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Independent Pharmacists Fighting Back, Asking for Support of SB5

February 17, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Ky. (2/17/18) — Some independent pharmacists in Kentucky believe an effort is being made to push them out of business. Now, these independent pharmacists are fighting back. Several independent pharmacy owners rallied community support at a meeting…

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Drake Named Third Region Coach of the Year

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KENTUCKY (2/17/18) — Owensboro High School boys' basketball head coach Rod Drake has been named the Third Region Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball…
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DAVE SAYS: Mom's Estate Should be…

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KENTUCKY (2/18/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a readers asks about retirement investment. Dear Dave, I’ve been following your plan, and I’m ready to start investing. Do employer contributions count toward the 15 percent you recommend putting into retirement? Brenda Dear Brenda, Investing 15 percent of your income in retirement accounts is Baby Step 4 of my plan. That means you’ve already paid…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Glory of Creation…

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KENTUCKY (2/18/18) — I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn’t been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work. My weapon this time was not a gun or bow, but a chainsaw. The winter seemed to start a little early in my neck of the woods and I’m running out of firewood quickly. The temperatures were in the mid…
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OPINION: Gooch Explains HB 227…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/16/18) — As chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Energy and Natural Resources Committee for more than 19 years, I have seen both the highs and lows of energy policy in Kentucky. I chaired the committee when coal production was at its all-time peak in Kentucky, and I fought the federal government as it tried to take down one of Kentucky’s signature industries.…
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Muhlenberg Sheriff Searching for Wanted…

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (2/16/18) — Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Nathaniel Daniel, 33 of Greenville. MCSO said Daniel is wanted on Muhlenberg and McCracken counties warrants. He is described as being 5 foot 10 inches tall weighing 200 pounds with dark hair and facial hair. He was last seen in the Cleaton Cutoff Road and Wolf Creek Estates…
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Sen. C.B. Embry's Legislative Update -…

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KENTUCKY (2/16/18) — We have reached the halfway point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and we on our way to having a pension reform bill filed. We are confident that the pension proposal will reflect a significant amount of changes as a result of the feedback you, our constituents, have offered on this important subject. We also continued our work on the state budget and…
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REGIONAL NEWS: KSP Searching for…

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AUBURN, Ky. (2/16/18) — Auburn Police Department contacted Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green at 9:45 a.m. yesterday requesting assistance with a bank robbery at Auburn Bank and Trust Banking Company located at 218 West Main Street in Auburn. KSP Post 3 troopers and detectives responded and met with other local officers and bank employees. Preliminary investigation has revealed that an…
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KYTC to Remove Illegal Signs along…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/15/18) — As spring approaches and election time nears, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is faced with the task of removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way, state highway officials reported. Crews from around the District 2 area have fielded complaint calls and have added the removal of illegally placed signs to their list of maintenance activities. Any sign,…
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KYDOT to Remove Illegally Placed…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — As spring approaches and election time nears, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is faced with the task of removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way. Crews from around the District 2 area have fielded complaint calls and have added the removal of illegally placed signs to their list of maintenance activities. Any sign, regardless of its purpose, is not…
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JIM WATERS: Real Reformers Aren't Name…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — Ronda Harmon, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Councils, recently wrote that those who question the commonwealth’s contentious School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) approach toward governing schools “somehow stand in the way of improvement” and are “public school opponents.” It’s a curious charge since groups representing superintendents, school boards…
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Norton's Using Laser to Treat Epilepsy,…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (2/15/18) – Norton Children’s Hospital has joined an elite group of pediatric hospitals with a real-time, thermal imaging and laser system to treat epilepsy, uncontrollable seizures and deep brain tumors. The technology, called Visualase, allows doctors to perform MRI-guided laser ablation surgery, which is less invasive and in most cases has a much shorter recovery time than…
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Bill Would Make it Felony to…

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KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — A bill that would make it a felony to intentionally expose a law enforcement officer to bodily fluids or bodily waste was approved yesterday by the House Judiciary Committee. Kentucky jailers and some other officials are protected against someone intentionally causing them to come into contact with bodily fluids and waste, but that “there’s a gap in the law that doesn’t…
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UPDATE: House OK's Hemp Resolution

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UPDATE: KENTUCKY (2/15/18) — The Kentucky House voted yesterday to ask Congress to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act. The request would be made under House Concurrent Resolution 35, sponsored by Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, who told the House that hemp, like marijuana, is a variety of the cannabis plant but is non-narcotic and legally produced…
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Senate Moves to Curtail Special Taxing…

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KENTUCKY (2/14/18) — The Senate passed legislation today that would require a county fiscal court or city council to approve any proposed tax by a special purpose government entity – such as a library, sewer district or volunteer fire department. “Senate Bill 25 is a bill that attempts to return Kentucky to the foundational roots of our country,” said sponsor Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester.…
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Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship…

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KENTUCKY (2/14/18) — Bluegrass Cellular is now accepting applications for the 2018 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Program. Bluegrass Cellular will award $22,500 in scholarships to local college-bound high school seniors in the surrounding area of central Kentucky. The deadline for students to apply is Monday, April 2. Fifteen students will each be awarded a $1,500 scholarship. Awards will be…
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KSP Selling Raffle Tickets on 2018…

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KENTUCKY (2/14/18) — The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support their Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children. The agency is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 ScatPack, a four-door, five passenger ride that combines legendary muscle car heritage with safety and comfort features suitable for family duty.…
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Bariatric Patient Down 113 Pounds

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PADUCAH, Ky. (2/14/18) — After a lifetime of weight struggles, sometimes it takes just one moment to change your life. That’s how it happened with Sherry Baysinger, 54, of Barlow. She gained and lost weight most of her life, starting with a formal weight loss program at 18. “It was easy to drop 50 pounds back then,” she said. By 20, she was on medication for high blood pressure. She married, had…

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Emily Jane (Blanchard) Parish, 68 of Providence

February 14, 2018
PROVIDENCE, Ky. (2/14/2018) — Emily Jane (Blanchard) Parish 68 of Providence passed away Feb. 13, at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with Bro. Tim Rigdon officiating. Services at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones…

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