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Poplar Grove Mine Approved for Extended Cut Plan, Haul Weights to Dock

August 21, 2019
McLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (8/21/19) — Paringa Resources recently released updates regarding the Poplar Grove mine in McLean County. Mine officials provided an overview of its extended cut plan for the first mining unit and recently approved extended haul weights…

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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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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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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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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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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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Kentucky State Fair Sets New Policy for…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/20/19) — The Kentucky State Fair announced a new policy for minors attending the annual summer celebration. Beginning Wednesday Aug. 21, fairgoers under 18 years old entering after 6 p.m. must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older. Proof of age is required. IDs will be verified at the gate. In addition to this new policy, there will be increased…
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Kentucky Proud Beer Series on Tap for…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (8/20/19) — The Kentucky Proud Beer Series will be bigger and better than ever in 2019 with a beer festival in Newport and six Kentucky Proud paired beer dinners in October, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced on Tuesday. “Every October, Kentucky’s craft brewers use Kentucky Proud products to brew one-of-a-kind beers to showcase their creativity and honor the…
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Expansion to Add 60 Jobs at Bowling…

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (8/20/19) — Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Henkel, a manufacturer of laundry and home care, beauty care and adhesive products, will partner with its packaging supplier ALPLA Inc. on a $130 million-plus investment to enhance laundry detergent production in Bowling Green, a project expected to create up to 60 full-time jobs. “Henkel and ALPLA have each been fantastic corporate…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Slowing Economy…

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KENTUCKY (8/19/19) — Don’t let volatility get you down. Last week was the 40th anniversary of BusinessWeek’s infamous cover headline: ‘The Death of Equities: How inflation is destroying the stock market.’ The publication’s current iteration, Bloomberg Businessweek, reported it is still getting grief over the headline and subsequent bull market. In its defense, stocks trended lower for about three…
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Anthony ONeal: How Your High Schooler…

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KENTUCKY (8/19/19) — So, your kids are in high school. Honestly, you’re already crushing it as a parent, especially if you still have your sanity. Before you celebrate too hard, though, there’s one more thing to think about — college. If you’re like most parents, the idea of paying for your kids’ college gives you nightmares. Let’s be real, we’re in the middle of a pretty scary student loan…
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Princeton Police Reports Released -…

Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
PRINCETON, Ky. (8/19/19) — Princeton Police Department released the following reports today: Christopher X. Eison, 20 of North Jefferson was charged Aug. 16 with first-degree assault. Christopher A. Johnston, 29 of Hudgins Road was charged Aug. 16 on Caldwell County indictment warrants on charges of trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces – first offense, first-degree possession of a…

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Norman L. Whitaker, 66 of Lewisport

August 19, 2019
LEWISPORT, Ky. (8/19/19) — Norman L. Whitaker, 66 of Lewisport, formerly of Island went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Owensboro Center. Norman Louis Whitaker was born January 8, 1953 in Greenville, Kentucky to the late Louis and Dora…

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