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Ohio County authorities issue scam alert

October 18, 2019
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (10/18/19) — Ohio County Sheriff’s Office reported receiving a scam complaint from a resident recently. OCSO posted a copy of the letter and check, warning residents to avoid falling for the scam. “Do not attempt to cash the check or call the…

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Valor United FC to hold Turkey Throwdown at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/19/19) — Valor United FC will hold the Turkey Throwdown at the Hopkinsville Sportsplex Nov. 8-10. The indoor soccer tournament will feature divisions for U11…
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Gov. Bevin recognizes recently…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/19) — Gov. Matt Bevin recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky sailor who died in World War II, but whose remains have just been positively identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted for from World War II are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall, 20,…
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McCracken County Jail escapee located

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UPDATE: PADUCAH, Ky. (10/18/19) — McCracken County Sheriff's Office reported a local jail escapee is back in jail. Christopher B. Peevyhouse, 19 of Paducah, was spotted 1:04 p.m. today walking down South Gum Springs Road. He was charged with second-degree escape. SurfKY News PADUCAH, Ky. (10/17/19) — Kentucky State Police reported receiving a call from the McCracken County Jail at approximately…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the News

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Defending Christianity KENTUCKY (10/17/19) — Two federal judges have protected Christians’ rights. Iowa Univ. and its officers had kicked InterVarsity and some other religious groups off campus in June 2018. “Judge Stephanie M. Rose of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, called the university's conduct ‘ludicrous’ and ‘incredibly baffling.’ ” Judge Rose ruled, “that…
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Sen. C.B. Embry legislative update —…

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KENTUCKY (10/17/19) — Fall is officially upon us, which means the end of the interim is quickly approaching. It is hard to believe that in less than 100 days, the General Assembly will convene at the Capitol for the 2020 Regular Session. Advancing public policy is one of the cornerstones of the legislative branch. The General Assembly is utilizing this time away from Frankfort to reflect on…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: The Markets…

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KENTUCKY (10/16/19) — The Markets The world breathed a sigh of relief last week when the United States and China took a step toward a trade-war truce. Financial Times reported the United States agreed to not increase tariffs from 25 percent to 30 percent on $250 billion of Chinese imports next week. (Current tariffs remain in place, and it is possible new tariffs will be imposed on additional…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: Employer Plans Can…

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KENTUCKY (10/16/19) — Employer Plans Can Offer the Foundation of a Comfortable Retirement October 20 to 26, 2019, is National Retirement Security Week, a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement. Established by Congress in 2006, National Retirement Security Week is designed to elevate public knowledge about retirement savings and to encourage employees to…
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Social Security Matters: Income Tax on…

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UNITED STATES (10/16/19) — Income Tax on Social Security vs. the Earnings Test Ask Rusty – Income Tax on Social Security vs. the Earnings Test Dear Rusty: I retired from work this year (age 62) and I will receive my first social security benefits in September. Is there a special rule for the first year you retire that allows you to not pay taxes on your social security since you have earned no…
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McConnell: 'We must avoid strategic…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/15/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Syria: “I am gravely concerned by recent events in Syria and by our nation’s apparent response thus far. “Turkey is our NATO ally and has legitimate security concerns stemming from the conflict in Syria. But Turkey’s offensive against our Syrian Kurdish…
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W. Va. stocks Ky. River with blue…

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KENTUCKY (10/14/19) — Kentucky Department of Fash and Wildlife reports a generous donation of 15,000 blue catfish from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources boosted fish populations in the Kentucky River. “We’re grateful to West Virginia for helping us fortify blue catfish populations in areas where numbers are low and catfishing is popular,” said Paul Wilkes, acting director of…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: Nothing is impossible

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KENTUCKY: (10/14/19) — A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures. Too often we hear someone say, "Nothing is impossible" and we nod our heads nonchalantly in an unbelieving way. Keep in mind there is always the possibility of a breakthrough. Enough great minds working together may come…
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DAVE SAYS: Emergency funds should be…

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KENTUCKY (10/13/19) — In this week's "Dave Says," individuals inquire about the use of emergency funds: Dear Dave, My husband lost his job last week. The good news is we’re completely debt-free, and we have a six-month emergency fund saved up. I work part-time, since we have young children, and I’ve been bringing home about $800 a month. Should we cut our budget down to bare bones now, or do you…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: A light of understanding

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KENTUCKY, (10/13/19) — I started the morning sitting in a tree stand. A few weeks ago, I had trimmed limbs and opened up some shooting lanes for this new stand placement. I think it is going to be a good one. The cool morning was expected as well as the lingering fog that hovers over the hills, sometimes through the late morning. That was the case on this particular day. As I peered toward the…
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KSP Post 2 conducting crash reduction…

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NORTONVILLE, Ky. (10/12/19) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Regional Crash Reduction Initiative, which began Friday and extends through Monday. During the Regional Crash Reduction Initiative, KSP will have increased patrols, and will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The…
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DOCJT reports 20 graduate from CSI…

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RICHMOND, Ky. (10/11/19) — Crime scene investigators from across the commonwealth graduated today from the Department of Criminal Justice Training's Kentucky Criminalistics Academy. KCA is made up of two, five-week, 200-hour courses that DOCJT instructors developed for full-time and newly-appointed CSIs and patrol officers who serve as CSIs for their agencies, according to a DOCJT press release.…
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BILL ADCOCK BLOG: Religion in the News

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KENTUCKY (10/10/19) — The following column was submitted by Bro. Bill Adcock: “A secularist takes life for granted; sees nothing as a gift." — Colson Center Alliance Defending Freedom’s, John Bursch, ADF’s attorney argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, in the case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Attorney Bursch spoke for Tom Rost and…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: Medicare Open…

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KENTUCKY (10/9/19) — Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15, contributing columnist and market expert Randy Franklin reports. What is the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is the time during which Medicare beneficiaries can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plan costs and coverage typically change. In addition, your…

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Arthur ‘Lue’ Allen, 76, of Hartford

October 18, 2019
HARTFORD, KY., — Arthur ‘Lue’ Allen, 76, of Hartford passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Ohio County Healthcare with his family by his side. He was born September 29, 1943 in Ohio County to the late Hilbert Allen and Louvine Belle Sorrells Allen. Mr.…

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