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Black Ice Results in Twin Bridges Closure

February 18, 2018
HENDERSON, Ky. (2/18/18) — Henderson authorities reported the twin bridges are shut down due to accidents. Heavy fog likely played a factor and black ice has formed on the pavement. At 6:43 a.m. today, there were reports of an accident with injuries on the…

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Drake Named Third Region Coach of the Year

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KENTUCKY (2/17/18) — Owensboro High School boys' basketball head coach Rod Drake has been named the Third Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball…
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DAVE SAYS: Mom's Estate Should be…

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KENTUCKY (2/18/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a readers asks about retirement investment. Dear Dave, I’ve been following your plan, and I’m ready to start investing. Do employer contributions count toward the 15 percent you recommend putting into retirement? Brenda Dear Brenda, Investing 15 percent of your income in retirement accounts is Baby Step 4 of my plan. That means you’ve already paid…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Glory of Creation…

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KENTUCKY (2/18/18) — I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn’t been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work. My weapon this time was not a gun or bow, but a chainsaw. The winter seemed to start a little early in my neck of the woods and I’m running out of firewood quickly. The temperatures were in the mid…
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Water Over Road Reports in N. W. Ky.

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WESTERN, Ky. (2/16/18) — Kentucky highway officials announced the following water over roads report: Daviess CountyKentucky 762 water over road signs posted at mile-markers 0-1 at Daviess-Ohio County Line Henderson CountyKentucky 136 in Ohio River Bottoms closed from mile-markers 0-5 due to water over road — signs posted Kentucky 3322 is closed under the Twin Bridges at Ellis Park from…
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KYTC Reports Water over Road in Union…

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UNION COUNTY, Ky. (2/16/18) — State highway officials reported water over the road at Kentucky 667/Bottoms Road between mile-markers 5-11, resulting in closure. Water over the road signs are posted, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 indicated. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said rain forecasted over the next several days could result in additional road closures. SurfKY News
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OPINION: Gooch Explains HB 227…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/16/18) — As chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Energy and Natural Resources Committee for more than 19 years, I have seen both the highs and lows of energy policy in Kentucky. I chaired the committee when coal production was at its all-time peak in Kentucky, and I fought the federal government as it tried to take down one of Kentucky’s signature industries.…
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Muhlenberg Sheriff Searching for Wanted…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (2/16/18) — Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Nathaniel Daniel, 33 of Greenville. MCSO said Daniel is wanted on Muhlenberg and McCracken counties warrants. He is described as being 5 foot 10 inches tall weighing 200 pounds with dark hair and facial hair. He was last seen in the Cleaton Cutoff Road and Wolf Creek Estates…
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Sen. C.B. Embry's Legislative Update -…

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KENTUCKY (2/16/18) — We have reached the halfway point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and we on our way to having a pension reform bill filed. We are confident that the pension proposal will reflect a significant amount of changes as a result of the feedback you, our constituents, have offered on this important subject. We also continued our work on the state budget and…
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REGIONAL NEWS: KSP Searching for…

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AUBURN, Ky. (2/16/18) — Auburn Police Department contacted Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green at 9:45 a.m. yesterday requesting assistance with a bank robbery at Auburn Bank and Trust Banking Company located at 218 West Main Street in Auburn. KSP Post 3 troopers and detectives responded and met with other local officers and bank employees. Preliminary investigation has revealed that an…
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KYTC to Remove Illegal Signs along…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/15/18) — As spring approaches and election time nears, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is faced with the task of removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way, state highway officials reported. Crews from around the District 2 area have fielded complaint calls and have added the removal of illegally placed signs to their list of maintenance activities. Any sign,…
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KYDOT to Remove Illegally Placed…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — As spring approaches and election time nears, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is faced with the task of removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way. Crews from around the District 2 area have fielded complaint calls and have added the removal of illegally placed signs to their list of maintenance activities. Any sign, regardless of its purpose, is not…
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JIM WATERS: Real Reformers Aren't Name…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — Ronda Harmon, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Councils, recently wrote that those who question the commonwealth’s contentious School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) approach toward governing schools “somehow stand in the way of improvement” and are “public school opponents.” It’s a curious charge since groups representing superintendents, school boards…
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Norton's Using Laser to Treat Epilepsy,…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (2/15/18) – Norton Children’s Hospital has joined an elite group of pediatric hospitals with a real-time, thermal imaging and laser system to treat epilepsy, uncontrollable seizures and deep brain tumors. The technology, called Visualase, allows doctors to perform MRI-guided laser ablation surgery, which is less invasive and in most cases has a much shorter recovery time than…
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Kyndle Brown Bag Luncheon Feb. 26

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HENDERSON, Ky. (2/15/18) — Kyndle Brown Bag Luncheon will be held noon Feb. 26 at the Kyndle training room, 136 Second St., Suite 500 in Henderson. The program, “That’s Nice: Customer Experience vs Customer Satisfaction,” will be presented by Kyle Hittner, Field and Main Bank vice president and director of brand experience. The luncheon is free to Kyndle members. RSVP by calling (270) 826-7505 or…
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Bill Would Make it Felony to…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — A bill that would make it a felony to intentionally expose a law enforcement officer to bodily fluids or bodily waste was approved yesterday by the House Judiciary Committee. Kentucky jailers and some other officials are protected against someone intentionally causing them to come into contact with bodily fluids and waste, but that “there’s a gap in the law that doesn’t…
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UPDATE: House OK's Hemp Resolution

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UPDATE: KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — The Kentucky House voted yesterday to ask Congress to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act. The request would be made under House Concurrent Resolution 35, sponsored by Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, who told the House that hemp, like marijuana, is a variety of the cannabis plant but is non-narcotic and legally produced…
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Senate Moves to Curtail Special Taxing…

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KENTUCKY (2/14/18) — The Senate passed legislation today that would require a county fiscal court or city council to approve any proposed tax by a special purpose government entity – such as a library, sewer district or volunteer fire department. “Senate Bill 25 is a bill that attempts to return Kentucky to the foundational roots of our country,” said sponsor Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester.…

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Ruby Edith (Brooks) Townsend, 93 of Slaughters

February 17, 2018
SLAUGHTERS, Ky. (2/17/2018) — Ruby Edith (Brooks) Townsend, 93 of Slaughters, passed away at 12:16 p.m. Friday Feb. 16, at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Services will be Noon Monday Feb. 19, at Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church in Slaughters. Bro. Steve…

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