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Beaver Dam Women Accused of Leading Police on 2-County Chase

December 19, 2017
OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (12/19/17) — Two Beaver Dam women led police on a chase spanning two counties this morning. Ohio County Sheriff’s Office said deputies, Beaver Dam and Hartford police and Kentucky State Police Troopers were called at 9:55 a.m. to assist the…

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Girls' Basketball: Owensboro 50, Union County 44

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MORGANFIELD, Ky. (12/19/17) — Owensboro halted a four-game losing skid on the road on Monday night, defeating host Union County 50-44 in a girls' high school basketball game.…
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Paul, Wyden Lead Bipartisan Press…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/19/17) — This morning, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) were joined by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Steve Daines (R-MT) for a bipartisan press conference to discuss the upcoming expiration of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the need to protect Americans’ civil liberties through FISA reform. During the…
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CJPAC Reinvestment Work Group…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/19/17) - Faced with growing inmate populations, mounting taxpayer costs and troubling recidivism rates, a group of Kentucky criminal justice leaders are advancing recommendations to curb prison growth and improve public safety. The CJPAC Justice Reinvestment Work Group today announced a comprehensive set of data-driven recommendations for the upcoming legislative session that…
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Murray Police Officer Kenny Baldwin

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MURRAY, Ky. (12/19/17) — Murray Police Department Officer Kenny Baldwin was the recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award recently in Lexington. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recognized law enforcement officers and agencies across the state that have helped save lives through extraordinary efforts to reduce alcohol and…
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DAVE SAYS: Don't Go into Debt for…

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KENTUCKY (12/19/17) — In this special holiday edition of Dave Says, Dave discusses gifting grandchildren. Dear Dave, What’s an appropriate amount for gift cards to send each of our five grandchildren for Christmas? Liz Dear Liz, How much do you spend on your grandchildren? Enough to make their parents nervous. Seriously, I think it depends on two things. First, are you two debt-free, or at least…
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UPDATE: Truck Hauling Explosive…

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UPDATE: CALDWELL COUNTY, Ky. (12/19/17) — At 5:54 p.m., highway officials reported recovery work continues at the site of a truck crash near Fredonia involving explosive materials. Explosives have been secured, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd reported. However, homes for about a quarter-mile near the scene haven been evacuated. A detour around the crashsite is expected to…
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Statewide 'Cram the Cruiser' Collects…

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KENTUCKY (12/19/17) – The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons (419,507 lbs.) of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season. That’s 79,851 lbs. more than last year. “Due to the generous giving spirit of individuals, businesses, schools and civic organizations throughout the state, we have gathered almost 40…
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Column: Comer Protecting Second…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/17) — When I came to Congress nearly 13 months ago, I committed my unwavering support for all Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. As this year comes to a close, I was proud to maintain my commitment by voting to pass legislation which upholds that right and will put an end to the confusion faced by more than 16 million law-abiding Americans with concealed carry…
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Legislator Column for Representative…

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BELTON, Ky. (12/18/17) — Pension Update: The Governor has been urged to wait until the regular session to deal with the state pension issue. The only bill we could consider is his plan and the votes simply are not there. The desire is to have multiple plans scored, evaluated and to receive feedback to land on a real solution that is acceptable to everyone, state and non-state workers alike. It is…
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Ky. Work Ready Communities Learning…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/17) — To inform community leaders about the recently approved revised criteria for Kentucky Work Ready Communities, the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board will host learning sessions on Jan. 16 and Jan. 23 for elected officials, business leaders and all persons who are interested. “The new criteria reflects the growing needs of…
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Ky. Employment and Training Program to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/18/17) — Participation in Kentucky’s Employment & Training Program recently changed for certain adults receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits in 20 counties, allowing the state to expand access to E and T services to more SNAP recipients statewide. Effective Oct. 1, able-bodied adults in these 20 counties who were between the ages of 18 and 49 and…
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OCTC Holds December Graduate Ceremony

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/18/17) Owensboro Community & Technical College held a December commencement ceremony to honor graduates from the summer and fall semesters. There were 384 students from fall and summer were awarded 524 certificates, 61 diplomas, and 307 associate degrees at the ceremony held Dec. 14 ­ at the RiverPark Center, located at 101 Daviess Street in Owensboro. OCTC student Alex Mindrup…
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Ramps for Disability Assistance…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/17) — The Kentucky Assistive Technology Services Network can now loan temporary portable ramps to help people with disabilities awaiting a permanent ramp to access their homes. The Ramp Up Kentucky! program is funded through a recently awarded $71,257 High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. “Ramp Up Kentucky! seeks to…
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Public Health Cabinet Urges Toy Safety

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KENTUCKY (12/18/17) — As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is recognizing Toy Safety Awareness Month during the holiday season. Although toys are intended to be fun and enjoyable, there are some health risks associated with toys that are not made properly. Before you make a purchase, the…
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Federal Funds Available for At-Risk…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/17) — The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice recently announced approximately $222,000 in federal funds will be available for community programs that provide in-home services for at-risk youth. The funds have been earmarked for public and private non-profit organizations and city or county governments in all of Kentucky’s seven detention catchment areas, which encompass 119…
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Holiday Stress Can Put Some Children at…

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KENTUCKY (12/18/17) — Stress can increase during the holidays, even in the most loving of families. And that can put some children at risk for abuse or neglect. With children home from school, holiday travel and seasonal shopping and associated expenses, parents can get frazzled more easily than usual. What is typically a fun and joyful time for children can become devastating when parents or…
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OPINION: Education's Holy Grail —…

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KENTUCKY (12/16/17) — “All I want for Christmas is for Republicans to act like Republicans,” I recently wrote on Facebook. Responders aren’t optimistic. “LOL Jim Waters … I’ll bet you still believe in Santa too!” wrote one friend who’s obviously frustrated with the current state of our politics. Point made. To avoid a completely empty stocking in case Republicans can’t stop the erosion of…

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Robert M. Vinnedge, 72 of Fordsville

December 18, 2017
FORDSVILLE, Ky. (12/18/17) — Robert M. Vinnedge, 72, of Fordsville died Saturday, Dec. 16, at his home. No services or visitation. SurfKY News
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