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UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m., Shirley Shipp was listed in serious condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind. ORIGINAL STORY: MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/21/14) — A Madisonville woman was injured when…

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2014 Rotary Football Championship Decided in a Close Contest

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/18/14) — The 2014 Rotary Football Championship Game was not decided until the very last second. Read More...

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Kentucky Chautauqua Presents Mary Todd…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/21/14) — Madisonville Community College, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. The performance is free, open to the public, and approximately one hour in duration. Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life of tremendous triumph and great tragedy. A Lexington, Ky.,… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/21/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Oct. 21. Patrick Carpenter, 41, of Clarksville, Tenn. was charged Oct. 20 for theft of a motor vehicle registration plates or decal, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and possession of open alcohol beverage container in… Read More...
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12 Secrets About Popular Horror Movies

US (10/21/14) — If Halloween typically finds you curled up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn in hand and a favorite scary movie all set to play, you may be interested to learn some behind-the-scenes horror movie trivia. Certain movies may have turned out entirely different if they had starred different actors, and special effects may not seem so scary if you know what's actually behind them.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/21/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Monday Oct. 20, 2014. Pick 3 Monday Midday 6 - 6 - 6 Monday Evening 0 - 1 - 8 Pick 4 Monday Midday 9 - 4 - 3 - 3 Monday Evening 7 - 3 - 6 - 3 Cash Ball Monday 1 - 7 - 23 - 29 - 1 Kicker 7 - 6 - 0 - 2 - 0 5 Cash Card Monday AC - 8C - 4S - 5H - KD Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by… Read More...
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Whitfield Calls on Obama to Immediately…

KENTUCKY (10/21/14) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, sent a letter to President Barack Obama, after speaking with military leaders about the deployment of U.S. troops from Fort Campbell Army Base to West Africa to help contain the current outbreak of the Ebola virus. In the letter Whitfield called for an immediate travel ban from affected… Read More...
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Public Retirees Luncheon to Feature…

WESTERN KENTUCKY (10/21/14) — The Kentucky Public Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 for a lunch-on-your-own meal at the Country Cupboard Restaurant on McCoy Avenue, Madisonville. The luncheon program begins at noon featuring William Turner of Hopkinsville re-telling the story of the infamous Bell Witch of Adams, Tenn. Turner is the president of the Pennyrile Area Historians and a… Read More...
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Arrival of Overpass Beams for…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/21/14) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to place beams on two new bridges as part of reconstruction of the Interstate 69 Interchange with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway and the Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway south of Madisonville in Hopkins County. Motorists traveling through the existing interchange may experience some minor delays… Read More...
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports…

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Monday, Oct. 20. Nathan L. Robertson, 20, of Nortonville, was charged Oct. 7 with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Donald R. Murphey, 60, of Mackville, Ky., was charged Oct. 7 with operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license (warrant). Morgan T. Crayne,… Read More...
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How Social Media Can Affect Your Career

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, particularly to men and women seeking employment. What a person says or does on social media can come back to haunt them with regard to the impression they create with prospective… Read More...
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Legislator's Log - Week of Oct. 20, 2014

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — The case is still fresh in the minds of probably everyone in Meade County: Tucker Wimpee, a 13-year-old boy, gunned down by his mother's boyfriend in his home before school last November. His mother, Ellen Cain, was also shot and killed in the home before the boyfriend, Warren Earl Tripp, turned the gun on himself. Now, with the first anniversary of Tucker's and Ellen's… Read More...
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Community Workforce Resources Showcase,…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — An upcoming community event will highlight workforce and family organizations that help jobseekers improve their work status or receive vital services during periods of underemployment. The Community Workforce Resources Showcase is a free event from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Parkway Plaza Mall in Madisonville. Dozens of agencies and organizations will be… Read More...
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AG Conway Urges Congressional Support…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/14) — Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet. Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, generating about $150 billion each year. Shockingly, there are numerous cases nationally of children as… Read More...
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Madisonville Police Arrest Reports -…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Oct. 20. April Phelps, 25, of Nortonville was charged Oct. 17 for theft by unlawful taking under $500. The arresting officer was Falon Graham. John Allard, 33, of Madisonville was charged Oct. 17 for operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license. The arresting officer was Falon… Read More...
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Kentuckians Face High Risk for Chronic…

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — November is COPD Awareness Month, and a good time to learn about the third leading cause of death in the United States and a disease that kills one person every four minutes. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma and some forms of… Read More...
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EPA's Power Plan Could Total at Least…

