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Henderson Officials Offering Reward for Information on School Threat

February 19, 2018
HENDERSON, Ky. (2/19/18) — Law enforcement and school officials held a joint press conference this afternoon at Henderson County Schools Board of Education. Officials announced an anonymous donor has offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to…

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High School Soccer Rules Changes Announced

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (2/19/18) — High school soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next season. Effective with the 2018-19 season, the home team will wear…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/19/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Karen D. Scott of Madisonville was charged Feb. 17 with public intoxication (excludes alcohol) and possession of marijuana. Zuri C. Wester of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with failure to appear. Kacey L. Finney of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with failure to pay fines. Tiffany J. Rigney of…
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Bevin Suit Seeks Ky. HEALTH Compliance…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2018) – The Bevin Administration today filed suit in federal district court in Kentucky seeking a ruling that the Commonwealth’s innovative Medicaid waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH, fully complies with federal law. Liberal interest groups, representing several Kentucky residents, sued the federal government on Jan. 24 about Kentucky HEALTH in Washington, D.C., but they…
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Legislator's Column by Melinda Gibbons…

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BELTON, Ky. (2/19/18)— Pension Update: We were told Friday that there will be a bill filed this week; most of the scoring has come back. There is one portion that has not been completed by one of the retirement systems that is being waited on at this point. Please watch for the filing/release of the bill and give feedback. Since it is so late in the session, we may just have one week for input.…
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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Reports

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/19/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Nicholas J. Deramo of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with DUI, possession of marijuana and disregarding a stop sign. Devan M. Matlock of Hopkinsville was charged Feb. 17 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. SurfKY News
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REGIONAL NEWS: Elderly Couple's Bodies…

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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (2/19/18) — The bodies of an elderly couple were retrieved from a creek near Marion yesterday. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident after being notified at 6:12 p.m. Sunday by the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department of a vehicle collision on Fords Ferry Road approximately 2 miles north of Marion. Crittenden County Volunteer Fire Department located a 2009…
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Debris Removal, Flood Safety Reminder…

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KENTUCKY (2/19/18) — With locally heavy rains forecast for the Commonwealth over the next week, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and state Emergency Management officials are warning residents to watch for possible flash flooding. With 89,431 miles of rivers and streams, Kentucky is especially susceptible to flood events during sustained, heavy precipitation, especially when the ground is…
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CPC: Messages Have Consequences

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KENTUCKY (2/19/18) — The top grossing movie prior to Valentine’s was 50 Shades Freed. It was the final installment in the sex trilogy titillating audiences by the abuse of a young woman at the hands of a handsome billionaire. Movie reviews were harsh (because of poor plot, poor acting and technical details) but missing were condemnations of sordid story lines and twisted messages sent by…
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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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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/16/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: John Michael Crawford of Madisonville was charged Feb. 16 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and intimidating a participant in the legal process. Brenda…
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Hopkins Genealogical Society to Host…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/16/18) — The Hopkins County Genealogical Society meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Hopkins County Government Center, 56 N. Main St. in Madisonville. Lynette Burns will present the program, "My Journey to I'm Black and I'm Proud." Those attending should enter through the north entrance. SurfKY News
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Water Over Road Reports in N. W. Ky.

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WESTERN, Ky. (2/16/18) — Kentucky highway officials announced the following water over roads report: Daviess CountyKentucky 762 water over road signs posted at mile-markers 0-1 at Daviess-Ohio County Line Henderson CountyKentucky 136 in Ohio River Bottoms closed from mile-markers 0-5 due to water over road — signs posted Kentucky 3322 is closed under the Twin Bridges at Ellis Park from…
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KYTC Reports Water over Road in Union…

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UNION COUNTY, Ky. (2/16/18) — State highway officials reported water over the road at Kentucky 667/Bottoms Road between mile-markers 5-11, resulting in closure. Water over the road signs are posted, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 indicated. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said rain forecasted over the next several days could result in additional road closures. SurfKY News
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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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Hopkins Fiscal Court Meets Tuesday

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/16/18) — Hopkins County Fiscal Court announced a called public safety committee meeting for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Government Center, 56 N. Main St., Madisonville. The committee plans to discuss the jail security control system. The recreation buildings and grounds committee also will hold a called meeting 9 a.m. to discuss the county clerk building, followed by a closed…

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Lowell Thomas Yonts, 66, of Rosewood, KY

February 19, 2018
ROSEWOOD, KY., — Lowell Thomas Yonts, 66, of Rosewood passed away Monday morning, February 19 at 11:05am in Owensboro Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Lowell was born April 7, 1951 in Greenville, KY, the son of the late Thomas Petrie Yonts and Rosa Mae Rickard…

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