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UPDATE: Kentucky 1525 Road Closure Near Diamond Extended

April 19, 2018
UPDATE: WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/19/18) — Closure on Kentucky 1525 in Webster County has been extended one week, state highway officials reported today. Due to some settling and wet-weather issues, Kentucky 1525 will remain closed at this site near Diamond in…

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Eagles Lose to Host Breckinridge County

April 26, 2018 Steve LeMaster
HARNED, Ky. (4/26/18) — Apollo fell short in a bid to claim a victory on the road as host Breckinridge County held on to win 3-2 in a high school baseball game on Wednesday. With…
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JIM WATERS: Charter Opponents Don't…

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KENTUCKY (4/26/18) — During the raging debate in recent years about whether Kentucky would join America’s education civilization by allowing charter schools, Ohio’s dismal charter performance became a favorite whipping boy of school-choice opponents. Less than three years ago, the headline atop a 1,000-word exposé in The Washington Post on the Buckeye State’s charter schools read: “Troubled Ohio…
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National Prescription Drug Take Back…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/25/18) — Kentucky State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering Saturday to encourage residents to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue by providing a convenient way for citizens to help prevent drug addiction and overdose…
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Human Trafficking Report Released;…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/25/18) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and Catholic Charities of Louisville today released the 2017 Human Trafficking Task Force Report that focuses on the state’s coordinated efforts to fight human trafficking. The report highlights Kentucky’s new streamlined notification process that better assists in investigations and follow-up victim services for reported cases of human…
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Greenville's 'Saturdays on the Square'…

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (4/25/18) — The Greenville Tourism Commission is predicting “clear fun” as this summer’s “5-WEEK FORECAST” for the 10th anniversary season of “Saturdays on the Square”. The annual summer series of free outdoor concerts begins on July 7th and continues weekly through Aug. 4. To celebrate the milestone year, the 2018 line-up includes internationally known names in the music industry…
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KSP Post 2 Seeking Telecommunicator…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (4/25/18) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville is currently seeking applicants for the position of Police Telecommunicator I. Post 2 covers Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster counties. This is an important and essential position within the agency. It requires a person that: • Has excellent communication skills;• Has the ability to…
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McConnel Introduces CAREER Act to…

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KENTUCKY (4/24/18 — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continues to build on his work to help combat the opioid and substance abuse epidemic in Kentucky and throughout the nation. Today, he announced the introduction of his bill, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry Act, which helps address the devastating impact substance abuse is having…
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Baptist Health Would Care Raising…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (4/24/18) — Baptist Health Wound Care is helping raise awareness of how stress can affect wounds during Stress Awareness Month in April. Evidence suggests stress and other behavioral factors can affect wound healing. Stress is the body’s natural response to any outside stimulus that is mentally or physically agitating. The body secretes hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline during…
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Princeton Man Charged with Stabbing

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (4/23/18) — A Princeton man has been charged with first-degree assault after Kentucky State Police said he stabbed another man during the wee hours of Sunday morning. KSP said Caldwell County Medical Center advised they were treating a stabbing victim with non-life threatening injuries at 12:21 a.m. Sunday. Trooper Joseph Bartolotti responded and started an investigation.…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (4/23/18) — I would like to continue to summarize highlights of the recent 2018 Session that concluded on Saturday, April 14. Much good work was done that will help citizens across the Commonwealth of all ages and in all walks of life, a few of which are listed below. Major adoption and foster care reforms were passed in HB 1. Some of the measures implemented include policies for…
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Police Bust Alleged Meth Trafficking;…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
MORGANFIELD, Ky. (4/22/18) — A Morganfield woman was charged with drug trafficking after police executed a search warrant at an Enterprise Drive residence Thursday night. Kentucky State Police, Union County Sheriff’s Deputies and Morganfield Police went to the residence at 8 p.m. with a search warrant. Troopers reported locating more than 2 grams of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine,…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: God Keeps Up with the…

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KENTUCKY (4/22/18) — There’s nothing like fishing this time of year. The mornings are cool, the evenings are warm and the fishing can be good most of the day. While most fishermen still prefer to arrive at daylight, some of the best fishing will actually be up in the morning as the sun comes up and warms the water. This really allows more opportunities to hitch up the boat and head to the lake or…
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DAVE SAYS: Reader Asks About Tiny House…

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KENTUCKY (4/22/18) — In this week’s column, Dave Ramsey advises a couple on honoring commitments during Baby Step 1. Dear Dave, My husband and I are just starting Baby Step 1 of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They don’t get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when we can. Should we…

LBL Children's Day on Farm Planned at…

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LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, Ky. (4/21/18) — Children’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 5 at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. This year’s theme is “Living Close to the Land.” Children can participate in a variety of hands-on…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: When Barbara Bush Said,…

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KENTUCKY (4/21/18) — I've always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television tributes and well deserved accolades have been verbalized in recent days. Her beautiful funeral service and all that was said from their Houston Episcopal Church was a tribute to one of America's finest ladies. I had the…

McConnell: Growing Kentucky's Economy…

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KENTUCKY (4/21/18) — For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles in…

Ky. Afield Outdoors: Deciphering the…

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KENTUCKY (4/20/18) — This spring seems like one long continuation of late winter. As soon as we get a warm day, the temperature plunges and we are back in February again. It even snowed on Monday of the third week of April. This up and down weather combined with cold rains has the spring fishing season behind by a few weeks. The spawning runs of white bass into the headwaters of reservoirs are…



John William Tainer, Jr., 51 of Spottsville

April 24, 2018
SPOTSVILLE, Ky. (4/24/2018) — John William Trainer, Jr. 51 of Spottsville, passed away April 20, at his residence. There will be no services. Tomblinson Funeral Home in Henderson is handling arrangements. SurfKY News

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