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3 Muhlenberg Seniors Receive KFB Scholarships

July 20, 2018
MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/20/18) — Three Muhlenberg County students received college scholarships from Kentucky Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving…

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Webster County Youth Football Camp Concludes

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DIXON, Ky. (7/20/18) — The Webster County Youth Football Camp concluded on Thursday. A total of 34 young football players attended the camp. Players were taught football…
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KDA Partners with FDA to Improve Food…

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KENTUCKY (7/20/18) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help Kentucky food producers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Under the cooperative agreement, the FDA will release a total of $2.84 million to Kentucky over the next three years. The funds will be divided among the…
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JIM WATERS: Charter Opponents Don't…

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KENTUCKY (7/20/18) — Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, state education leaders in Louisiana decided to take over and rebuild the shattered New Orleans public school infrastructure using charter schools, which by their very nature are more innovative and rapidly responsive than their traditional counterparts. Such speed and innovation were sorely needed in the Big Easy after…
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UofL: Opioid Misuse Potential Decreased…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (7/20/18) — Spine surgeons and researchers at the University of Louisville, concerned about potential opioid misuse resulting from pain management related to surgery, have discovered positive news in a study of back surgery patients. The study, conducted by researchers in the UofL Department of Neurological Surgery, has determined that patients undergoing surgery for degenerative…
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Social Security Matters: Timing Affects…

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KENTUCKY (7/19/18) —In this week's column, Rusty explains timing on amount of Social Security benefits paid. Dear Rusty: I am 63 ½ and I am officially retiring from my job on Aug. 1 because I’m physically unable to do the work anymore. I have qualified for a pension from work and I also want to start receiving my Social Security benefits. What happens if I choose to go back to work full time or…
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Seasonally Adjusted, Employment,…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/19/18) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2018 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for June 2018 was up from the 4.1 percent reported for May 2018. The preliminary June 2018 jobless rate was down 0.9 percentage points from…
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Quarles, Farmer Vets Coalition Unveil…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/19/18) — Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and the Farmer Veteran Coalition have announced a new logo for the nationwide Homegrown By Heroes agricultural marketing program. “The new Homegrown By Heroes logo refreshes the brand while more accurately representing active-duty members of the armed forces and military veterans in agriculture,” Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan…
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Comer Selected for Farm Bill Conference…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (7/18/18) — U.S. Rep. James Comer (KY-01) has been selected to serve on the conference committee tasked with negotiating a final version of the Farm Bill. While the House of Representatives and the Senate both passed a Farm Bill in late June, there are several key differences between the two versions that must be resolved before a final Farm Bill can be signed into law, providing…
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KSP Needs Votes in U.S. Cruiser Contest

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KENTUCKY (7/18/18) — Kentucky State Police is competing with state law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S in the American Association of State Troopers “2019 Best Looking Cruiser Contest.” The winning photo will be featured on the cover and premier January position of the association’s 2019 wall calendar. KSP’s photo features one of its newest Dodge Charger cruisers in front of the state…
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Baptist Health System Names Zimmerman…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (7/18/18) — Tammy Zimmerman was recently named to the Baptist Health Board of Directors, the governing board for the entire Baptist Health system to include its hospitals, healthcare facilities, programs and affiliated corporations. The role of the Baptist Health Board of Directors is to provide oversight of the Baptist Health organization and ensure that it fulfills its mission. She…
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KCC Offering $5K Fidelity Bond to Some…

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KENTUCKY (717/18) — The Kentucky Career Center is now offering a $5,000 six-month fidelity bond at no cost to employers or job seekers through a U.S. Department of Labor program that encourages hiring of hard-to-place applicants in eight categories, such as individuals with criminal records or those with poor credit records. The Federal Bonding Program allows employers to insure their business…
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Baptist Health Paducah Released August…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (7/17/18) — Baptist Health Paducah has released the following events planned for August: Parkinson’s Support Group9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Phone 270.575.2721 for more information. Multiple Myeloma Support Group6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, Radiation therapy conference room, Ray & Kay Eckstein…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (7/16/18) — In case you missed it, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issued a press release on June 28 informing the public that as a part of their “Safety First” mission they are committed to exploring all options to reopen the New Salem Circle Bridge in Nortonville. I first heard about the bridge in February and had written a letter to Secretary Thomas, having consulted with Mayor…
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Quarles Named VP of Southern…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/16/18) — The Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture has elected Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles to serve as vice president for 2018-2019. “I am honored to be elected by my peers to serve in this position to advocate for southern agriculture,” said Commissioner Quarles. “As Congress continues to debate the 2018 federal farm bill and states move…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Most Stock Market…

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KENTUCKY (7/16/18) — Investors are becoming more discriminating. Trade tensions escalated as the U.S. administration expanded tariffs on Chinese goods last week. You wouldn’t have known by watching the performance of benchmark indices, though. Just four of the 25 national stock market indices tracked by Barron’s – Australia, Italy, Spain, and Mexico – moved lower.However, if you look a little…
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DAVE SAYS: Life Insurance Can be…

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KENTUCKY (7/15/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about life insurance. Dear Dave, I started looking at life insurance policies after my wife and I had our daughter. During the screening process, I found out I had testicular cancer. I went through treatments, and the doctors have officially declared me to be in remission. Still, I can’t find a life insurance company that will work with…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Our Job Not Doing but…

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KENTUCKY (7/15/18) — Even though I’m enjoying my days on the water, I’m also making plans for my time back in the woods. It seems preparation for the deer season is just as long as the season itself. At the top of my list right now is becoming proficient with my bow. Nothing would be worse than to travel for hours to hunt a nice buck and then miss it because I wasn’t comfortable with my bow.…

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Bonnie Marie Wright, 97, of Bremen

July 17, 2018
BREMEN, KY., — Bonnie Marie Wright, 97, of Bremen passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:25am at her home. Mrs. Wright was born July 14, 1921 in Muhlenberg County. She was a clerk at Barnes Mercantile in Central City and was a member of New Harmony Baptist…

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