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Resident Shoots, Kills Man during Henderson Home Invasion

September 19, 2018
HENDERSON, Ky. (9/19/18) — One man is dead after a resident returned fire during a home invasion in Henderson overnight. Henderson Police Department is still investigating the midnight incident. The coroner is working to identify the man the resident returned…

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Gilbert Grabs Famers Bank & Trust Player of the Week Award

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/18/18) — Madisonville-North Hopkins senior quarterback/defensive back J.D. Gilbert has been named the Farmers Bank & Trust Player of the Week. Gilbert…
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Baptist Health Paducah Radiation…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/19/18) — Baptist Health Paducah radiation oncology department, the first in Kentucky to be accredited 20 years ago, has been reaccredited for three years by the American College of Radiology. Accreditation, representing the highest level of quality and patient safety, is awarded only to facilities who meet ACR guidelines following an on-site evaluation by radiation oncologists and…
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Service Academy Fair at WKU Thursday

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (9/19/18) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will hold his annual U.S. Service Academy Information Fair Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Western Kentucky University Knicely Conference Center. The event provides interested students and parents with an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Military, U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academies as well as the…
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Princeton Police Reports - Sept. 19

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PRINCETON, Ky. (9/19/18) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Matthew E. Stevenson, 33 of Ruth Avenue was cited to court Sept. 10 charged with first-degree assault with minor injury. Angela McGregor, 45 of Jill Drive was charged Sept. 13 on two Caldwell County failure to appear warrants. Talena A. Smith, 37 of West Main Street was charged Sept. 13 on a McCracken…
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Baptist Health Paducah Offers Heart…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (9/18/18) — Baptist Health Paducah is offering a new heart murmur screening for adults. The screening will take place the last Monday of each month at Baptist Health Medical Group Heart Group, Suite 301, Walker Medical Park 1. A heart murmur is a swishing sound heard when there is turbulent or abnormal blood flow across the heart valve. Although most heart murmurs are harmless, it is…
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Kavanaugh, Accuser Invited to Testify…

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WASHINGTON, D. C. (9/18/18) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “Yesterday, Chairman Grassley announced the Judiciary Committee will continue its hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday morning. Dr.…
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'Senior Day Out' Thursday at Towne…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/18/18) — Hundreds of area senior citizens are expected to fill Owensboro’s Towne Square Mall from 8:30 a.m. - noon Thursday, Sept. 20 for the 19th annual “Senior Day Out.” The annual event provides valuable information to help equip seniors to recognize fraud and empower them to avoid falling prey to current scams targeting seniors. Senior Day Out provides an opportunity for…
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UK Farm Test Plot of Malaria Fighting…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/18/18) — A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment research trial studying the feasibility of growing plants used to treat malaria was successful in its first growing season. In March, the college’s Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center personnel signed a memorandum of understanding with officials from ArtemiFlow, a German-based company, to…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (9/18/18) — There is ongoing conversation over the passage of right-to-work in Kentucky in 2017. I am going to give some history and an update to hopefully address concerns about what right-to-work means and does not mean for the Commonwealth. Prior to the passage of right-to-work in Kentucky in 2017, Warren County had passed a right-to-work ordinance just for their county in December…
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Ky. Nurse 'Strike Team' Heads to Assist…

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KENTUCKY (9/17/18) — A Nurse “Strike Team” from Kentucky is on its way to help Hurricane Florence victims in affected areas in North Carolina. Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, along with local, state and federal officials coordinated yesterday’s deployment. The team will be in North Carolina for about two weeks. Kentucky’s Nurse Strike Team consists…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Most Valuable Things…

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KENTUCKY (9/16/18) — For the most part, I’ve never been afraid of dogs. There’s only been two times I’ve gotten bit, both by Chihuahuas. I think they both had some type of little-dog complex. But since deer hunters consistently go to and from their tree stand in the dark; if the neighbor or the local farmer has a dog, it will inevitably locate your movement and proceed to let the whole county…
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DAVE SAYS: Don't Make Rash Decision…

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KENTUCKY (9/16/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, Dave advises a reader about the time he spends at work: Dear Dave, I’m stuck in a dead-end job, and I only have a high school diploma. I’ve never minded long hours and hard work, but I’ve begun to realize I need to have a better career, so I can spend more time with my kids. I feel like I’m missing out on their lives, because I work 65 to 70 hours…

KYTC Reports Traffic Congestion on I-24…

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WESTERN Ky. (9/15/18) — Tennessee Department of Transportation reports the backup from their sinkhole repair work zone along Interstate 24 at the 7.2 mile marker near Clarksville has backed traffic up to the Kentucky-Tennessee state line through mile-marker 93 in Kentucky. This work zone remains active with eastbound I-24 traffic restricted to one lane until about 5 a.m. Monday, Kentucky…
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KYTC Water over Road Report for Union…

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UNION COUNTY, Ky. (9/14/18) — Kentucky 667 is closed at the 5.7 -11.2 mile-markers, between Kentucky 668 and 56 in Union County, due to rising Ohio River floodwaters, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials reported today. SurfKY News
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Louisville Man Wins KSP Trooper Island…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/14/18) — Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Raffle winner, Kimmy Smith of Louisville (center), received the keys Wednesday to his new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 Scat Pack from KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders (right) and Sgt. Josh Lawson, KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander, at the KSP Academy in Frankfort. Also pictured are Bob Allen, president of Bob Allen Motor Mall (far left)…
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Grant Awarded to KSP in Memory of…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/14/18) — September is National Preparedness Month and thanks to a Rochester, New York-based law enforcement safety group, Kentucky State Police troopers and officers will now be equipped with a simple, proven device designed to help save lives. The Spirit of Blue Foundation’s “Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial” grant provides $83,970 to the Kentucky State Police Foundation for the…
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JIM WATERS: No Brainer — Kentucky's…

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KENTUCKY (9/14/18) — School curricula are designed with an assumption that students can read to learn by the fourth grade, but that doesn’t match Kentucky’s reality. Nearly 60 percent of white and 85 percent of black fourth-graders failed to reach reading proficiency on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress. Education analyst Richard Innes says, “Many students complete their last…


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Joseph 'Joe' Theriot, 88 of Henderson

September 17, 2018
HENDERSON, Ky. (9/17/2018) — Joseph “Joe” Theriot, 88, of Henderson, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Memorial services will be at noon Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Father Larry…

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