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School Fire Leads to Teen Charged with 4 Arsons in Daviess Co.

September 20, 2019
DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (9/20/19) — A 14-year-old boy has been charged with four counts of first-degree arson after a police investigation into a string of residential fires in August and another yesterday at the high school. Daviess County Sheriff’s Department…

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Red Devils Upend Aces, 5-1

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/20/19) — Owensboro notched its ninth straight win on Thursday, beating host Owensboro Catholic 5-1 in a 9th District boys' soccer match. With the win, Owensboro…
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Urologist Joins Baptist Health Paducah

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/20/19) — Urologist L. Andrew Evans, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Urology. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Evans earned a medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in urology at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. Dr. Evans is board-certified in urology. He is a member of the American Urological…
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Quarles Backs USDA Commissioners' Call…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/20/19) — Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles released the following statement today regarding news that all living former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since the Reagan Administration joined Secretary Sonny Perdue to call for ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement: "Yesterday, all living former United States Secretaries of Agriculture…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the News

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KENTUCKY (9/20/19) — When politicians say the President caused the shooting massacre in Texas as is being told to us day after day by pundits and politicians. I tune out. They are ignorant of the meaning of “cause and effect.” When a man pulls a trigger, and the bullet leaves the gun, that is cause and effect. But they, politicians and pundits, are not asking what makes that person pull the…
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Ohio, Muhlenberg High Schools Eligible…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
OHIO/MUHLENBERG COUNTIES, Ky. (9/20/19) — Bluegrass Cellular is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Battles in the Bluegrass school spirit program – an initiative to help strengthen and grow local high schools’ technology. The program allows members of the community to show their support for their favorite local high schools and help one lucky school receive a $5,000 technology gift. This…
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3 Lies About Car Payments

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KENTUCKY (9/19/19) — Car payments are so prevalent in society today that people think they’re a normal part of life. But if you took the average car payment of $545 and invested it into a Roth IRA instead, 30 years later you’d be sitting on a cool $1.4 million. Look, I like my car, too—but not that much! For me, that’s motivation enough to save up and pay cash for a car instead of financing one.…

JIM WATERS: Corruption's Perception is…

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KENTUCKY (9/19/19) — Two studies in 2014 sought to determine which states were most corrupt. One done by researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University used the standard methodology of analyzing criminal convictions of thousands of public officials over three decades. Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics took a different approach by surveying hundreds of…

GLENN MOLLETTE: Are You Stressed Out?

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KENTUCKY (9/19/19) — The American Psychological Association reports Americans are stressed about money. Stress about money and finances appears to have a significant impact on Americans' lives according to the Association. Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of adults report feeling stressed about money at least some of the time and nearly one-quarter say that they experience extreme stress about…

Kentucky Hemp Priorities Advance…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (9/19/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced several important provisions in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill that will benefit Kentucky’s growing hemp industry. Senator McConnell, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, secured nearly $20 million to implement the hemp provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill as well…
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McCONNELL: Senate Dems Continue…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (9/19/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to fund the government: “Here’s what happened on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon: Senate Democrats blocked this year’s funding for our national defense. They voted it down. We can’t move the legislation forward. Democrats blocked the funding our…
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'White House Photo of the Day'

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (9/19/19) — President Donald Trump, joined by new White House National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, greets military personnel upon his arrival Wednesday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. (Official White House Photo/Shealan Craighead) SurfKY News
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Bevin Administration Raising Awareness…

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KENTUCKY (9/19/19) — Gov. Matt Bevin this week announced a new statewide public awareness effort to continue the Commonwealth's historic momentum in combating the opioid epidemic. The Governor's Office, in collaboration with the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet's (JPSC) Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), is launching the "Hope and Help" initiative to provide vital resources to…
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Section of Veach Road to be Closed…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/18/19) — OMU water crews will have Veach Road closed from Sutherland Road to Owensboro Community and Technical College starting Thursday, Sept. 19. This closure is expected to last from 8:00 am through 3:00 pm, pending no delays or inclement weather. A detour will be appropriately marked for this closure. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area. SurfKY…
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2020 Ky. General Assembly Session…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/18/19) — The schedule for the 2020 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly was approved today by legislative leaders. The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 7 and adjourn April 15. It is expected to last 60 legislative days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years. Lawmakers will not convene on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther…
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Child Abuse Prevention Funds Available…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (9/18/19) — The GRADD Community Collaboration for Children Regional Network is currently offering a total of $3,000 in mini-grants to enhance and promote programs aimed at preventing and building awareness of child abuse and neglect. Organizations within Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties are eligible to apply. Projects must encompass one of the…
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Dugan Best Outdoor Basketball Closed…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/18/19) — The Dugan Best Recreation Center outdoor basketball court and York Park basketball court are currently closed due to surface repairs. These closures are expected to last through Friday, September 27, pending no delays or inclement weather. Dugan Best Recreation Center will operate with normal public hours, Monday – Friday 2:30-9:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.,…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (9/17/19) — Princeton Police Department recently released the following reports: Clifton G. McKinney, 52 of Hudgins Road was charged Sept. 16 on a Caldwell County probation violation warrant. Jesus Leyva-Palomo, 41 of El Paso, Texas was charged Sept. 16 on a Hopkins County failure to appear warrant. Sonja F. Pentecost, 37, address unknown, was charged Sept. 16 with failure to…





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Harold Owen Ellington, 77 of Owensboro

September 19, 2019
OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/19/19) — Harold Owen Ellington, 77 of Owensboro passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Columbia Healthcare Center. He was born April 2, 1942 in Calvert City, KY to the late J.M. and Lillian Owen Ellington. Harold retired from National…

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