned. At this moment the fires are not close to being contained with several very trying days ahead for sleep-deprived firefighters. Over 8,000…
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CPC: 'The Boy Scouts are No More'

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KENTUCKY (10/13/17) — The Boy Scouts of America made waves when it announced that it's accepting girls into its ranks. This latest identity crisis for the 107-year old organization may be the straw that sinks their original mission to train young boys to become men. BSA’s Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh cited the need to "evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in…
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Pet of the day is Kia

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KENTUCKY (10/13/17) — Pet of the day is Kia. Kia is a 2 year old Pit Bull mix who is absolutely one of the sweetest girls at the shelter. Kia was picked up as a stray with her friend (Tomi, who is also available). Kia loves playing in the dog park and does well with other dogs. Kia walks well on a leash and is a pretty quiet girl. Kia would fit perfectly into just about any type of home. Kia's…

Paul Praises Trump's Health Care…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/12/17) — U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul joined President Donald Trump at the White House today for the signing of an executive order paving the way for expanded access to Association Health Plans, which would increase competition and allow more Americans to join in groups to purchase lower-cost health insurance across state lines. Dr. Paul proposed the idea to the…
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Jim Waters: ‘Merit Pay for Teachers…

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KENTUCKY (10/12/17) — Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact that interest in vacant teaching positions has dropped in recent years from as many as 100 applicants per opening to as few as 10, with some openings in math and science-related fields nearly impossible to fill. Her recruiting pitch is, “We can’t say ‘you will make…
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Workers' Comp Loss Costs Continue…

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KENTUCKY (10/12/17) — The Kentucky Department of Insurance announced this week the approval of the 2017 rate filing used to develop rates for workers’ compensation coverage. For the 12th consecutive year, the filing shows an overall decrease in Kentucky’s loss costs. A loss cost is the average compensation for lost wages based on the level of disability, plus medical benefit payments. DOI…
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Paul to Join Trump for Signing of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/12/17) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul announced he will attend President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order at 11:15 a.m. today regarding expanding access to Association Health Plans. SurfKY News
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Water Utilities No Longer to Copy PSC…

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KENTUCKY (10/12/17) — Acting to end a duplicative reporting requirement, the Kentucky Public Service Commission is telling water utilities they are no longer required to send copies of “boil water” advisories to the PSC. The PSC instead will be informed of boil water advisories via a daily report that it receives from the Kentucky Division of Water, which has primary responsibility for enforcing…



Ellis 'Eric' Kessinger, 49 of Beaver Dam

October 16, 2017
BEAVER DAM, Ky. ( 10/16/17) — Ellis “Eric” Kessinger, 49, of Beaver Dam, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Ohio County Hospital. He was born May 19, 1968 in Hartford to the late C.J. and Anna Frances Chinn Kessinger. Eric was a retired United States…

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