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MNHHS Band Superhero Breakfast Saturday

August 22, 2019
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/19) — Madisonville North Hopkins High School Marching Band Boosters Superhero Breakfast is 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Hopkins County Career and Technical Center. All proceeds raised during the event will benefit the Marching Maroons as they…

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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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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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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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Madisonville Police Department reports…

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MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/20/19) — Madisonville Police Department released the following reports today: Shawn Lucas Amar of Madisonville was charged Aug. 20 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/second offense) and improper display of registration plates. Jeannia Nicole Dukes of Madisonville was charged Aug. 20 with possession of synthetic drugs and first-degree…
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Tip Top Poultry recalls cooked chicken…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (8/20/19) — Tip Top Poultry Inc., a Rockmart, Georgia establishment, is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The frozen, diced, and mechanically separated ready to eat chicken was produced Jan. 21, 2019 and display “PACK DATE…
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Free dental services to be offered…

Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/20/19) — Two city dentists are offering free dental services as a way to give back to the community this Saturday. Baldwin Dental Group at 32 E. Broadway St. in Madisonville will see patients on a first-come, first-served basis 8 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday during its 6th annual “Dentistry from the Heart” program, the office announced. Participants can choose one free service of…
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Earlington Elementary Site-Based…

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HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/20/19) — Earlington Elementary School Site-Based Council meets 3 p.m. Monday in the school office. SurfKY News

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Marion Eugene ‘Gene’ Arnold, 95, of Madisonville

August 21, 2019
MADISONVILLE, KY., — Marion Eugene ‘Gene’ Arnold, 95, of Madisonville passed away peacefully at his home in Bowling Green on Sunday morning, August 18. He was gracious, kind, thoughtful and wise to the end. He was a WWII Veteran and grateful for all the…

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