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UPDATE: KSP Releases Names of School Shooting Fatalities

January 23, 2018
UPDATE: MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (1/23/18) 6:39 p.m. — Kentucky State Police released the names of the two fatalities from this morning's school shooting in Benton. KSP said Marshall County High School students Bailey Holt died at the scene and Preston Cope died…

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Daviess County Sweeeps Hancock County in Doubleheader

January 23, 2018 Steve LeMaster
HAWESVILLE, Ky. (1/23/18) — Daviess County swept host Hancock County in a high school basketball doubleheader on Monday night. Visiting Daviess County topped Hancock County 75-38…
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Recreational Trails Grants Available…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/22/18) - The Department for Local Government is currently accepting 2018 grant applications for the Recreational Trails Program, a federal assistance program funded by the Federal Highway Administration. “Each year cities and counties have the opportunity to apply for this important federal assistance program that provides ongoing maintenance, restoration and development of…
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McLean County Sheriff's Reports…

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MCLEAN COUNTY, Ky. (1/22/18) — The McLean County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports today: Andrea D. Webb, 35 of Owensboro was charged on a Daviess County warrant for failure to appear. Jeremy Case, 46 of Island was charged with violation of a DPO/DVO. Roger D. Benningfield, 36 of Livermore was charged with DUI, driving on a DUI suspended license and possession of an open alcoholic…
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Comer Requests His Pay be Withheld…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/22/18) — Congressman James Comer issued the following statement regarding the federal government shutdown: “I am appalled that Senate Democrats would allow our troops to risk going without a paycheck and allow funding for the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire, all to force immediate amnesty for illegal immigrants. Our troops and children deserve to…
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LBL Field Trip Grants for Students…

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LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, Ky. (1/22/18) — The Friends of Land Between The Lakes offer public school districts within 100 miles an opportunity to receive an Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2018-2019 school year. Educators must apply by April 30, 2019. The Educational Field Trip Grant assists schools in covering costs for transportation; facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station,…
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REGIONAL NEWS: UPDATE: 3 Die, 6 Injured…

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UPDATE: CALVERT CITY, Ky. (1/22/18) — Autopsy results from the the three men that died during an explosion on a tug boat Jan. 19 have been released. Kentucky State Police said the three victims deaths were caused from injuries consistent with the explosion. The investigation into the explosion is continuing by KSP and the Office of Safety and Health Administration. SurfKY News CALVERT CITY, Ky.…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Don’t Make Decisions…

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KENTUCKY (1/18/18) — The fishermen around here are coming out of their hibernation. The walleye and crappie will soon ring the dinner bell and the bass will be getting more active as well. The stories will soon be plentiful. I hope the filets will as well. Even though there are many different stimuli that cause a fish to do certain things; one of those is temperature. In a lake, most fish are…
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State News: House Approves Bills…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/20/18) — Bills that would more tightly secure child pornography held as part of court proceedings and further restrict communications by registered sex offenders passed the state House Friday. House Bill 120, sponsored by Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown, would prohibit a defendant from duplicating anything constituting child pornography or sexual performance by a minor that is part…
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DAVE SAYS: Spending is Fun After Debts…

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KENTUCKY (1/20/18) — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about businesses that no longer accept cash as payment. Dear Dave, What is your opinion of businesses that no longer accept cash? Heath Dear Heath, Honestly, I think the whole scenario is kind of silly. Businesses that are suddenly into the “no cash” thing lose out on a lot of transactions. Believe it or not, there are still tons of…
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Business News: Yuengling to Distribute…

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KENTUCKY (1/19/18) — D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery®, announced it is expanding the distribution of its brands to Kentucky, its 22nd state begining in March. Four wholesalers have been assigned to distribute Yuengling products in the state. In March, Yuengling added Kentucky Eagle Inc., River City Distributing Inc., Clark Distributing Co. Inc. and Stagnaro Distributing,…
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Ky. Proud Farm to Fork Grants Available

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KENTUCKY (1/19/18) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky Proud members to apply to participate in the Kentucky Proud Farm to Fork and Promotional Grant programs for 2018. “Kentucky Proud is a national model for promoting local agricultural products,” Commissioner Quarles said. “The Farm to Fork Program and the Promotional Grant Program help publicize the many outstanding…
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Paul Calls for Nation to Renew…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/19/18) — Thousands are gathered at the 2018 March for Life event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Rand Paul issued the following statement honoring the annual March for Life today: “Each life comes to us fragile, a precious gift from our Creator we are entrusted with protecting. Today, the March for Life will remind a government with no shortage of…
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KFB College Scholarship Applications…

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KENTUCKY (1/19/18) — With high school seniors beginning their last semesters, thoughts turn to the future. For many students, this means college – and finding a way to pay for tuition. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 95 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree. To be considered, students must complete the…
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McConnell Comments on Possible…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/19/18) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to prevent a government shutdown: “The deadline to fund the government is nearly upon us. The Senate is now just hours away from an entirely avoidable government shutdown. At midnight tonight, funding for programs that millions of Americans rely on…
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Ky. First Lady's Derby Poster Contest…

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KENTUCKY (1/19/18) — First Lady Glenna Bevin has launched the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest online with the help of Kentucky Interactive. High school students throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to create the Governor’s Derby Poster to be displayed in the State Capitol for years to come. Mrs. Bevin asks high school students to design the poster with this question in mind:…
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KYTC Crews Restocking Ice Fighting…

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (1/19/18) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have started efforts to restock supplies of salt and other ice-fighting chemials to be prepared for the next round of winter weather. The District 1 Snow and Ice Team reports they have placed orders for 13,500 tons of salt with a price tag of $770,000. District 1 counties have also ordered 45,000 gallons of calcium chloride at…
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HB 211 Proposes 3-Cent Tax Increase on…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/18/18) — FRANKFORT – Calling the school bus the first classroom most students enter every weekday, state Rep. Kelly Flood filed House Bill 211 today that would add a 3-cent fee to the state’s gas tax and permanently dedicate the revenue to replenishing aging bus fleets. “The state is constitutionally mandated to provide a safe and comprehensive learning environment for our…

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Curtis E. Morris, 78 of Livermore

January 18, 2018
LIVERMORE, Ky. (1/18/2018) — Curtis E. Morris, 78, of Livermore, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at his home in Livermore. Curtis Eugene Morris was born Dec. 17, 1939 in McLean County, Kentucky to the late James Thomas and Mary…

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