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Sacramento Student Receives Nursing Scholarship

August 16, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Ky. (8/16/19) — Each academic year, the American Legion Forty & Eight Voiture No. 1381 provides a $750 scholarship to a fourth semester nursing student at Madisonville Community College. The generosity of the Forty & Eight is vital in assisting…

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High School Volleyball Teams Headed Into Season Openers

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KENTUCKY (8/17/19) — High school volleyball teams from throughout the state are heading into season openers. The 2019 Kentucky high school volleyball season will open on Monday,…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (8/17/19) — Princeton Police Department recently released the following reports: Richard D. Nelson, 38 of Willow Lane was charged Aug. 13 on a Caldwell County failure to appear warrant. PPD is investigating a burglary theft from the 600 block of Maple Avenue. The victim told officers Aug. 13 that after returning from vacation, he found several power tools missing from his garage.…
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Farmers Donate 2nd Highest Total in…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/16/19) – Kentucky farmers donated $613,246.37 to the Ag Tag Program in the 2019 fiscal year ended June 30, slightly more than the total for fiscal 2018 and the second-highest total in the history of the program, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced. “The Ag Tag Program has succeeded in providing much-needed funding for promoting agriculture and educating Kentucky’s…
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Labor Secretary Announces Completion of…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/16/19) — Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson announced today that the Cabinet’s Office of Inspector General has completed the investigation into whether Kentucky teachers engaged in an illegal work stoppage, also known as a “sick out,” during the 2019 session of the General Assembly. The investigation found that 1,074 teachers did violate Kentucky law, which clearly…
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Check Your Chicken: Tyson Foods…

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UNITED STATES (8/16/19) — Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The frozen, fully cooked chicken items were produced on January 31, 2019. The following…
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JIM WATERS: Don't Force Taxpayers to…

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KENTUCKY (8/15/19) — Why should taxpayers be forced to fund or finance risky projects that the private sector doesn’t consider worth the risk? A “For Sale” sign has hung around Louisville’s Jewish Hospital – a mega-money-losing operation – for years. Private investors – even of the hedge-fund variety – refuse to accept the risk of taking on KentuckyOne Health’s various properties in Louisville,…
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USDA Deferring Interest Accrual on…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (8/15/19) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency today announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019. Specifically, USDA will defer the accrual of interest on spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to…
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Several Lots of Texas Tripe Pet Food…

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KENTUCKY (8/15/19) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets any of the Texas Tripe brand raw frozen pet food listed below because several samples of Texas Tripe raw pet food have tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono. The Office of the Texas State Chemist collected 23 finished product samples at Texas Tripe Inc. Of the 23 samples, 16 tested…
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Rachel Cruze: How Not to Bust Your…

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KENTUCKY (8/14/19) — I remember as I was growing up, I always thought school was free. I mean, I understood that private school costs money, but I went to public school, and I didn’t think a whole lot about the expenses associated with it. Now that I’m older, I realize how much parents actually spend on their kids when they go back to school. In fact, the National Retail Federation reports…
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McCONNELL: Kentucky Leads with…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (8/14/19) — Kentucky’s farmers are among the best in the world. It’s no surprise agriculture leaders from around the country are looking to the Bluegrass State and our prospering hemp industry. Right now, hemp is growing in 101 of our 120 counties and $100 million worth of Kentucky grown and processed hemp products are expected to be sold this year alone. Our Commonwealth is proud of our…
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Social Security Matters: Which Years'…

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KENTUCKY (8/14/19) —In this week's Ask Rusty, a reader wants to know about benefits based on years worked withholdings: Dear Rusty: I am 60 years old. I have worked full time since age 22. I am thinking about working part-time ages 62-65. When I start collecting my social security benefit sometime after age 65, will my monthly amount be based on only the last few years of my working? Can you…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: How Many Bullets?

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KENTUCKY (8/13/19) — Terrorists proved on Sept. 11, 2001 that guns are not necessary to kill 2753 people. Timothy McVeigh proved that a truck load of explosives can kill 168 people and injure 680 while destroying one third of building and damaging many others in Oklahoma City. A man with a knife killed four people and wounded two others in Los Angeles last week. A weapon of mass destruction can…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (8/13/19) — Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: James B. Wood, 59 of Joelton, Tennessee was charged Aug. 10 with possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, driving on a DUI suspended license – first offense and DUI – second offense. Russell C. Hutchinson, 41 of Jacob Drive was charged Aug. 11 on a Caldwell County contempt of…
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JAMES COMER: USMCA is a Win for America

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
UNITED STATES (8/13/19) — President Trump, along with leaders from Mexico and Canada, signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on November 30, 2018. Since then, Canada began the process to vote on implementing the legislation in May of this year and Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly ratified the agreement shortly after in June. However, months continue to pass without its ratification by the…
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TVA Seeks Input on Mining Expansion on…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (8/13/19) —­­ The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on potential impacts of allowing the expansion of the mining of TVA-owned coal reserves in Illinois. The proposed expansion by Sugar Camp Energy, LLC would include just over 12,000 acres of TVA-owned coal reserves at Sugar Camp Mine No. 1, in Hamilton and Franklin counties in Illinois. TVA does not purchase…
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LEGISLATOR'S COLUMN by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (8/12/19) — After returning home from the Special Session I was humbled to attend the Deployment Ceremony at the Owensboro Convention Center for the 206th Engineer Battalion from the Owensboro National Guard. There were approximately 170 Guard soldiers being sent to the Middle East under the leadership of Lt. Col. Michael Lawson. They will serve there for the next nine months. The…
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AAA East Central reports prices at the…

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KENTUCKY (8/12/19) — The average price of gasoline across West Central Kentucky is 12 cents cheaper this week at $2.382 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Motorists in five Great Lakes and Central states saw double digit declines at the pump this week. Statewide, Kentucky motorists are seeing one of the largest declines nationwide, paying 10 cents less at an average of…

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Charlie Clark, 74 of Calhoun

August 17, 2019
CALHOUN, Ky. (8/17/19) — Charlie Clark, 74 of Calhoun went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun. Charles Landon Clark was born December 18, 1944 in Owensboro to the late James Maurice and…

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