KENTUCKY (10/20/14) — A new study by NERA Economic Consulting released this week calculates the costs and consequences of the Environmental Protection Agency's carbon dioxide regulations for existing power plants, referred to by the agency as the 'Clean Power Plan.' Among NERA's findings: The costs of EPA's plan could total $366 billion or more over a 15-year period. Under EPA's plan, consumers… Read More...
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Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Dawson Springs Police Department released the following arrest report Monday, Oct. 20. Cassie Strader, of Dawson Springs, was arrested on a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear Oct. 14 by Capt. Jonathan Sholar assisted by Chief Bill Crider. Mark A. Adcock, 24, Dawson Springs, was charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic with minor injury Oct. 15.… Read More...
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Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/20/14) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Oct. 19, 2014. Pick 3 Sunday Evening 6 - 6 - 2 Pick 4 Sunday Evening 9 - 2 - 2 - 9 Winning numbers of the Kentucky Lottery are determined by the numbers drawn and not by the numbers reported. The Kentucky Lottery is not responsible for misprinted numbers on this page or any other medium. The… Read More...
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Seventh Annual Kidapalooza Offers Free…

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Madisonville’s most popular family-friendly festival promises plenty of unplugged, old-fashioned outdoor fun for all ages. The seventh annual Madisonville Kidapalooza takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 around the courthouse square in the city’s historic downtown district. The free event features games, activities, arts and crafts to entice children to… Read More...
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KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Applications are now available for Plant for the Planet grants from Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric to fund qualified tree-plantings by nonprofit or government entities. The program awards matching grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 to organizations with a history of successful tree plantings in the KU and LG&E service territories. "The… Read More...
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The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The tradition of jack-o'-lanterns began in Ireland and Scotland, and pumpkins were not the first gourd of choice to use as lanterns. Turnips and rutabagas were often used because of their availability. When Irish immigrants migrated to America, they brought their jack-o'-lantern traditions with them. Turnips were not as prevalent on this side of the Atlantic, so carvers… Read More...
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Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and…

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic reaction can be just as scary as ghosts and goblins come Halloween. The candy a child eats, the makeup kids use as part of their costumes or even the costume itself can cause an allergic reaction. Parents and… Read More...
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Kentucky Energy Department Releases…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/19/14) — In celebration of October as Energy Awareness month, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has released the virtual solar energy story map. For those unfamiliar with a story map, a story map uses geography to present information and is designed for everyone. The solar energy story map takes a visitor around the state virtually to view… Read More...
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Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — My hunting plans this year was to put some meat in the freezer while waiting on the big bucks to show themselves during the rut. I have been able to do that even though there’s still room for another one. The pressure really subsides after that first arrow finds its mark. It’s like catching a limit of fish in a tournament and spending the rest of the day culling the small… Read More...
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Right-to-Work: The Right Message for…

KENTUCKY (10/19/14) — The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers, despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere, deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear’s decree that October is 'Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.' Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor… Read More...

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Meade County Set to Host Third Region Boys' Soccer Tournament

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (10/21/14) — Meade County High School will host this year's Third Region Boys' Soccer Tournament, beginning tonight. The regional boys' soccer… Read More...
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No. 1 Mississippi State Gets Back To Work, Dan Mullen Previews Kentucky Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/21/14) — Top-ranked Mississippi State (6-0) returned to practice Monday afternoon following an open weekend as the Bulldogs began… Read More...
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UK's Ravita and Sutjiadi Advance to USTA/ITA Regional Finals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/21/14) — With four wins in the last three days, the Kentucky women's tennis doubles team of Nadia Ravita and Aldila Sutjiadi have advanced… Read More...
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Zoe Swift Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/20/14) — University of Kentucky women's soccer forward Zoe Swift was named the Southeastern Conference's Offensive Player of the Week Monday… Read More...

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Merle Butler Ivy, 74, of St. Charles, Ky.

St. CHARLES, Ky. – Merle Butler Ivy, 74, of St. Charles, Ky., passed away on October 20, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind.…
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Muhlenberg Marching Band Sweeps Hopkinsville Competition

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Muhlenberg County High School Band ended its regular season on a high note Saturday,… Read More

Muhlenberg Community Hospital Prepares for Potential Ebola Virus Outbreak

GREENVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Muhlenberg Community Hospital is preparing for a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus.… Read More
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