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McConnell: House Democrats delaying legislation

December 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/10/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the week’s business: "As we enter the final weeks of 2019, two things seem to be true here in Congress.…

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Lady Maroons defeat Fairfield (Ill.), 51-30

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/10/19) — Madisonville-North Hopkins continued to win over the weekend, defeating visiting Fairfield (Ill.) 51-30 in a girls' high school basketball game on…
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Ky. Organ Donor Affiliates holding…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (12/10/19) — Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates has launched it’s raffling of a bottle of bourbon sourced from Buffalo Trace’s six millionth barrel as a charitable giveaway, KODA announced. Each ticket is a $100 contribution and a chance to own a piece of bourbon history and help save lives. The form to enter is available on KODA’s website at https://donatelifeky.org/bourbon-raffle/.…
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Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports — Dec.…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/10/19) — Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Wendy Winebarger of Earlington was charged Dec. 3 with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. Michelle Baird of Wadesville, Indiana was charged Dec. 6 with fugitive from another state. Larry Harvey, address unknown, was charged Dec. 7 with third-degree criminal trespassing, public intoxication…
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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/9/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Kristina Hardison of Greenville was charged Dec. 7 with theft by unlawful taking (less than $500), possession of synthetic drugs and served a Muhlenberg County warrant on the charge of failure to appear in court. Alexander M. Reid of Madisonville was charged Dec. 6 with trafficking in synthetic…
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White Castle recalls frozen burgers for…

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U.S. (12/9/19) — White Castle has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen six-pack hamburgers, frozen eight-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16-pack hamburgers, 16-pack cheeseburgers for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA reported today. FDA indicates Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes…
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GLENN MOLLETTE: 'Who makes Christmas?'

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KENTUCKY (12/9/19) — As we approach Christmas day, let's take a moment to salute the grand women of Christmas. My wife knocks herself out preparing for events like Thanksgiving and Christmas. She started preparing the Thanksgiving meal two weeks in advance and for sure we had a feast. For some time now she has been in charge of locating the right Christmas gift for children and grandchildren and…
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Manufacturer plans to bring 75 jobs to…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/9/19) — TPG Plastics LLC, which designs and manufactures engineered plastics and blow-molded products, plans to invest $14.3 million to open a facility in Murray, creating 75 Kentucky-resident jobs across the coming years, Gov. Bevin announced today. “TPG Plastics’ announcement is tremendous news for Calloway County, as Kentucky continues putting its engineering and…
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Madisonville Historic District…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/9/19) — City of Madisonville Historic District Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Madisonville Municipal Building conference room, 77 N. Main St. Items on the agenda for discussion include consideration to remove the Boggess property at 52 N. Franklin St., 148 E. Arch St. and 133 E. Center St. from the historic district. The commission also plans to request approval…
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Hopkins Co. Joint Planning Commission…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/9/19) — Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hopkins County Government Center in Madisonville. To view the meeting agenda, click here. SurfKY News
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KYTC reports change in license plate…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/9/19) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to implement a modernized license plate manufacturing process late next year that would make them more easily read by electronic tolling devices and save on storing the current plates. KYTC reports entering into a recent agreement with Intellectual Technologies Inc. to manufacture the plates. Unlike current license plates embossed…
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Ky. Democrat proposes bill to…

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KENTUCKY (11/8/19) — State Rep. Jeffery Donohue, House Democrat representing part of District 37 in Jefferson County, filed HB 354 to request an act relating to firearms. According to the bill filed Dec. 2, Donohue wants to amend KRS 527.010 to define “assault weapons” and “large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices” in addition to creating a new chapter to criminalize “possession and transfer” of…
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DAVE SAYS: 'Decisions and Sacrifices'

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KENTUCKY (12/8/19) — In this week's "Dave Says" column, he answers questions concerning savings bonds and a family income situation. Dear Dave, My wife and I are following your plan, and recently we found some old savings bonds that had been given to her by her grandfather when she was a kid. Do you think we should go ahead and cash these in before they reach their final maturity date in a few…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: 'Reject the busyness…

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KENTUCKY (12/8/19) — There’s one four letter word I think everyone uses. Well, there’s at least one four letter word everyone uses. And we probably use it every day. It’s the word busy. Ask any person who has a job and somewhere in the middle of a normal conversation, he or she will mention how busy they are. Even those who have retired will tell you they are busier now than when they were…
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Wreaths to be placed on KSP gravesites…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/6/19) — Kentucky State Police reports the holiday season can be a dreaded time for families who have lost someone dear to them, especially those who died in the line of duty. A simple item or symbol, can remind a family member or friend of a special memory during the holidays. This year, KSP received 37 holiday wreaths in remembrance of the fallen troopers and officers within…
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Boil water advisory issued for certain…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/6/19) — City water officials reported a 2 a.m. water main leak has prompted a boil water order in certain areas of Madisonville today. The leak has been repaired. Residents at the following addresses are currently under a boil water advisory: West Noel Avenue: 1209, 1223-24, 1235, 1303, 1305, 1307, 1320, 1370, 1375, 1385, 1409, 1417, 1425, 1433, 1455, 1495, 1501, 1503, 1505…
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Officers recognized during Governor's…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (12/6/19) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored more than 200 law enforcement officers from more than 180 agencies across the commonwealth Thursday for their efforts to target impaired drivers, KOHS reported. The 2019 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most…
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Area police officers graduate from…

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RICHMOND, Ky. (12/5/19) — Thirty law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated today from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, the DOCJT reported. Joseph R. Bufford of Hopkinsville Police Department received honors as the Recruit of Distinction, while HPD Officer Tyler C. Daniels received the Outstanding Performance Award for Physical…

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Bobby J. Blake, 75, of Madisonville

December 09, 2019
MADISONVILLE, KY., — Bobby J. Blake, 75, of Madisonville passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Baptist Health Madisonville. He was born on May 9, 1944 in Greenville, KY to the late Helen McElwain Doss and Starlin Blake. Bobby was a self-employed…

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