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Portion of Ky. 1046 Near Calhoun Closed Due to Bridge Damage

August 08, 2018
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (8/8/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed a section of Kentucky 1046 in McLean County due to a damaged bridge structure. Kentucky 1046 is closed at milepoint 4.7 northeast of Calhoun due to erosion damage to the support…

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Lady Mustangs Blank Butler County, 10-0

August 14, 2018 Steve LeMaster
GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/14/18) — Winning at home, Muhlenberg County blanked visiting Butler County 10-0 in a girls' high school soccer match on Tuesday. Abby Dukes netted five goals to…
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Princeton Police Reports - Aug. 14

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PRINCETON, Ky. (8/14/18) — The Princeton Police Department recently released the following reports: Vannessa S. Harris, 60 of Mechanic Street was cited to court Aug. 9 on the charge of theft by unlawful taking less than $500. Officers responded at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 11 to a report of a vehicle leading a horse on West Market Street. When police located the vehicle and stopped it at the Ideal Market on…
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Social Security Matters: Reader…

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KENTUCKY (8/14/18) — In this week’s Ask Rusty column, a reader offers elaborated advice on a recent question answered by Rusty. Ask Rusty – File Early and Invest vs Wait to File Dear Rusty: I read your article entitled “Doing a Breakdown Analysis” and noted that the article was in response to a reader question about when to take Social Security Benefits. The writer commented “I’m in pretty good…
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Ag Commissioner Reports Voluntary Ag…

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KENTUCKY (8/14/18) — Kentucky farmers made $612,106.42 in voluntary donations to the Ag Tag Program in the 2018 fiscal year ended June 30, the second-highest total in the history of the program, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced. “Once again, Kentucky farmers have stepped up to the plate for the future of Kentucky’s agriculture industry,” Commissioner Quarles said. “I am grateful to…
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2 Baptist Health Hospitals Rank in Top…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/14/18) — Baptist Health has two of Kentucky’s top three hospitals -- Baptist Health Lexington, ranked second, and Baptist Health Louisville, ranked third -- in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Baptist Health Louisville was also named No. 1 in Metro Louisville – the sixth time in seven years that it has been either No. 1 or tied for No. 1. Both…
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Ky. Lawmakers Review VA Suicide…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/14/18) — An average of 20 veterans kill themselves every day. That was a statistic federal and state veteran affairs officials kept coming back to while testifying about suicide prevention programs available to Kentucky’s 300,000 veterans at yesterday’s meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection. “Within our veterans’ community,…

Violence Against Women Grants Open for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/14/18) — Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that $1.9 million in funding is available through the STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program. The application period officially opens Aug. 14. VAWA funds may be used to develop and strengthen law enforcement, prosecution, judicial strategies and victim services in cases throughout Kentucky that involve…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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KENTUCKY (8/13/18) — STATE PENSION UPDATE. As many of you may already know, on June 20 Judge Philip Shepherd ruled that the “way” or the “process” by which SB 151 was passed was unconstitutional. The Governor requested that Judge Shepherd rule on the content and whether or not what was contained in the bill was unconstitutional; did it violate the inviolable contract? Judge Shepherd declined to…
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Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/13/18) — The Owensboro Symphony Youth and String Orchestras will begin the season with the first rehearsals on Monday, Aug. 27. The Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Tom Stites and the String Orchestra under the direction of Wade Wiggins, are an integral part of the Owensboro Symphony's education and community engagement efforts. The mission of the Owensboro Symphony Youth…
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KYTC Announces Driver's…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/13/18) — The credential Kentuckians rely on most to verify their identities will undergo major upgrades next year to enhance security and to keep travelers on the move. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials today announced the launch of the Confident Kentucky initiative to improve the security of state driver’s licenses and introduce a new Voluntary Travel ID credential that…

GLENN MOLLETTE: Take Time to Do What…

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KENTUCKY (8/13/18) — I started out thumping on a mandolin and then a guitar when I was child. My brother had a mandolin and so I learned a few chords and then eventually learned a few chords on a guitar. My first cousin James Webb across the road where I was raised in Stidham, Kentucky taught me G, C and D, E and A and I was on my way. I played music and basketball as a kid and not always in that…
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61 Report for Rigorous KSP Training…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/12/18) — Sixty-one recruits from throughout the commonwealth and one other state reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort today to begin 25 weeks of training that will determine whether they have what it takes to join “The Thin Gray Line,” KSP Post 16 Spokesman Corey King reported. Their ranks are an encouraging sight to the law enforcement agency, which…
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DAVE SAYS: Should a Child Financially…

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KENTUCKY (8/12/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about financially supporting an elderly parent. Dear Dave, Do you believe the adult child of a senior citizen, who is physically and mentally healthy but has neglected to plan for retirement, should be burdened with providing financial assistance to that parent? Robbie Dear Robbie, Based on the wording in your question, I can only…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Use It or Lose It…

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KENTUCKY (8/12/18) — I’m not one of those professional archers who shoot their bow year-round. I am a hunter who must wipe the dust off of it during this time of year. I know this is the period where I have to begin shooting in order to feel comfortable in various hunting situations when deer season comes about. But it’s so hot right now! And since my wife is not too keen about me setting up an…
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Franklin Doctor Sentenced to 50 Months…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (8/11/18) — U.S. District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Franklin physician Roy D. Reynolds to serve 50 months in federal prison. He will receive no probation in the federal system on 15 counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances by way of prescribing opiate pain medications outside of the course of professional medical practice and without a legitimate…
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JIM WATERS: Minor League Fare Served at…

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KENTUCKY (8/10/18) — It’s hard to reconcile public radio’s assertion that this year’s Fancy Farm event in western Kentucky was “the Super Bowl of Kentucky politics” with the fact that some of its biggest stars were absent. Gov. Matt Bevin, who once denounced the literal – and political – barbecue at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Graves County for “celebrating our divisions … in a childish way…
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KSP Post 2 Accepting Applications for…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/9/18) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville announced the agency is seeking applicants for the position of police telecommunicator I. Post 2 covers Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster counties. Post 2 Spokesman Trooper Rob Austin said this is an important and essential position within the agency, requiring applicants to have excellent…


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Vanessa Ford Holland, 59, of Sacramento

August 13, 2018
SACRAMENTO, KY., — Vanessa Ford Holland, 59, of Sacramento passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Daviess County on February 2, 1959. Ms. Hollandwas a member of Living Word Church…

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