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Fire damages Henderson mobile home

August 22, 2019
HENDERSON, Ky. (8/22/19) — Firefighters were still at the scene of a mobile home fire off the 800 block of Adams Lane in the city of Henderson this evening. The local Red Cross was called out to assist the family shortly after 5 p.m. Agencies responded around…

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Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed In Graves County Deer

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/22/19) — A white-tailed deer from western Kentucky is the state’s first confirmed case of hemorrhagic disease this year. Murray State University’s Breathitt…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Miranda J. Hara of Providence was charged Aug. 21 with theft by unlawful taking (less than $500). Jonah M. Mills of Manitou was charged Aug. 21 with parole violation. SurfKY News
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JIM WATERS: Is Capitalism to Blame?

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KENTUCKY (8/22/19) — The American Diabetes Association reports that the cost of insulin has nearly tripled since 2002. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders blames the lack of a cheaper alternative on capitalism. “The inventors of insulin sold its patent for $1. Eli Lilly now charges $360 a month for the drug and made $3.2 billion in profits last year,” tweeted Sanders in a post…
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347 DUI Arrests Made by KSP Since Aug.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/22/19) – Kentucky State Police reminded motorists today that they are continuing their enforcement efforts during the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Since the effort began on Aug. 16, there have been 347 driving under the influence arrests in Kentucky by law enforcement officers across the Commonwealth. KSP Spokesperson Sgt. Josh Lawson says the focus of the…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — Aug.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/19) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Cody Tirey of Madisonville was charged Aug. 20 with failure to appear in court. Linville Lewis of Dawson Springs was charged Aug. 21 with failure to appear and contempt of court. Derrick L. Hallum of White Plains was charged Aug. 21 with failure to appear. Roger D. Gamble of White Plains was…
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Portion of W. 7th to Close Sunday for…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/22/19) — West Seventh Street will be closed from Locust Street to Frederica Street for Owensboro Municipal Utilities repairs starting Sunday, Aug. 25. This closure is expected to last from approximately 6 - 11 a.m. pending no delays or inclement weather. A detour will be appropriately marked for this closure. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area. SurfKY…
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Report shows Ky. ranks 5th in U.S. for…

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U.S. (8/22/19) — The 24th Annual Highway Report, based on data that states submitted to the federal government, ranks each state’s highway system in 13 categories, including traffic fatalities, pavement condition, congestion, spending per mile, administrative costs and more. Kentucky’s highway system ranks 5th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual…
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Legislative Committee Hears Testimony…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/22/19) — Ashamed, Angie Summers suffered in silence as she self-rationed her insulin. She couldn’t afford the amount prescribed to control her Type 2 diabetes – despite having employer-provided health insurance. First, a condition called neuropathy caused stinging, burning and stabbing pains in Summers’ feet. That led to a complication called Charcot, where the bones and joints…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/21/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Kirsten Bean of Madisonville was charged Aug. 21 with giving officer false identifying information, second-degree fleeing police on foot, failure to appear in court and served an indictment warrant on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine-less than 2…
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Center Street Closure Planned for RWRA…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/21/19) — Center Street will be closed from East Seventh Street to East Eighth Street for RWRA repairs starting Thursday, Aug. 22. This closure is expected to last through Thursday, Aug. 29, pending no delays or inclement weather. A detour will be appropriately marked for this closure. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area. SurfKY NewsInformation by Adrienne…
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10th Street Closure Planned for Sewer…

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/21/19) — West 10th Street will be closed from Omega Street to Western Court for RWRA sanitary sewer repairs starting tomorrow. The closure is expected to last through August 29th, pending no delays or inclement weather. A detour will be appropriately marked for this closure. Please use caution and attention while driving in this area. SurfKY NewsInformation by Adrienne Carrico
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UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted for…

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UPDATE: MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/21/19) — The boil water alert for the Cleaton Cutoff Road area has been lifted. MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/17/19) — A boil water alert has been issued for the area of 5465 Paradise Road north to Cleaton Cutoff Road and east on Cleaton Cutoff Road, across U.S. 431 entering Cleaton and all side roads. SurfKY NewsInformation from Muhlenberg 911
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Social Security Matters: Medicare…

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KENTUCKY (8/21/19) — In this week's Social Security Matters, a reader asks if Medicare enrollment is mandatory. Dear Rusty: I know that when a person turns 65 he or she must enroll in Medicare. I have been informed that the charge for this would be deducted from the Social Security benefit, if it has been claimed. Otherwise, this will be another payment for my medical care, in addition to my…
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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Hemp…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/21/19) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the receipt of 10 pesticide applications to expand their use on hemp. The 10 requests are the result of the December 2018 Farm Bill provisions that removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, legalizing hemp for commercial use and production. “EPA is taking the next step toward registering crop…
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A&R Committee Told Public Pension Will…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/21/19) — Kentucky’s $130.1 million General Fund surplus from last fiscal year will go toward the state’s ailing public pension systems, state budget officials told lawmakers yesterday. Deputy State Budget Director Kevin Cardwell told the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue that $70 million of the surplus has been appropriated to bolster the medical insurance…
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RANDY FRANKLIN: Survey Details…

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KENTUCKY (8/21/19) — The National Retail Federation and Proper Insights & Analytics recently released a survey detailing back-to-school spending for the 2019 school year. The survey looks at how American families plan to shop for clothing, supplies, and other items for the school year. Record spending expected for 2019As students prepare to go back to school and college, families are spending…
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Tip Top Poultry Recalling 135K Lbs.…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
UNITED STATES (8/21/19) — Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, diced, and mechanically separated ready to eat chicken was produced on January 21,…

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Bruce W. Bennett, 61 of Owensboro

August 22, 2019
OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/22/19) — Bruce W. Bennett, 61 of Owensboro passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1957 in Daviess County to the late Bert Wilson and Mary Millay Bennett. Bruce had worked at Sun Windows…

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