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Juvenile Charged with Reckless Homicide Related to Vehicle Accident

February 16, 2019
OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/16/19) — The passenger of a vehicle involved in a November two-vehicle accident has died prompting charges for the juvenile driver of the other vehicle. Owensboro Police Officer Andrew Boggess said the accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 30…

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Hopkins County Central Baseball Tryouts Set for Tuesday

February 16, 2019 Steve LeMaster
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/16/19) — The Hopkins County Central High School baseball program is scheduled to host tryouts after school on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The tryouts will be held on…
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HB148 Would Outlaw Abortion from…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/16/19) — A bill that would outlaw abortion from the moment of fertilization for most women in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade has cleared the state House. The “Human Life Protection Act” or House Bill 148, sponsored by Rep. Joseph M. Fischer, R-Ft. Thomas and Rep. Nancy Tate, R-Brandenburg, passed the House on a vote of 69-20. Should it become law, it…
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Henderson Library to hold Genealogy…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (2/16/18) — Henderson County Public Library has a new genealogy research program set to launch this month centered around learning the language on tombstones. The class, “Written in Stone: Tombstone, Stories, Styles and Symbols” begins 1 p.m. Friday at the library for those interested in tracing ancestors and their associations to organizations and religions. Sign up for library…
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Owensboro Commission Meeting Scheduled

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/16/19) — Owensboro Board of Commissioners will hold a Commission meeting at 5 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Commission Chambers located on the fourth floor at City Hall, 101 E. 4th Street, Owensboro. The agenda and meeting packet will be available at www.owensboro.org. SurfKY News
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Sen. C.B. Embry's Legislative Update -…

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KENTUCKY (2/16/19) — It was a productive third week of the 2019 Regular Session, as the General Assembly remained hard at work in Frankfort. Working with our colleagues across the aisle, we forged ahead in committee meetings in which we heard testimony, discussed policy, and advanced bills for a floor vote. Friday, we reached the filing deadline for new bills in the Senate. Moreover, we are…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/15/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Joshua B. Hopkins of Madisonville was charged Feb. 13 with fugitive from another state (Green County, Wisconsin on charges of first-degree sexual assault-child less than 13 years old). Thomas D. Turner of Nebo was charged Feb. 14 with failure to comply with sex offender registration (second or…
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Hopkins County Food Inspection Scores —…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/15/19) — Hopkins County Health Department released the following food inspection scores through Feb. 14: South-Side School Cafe — 100 Subway (north) — 100 Dawson Springs School Cafe — 100 West Hopkins School Cafe — 100 Wendy’s — 100 Long John Silver’s — 97 • Grease build-up on sides of deep fryers • Syrup spillage beneath syrup station• Wall behind deep fryers has grease…
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KSP Investigation into Todd County…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
TODD COUNTY, Ky. (2/15/19) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 is seeking the public's assistance in investigating a three-year-old murder case. KSP was notified June 28, 2015 about an Old Trenton Road, Guthrie residence that had been broken into and a possible assault. Enos Yoder called Todd Central Dispatch at 8:07 a.m advising someone had broken into his father's home, assaulted him and that his…
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Ashbyburg Convenience Center Closed due…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/15/19) — Ashbyburg Convenience Center at 785 Onton Road in Slaughters is closed due to high water, Hopkins County officials reported today. Fiscal Court Clerk Patricia Wiles reported the center is expected to reopen 7 a.m. Tuesday if the water has receded by that time. SurfKY News
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CHFS: Ky. Measles Case Not Linked to…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (2/15/19) — A case of measles has been confirmed in a young child living in the region served by the Barren River District Health Department. The child, who is unvaccinated, recently traveled out of the country to an area where measles is endemic, the Kentucky Department for Public Health reports. The case is not linked to an ongoing measles outbreak in the state of Washington or other…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

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PRINCETON, Ky. (2/15/19) — Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Kimberly D. Deweese, 52 of North Harrison was charged Feb. 13 on a Caldwell County failure to appear warrant. Joshua A. Mosley, 27 of Market Street was charged Feb. 14 on a Caldwell County indictment warrant on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense. Jason A.…
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KSP Post 16 Seeking Union County Jail…

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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (2/15/19) — Kentucky State Police is looking for an inmate who walked away from Union County Jail work release in Morganfiled Thursday morning. Post 16 Spokesman Trooper Corey King reported preliminary investigation reveals 40 year-old Jason Stangel of Uniontown was in the Union County Detention Center for non-violent charges, but was granted work release and was with a work crew…
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Foster Child 'Bill of Rights' Measure…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/19) — A bill that would give statutory rights to Kentucky foster children and require background checks on those who work with children in out-of-home care yesterday passed a House committee. House Bill 158 sponsor and House Speaker Pro Tempore David Meade, R-Stanford, told the House Health and Family Services Committee that the foster child “bill of rights”—a list of 16 rights…
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JIM WATERS: Put 'Public' Back in…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/19) — Critics jumping at opportunities to stamp an “anti-public education” label on school choice supporters also unwittingly advocate for something different from a truly public education by defending Kentucky’s antiquated School-Based Decision Making approach as the holy grail of school governance. Actually, we could have a debate around this question: Are Kentucky’s…
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Senate Approves Concealed Carry…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/15/19) — The state Senate passed a measure yesterday that would allow someone to carry a concealed firearm without a license by a 29-8 vote. Senate Bill 150, dubbed the permitless carry bill, states that people 21 or older who are able to lawfully possess a firearm may carry a concealed weapon without a license in the same locations as people with valid state-issued licenses.…
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Public Works Contract Bill Advances to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/15/19) — A bill that would prohibit public agencies from mandating agreements between labor unions and contractors vying for public works projects has passed the Kentucky House. HB 135 was amended by the House and sent to the Senate on a vote of 50-44 following floor debate on whether public agencies should be allowed to require contractors on public works projects to enter into…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/14/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Amanda C. Carlton of Madisonville was charged Feb. 13 with failure to pay court costs or fines. Joshua B. Hopkins of Madisonville was charged Feb. 13 with theft by unlawful taking-disposition (less than $10,000-1999 Toyota Avalon). Daniel D. Oglesby of Madisonville was charged Feb. 13 with…

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Wanda Lee Walker, 88, of Kuttawa

February 16, 2019
KUTTAWA, KY., — Wanda Lee Walker, 88, of Kuttawa passed away Friday, February 15, at Princeton Health & Rehab. Visitation will be Monday, February 18, 2019 from 10am until 2pm at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Eddyville, KY. Funeral services…

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