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UPDATE: Daughter Jailed for Allegedly Holding Father, Son Captive

August 16, 2017
UPDATE: OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (8/16/17) — A woman accused of holding her father and his juvenile son hostage overnight was taken into custody yesterday in Owensboro. Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty said OCSO, Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Office…

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Muhlenberg County to Visit Apollo

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/17/17) — Muhlenberg County will travel to Owensboro to visit Apollo for a high school football season opener on Friday night. The Mustangs are fresh off a 7-4…
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Glenn Mollette: 'How to Avoid Another…

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KENTUCKY (8/17/17) — Does anybody in America truly want to repeat another horrific Charlottesville, Virginia? I hope the answer is no but it seems there are different groups lusting for more of Charlottesville. Three people were killed and many others injured in a display of civil warfare reminiscent of what I used to watch on the evening news back in the 1960s. Are there hate groups in America?…
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Unemployment Rates Up from June to July

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KENTUCKY (8/17/17) — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2017 was up 0.2 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in June 2017. The preliminary July 2017 jobless rate was…
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KSP Announces Labor Day Enforcement…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/17/17) — Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville announced it will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints and increased patrols in the Post 2 District during the Labor Day Holiday, which falls on Sept. 4. During checkpoints, troopers will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, licensing of motor vehicles and…
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UK Students to Live Stream Eclipse from…

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KENTUCKY (8/17/17) — While millions are looking to the sky on Aug. 21 for one of nature's rarest events, a team of University of Kentucky students will offer a perspective of a total solar eclipse never experienced before — the view from above. Using cutting-edge technology, the UK Solar Eclipse Ballooning Team will stream the eclipse live from space to the internet, where it can be viewed around…
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Pet of the day is Rumble

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KENTUCKY (7/05/17) — Pet of the day is Rumble. Meet Rumble! Rumble is one of the longest term residents at HCHS, we don't understand how this goofy, fun loving, lovable guy is still around. Rumble is a 5 year old Pit Bull mix who absolutely loves to play with toys. Rumble is a very smart boy who will do anything for a toy. I mean, have we mentioned this guy loves to play? Rumble would do great…
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Opening Day Festivities Kick Off 113th…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/16/17) — Opening Day festivities kick off the 113th Kentucky State Fair tomorrow launching the 11-day celebration of the Commonwealth’s history, heritage and culture. The State Fair features exhibits, livestock, food, rides, entertainment and concerts, as well as the World’s Championship Horse Show, held during the Fair in Freedom Hall. “The Bevin family invites all Kentuckians…
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UofL Researchers Discover Regenerative…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/16/17) – Researchers at the University of Louisville have discovered a way to revitalize cone receptors that have deteriorated as a result of retinitis pigmentosa. Working with animal models, Henry J. Kaplan, M.D., and a group of researchers in the UofL Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences discovered that replenishing glucose under the retina and transplanting…
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Bevin, CHFS Launch Duffel Bag Drive for…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/16/17) – Gov. Matt Bevin is inviting Kentucky State Fair visitors to help children in the Commonwealth's foster care system by donating new or gently used duffel bags during the fair at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services exhibit, located in the Health Horizons area of South Wing B at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “We have 8,500 children in our foster care…
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Market Commentary — Aug. 16

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KENTUCKY (8/16/17) — The Markets. North Korea may be a little country, but it can churn up big trouble. The possibility that verbal hostilities between the United States and North Korea could trigger geopolitical conflict had investors on the run last week. In the United States, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell by 1.4 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.1 percent, and the NASDAQ…
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Pet of the day is Shelby

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KENTUCKY (8/16/17) — Pet of the day is Shelby. Meet Shelby!! Shelby has been here for quite some time now, Shelby is a 2 year old Pit Mix who is sweet as can be. Shelby does very well with other dogs and has had a few different kennel mates since she has arrived with us. Shelby loves to play outside in the dog park and play with her dog friends. Shelby would love to find a family to give her…
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Child's Ability to See Due to Early…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/15/17) – Kenley Overton’s parents didn’t know much about retinoblastoma when they took their infant Kenley in for her four-month wellness checkup, but that quickly changed. Kenley was born Aug. 24, 2010 to Jason and Kendra Overton. Kenley was a welcome addition to the family by her big sister Jaylen. When Kenley was a few weeks old, the Overton’s noticed her right eye would…
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Pet of the day is Sammy

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KENTUCKY (8/15/17) — Pet of the day is Sammy. Meet Sammy!! Sammy is around 3 years old and a lab mix. Sammy arrived to us when he owner was no longer able to care for him. Sammy is very scared at the shelter and looks for comfort in his friend Montego. So, a home with another dog would be ideal for Sammy. Once Sammy warms up to you, you will have a best friend for life. Sammy enjoys running in…
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State Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
BELTON, Ky. (8/14/17) — Just a quick update and a few pieces of information to share this week: I had the opportunity to meet several folks last week from both counties for the same reason; beaver nuisance. Over time, beavers have become a huge problem for not having been kept under control for a variety of reasons. However, Greg Johnson, the Commissioner of the Department of Fish & Wildlife…
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Pet of the day is Montego

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KENTUCKY (8/14/17) — Pet of the day is Montego. Meet Montego!! Montego is a gorgeous Great Pyrenees mix that found his way to our shelter as stray and was never reclaimed. Montego can be a bit shy at first but once he warms up to you he is absolutely the sweetest guy, plus look how handsome he is! Montego is looking for a forever family that’s prepared to show him how good life can be. Montego is…
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Railroad Crossing Closures Announced…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
WESTERN, Ky. (8/14/17) — CSX is continuing highway closures for rail crossing upgrades at several locations through parts of Henderson, Webster, and Hopkins counties. Listed below is the most recent update from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:Hopkins County This Week McCoy Avenue in MadisonvilleNorth Kentucky Avenue in MadisonvilleFlat Creek Road- Hopkins CountyCurtis Mine Road-Hopkins County…
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UK Doctor Discusses Deep Vein Thrombosis

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/14/17) — Deep Vein Thrombosis is a dangerous condition where a blood clot forms in the larger veins of our body due to slow blood flow, blood vessel damage or increased tendency to clot. When we cut or scrape our skin, the clotting process creates a scab. When that process begins inside our bodies – typically in the blood vessels in our legs or thighs – the resulting clot, also…

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Katrina Marie Hamilton, 59 of Hartford

August 16, 2017
HARTFORD, Ky. (8/16/17) -- Katrina Marie Hamilton, 59 of Hartford died Tuesday Aug. 15, at University of Kentucky Hospital. She was born in Louisville to Shirley Fulton and the late Chester Fulton, Jr. Katrina was a waitress most of her working life. She was…

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