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March 31, 2020
WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/31/20) — Today, we bid farewell to SurfKY News. It is a sad day and we thank the many, many people that have expressed their appreciation since our announcement two weeks ago. From a financial perspective, SurfKY News was not a success.…

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Risk minimization remains theme of high school spirit rules changes

March 30, 2020 SurfKY News
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (3/30/20) — High school spirit rules changes for the 2020-21 school year remain centered on increasing safety for cheerleading and dance teams across the…
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KEMI releases statement regarding first…

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KENTUCKY (3/30/20) — Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance released the following statement regarding benefits for first responders during COVID-19 quarantine: "Effective immediately, KEMI will provide wage replacement benefits for first responders and medical personnel employed by a current KEMI policyholder who have been quarantined for COVID-19 as a result of their increased risk of exposure in…
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Paul urges Trump to support Ky.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (3/26/20) — Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to approve Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky as it responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Paul is also joining other members of Kentucky's federal delegation in sending a separate letter on the aid to President Trump. Paul…
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MARKET COMMENTARY: Bear markets come…

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KENTUCKY (3/24/20) — The longest bull market in history lasted almost 11 years before coronavirus fears and the realities of a seriously disrupted U.S. economy brought it to an end. If you are losing sleep over volatility driven by a cascade of disheartening news, it may help to remember that the stock market is historically cyclical. There have been 10 bear markets (prior to this one) since…
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TRUMP: 'Nothing will stand in our way'

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (3/20/20) — Medical breakthroughs are too often held back by outdated, burdensome government rules and regulations, President Donald Trump explained, adding that outcome is unacceptable. As America faces an unprecedented global threat from the Coronavirus, Trump made another announcement during a briefing held at the White House this week. “Today, I want to share with you…
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Ky. State Parks set new guidelines

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/20/20) — In order to manage social distancing during novel coronavirus precautions, Kentucky State Parks have implemented the following precautionary measures to help ensure the health and well-being of all parks visitors and staff today: • Food services are limited to carry out only. No food will be served in restaurant dining rooms. Lounges and bars are closed. • Hidden Rivers…
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Princeton PD investigating death of…

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PRINCETON, Ky. (3/20/20) — Princeton Police Department is awaiting autopsy results related to the death of a baby. PPD reported officers were called 9:33 p.m. Friday, March 13 to a home off the 400 block of North Jefferson Street. An infant had stopped breathing, the mother told police, and they were doing chest compressions. Officers and EMS arrived on scene at 9:37 p.m. Caldwell County Medical…
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Online access to Ky. legislative action…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/18/20) — For the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency that has restricted visitors at the State Capitol and Capitol Annex, live video of all General Assembly standing committee meetings will be available for online viewing, the Legislative Research Commission reports. Kentucky Educational Television already livestreams Senate and House proceedings as well as many committee…
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Beshear takes more action in response…

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KENTUCKY (3/16/20) — Gov. Andy Beshear implemented the following actions today related to the state's first novel coronavirus death: Childcare centers to close by Friday The policy will be forthcoming, but will include an exception for health care workers, and there will be some on-site employer exceptions. Three-month extension on driver’s licensesTo help those who might have a driver’s license…
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Sen. Rand Paul: 'Together we will…

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KENTUCKY (3/16/20) — It is important to approach the current coronavirus pandemic with equal measures of prudence and hope. Practical solutions to stop the spread of a novel disease are not new. They have worked in the past, and they do not need to lead to fear or panic. In fact, looking at our history of fighting and winning against so many diseases should give us optimism. My life has been…
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McConnell updates urgent Senate…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (3/15/20) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding important upcoming Senate legislative activity: “The Senate will convene tomorrow to continue work on crucial legislation for the American people. “First, we still need to receive the final version of the House’s coronavirus relief legislation. I commend Sec. Mnuchin for his…
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DAVE SAYS: 'Do we still owe?'

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KENTUCKY (3/15/20) — Dave Ramsey answers questions related to old debt and a health savings account: Dear Dave, Should you still pay debts that are in collections, even if they have been dropped from your credit report? The one in question is from 2011, and I assume it isn’t showing on the credit report anymore because it’s nine years old. Sam Dear Sam, There are two good reasons to go back and…
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OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Methods of Jesus that…

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KENTUCKY (3/15/20) — I just spent another weekend with about 10 guys in Texas. I’ve made this trip for the past few years and we’ve decided to make it an annual Outdoor Truths event. This year, we exclusively hunted hogs, while previous times, turkey season was open as well. It was there I shot my first Rio, but every year is memorable for one reason or another. The guys who attend are diverse…
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This week at the state Capitol — March…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/15/20) — The COVID-19 virus that is causing disruptions across the state – and in countries throughout the word – prompted a postponement of General Assembly action at the end of this week as Senate and House leaders announced that legislative activity would take a break until March 17, the Legislative Research Commission reports. Bringing people together is in many ways the…
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Quarles outlines KDA actions on COVID-19

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/15/20) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has taken several actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles reported today. “As Kentucky and the nation work to contain the spread of coronavirus, I am announcing steps the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has taken to ensure the public health of our employees and their families,” Quarles said in a…
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KYTC issues commercial drivers order…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/14/20) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray signed an emergency order Friday to temporarily suspend certain regulatory restrictions on motor carriers engaged in delivering goods and services to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. The order will expedite the delivery of bottled water, food, water, medicine, fuel and other critical supplies, according to a KYTC…
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Cameron, Beshear alert Kentuckians on…

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Report Scams to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-432-9257 FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2020) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Gov. Andy Beshear issued a scam alert today warning Kentuckians of potential consumer scams related to the novel coronavirus. To profit from consumer health concerns, online scammers may set up fake websites, send emails or texts, or post on…

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Marcia Jackson Dukes, 74, of Greenville

March 30, 2020
GREENVILLE, KY., — Marcia Jackson Dukes, 74, of Greenville passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Washington DC on September 27, 1945 the daughter of the late Seth Jackson and Audrey Jackson. She retired from Carhartt as a…

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