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Hopkinsville wins 6 Kaleidoscope awards

February 28, 2020
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (2/28/20) — Hopkinsville walked away with six Kaleidoscope Awards in as many categories Tuesday night during the closing ceremonies of the 2020 Southeast Festival and Events Association Conference in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Hopkinsville’s…

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Madisonville-North Hopkins dominates, wins 7th District title

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/28/20) — Host Madisonville-North Hopkins dominated in the 7th District Girls' Basketball Tournament championship game on Thursday night, pulling away to…
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RICHARD NELSON: 'Medical marijuana the…

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KENTUCKY (2/28/20) — Marijuana as medicine is moving in the Kentucky legislature but before we jump on the bandwagon, we should make sure we are using the same definitions so that we don’t talk past each other. Most people think when you say medical marijuana that a doctor is prescribing a carefully produced and dosed medicine that has been scientifically verified to treat a particular condition.…
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Startup Envision Modular to create 85…

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HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. Envision Modular LLC, which manufactures prefabricated single and multi-story modular buildings, is expected to create 85 full-time jobs with a $25.1 million investment to refurbish an out-of-use facility in Hawesville, Gov. Andy Beshear's office announced today. “We at the state love to see job creation in every corner of the commonwealth, and we also love to see companies…
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KSP CVE launches statewide traffic…

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KENTUCKY (2/28/20) — Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division reported its two-week statewide enforcement blitz targeting aggressive driving behaviors. “Many preventable crashes result from unsafe driving behavior such as speeding, distracted driving and following too close. Often times, we see this on our highways when motorists and commercial vehicle drivers struggle to…
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Proposed amendment on local taxation…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/28/20) — A proposed constitutional amendment that could give local governments in Kentucky more taxing authority if approved by voters statewide has received House committee approval, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Commission reports. House Bill 475 primary cosponsor Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Oakland, said the bill proposes changes to Section 181 of the state…
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Letter to the Editor: 'HB 484 should be…

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KENTUCKY (2/28/20) — A bill recently introduced in the General Assembly would reorganize Kentucky Retirement Systems. Proponents say HB 484 is needed to address a perceived lack of representation for the County Employees Retirement System, one of three systems under the umbrella of KRS. KRS is overseen by a 17-member board. HB 484 creates a new, duplicative bureaucracy. It establishes a CERS…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/27/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Eddie Michael Geary of Earlington was charged Feb. 26 with trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic drugs (second or subsequent offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/second offense) and served a Trigg County…
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BESHEAR: No coronavirus cases in…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/27/20) — Gov. Andy Beshear joined officials from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to announce that Kentucky continues to closely monitor the international situation concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Beshear emphasized although there are currently no COVID-19 cases in the state, public health officials…
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McConnell discusses funding to combat…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/27/20) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the new coronavirus, COVID-19: ‘The continued spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the world on notice. ‘Here in the United States, we are fortunate not to be facing an immediate crisis. In response to early reports of the outbreak, the…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Risk on or risk off?

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KENTUCKY (2/27/20) — The coronavirus appears to have inspired two distinct schools of thought among investors. Some investors currently favor opportunities that are considered lower risk, like Treasury bonds and gold, because they’re concerned about the potential impact of the coronavirus on the global economy. Others are piling into higher risk assets, like stocks, that could benefit if central…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/26/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Christina M. Schauss of Madisonville was charged Feb. 25 with contempt of court (Webster County). Kelvin K. Bell of Madisonville was charged Feb. 25 with fugitive from another state (Dubois County, Indiana). SurfKY News
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Ky. House passes E-cigarette tax bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/26/20) — Kentucky House of Representatives passed HB32, which would add an excise tax on e-cigarettes, or "vapes," of 25 percent of the wholesale price. The bill also would double the tax on other tobacco products. The bill passed by a vote of 75-17. Following is a statement from Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky: "House passage of the…
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Bill to restrict governors' pardon…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/26/20) — “Well, it figures. They always get away with it.” Those are the words of a child rape victim after hearing Kentucky's prior governor pardoned her rapist. The molester had served less than 18 months of a 23-year sentence, Jim hannah of the Legislative Research Commission writes. Sen. Christian McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, read the girl's statement while explaining the need…
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Pension beneficiary changes OK’d by Ky.…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/26/20) — Current Kentucky law that prohibits retired state employees from changing pension beneficiaries after they retire would see some changes of its own under a bill passed today by the state House, Rebecca Hanchett of the Legislative Research Commission reports. House Bill 104 sponsor Rep. Buddy Wheatley, D-Covington, said his bill would allow future retirees in the…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — Feb.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/26/20) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: William D. Jones of Hanson was charged Feb. 23 with DUI and prescription controlled substance in improper container. Crystal D. Stevenson of Dawson Springs was charged Feb. 25 with two counts of failure to appear in court. SurfKY News
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Comer recognized for legislative…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (2/26/20) — United Mine Workers of America recognized U.S. Rep James Comer for his legislative efforts to save the healthcare and retirement benefits of many Kentucky coal miners and their families, according to a press release. Matt Smith, Comer's spokesman, reported the congressman strongly supported legislation to shore up the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan,…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/25/20) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Amber Ruth Jane Cotton of Earlington was charged Feb. 24 with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine-greater or equal to 2 grams) and facilitation to first-degree trafficking in meth-greater or equal to 2 grams. SurfKY News

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Rita Adell Smith Bean, 70 years of St. Charles

February 27, 2020
St. CHARLES, Ky., — Rita Adell Smith Bean, 70 years of St. Charles passed away Wednesday, February 26 at Baptist Health Hospital. Service will be held at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville on Monday at 1:00 p.m.. with burial to follow at Gilland Ridge Cemetery…

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