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Sunday Afternoon Weather Perfect Battle of Sacramento Backdrop

May 20, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Ky. (5/20/18) — Mostly sunny skies and 84 degrees provided perfect viewing weather to witness the re-enactment of the Battle of Sacramento Sunday afternoon. Sunday was the culmination of the three-day event that draws spectators and re-enactors…

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Lady Maroons Finish 1-1 in Butler Bears Triangle

May 20, 2018 Steve LeMaster
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/20/18) — The Madisonville-North Hopkins Lady Maroons split a pair of high school softball games on Saturday, falling to Male while edging host Butler. Reigning…

Letter to the Editor: Hopkins…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/20/18) — The May 22 primary elections are fast approaching. Whether you are a farmer, business professional or a hard-working stay at home parent, this election is important. Kentuckians will be selecting candidates in various local, state and national elections including all 100 state House and 19 state Senate seats in Kentucky’s General Assembly, along with all six of…
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DAVE SAYS: Choosing to Save for…

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KENTUCKY (5/20/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, Davie discusses mortgage expense versus being debt free. Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Introspect Shouldn't…

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KENTUCKY (5/20/18) — The older I get, the more I enjoy the small rivers around my area. I used to be the lake type. I used to look forward to the sport, and even the competition of fishing. That competition was not necessarily with other boats, but it was as much with me. It seemed each time I went fishing the score was zero to zero and each fish I caught or didn’t catch moved the score in one…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/18/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Regina D. Hughes of Madisonville was charged May 17 with no registration plates, failure to maintain required insurance, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and failure to appear. Micah A. Webb of Madisonville was charged May 17 with failure to appear. Clayton D. Browning of…

Kentucky 2253/Cairo-Dixie Road Work…

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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (5/18/18) — Installation of a pre-fab culvert along Kentucky 2253/Cairo-Dixie Road in southern Henderson County is near completion, state highway officials reported. Kentucky 253 is now open, with break in pavement signs posted on the approach to the new culvert, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd reported. The new culvert is covered with gravel. It will be…
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CPC: Creating a Better Vide in Workplace

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KENTUCKY (5/18/18) — Do employees have a right to wear clothes that promote political messages? Even if those messages violate the beliefs of the business owner? Those questions are making state news. An Elizabethtown specialty food market owner asked one of her employees to not wear T-shirts with a political message. The employee, Tyler Sauer refused to comply and was promptly fired. The T-shirt…
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Senator C.B. Embry's Legislative Column…

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KENTUCKY (5/18/18) — Across the Bluegrass, Kentuckians await the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. As family and friends gather, it is imperative to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country. The brave men and women who fought and died, defending the freedom we covet as Americans, deserve our respect and gratitude. Collectively, I ask that we pay tribute and celebrate…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — May…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/18/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: David Smiley of Madisonville was charged May 17 with first-degree burglary and served a Henderson County warrant on three counts of failure to appear charges. Barry Hudson of Mortons Gap was charged May 17 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. SurfKY News
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‘Take Kids Fishing’ Tradewater…

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/17/18) — Take Kids Fishing Tradewater Tournament is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park-Tradewater River in Dawson Springs. The tournament is for children ages 3-15. Age divisions for casting and reeling categories are 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15. There also will be prizes for the largest and smallest fish. Some cane poles and worms will be available for use.…
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Madisonville Police Department Reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/17/18) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Dorene Yates of Madisonville was charged May 17 with third-degree criminal trespassing. Earl F. Nelson of Campbellsville was charged May 16 with third-degree criminal trespassing. Jordan P. Winbush of Madisonville was charged May 17 with fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. Dale F. Holloway of…

GLENN MOLLETTE: America's Second Most…

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KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — I know I drank too many soft drinks as a kid and even as s young adult. My grandpa's store was just across the road and I drank too many Pepsi Colas, Dr Peppers and various other soft drinks. As a young adult I drank plenty of diet drinks for a long time. I'm not totally soda pop free but I doubt that I drink one a month now. Summer is here with outings and picnics so I'll…
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Baptist Health Paducah June Events…

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PADUCAH, Ky. (5/17/18) — Baptist Health Paducah has scheduled the following June events, classes and/or support groups: Kangaroo Klub for Breastfeeding Mothers1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, Shirley Trail Lanier Classroom, Medical Park 2, Baptist Health Paducah or 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 21, Immanuel Baptist Church, 1119 Market St., Metropolis, Ill.Support group for women who breastfeed…
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JIM WATERS: Tax-raising Politicians…

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KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives held an illegal closed-door meeting last summer is indicative of how most politicians would, if given a choice, handle contentious issues. It’s why we have one of the nation’s strongest open meetings laws and don’t give…

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — May…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/17/18) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following report today: Lucas Nine of Madisonville was charged May 16 with failure to appear. SurfKY News
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/17/18) — “We are Kentucky!” This is more than just a simple catch phrase. From our cities to our rural communities, the Commonwealth’s greatest assets are our people. When given the opportunity, the ability of Kentuckians to accelerate our state’s economic engine is greater than any government program. A good job empowers our fellow citizens to provide for their families and…
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Mountain Lion or Large House Cat?

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
KENTUCKY (5/17/18) — Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are asking people to be vigilant after receiving two credible but unconfirmed sightings of a mountain lion or other large feline in the Anchorage area of Jefferson County last week. Two Louisville Metro animal control officers reported seeing what they thought might be a mountain lion or unusually large…


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Wallace Darel Travis, 73, of Russellville

May 19, 2018
RUSSELLVILLE, KY., — Wallace Darel Travis, 73, of Russellville passed away Thursday afternoon May 17, 2018 in the Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center after several year’s illness. He was born October 13, 1944 in Central City the son of Winfred Jack…

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