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Theft Report Investigation Leads to Meth Arrests

May 21, 2018
LIVERMORE, Ky. (5/21/18) — A Kentucky State Police investigation into the report of a theft resulted in drug arrests after a trooper located methamphetamine yesterday at a Livermore residence. KSP said troopers responded to a theft complaint at 11:30 a.m. in…

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Lady Eagle Volleyball Camp Slated for June 4-7

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HARTFORD, Ky. (5/21/18) — The 2018 Ohio County High School Lady Eagle Volleyball Camp will be held at OCHS June 4-7. Students entering grades 4-8 will be able to learn fundamental…
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AG Offiers Information on Reporting…

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FRANKFORT, KY. (5/21/18) – As voters prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to report any violations of Kentucky’s election laws to his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline. The hotline – 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law…
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KDFWR Cautions about Tick Bites

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KENTUCKY (5/21/18) — With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and…
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DAVE SAYS: Choosing to Save for…

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KENTUCKY (5/20/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, Davie discusses mortgage expense versus being debt free. Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Introspect Shouldn't…

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KENTUCKY (5/20/18) — The older I get, the more I enjoy the small rivers around my area. I used to be the lake type. I used to look forward to the sport, and even the competition of fishing. That competition was not necessarily with other boats, but it was as much with me. It seemed each time I went fishing the score was zero to zero and each fish I caught or didn’t catch moved the score in one…
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CPC: Creating a Better Vide in Workplace

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KENTUCKY (5/18/18) — Do employees have a right to wear clothes that promote political messages? Even if those messages violate the beliefs of the business owner? Those questions are making state news. An Elizabethtown specialty food market owner asked one of her employees to not wear T-shirts with a political message. The employee, Tyler Sauer refused to comply and was promptly fired. The T-shirt…
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KENTUCKY (5/18/18) — Across the Bluegrass, Kentuckians await the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. As family and friends gather, it is imperative to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country. The brave men and women who fought and died, defending the freedom we covet as Americans, deserve our respect and gratitude. Collectively, I ask that we pay tribute and celebrate…
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‘Take Kids Fishing’ Tradewater…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/17/18) — Take Kids Fishing Tradewater Tournament is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park-Tradewater River in Dawson Springs. The tournament is for children ages 3-15. Age divisions for casting and reeling categories are 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15. There also will be prizes for the largest and smallest fish. Some cane poles and worms will be available for use.…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: America's Second Most…

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KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — I know I drank too many soft drinks as a kid and even as s young adult. My grandpa's store was just across the road and I drank too many Pepsi Colas, Dr Peppers and various other soft drinks. As a young adult I drank plenty of diet drinks for a long time. I'm not totally soda pop free but I doubt that I drink one a month now. Summer is here with outings and picnics so I'll…
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Baptist Health Paducah June Events…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (5/17/18) — Baptist Health Paducah has scheduled the following June events, classes and/or support groups: Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah or 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 21, Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis, Ill.Support group for women who breastfeed…
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JIM WATERS: Tax-raising Politicians…

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KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives held an illegal closed-door meeting last summer is indicative of how most politicians would, if given a choice, handle contentious issues. It’s why we have one of the nation’s strongest open meetings laws and don’t give…
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BEVIN COMMENTARY: 'We Are Kentucky'

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/17/18) — “We are Kentucky!” This is more than just a simple catch phrase. From our cities to our rural communities, the Commonwealth’s greatest assets are our people. When given the opportunity, the ability of Kentuckians to accelerate our state’s economic engine is greater than any government program. A good job empowers our fellow citizens to provide for their families and…
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Mountain Lion or Large House Cat?

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are asking people to be vigilant after receiving two credible but unconfirmed sightings of a mountain lion or other large feline in the Anchorage area of Jefferson County last week. Two Louisville Metro animal control officers reported seeing what they thought might be a mountain lion or unusually large…
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Farm Equipment, Highway Safety Urged

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KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging motorists to be alert for farm equipment on the move along highways across the region. In 2017, there were 189 farm tractor-related crashes in Kentucky. There were 40 injury crashes and 6 farm tractor-related fatal crashes on Kentucky highways in 2017. After planting delays due to weather condtiions and flooding, area farmers are…
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State's April Jobless Rate Down from…

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KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary April 2018 unemployment rate was 4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for April 2018 was unchanged from the 4 percent reported for March 2018. The preliminary April 2018 jobless rate was down 1.2…
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Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered at…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (5/16/18) — Appointments are now being accepted for the annual free skin cancer screening sponsored by Kentucky Cancer Program, Baptist Health Paducah and Lourdes hospital. It will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Regional Cancer Care Center at Baptist Health Paducah. Area dermatologists will volunteer their time to examine and evaluate skin changes.…
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Comer: Forging Strong Farm Bill Crucial

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KENTUCKY (5/15/18) — The following is a column written by First Congressional District U.S. Rep. James Comer and submitted by his office: The Farm Bill is a critical piece of legislation that shapes agriculture and food policy. It impacts everything from commodity programs and farm credit, to rural development and food and nutrition programs. This bill influences the future of American farmers…

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Ronnie Ashby, 80 of Livermore

May 21, 2018
LIVERMORE, Ky. (5/21/2018) — Ronnie Ashby 80, of Livermore, went home to be with the Lord on May 20, at his home in Nuckols. Rondal Darrell Ashby was born February 2, 1938 in the Nuckols Community of McLean County to the late Ernest Franklin and Ida Bell…

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