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McLean County Chamber meets Thursday

January 22, 2020
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (1/22/20) — McLean County Chamber of Commerce will hold its first meeting to start the year at noon Thursday at the Chamber loft. CASA is set to be the speaker during lunch to address the business community on how to help area children…

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Trojans down Cougars, 65-45

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CALHOUN, Ky. (1/22/20) — Destin Allen scored 15 point and Zaine Geary added 13 points as Webster County beat host McLean County 65-45 in a boys' high school basketball game on…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the news

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KENTUCKY (1/22/20) — Author Faye Kanouse is selling a kid’s book, with pictures, that should have been for adults entitled: “If You Give a Pig the White House.” My, my; that’s attacking Pres. Trump. I know, I know; it’s freedom of the press. It's our First Amendment right. But, religion is also mentioned, and it’s mentioned first! Faye’s using a picture book that’s not a kid’s book. It’s for…
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Ky. Voter ID bill receives favorable…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly today after the Senate State and Local Government Committee passed an amended version of the measure. Known as Senate Bill 2, the legislation would require a voter to present photographic identification at the poll. Under the amended bill, an expired photo…
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Kentucky HB 204 clears House panel

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — A bill that would add publicly-leased playgrounds to the list of locations off limits to registered sex offenders has passed a House committee. House Bill 204 sponsor Rep. Savannah Maddox, R-Dry Ridge, said the legislation is specifically written to ban future registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of such playgrounds and from entering those playgrounds…
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Ky. Board of Education seeking input…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — Kentucky Board of Education request residents and stakeholders participate in a community survey on the qualities they would like to see in the state’s next education commissioner, according to a Kentucky Department of Education press release. The survey, available here, opened Jan. 21 and will close at 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 6. It takes about five minutes to complete. The…
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OPINION: USMCA is win for Ky. workers,…

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KENTUCKY (1/22/20) — Kentuckians are rightfully known for being hard workers. I’m glad more of them, from Paducah to Pikeville, are benefitting from our country’s strong economy, which has been bolstered by Republican policies. The Republican-led Senate just gave Kentucky workers another boost in an overwhelming vote by passing President Trump’s landmark trade deal called the United…
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Kentucky hemp bill passes House 70-17

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/20) — The Kentucky House voted 70-17 Tuesday to expand options for hemp testing, while continuing to meet federal requirements for the state’s hemp program. House Bill 236 sponsor Rep. Matthew Koch, R-Paris, said the bill would allow the state to expand the number of qualified laboratories authorized to test the state’s hemp crop for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive…
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Search committee for new KCTCS…

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (1/21/20) – Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents Chair Gail Henson, Ph.D, today announced members of a search committee, which will be tasked with leading a national search and choosing finalists for the next KCTCS president. Finalists will be presented to the full Board of Regents, which will make final selection and appointment. Current president Jay…
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RICHARD NELSON: Legislation could limit…

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KENTUCKY (1/20/20) — Last week, the New York Times reported on a Kentucky Senate bill banning conversion therapy, a controversial technique whose extreme practitioners employ abusive practices to force change on those struggling with various sexual orientations. The bipartisan bill—SB 85, sponsored by four Kentucky State Senators from Lexington and Louisville, was called a ban on "conversion…
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Regional cell phone company accepting…

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (1/20/20) — Bluegrass Cellular is accepting applications for the 2020 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Program, according to a press release. Company spokeswoman Sally George reported $18,000 in scholarships will be awarded to local college-bound high school seniors in the surrounding area of central Kentucky. The deadline for students to apply is Monday, April 6. Twelve students…
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DAVE SAYS: 'Stay away from debt…

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KENTUCKY (1/19/20) — In this week's "Dave Says" column, he answers questions about debt consolidation companies: Dear Dave, My wife and I made a resolution this year to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt we’ve accumulated. I want us to follow your plan, and live on a really tight budget. She wants us to use a debt consolidation company, like some of her friends have done. I’m really against her…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: 'Seasons of sacrifice'

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KENTUCKY (1/19/20) — There’s something about bow hunting in the dead of winter. It brings together the most difficult circumstances a hunter can face. The temperatures come in the teens, the wind can cut through the thickest clothes, and the snow can make a normally short walk to the stand, a long and treacherous trek. The simple, but difficult goal after that, is simply seeing if one can get…
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THE MARKETS: TRACED Act offers…

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KENTUCKY (1/19/20) — Whether at home, work or on a cell phone, it's a scenario many Americans have found themselves in: answering a phone call only to find out it's from an unwanted robocaller. In fact, the number of unwanted robocalls in this country has skyrocketed in recent years. The Federal Communications Commission ranks unwanted robocalls highest on their list of consumer complaints.1…
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This week at the state Capitol — Jan.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/18/20) — There’s always a guessing game among Capitol observers in the early days of a Kentucky General Assembly session over which issues will be designated as Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1 — honorifics reserved for matters considered to be among top priorities by legislative leaders. Part of that answer was unveiled last week when legislation on immigration was filed in the…
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Gov. Beshear calls for criminal justice…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/17/20) — Ahead of his budget address set for Jan. 28, Gov. Andy Beshear today outlined the need for criminal justice reforms, saying the state’s prison costs and populations are surging while the state’s infrastructure is crumbling, according to a press release. Beshear said that the existing locations of the state’s institutions are also not sustainable. “Criminal justice…
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Butler County man dies during…

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (1/17/20) — A Morgantown man died during a Thursday evening crash reported in Warren County. Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an injury accident at Morgantown Road and Highland Church Road at 7:52 p.m., according to a press release. Through investigation, deputies determined a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling northbound on Morgantown Road, when…
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Ky. Majority passes first bills of 2020…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/17/20) — A bill co-sponsored by Kentucky Sen. C.B. Embry was among the first round of bills to pass during week two of the 2020 Regular Session. Embry said he was pleased to see SB 11 pass from the committee and Senate floor this week, with a majority vote of 29-5. “I was encouraged to see SB 11 pass the Senate with such an overwhelming majority,” Embry said. “We have a lot of…

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Anna Mae McElwain, 77 of Calhoun

January 20, 2020
CALHOUN, Ky., — Anna Mae McElwain, 77 of Calhoun died Saturday, January 18 at The Waters of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with Dale Ayer officiating, private family burial will be at…

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