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Centertown Man Charged with Sex Abuse Involving Minor

December 08, 2018
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (12/8/18) — Ohio County Sheriff’s Office charged a Centertown man with sexual abuse of a victim less than 18 years of age yesterday and transferred him to jail. OCSO completed its investigation into the alleged sexual abuse Dec. 7 finding the…

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Lady Eagles Dismantle McLean County 56-18

December 08, 2018 Steve LeMaster
HARTFORD, Ky. (12/8/18) — Host Ohio County pulled away to defeat McLean County convincingly in an early-season 10th District girls' basketball game on Friday night, winning 56-18.…
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DAVE SAYS: Don't Put Emergency Fund…

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KENTUCKY (12/9/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about investing savings until time for a new home purchase with cash. Dear Dave, My husband and I are completely debt-free, and we’re saving up for our first house. We currently have about $90,000 in savings, and we’d like to buy a home with cash in the next few years. Where should we put our money, so it will work for us while we save…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: God Accepts Us by…

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KENTUCKY (12/9/18) — “At least I didn’t get skunked.” That is a comment that is frequently made after a long deer hunting season that nearly ended without a harvest. For some, it signifies a win in a make-believe world of deer hunting competition. We all should understand this because most of our lives are lived in the mindset of, performance determines pleasing and pleasing determines success,…
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Bevin Chosen by U.S. Dept. of Commerce…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/7/18) – The U.S. Department of Commerce has selected Gov. Matt Bevin to lead an economic development delegation to India in mid-January to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, also providing an opportunity to discuss and promote Kentucky as a must-see location for corporate investment and job growth. The delegation, which includes the U.S.-India Business Council…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (12/7/18) — The Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Matthew S. Oliver, 37 of Cantrell Drive was charged Dec. 4 with expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, operating on a suspended operator’s license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance/meth – first offense, no insurance and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess. Kolten C.…
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Certain Infants Ibuprofen Being Recalled

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KENTUCKY (12/7/18) — Tris Pharma, Inc. has voluntarily recalled three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail level. The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen. There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, and…
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KENTUCKY: Bauer's Candies Possibly…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (12/7/18) — The FDA is alerting consumers to possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel. The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after Nov. 14 because a worker in the facility tested…
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JIM WATERS: Standards Squabble Another…

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KENTUCKY (12/7/18) — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in his eulogy for President George H.W. Bush talked about some of the dramatic international shifts which occurred during the 41st president’s term in office and also were among the most important in modern American history. Included was the implosion of the Soviet Union in 1990 during Bush’s second year in the White House, when…
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Bevin Orders Flags to Half Staff for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/6/18) - Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is in memory and honor of the more than 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941. Pres. Franklin D.…
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State Highway Crews Preparing for…

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WESTERN Ky. (12/6/18) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet workers in District 2 are preparing for several rounds of winter weather starting tonight and continuing through the weekend. Rain expected during the overnight hours tonight makes pre-treating of roadways impractical, KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd reported. Following the rain temperatures are expected to drop fairly quickly in to the 20s…
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REGIONAL NEWS: WCHS Student Charged…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (12/6/18) — A Warren Central High School student is behind bars tonight after police say she called her school saying, “You all are going to die”. Warren County Sheriff’s Office said a phone call was made to the school from a blocked number at 10:43 a.m. Dec. 5. The WCHS resource officer, a deputy assigned to the school full time, determined the call was made from a phone…
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Ky. Colonels Award Grant to Baptist…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (12/6/18) — Baptist Health Foundation Paducah recently received a grant from the Kentucky Colonels in the amount of $5,500. The grant will be used to provide new robes for mammography patients to wear as they wait at Baptist Imaging Center. The Kentucky Colonels is an organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor because of their citizenship and…
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McConnell Applauds Rollback of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/6/18) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the rollback of a harmful Obama anti-coal regulation: “For eight years, President Obama landed blow after blow in his War on Coal. As we all know, it wasn’t just the coal companies that endured the pain. Hardworking families – many who live in…
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Personalized License Plate Rules Change…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/6/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced all personalized license plates will transition to a birth month expiration beginning Jan. 2 to comply with House Bill 530. This legislative change brings personalized license plates in line with standard issue plates that expire on the last day of the vehicle owner’s birth month. Currently, personalized license plates…

UK Study Finds Promise in Fight Against…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (12/6/18) – A new Nature Communications study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that an enzyme known as Prolyl 4-hydroxylase subunit alpha-1 (P4HA1) is a potential therapeutic target for triple negative breast cancer. Collagen prolyl 4-hydroxylase (P4H) expression and collagen hydroxylation in cancer cells are necessary for breast cancer…
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Baptist Health Home Care Paducah Named…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PADUCAH, Ky. (12/5/18) — Baptist Health Home Care in Paducah is one of 2,223 top-performing home care agencies in the nation named to the 2018 HomeCare Elite® list. Four other home care agency offices affiliated with Baptist Health were also honored – in the Kentucky cities of Louisville, Hardinsburg, and Madisonville, plus New Albany, Ind. The southern Indiana agency, which operates from Baptist…
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Comer Talks CBD Oil, Hemp on Fox…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (12/4/18) — U.S. Rep. James Comer appeared on Varney & Co. Tuesday morning to talk about the health and economic impacts of industrial hemp. “Not only is it a good product, it’s something that is creating new opportunities for farmers. It’s creating new opportunities for manufacturing jobs. Here in Kentucky, we are the epicenter of industrial hemp,” said Congressman Comer. Comer…


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James Ellis Phelps, 89 of Beaver Dam

December 09, 2018
BEAVER DAM, Ky. (12/9/18) — James Ellis Phelps, 89 of Beaver Dam passed away Saturday, Dec. 8 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born May 21, 1929 in Ohio County to the late Ellis and Irene Wilson Phelps. Mr. Phelps retired…

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