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UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Found on Rural Homeowner's Porch

April 13, 2019
UPDATE: CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (4/13/19) 7:33 A.M. — Green River Correctional Complex inmate Charles Pedigo has been caught. Pedigo was apprehended by the Warren County Sheriff's Department. Kentucky State Police Trooper Rob Austin said WCSD notified Post 2 at…

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Carter Among Official of the Year Candidates

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/16/19) — Madisonville resident Terry Carter is among the KHSAA's top officials. The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2019 on April 28 at the Association’s…
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CRITTENDEN COUNTY: Ky. 1668 to be…

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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/19) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists Kentucky 1668 will be closed between mile point 1.89 and 2.8 in Crittenden County starting at noon on Thursday, April 18 and extending through Monday, April 22. A contractor for KYTC is resurfacing Kentucky 1668 and in the process discovered road base failures. The near mile-long closure is necessary to allow…
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WTO Panel Finds China Failed to…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (4/18/19) — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments. Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent,…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/18/19) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Janice M. Cotton, 33 of West Green Street was charged April 17 with second-degree disorderly conduct. Steven T. Sloyan, 27 of Hopkinsville Street was charged April 17 with failure to illuminate head lamps, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana and first-degree…
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Proposed Bill Would Raise Minimum Age…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (4/18/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans at a press conference today in Louisivlle to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The McConnell bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices. Senator McConnell was joined at…
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Trump Approves Ky. Disaster Declaration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (4/18/19) — Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 6 to March 10. Federal funding is available to Commonwealth and eligible…
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Sen. C.B. Embry's Legislative Update -…

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MORGANTOWN, Ky. (4/18/19) — The following is a column by state Sen. C.B. Embry: Dear Friend, It was an honor to serve you and our district at the Capitol during the 2019 Regular Session. I, along with my colleagues in the Senate and the House, were proud to stand with Kentuckians as we passed historic legislation throughout our thirty days in Frankfort. The Kentucky General Assembly passed almost…
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CPC: Equality Act — Clever Name,…

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KENTUCKY (4/16/19) — The Equality Act (HR 5) is moving in Congress but Congressman James Comer (R-Tompkinsville) is "deeply troubled" after looking into the details. "It's a clever name with an allegedly noble purpose," Comer said before the House Committee on Education and Labor, "but a vehicle for serious harmful consequences." The act adds “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/16/18) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Michael D. Grubbs, 38 of Maple Avenue was charged April 12 with fourth-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Michael C. Bartee, 41, address unknown, was charged April 12 on a Caldwell County failure to appear warrant and on a parole violation warrant. Corey D. Bell, 21 of Varmint…
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KSP Seizes 'Shrooms, Hash Oil, Pain…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
LEWISPORT, Ky. (4/15/19) — A Lewisport man was charged Friday with trafficking in several illegal drugs. Kentucky State Police said trooper executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Riverview Drive shortly after midnight in Lewisport. During the search, troopers located a large quantity of processed marijuana, butane hash oil, THC shatter, THS wax, THS vape cartridges,…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: Easter — Think About It

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KENTUCKY (4/15/19) — Easter is an exciting day for Christians around the world. Churches around the globe look forward to celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Clergy persons look forward to a one day larger attendance. Church choirs and music programs try to shine brighter and give their best effort. For one day the light and victory of new life and victory over death rings bright in a world…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (4/15/19) — On April 1, I flew to Washington, D.C. at the invitation of Congressman (James) Comer to testify before the federal Coal Caucus. I, along with representatives of the Navajo Nation and Pleasant County, West Virginia, presented to the caucus in the Rayburn House Office Building. Chair McKinley invited each of us to state briefly how our communities were going to be…
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KYTC Conducts Extensive Tests of New…

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KENTUCKY (4/15/19) — The Kentucky Transportation is in the end stages of testing the state’s new driver’s license system to introduce new, more secure card versions that meet federal standards in the coming months. A pilot of the new system will begin this spring in Circuit Court Clerk Office locations in Woodford and Franklin counties. New licenses will be made available gradually in counties…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Investors Took an…

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KENTUCKY (4/15/19) — Investors took an intermission. The curtain appeared to close on the first act of 2019 last week – and what an impressive act it was. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index delivered some dramatic returns and is less than 1 percent away from a new all-time high. Despite relatively few shares changing hands, major U.S. indices eked out gains. Ben Levisohn of Barron’s explained:…
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Immunotherapy Drug Gives Colon Cancer…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (4/15/19) — Three years ago, Lana Boes of Charlestown, Ind., was at the end of her rope. She had been fighting colon cancer for nearly two years with multiple surgeries, two different chemotherapies, regular blood transfusions and more. But the cancer had returned and the chemotherapy no longer was working. “I was down to 100 pounds. I really couldn’t eat. I had to take medicine…
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16 Kentuckians Sick from Pre-cut Melon

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KENTUCKY (4/15/19) — The Department for Public Health announced today that 16 Kentuckians have tested positive with a strain of Salmonella Carrau that has been linked by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to pre-cut melon including cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew. DPH is advising that the public should discard any pre-cut melon or fruit salads that contain pre-cut melon. Caito…
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Princeton Police Looking for Man…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/15/19) — Princeton Police are looking for a man believed to have attempted to lure a child inside his vehicle on Baldwin Avenue, Princeton. PPD said it received a complaint call shortly after 8 p.m. April 10 regarding the incident. The caller said a white man in a white van attempted to lure a child into the van in the 200 block of Baldwin Avenue. The vehicle is described as a…

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Terry Abney, 71 of Calhoun

April 09, 2019
CALHOUN, Ky. (4/9/19) — Terry Abney of 71 of Calhoun died Sunday, April 7 at University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Muster Funeral Home, Calhoun, where visitation will be 4 - 8…

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