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UPDATE: Police Find Their Man with Large Cache of Drugs

December 14, 2017
UPDATE: MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (12/14/17) — After a Greenville Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation around 1 a.m., a Henderson man with a large cache of drugs fled from police resulting in search that ended around 7 a.m. GPD…

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Casey-Led Maroons Top Cougars, 74-57

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CALHOUN, Ky. (12/16/17) — Ksuan Casey scored 19 points and Cade Cunningham netted 17 points to lead Madisonville-North Hopkins over host McLean County 74-57 in a boys' high school…

OPINION: Education's Holdy 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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GLENN MOLLETTE: How to Have a Merry…

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KENTUCKY (12/16/17) — Christmas is the most depressing time of the year for many people. New Year's Eve is another difficult time. There are lots of reasons why depression and suicide rates soar during these holidays. Feeling alone, financial distress, health issues, family problems and the list can actually be long. Here are some quick tips for you. Keep this column handy for reference over the…
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Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach into…

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KENTUCKY (12/15/17) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered today at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting. “When I became Commissioner…
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Senator C.B. Embry's Legislative Update…

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KENTUCKY (12/15/17) — The season of frigid nights, warm gatherings, and good cheer is upon us as we prepare for 2018. This year was a whirlwind in the General Assembly as we passed historic legislation in the 2017 Session, held insightful policy discussions across the Commonwealth during the Interim, and analyzed proposed pension reform. The year was momentous for the Commonwealth of Kentucky as…
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Law Officers, Agencies Honored for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/13/17) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety today honored more than 200 law enforcement officers from 185 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers. The 2017 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired-driving arrests…
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Governor Orders Flags at Half Staff for…

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KENTUCKY (12/13/17) — Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Dec. 13 in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during World War II but whose remains were only recently recovered and returned home. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange, of Mammoth Cave, was 18 years old when he died in battle in the Pacific theater…
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Paul Opposes Budget Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/12/17) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul announced today that he plans to oppose an end-of-the-year continuing resolution in relation to "recklessly spending the American people’s money." “I cannot in good conscience vote to add more to the already massive $20 trillion debt,” Paul said. “I promised Kentucky to vote against reckless, deficit spending, and I will do just that. Tax cuts —…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Investors Feeling…

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KENTUCKY (12/12/17) — “It's the hap- happiest season of all.” While holidays don’t make everyone happy, investors should be feeling festive. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is up more than 18 percent year-to-date. The Dow Jones Global ex U.S. Index is up about 21 percent year-to-date (refer to the table), and Treasury bond yields are lower than they were at the start of the year. In addition, the…

UofL Granted Approval for Participants…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (12/11/17) – The University of Louisville School of Medicine has received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to begin enrolling participants in a feasibility study that will further explore the life-enhancing effects of epidural stimulation on people with spinal cord injury. The study, funded by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation through its The Big Idea…

KSP Foundation Donates to KSP Trooper…

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KENTUCKY (12/11/17) — The Kentucky State Police Foundation recently made a $2,500 donation to KSP’s Trooper Teddy Project that benefits children in stressful situations such as car crashes, drug or sexual exploitation investigations or those who are critically ill in hospitals. The program exists solely on contributions and does not utilize any state funds. Shown left to right: KSP Major Fred…
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Eagle Watch Weekends Offered in…

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KENTUCKY (12/11/17) — A unique Kentucky State Park tradition – Eagle Watch Weekends – will be offered once again in January and February. The park system sponsors this wildlife-watching opportunity as bald eagles gather around the major lakes of western Kentucky looking for food. The park tours allow guests to observe and learn about these beautiful birds of prey. For four decades, the Kentucky…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Habitats are Changing,…

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KENTUCKY (12/10/17) — Habitat is a word that is used quite often in the world of the outdoorsman. If you have lived more than a couple of decades, you have witnessed changes in the habitat in the area that you live and/or hunt. As our population increases, houses will continue to take land that is the home to a variety of animals. There is no doubt that not only are we squeezing the animal…
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DAVE SAYS: Concentrate on Paying Debts…

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KENTUCKY (12/10/17) — This week Dave Says pay off debt faster with increased salary from a new job. Dear Dave, I just accepted a new job that will pay me $30,000 a year more than my old position. I’ve got about $55,000 in debt I’ve been working hard to pay off, and I know now I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any advice? Mitch Dear Mitch, The first thing I’d say is don’t go crazy on any…
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JIM WATERS: Hitting Ground Running on…

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KENTUCKY, Ky. (12/9/17) — WLEX weather anchor Bill Meck was no doubt the most interesting speaker at this year’s Kentucky Public Retirees’ Annual Conference in Frankfort. Since I didn’t receive an invitation to this glorious affair, I’m not privy to what Meck, a storm chaser who once created “Danger From the Sky,” an award-winning documentary on severe weather, said that might relate his…
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5 Ways to Spruce Up Stock Stuffing…

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KENTUCKY (12/9/17) — Stocking stuffers at Christmas are kind of like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. It’s there every year, but it’s usually an afterthought. It’s the opening band for the big concert. But don’t you think the Christmas stocking deserves a little more love? After all, those stockings — hung delicately over the fireplace — are the first to greet Santa as he belly flops into your…
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Lindemann Chosen Director of Baptist…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (12/8/17) — Baptist Health Paducah has named Pamela Lindemann as director of the respiratory care department. Lindemann has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1992 and is only one of two National Healthcare Disaster Professional Board-Certified respiratory therapists in the U.S. Lindemann received a bachelor’s degree in healthcare leadership and a master’s degree in…


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Randy Hanner, 65 of Hanson

December 15, 2017
HANSON, Ky. (12/15/17) — Randy Hanner, 65 of Hanson, passed away at his residence. Arrangements are currently pending. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Randy Hanner please visit our Sympathy Store. SurfKY News

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