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Crews Responding to Fires in Central City

February 21, 2018
CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (2/21/18) — Several firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze at a Park Street residence in Central City tonight. Muhlenberg County resident Ian Smith said at 10 p.m. there were seven firetrucks at the scene. Another fire broke out at…

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Owensboro Catholic Ousts Daviess County

February 22, 2018 Steve LeMaster
OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/22/18) — Thanks to some late-game heroics from JD Marshall, Owensboro Catholic outlasted Daviess County 58-55 in the 9th District Boys' Basketball Tournament at…
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Henderson Code Enforcement Board Meets…

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HENDERSON, Ky. (2/21/18) — The city of Henderson Code Enforcement Board will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday, third-floor assembly room, 222 First St., Henderson. The agenda can be viewed by clicking here. SurfKY News
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/21/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Mar’keil K. Foster of Madisonville was charged Feb. 20 with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Patrick T. Bean of Dawson Springs was charged Feb. 21 with failure to appear (Marshall County). Laura Lynn Taylor of Madisonville was charged Feb. 20 with theft by…
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Ky. Highway Water Over Road Report —…

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WESTERN Ky. (2/21/18) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the following water over road report as of 10:30 a.m today: Daviess CountyKentucky 762 Water Over Road Signs Posted at 0 to 1mm at Daviess-Ohio County Line Hancock CountyKentucky 334/River Road is CLOSED From the 11 to 14mm due to Water Over Road- Signs PostedKentucky 334/River Road is CLOSED between the 18 and 19mm due to Water…
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Dems File Bill to Phase In CERS for…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/21/18) — House Democratic Leader Rocky Adkins has filed legislation that would phase in the suddenly steep increases that cities, counties and schools now face to pay down the unfunded liability within the County Employee Retirement System. “Each year, without fail, our local governments and schools have paid every required penny to our public retirement systems,” Leader Adkins…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/21/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Eric A. Shelton of St. Charles was charged Feb. 20 with failure to appear. Tonya K. Tyson of St. Charles was charged Feb. 20 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. SurfKY News
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Ky. State Prison on Lockdown after…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
EDDYVILLE, Ky. (2/21/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin said in a Tweet this morning that two corrections officers were attacked today at Kentucky State Penitentiary. The officers are being medically treated, Bevin stated. The workers were attacked by inmates at the facility. Bevin said state law enforcement teams are assisting at the scene. The prison is on lockdown. SurfKY News
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REGIONAL NEWS: 16-Year-Old Charged with…

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ELKTON, Ky. (2/20/18) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with second- and third-degree terroristic threatening after authorities investigated alleged threats toward another juvenile at Todd County Central High School. Kentucky State Police received a complaint yesterday from Elkton Police Department regarding threats being made at TCCHS. Trooper Hunter Carroll’s preliminary investigation found…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/20/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Vely V. Verdugo-Miranda of Springfield, Tennessee was charged Feb. 19 with failure to maintain required insurance. Jose Felix Navarro of Madisonville was charged Feb. 19 with driving on a suspended or revoked license. Richard D. Cates of Madisonville was charged Feb. 19 with failure to appear.…
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Dawson Springs Police Department Reports

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (2/20/18) — Dawson Springs Police Department related the following reports today: Tiffany F. Brunker, 31 of Dawson Springs was charged Feb. 12 with failure to appear (Webster County). Michael Bourland, 205 of White Plains was charged Feb. 14 with second-degree criminal trespassing. Devin T. Hale, 20 of Princeton was charged Feb. 15 with probation violation and failure to…
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Texas Roadhouse Donates to Baptist…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (2/20/18) — Ryan and Joelle Long of Texas Roadhouse in Paducah recently presented $33,500 raised from last fall’s Stomping Towards a Cure fundraiser to the Baptist Health Paducah Your Fight Fund, a fund started by employees to support local cancer patients. Shown from left are: Jason Heilig, radiation therapy; Joelle Long; Tonya Rittenberry, radiation therapy; Ryan Long; Roy…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/19/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Karen D. Scott of Madisonville was charged Feb. 17 with public intoxication (excludes alcohol) and possession of marijuana. Zuri C. Wester of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with failure to appear. Kacey L. Finney of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with failure to pay fines. Tiffany J. Rigney of…
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Bevin Suit Seeks Ky. HEALTH Compliance…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2018) – The Bevin Administration today filed suit in federal district court in Kentucky seeking a ruling that the Commonwealth’s innovative Medicaid waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH, fully complies with federal law. Liberal interest groups, representing several Kentucky residents, sued the federal government on Jan. 24 about Kentucky HEALTH in Washington, D.C., but they…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (2/19/18)— Pension Update: We were told Friday that there will be a bill filed this week; most of the scoring has come back. There is one portion that has not been completed by one of the retirement systems that is being waited on at this point. Please watch for the filing/release of the bill and give feedback. Since it is so late in the session, we may just have one week for input.…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/19/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Nicholas J. Deramo of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with DUI, possession of marijuana and disregarding a stop sign. Devan M. Matlock of Hopkinsville was charged Feb. 17 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. SurfKY News
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REGIONAL NEWS: Elderly Couple's Bodies…

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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (2/19/18) — The bodies of an elderly couple were retrieved from a creek near Marion yesterday. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident after being notified at 6:12 p.m. Sunday by the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department of a vehicle collision on Fords Ferry Road approximately 2 miles north of Marion. Crittenden County Volunteer Fire Department located a 2009…
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Debris Removal, Flood Safety Reminder…

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KENTUCKY (2/19/18) — With locally heavy rains forecast for the Commonwealth over the next week, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and state Emergency Management officials are warning residents to watch for possible flash flooding. With 89,431 miles of rivers and streams, Kentucky is especially susceptible to flood events during sustained, heavy precipitation, especially when the ground is…

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Jason W. Woolen, 48 of Hartford

February 21, 2018
HARTFORD, Ky. (2/21/2018) — Jason W. Woolen, 48, passed away Monday Feb. 19. He was born Jan. 18, 1970 in Hartford. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Bro. Bobby Renfrow and Bro. Charlie Taylor…

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